Wright left off budget committee

Thomas Wright is left out. House Speaker Joe Hackney recently appointed representatives to the budget committee. But Thomas Wright was the only democrat who didn't get a seat.

Local gas station selling bio-diesel

The wait will soon be over for those looking for a more environmentally friendly fuel. By noon Friday bio-diesel will be available in our area. It's an eco-friendly fuel for eco-minded drivers. It's called B20, a special blend of 20 percent bio-diesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel.

Missing elderly couple found

The search for the missing elderly couple last seen in Leland has ended with some very good news. Ed and Julia Silver have been found. Family and friends of the Silvers say they are relieved by the news.

Brunswick County authorities search for BB gun shooters

Brunswick County Deputies are still looking for suspects wanted for a rash of pellet gun shootings across the area. They've done considerable damage but they've also shot at people.

Wilmington gets new walking trail

Folks in Wilmington now have another place to get in shape. Wednesday morning Mayor Bill Saffo helped open the new Wilmington Walks course at Holly Tree Elementary.

New North Brunswick High School principal named

Bob Grimes began his career as a teacher at North Brunswick High School. This week he was named its new principal.

Brunswick County teachers to face random drug testing

All 1,600 employees of the Brunswick County school system will soon face random drug testing. New faculty and staff will be tested prior to being hired.

Pender County men may be next American Inventors

A Burgaw man has the chance to win one million dollars for inventing a new children's game. He's debuting his creation on ABC's American Inventor.

Brunswick County School Board wants to raise dropout age

How old should a teenager be before he is allowed to drop out of school? Tuesday night the school board voted unanimously to support new legislation that would raise the dropout age. A bill in the general assembly would increase the dropout age from 16 to 18. Officials in Brunswick County hope it will keep kids in school.

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