I'm not any kind of expert at using Lightroom CC. But have you tried opening Lightroom CC and going to File->Add Photos and then browsing to the folder where you have the images that you want to add? Seems to me that should do what you want. Whether or not that will include your ratings is a question I cannot answer.
well no, that just shows thumbnails, which doesn't include the ratings from bridge, I know how to load images into lightroom, that isn't the issue
I think the only way to do this is to create an import batch folder or temp folder. Select all the images with star ratings and drag and drop into one of those folders in the left-hand margin of Bridge (folders tab)
In LRCC click the + button and navigate to the new folder. Select all and choose review for import. You won’t see the star ratings in the import screen but they should be visible after import.
Struggling with this as well. What a mess! We've gone from an otherwise intuitive workflow to a process that creates waste and introduces avoidable frictions. If only the product had been designed with the needs of its users in mind.
Would be interested if anyone finds a less frustrating process for doing this most basic of photo processing tasks.