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  • Waccamaw School remembers David Purifoy

    Students and staff of Waccamaw School honored eighth-grade student David Purifoy Friday, Feb. 25, with a flag dedication ceremony.

    Purifoy died Tuesday, Feb. 22, after being shot in what officials called an accidental shooting, according to information provided by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Board members discuss possible retirement incentives

    BOLIVIA—If the retirement bonuses included in Gov. Bev Perdue’s proposed budget are not passed, members of the Brunswick County Board of Education may consider providing a similar bonus for employees close to retirement.

    Superintendent Edward Pruden explained at Tuesday’s board meeting Perdue is proposing a $20,000 bonus for employees close to 30 years of service and a $20,000 bonus for employees with 30 or more years.

  • Parking regulations on Sunset Beach agenda Monday

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council will revisit parking regulations for the island at its upcoming monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7.

    On the agenda are parking regulations previously approved by council at a specially called meeting Feb. 18.

  • Funeral service for late Shallotte mayor Saturday

    SHALLOTTE—Funeral services have been announced for Shallotte Mayor Donald C. "Buddy" Kelly.

    Kelly, 64, passed away Wednesday evening around 5:40 p.m. after battling an illness.

    The funeral is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Calvary Baptist Church. The Rev. Sam Murphy and the Rev. Chris Phelps will officiate. Burial is to follow in New Britton Baptist Church Cemetery.

    The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 4, at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.

  • Rescued pelicans to be released Saturday in Ocean Isle Beach

    Two rescued pelicans injured by frostbite are scheduled to return to the town where they were found this coming Saturday.

    The pelican release is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Sharky’s Restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach, according to Janie Withers of Paws-Ability, a nonprofit group that provides financial support for assorted animal causes in Brunswick County.

    The pelicans have been treated and are recuperating at Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter on Oak Island.

  • Curbside recycling is focus of special Carolina Shores meeting March 10

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town residents will have an opportunity next week to learn more about possible changes to Brunswick County’s recycling program.

    A town meeting on the possibility is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Calabash Fire Department.

    The event is part of the county’s process of meeting with municipalities to see whether they wish to participate in a curbside recycling program, Carolina Shores Mayor Stephen Selby is quoted in a press release.

  • Carolina Shores workshop Monday, meeting March 10

    CAROLINA SHORES—New town administrator Mike Hargett will take part in his first monthly workshop with the town board of commissioners at 10 a.m. next Monday, March 7.

    The workshop will be followed by commissioners’ monthly meeting, scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, March 10.

     

     

  • First stewardship award set for March 8 in Calabash

    CALABASH—Mayor Anthony Clemmons is poised to bestow the town’s first stewardship award next week.

    Clemmons said the new award, designed to recognize someone who has gone above and beyond in contributing to the community, will be given at the town board of commissioners’ upcoming monthly meeting Tuesday, March 8.

    The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Sanborn Hall at Calabash Town Hall, 882 Persimmon Road.

  • Board settles lawsuit with former employee who claimed racism

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education decided to settle a lawsuit filed against them by a former employee who claimed racism was a factor in her termination.

    Board chairperson Shirley Babson announced the board decided to settle a lawsuit filed by Anna Stanley, former Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School teacher assistant and bus driver, for $26,000.

  • Don’t let tax season be a burden

    Tax season can be overwhelming.

    This year it doesn’t have to be. The AARP Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation to elderly and low-income clients throughout the county.

    Brunswick County locations are set up in Shallotte, Calabash, Leland, Oak Island, Southport and Boiling Spring Lakes. In Shallotte, taxes are being prepared at Rourk Library 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays.

    The program is volunteer-run and offers free tax assistance. Volunteers began filing taxes on Feb. 1 and will continue until April 18.