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  • Former alderman Roach dies, leaves legacy of service

    Former Shallotte alderman and longtime community volunteer Jim Roach died last Thursday morning after collapsing during softball practice.

    According to Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor, Roach, 75, was practicing with the county’s senior softball league at Lockwood Folly Township District Park when he collapsed. He was taken to Brunswick Community Hospital, where he later died.

    Those who knew and worked with Roach say his service to the town as well as his friends and family will not be forgotten.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Hagan in Wilmington; greeted by a Tea Party

    WILMINGTON—Saying she has continually ignored their requests for a town hall meeting to voice concerns, members of the Cape Fear Tea Party Patriots, We the People of Brunswick County, N.C., and various other grassroots organizations gathered outside the Wilmington Hilton hoping to get the attention of U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.

  • Wastewater connection outlined in Calabash

    BY LAURA LEWIS

    STAFF WRITER

    CALABASH—Future sewer is in the works as Mayor Anthony Clemmons gave a construction update and outlined steps for connecting at Tuesday night’s commission meeting.

    In Clemmons’ monthly wastewater report, it was noted a Brunswick County representative would meet property owners on-site to discuss and determine an appropriate location for a grinder pump.

  • Paving contract approved in Carolina Shores

    BY LAURA LEWIS

    STAFF WRITER

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners have approved a $68,000 contract to pave three areas of town.

    Approval to contract with Hardee and Prince Contractors of Loris, S.C., came at the board’s March 4 meeting.

    Commissioner Joyce Dunn made a motion for approval with a clause stipulating references be satisfactorily checked and at least a one-year warranty be included with the contract.

    The work is for paving at Oakbark Court, Gate 3 and in the Village at Calabash, town administrator Linda Herncane said.

  • Development open space still being aired in Sunset Beach

    BY LAURA LEWIS

    STAFF WRITER

    SUNSET BEACH—The town planning board generally agrees requiring about 17.5 percent of open space for future residential development is a good route to go.

    However, at the March 4 meeting board members debated what such open space should entail.

    The board indicated recreational areas wouldn’t count as suitable open space.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: World Day of Prayer celebrates Cameroon culture, provides lessons

    They entered dancing, singing and celebrating to the upbeat praise chorus, “We are Marching.”

    They were dressed in brightly colored fabrics and came with a message of praising God—jingling bells, shaking maracas and beating tambourines. Participating women were dressed in “kangas,” traditional African wraps worn as shawls, skirts or dresses and used in celebration.

    They were women from churches from southern Brunswick County gathered to celebrate World Day of Prayer Friday morning at Seaside United Methodist Church.

  • Shallotte man dies after being struck by drunk driver

    A Shallotte man was killed Saturday in Columbus County after an out-of-control truck driven by a drunk driver struck him and a friend as they stood in a backyard.

    Miguel Toribio Asencio, 20, was killed after he was hit by a Ford F-250 pickup truck traveling at an estimated speed of 75 mph.

    Another Brunswick County resident, Thomas Kenneth Paradise, 31, of Calabash, was charged with second-degree murder and driving drunk. He was being held at Columbus County Detention Center under $1,002,500 bond.

  • Sheriff's office searching for burglary suspect

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for this unidentified male suspect. He is a suspect in a first-degree burglary that occurred on Feb. 16 in the area of Green Swamp Road in Supply.

    Anyone with information about this suspect, or who knows his whereabouts is asked to contact detective Tony Caison at 253-2777.

  • New Beginnings youth participate in 30-hour famine to benefit hunger relief

    It’s easy to say, “I’m starving” between meals, but luckily, most of us don’t really know what it’s like to go hungry.

    That’s the basis of World Vision International’s 30-hour famine, the goal of which is to raise awareness of and money to fight world hunger.

  • Casting set this weekend for CBS pilot to be filmed in Winnabow

    A local casting agency has announced an open casting call for background actors 18 or older to portray small-town residents in need of medical assistance for a new CBS television pilot to be filmed mostly in Winnabow.

    The open casting call will be from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, March 13, and Sunday March 14 at Fincannon & Associates offices at EUE-Screen Gems Studios, 1235 23rd St. N., Wilmington.