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  • Shallotte High School Class of 1960 has its 50-year reunion at Sunnyside

    Fifty years later, the boy the senior class voted “wittiest” was still the life of the party; the girl everyone agreed was the “cutest” still turned heads, and walking into their former fourth-grade classroom building brought the memories flooding back for the Shallotte High School class of 1960.

    Saturday night, about 36 members of the class and their guests gathered at the newly renovated Sunnyside School Building to reminisce, catch up and reunite with old friends.

  • Supply Elementary students experience 'Passports to the World'

    Students at Supply Elementary School have been experiencing cultures throughout the world this week during the school's second annual Passport to the World and Cultural Arts Festival.

    The week began with opening ceremonies similiar to "what you would see in the Olympics," Julie Bordo, Supply's global studies and spanish teacher, said. Students presented flags and shared facts about various countries.

  • Despite school closing, Transition Academy staff asks to stay together

    The Eighth-Grade Transition Academy will close its doors at the end of this school year, but the staff has asked they be relocated to the same school next year.

    Carolyn Cogdell, guidance counselor, addressed members of the Brunswick County Board of Education Tuesday night and requested the staff be kept together for the upcoming school year.

    When the board voted to close the Transition Academy last month, they did not cut any jobs and promised to transfer all staff members to other positions in schools throughout the district.

  • Budget cuts force CIS to cut programs, services

    Due to budget cuts and lack of funding, Communities in Schools (CIS) of Brunswick County Inc. will close its Family Literacy Center in Leland and end the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) After School programs at Belville, Lincoln and Supply elementary schools at the end of the school year.

    “Our budget is down 32 percent from last year and 44 percent cumulatively over the last two,” Bob Benedict, CIS finance officer, said in a press release.

  • School employee’s lawsuit voluntarily dismissed, reserves right to refile

    The Brunswick County Schools’ employee who filed a lawsuit against the board of education claiming an “unlawful retaliatory transfer and reassignment” has filed to dismiss the suit due to health reasons.

    According to court documents, the attorney representing Sherry Dove filed notice of voluntary dismissal without prejudice was filed May 18 in Brunswick County Superior Court. The notice said the dismissal is due to health reasons and Dove “has not rested her case.”

  • Carolina Shores acted properly firing assistant, attorney says

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town board of commissioners followed proper procedure when assistant town administrator Amanda Chestnut was fired in a letter approved May 3, town attorney Holt Moore says.

    But he added the board would have the matter on its next meeting agenda at 3 p.m. next Thursday, June 10, “just to reiterate and make doubly clear what was taking place.”

    Moore left a voice mail message on a Beacon reporter’s phone Tuesday in response to recent queries by the Beacon for comment.

  • Man arrested in Sunset Beach for shoplifting

    SUNSET BEACH—Police arrested a 39-year-old man for shoplifting and trespassing Saturday, May 29.

    Hilario Trejo Flores, address not available, was charged in connection with the incident at Food Lion, Sunset Beach Police Chief Lisa Massey said.

  • Sunset Beach meeting Monday

    A fence amendment is on the agenda of Sunset Beach Town Council’s monthly meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, June 7.

    A 6:45 work session is set prior to the meeting.

    The proposed amendment addresses fences allowed in side yards on corner lots abutting street rights-of-way.

    More information is available during normal business hours at Sunset Beach Town Hall, or call chief building inspector Jeff Curtis at 579-0068.

  • Welcome back WWII Honor Flight vets

    The second Honor Flight of Southeastern North Carolina took 102 World War II veterans on an all-expenses-paid day trip last Wednesday, May 26, to see their memorial in Washington, D.C.

    The veterans, including 25 from Brunswick County, and their accompanying entourage of guardians left that morning on a chartered US Air flight and returned that evening to much fanfare at Wilmington International Airport.

  • Budget on Carolina Shores agenda

    The Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners’ monthly workshop is at 10 a.m. next Monday, June 7.

    The town budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 will be discussed at a public workshop prior to the board’s monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 10.