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  • Keep moving: Relay for Life set for this weekend

    SHALLOTTE—There’s no sleeping at Relay for Life.

    While people can bring tents for the 24-hour annual American Cancer Society fundraiser, event organizers say participants cannot sleep.

    They’ve even planned around-the-clock events, including an early-morning rooster-crowing contest, to make sure no one sneaks in a nap.

  • Brunswick veterans’ office to host health fair

    Brunswick County Veterans’ Service Office Director Anita Hartsell has invited all veterans to attend an upcoming health fair.

    The Brunswick County Veterans Service Office will host a health fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8866. The Post is at 573 Sabbath Home Road SW, Supply.  

    Veterans will be able to enroll in VA healthcare, obtain information and discuss health issues with nurses and pharmacists, and talk with their county veterans service officer.

  • Three people bitten by rabid fox

    On Sunday, April 29, a male resident of Oak Island was working in his yard and felt something brush up against him and bite him. He looked down and saw it was a fox. The fox then ran to his neighbor’s garage where a husband and wife were working.

    The fox attacked the wife and bit her three times then bit the husband one time. The first man heard the couple screaming in their garage, got his gun, ran to them and shot the fox.

    No pets were involved in the incident.

  • BCC employee fired after being accused of relationship with high school student

    BCC employee fired for having relationship with student

    By Caroline Curran and Rachel Johnson

    Staff Writers

    A Brunswick Community College employee has been fired after being accused of having an improper relationship with a high school student.

    In response to a report received April 26, Dr. Susanne Adams, president of Brunswick Community College, fired 30-year-old IT Technician Josue Juarez, who was hired Sept. 1, 2007. 

  • Brunswick County unemployment continues decline; still in double digits

    RALEIGH—Unemployment is down in Brunswick County for the third consecutive month.

    But at 10.9 percent, Brunswick County’s March unemployment rate is above the state average of 9.6 percent, according to information released last week by the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina.

    Brunswick County’s 10.9 percent unemployment rate is down from February’s 12.1 percent unemployment rate, which was down from January’s 13 percent unemployment rate.

  • Ex-husband says wife shot herself in 911 call

    The ex-husband of slain Sunset Beach woman Megan Tysinger told a 911 dispatcher she killed herself.

    “Megan shot herself. She’s gone,” Brandon Tysinger told a dispatcher during the 911 call placed by Megan Tysinger’s next-door neighbor around 11 a.m. Monday.

    Brandon Tysinger told the dispatcher he arrived Monday at his ex-wife’s house at 9063 Sea Lane to drop off their 4-year-old daughter.

  • N.C. Bar Association ranks judicial candidates

    CARY—The North Carolina Bar Association recently released its review of non-incumbent judicial candidates.

    Included in the report are reviews for the four candidates running for district court judge in District 13, which includes Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen counties. Longtime District Judge Napolean Barefoot is not seeking re-election to the bench, and four local attorneys are running for his seat.

    Though the race is nonpartisan, the judicial race will be on the May 8 primary ballot.

  • 2011 county home sales price was ahead of national average

    SUPPLY—Brunswick County’s average home sales price last year remained above the state average, but dropped from the previous year.

    An update on the housing market was given last week as Realtors, elected officials and candidates mingled at the Brunswick County Association of Realtors’ legislative luncheon. Realtors announced legislative goals.

  • Woody's Grocery: an 80-year legacy in Brunswick County

    Just a few miles from the heart of Shallotte on Holden Beach Road, there is a convenience store filled with local flavor, history and character.

    Eighty years ago, Woody Fulford’s father, Isaiah Fulford, borrowed $25 and started a business that is still in operation today: Woody’s Grocery.

  • Golden Corral breaks ground in Shallotte

    Buffet dinners are back on the table and just months from being a dining option in Shallotte.

    Golden Corral Buffet & Grill officially broke ground on Tuesday afternoon in Shallotte across from Naber Dodge near Wildwood Village off U.S. 17. Bulldozers were hard at work in the background as town officials gathered with the new owners to celebrate the announcement.

    After nearly two years and setting their sights on several locations in Shallotte, Mickey Chance of Chance Hospitality Inc. and his family are bringing Golden Corral to town.