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  • County names new emergency management director

    BOLIVIA—Just in time for hurricane season, Brunswick County now has a new emergency management director.

    On Monday, Brunswick County Manager Marty Lawing introduced Brunswick County’s new emergency management director, Anthony Marzano.

    Marzano, a certified emergency manager through the International Association for Emergency Mangers (IAEM), was most recently the deputy director of emergency management in Will County, Ill.

  • N.C. Tea Party Summit this weekend in Wilmington

    Americans for Prosperity, the Civitas Institute and numerous local grassroots organizations such as We the People of Brunswick County, will host the North Carolina Tea Party Summit this weekend in Wilmington.

    Scheduled for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, May 21, 8:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, and 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, May 23, the N.C. Tea Party Summit will be at the Wilmington Hilton in downtown Wilmington.

    Joe Kronski, of We the People of Brunswick County, said the tea party summit is open to anyone who wants to attend.

  • Gas prices to stabilize as summer approaches

    Scott and Marlene Hahn of Holden Beach have heard rumors that gas prices will drop in the next few weeks, but since it’s also the beginning of the tourist season in the South Brunswick Islands, they’re not sure they believe it.

    “Prices always go up in the summer, right?” Marlene Hahn commented, as she and Scott filled up at Family Fare/Caraco on Main Street in Shallotte recently.

  • Coastal Horizons celebrates Brunswick County location

    Coastal Horizons mental health and substance abuse facility celebrated the opening of its Brunswick County location with a grand opening celebration Friday. The facility, located behind Ocean City Chevrolet in Shallotte, provides professional assistance including counseling, prevention and substance abuse services.

  • 'Legacy class' to graduate from Early College High School

    BOLIVIA—“My vision when nothing was there was to have a school that was built on respect and responsibility, in which they would be challenged intellectually, they would form relationships with adults among themselves and they would do projects and see the relevancy in the work that they do,” Vicky Snyder, Early College High School (ECHS) principal, said.

  • Tubb named Regional Career Technical Education Director of the Year

    Though he’s currently serving as the interim superintendent of Brunswick County Schools, Les Tubb’s passion lies within career technical education.

    The longtime educator was named the Regional Career Technical Education (CTE) Director of the Year Friday during a regional directors meeting.

    “It’s kind of neat to have your peers place that kind of trust in you,” he said. “That kind of pat on the back [to] say that you’re doing well.”

  • Jessie Mae Monroe students 'Gotta Have Art'

    ASH—The “Gotta Have Art” show at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School gets bigger and better each year.

    With every student in the school showing a piece of art, more than 400 projects lined the school’s hallways during the annual art show Monday night.

    “I do this because this will be the only time some of my children would get to be the center of attention like that,” art teacher Theresa Reiter said.

  • Brunswick County Schools receives grant funding for energy-efficient lighting

    Brunswick County Schools will receive a portion of the $5.4 million federal Recovery Act funding for energy efficient block grants.

    According to a press release from Gov. Bev Perdue’s office, Brunswick County Schools will receive $48,300 to upgrade lighting and to install occupancy lighting sensors at South Brunswick Middle School, Belville Elementary School Lincoln Elementary School, Leland Middle School, South Brunswick High School and North Brunswick High School.

  • Carolina Shores administrator says town can't back up e-mails

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town is still having difficulty backing up its e-mails, according to town administrator Linda Herncane.

    In a May 6 e-mail reply to town commissioner Joseph Przywara, Herncane wrote she had checked with town finance director Julie Munday.

    “We back up everything daily but not e-mails,” Herncane wrote. “Julie said that e-mails would be impossible to do.”

  • Farmer's market site approved in Calabash

    CALABASH—The town has taken initial steps toward launching a farmer’s market this summer.

    Last week, the Calabash Board of Commissioners approved a lease agreement for a vacant lot at 1572 Thomasboro Road.

    The property, owned by Marten Hansen III, would be used to “accommodate the town of Calabash’s needs for a place to hold a farmer’s market,” according to the one-year agreement.