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  • 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.

  • Shallotte man to participate in ‘Tour de Cure’ ride to fight diabetes

    Donald Wayne “Bubba” Todd of Shallotte has been diabetic since age 10. The disease affects every part of his life—his work as a plumber, his part-time work as an emergency medical technician and his role as a husband and father.

    But he doesn’t let it get the best of him. He wears an insulin pump and checks his blood sugar regularly. His family provides emotional and physical support, and he tries to let other diabetics know the importance of taking care of themselves.

  • Shallotte High class of 1960 sets 50th reunion at Sunnyside School

    They graduated 50 years ago, and they are old enough to have spent a year in the unheated, uninsulated Sunnyside School building before a new school was built.

    Now, the Shallotte High School class of 1960 is planning to celebrate 50 years since graduation in a much more comfortable, renovated Sunnyside next month.

    Beginning with a 6 p.m. social hour followed by dinner at 7 p.m., 36 classmates and their spouses will gather to reminisce June 5 at Sunnyside, beside Shallotte Middle School—the former location of Shallotte High School.

  • Brunswick Interagency Program to receive $200,000 in grant funding

    BOLIVIA—The Brunswick Interagency Program (BIP) of Brunswick Community College is set to receive $200,000 of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.

    Greg Bland, program director, said the funding was approved through the N.C. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and will be used for BIP participants to partake in employment training opportunities and paid employment opportunities.

  • Holden Beach board talks about sand

    Hoping not to have to change course in mid-stream, Holden Beach commissioners authorized Mayor Alan Holden at their meeting Tuesday night to send a letter supporting the local district risk/analysis model for acquiring sources of sand.

    Holden Beach is not on the federal 50-year plan but has been working to get on it.

    Town manager David Hewett said representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers Coastal Storm Damage Center of Expertise out of New Jersey recently met with officials from the Wilmington District Corps, Caswell Beach, Oak Island and Holden Beach.

  • Dredging project finished at Holden Beach; more beach access created

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers just completed an $800,000 dredging, navigation and beach renourishment project on Holden Beach.

    The project removed sand from the last sand bar in the Lockwood Folly Inlet (close to the waterway) and transported the sand to the east end of the beach.

    Officially called Lockwood Folly Inlet Crossing Navigation Maintenance, the project added sand from in front of the last house on the east end to in front of Winding River’s clubhouse, also on the oceanfront.