Local News

  • West Brunswick Sports Round-up




    West Brunswick’s Wally Kamfolt hit a home run and drove in two runs in his 2-for-4 day at the plate. Jay Gause hit a home run and went 2-for-4 for the winners. He also was the winning pitcher.



    Wally Kamfolt blasted a grand slam against Jacksonville to pick up four RBI. West coach Mike Alderson said it was the first grand slam of the season for the Trojans.




  • Stanley signs with Drake

    A Texas player with family ties to Brunswick County has signed with Drake University.

    Craig Stanley will play for the Missouri Valley Conference champion Bulldogs next season.

    Craig's father is Elton Stanley, the brother of Joe and Moe Stanley of Shallotte. His sister is Dianne Gatewood, and his grandparents were the late Earl and Alma Stanley of Shallotte.

    Craig Stanley lives in Plano, Texas, and played the last two seasons for Collin County Community College in Plano.

    Stanley was a 5-foot-11, 170-pound point guard.

  • Arson suspected in blazes

    SUPPLY—Three mobile home fires swept through a Supply neighborhood in less than 48 hours last weekend.

    Arson is suspected in all three.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office incident reports, the first fire was reported just before 6 p.m. Friday at 2325 N. Bluebeard Trail. Later that evening, around 8:30 p.m., the second fire was reported at 2345 N. Bluebeard Trail.

    On Sunday, the third fire was reported around 5:30 p.m. at a home at 2350 N. Bluebeard Trail.

  • Remembering David Sandifer

    Brunswick County Commissioners Chairman David Sandifer, who died last Friday, was remembered Monday for his unwavering commitment to the community.

    The Rev. Phil Norris, a fellow county commissioner who officiated Sandifer’s memorial service, relived Sandifer’s commitment to his family, his friends and his extended family—the citizens of Brunswick County.

  • Brunswick County precincts to have organizational meetings

    Five Brunswick County Democratic Party precincts will have their organizational meetings at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, according to Vernon Ward, chairman of the Brunswick County Democratic Party.

    Hood Creek will meet in the Hood Creek Community Building, 3640 Maco Road; Belville will meet at the Belville Elementary School; Bolivia will meet at the Shrine Club, 596 Midway Road; Oak Island 2 will meet at the Oak Island Recreation Center, 3003 E. Oak Island Dr.; and The Shingletree 1 polling place has been moved to Sea Trail Shingletree 1.

  • County to accept credit cards for utility payments

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County will now accept credit cards for utility payments and customers will be able to use them in the cafeteria at the county complex.

    County commissioners on Monday voted to approve two contracts which would allow the county to begin accepting debit and credit card payments and payments by electronic check.

    County finance director Ann Hardy said utility customers who opt to pay by credit card would be charged a $2 transaction fee per $100 payment.

  • Calabash commissioners approve advertising for new administrator

    CALABASH—Town commissioners on Tuesday night approved placing an ad for a new town administrator.

    The position has been vacant since town administrator Donna Prince was fired by commissioners on Feb. 20.

    Kelley Southward has been serving as interim town clerk.

    The ad will be placed for a period of four to six weeks in various publications.

    Town commissioners also approved having pre-agenda meetings prior to their regular meetings.

  • Calabash fire chief and wife plan to retire (again) in June

    CALABASH—When they first settled in the seafood capital 12 years ago, Karl and Linda Bennett thought they were retiring.

    But then they started volunteering with the Calabash Fire Department. One thing led to another, and soon they were involved fulltime in a profession they thought they had left behind in Ravena, N.Y.

    After more than a decade with the Calabash department, fire chief Bennett and his wife, who serves as administrative assistant and board secretary for the department, plan to retire June 30. They have launched a search for their replacements.

  • Tree ordinance upheld in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—A Brunswick County small claims judgment has upheld the town’s tree ordinance.

    Town administrator Linda Herncane, speaking at a town meeting last week, said the decision reached last month was the result of a small claims suit filed by the town earlier this year.

    The defendant is Bill E. Lane, owner of Blue Border Travel Trailers at 9351 Ocean Highway West.

    According to the complaint, the town’s building inspection department noticed construction activity had occurred at the site while inspecting an adjacent subdivision last July.

  • Second-row property owners to see some tax relief

    HOLDEN BEACH—Some second-row property owners may get some relief beginning in 2009 on their property tax bills.

    Brunswick County Tax Administrator Tom Bagby announced a $30 million tax adjustment for Holden Beach, mainly for second-row properties.

    “Most of us were upset with the tax values,” Mayor Alan Holden said, referring to the 2007 countywide tax revaluation, which valued Holden Beach at $1.85 billion.

    “Many of you asked for relief and for something to be done,” Holden said.