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  • Funeral services announced for teen wreck victim

    Funeral services for West Brunswick High School student Jacob Moseley, 18, who was killed in a wreck early Friday morning have been announced.

    There will be a celebration of life at 11 a.m. Monday, May 11, at First Baptist Church of Shallotte. The family will receive friends and family an hour before the service.

    Moseley, son of Gregory Keith and Gina Graham Moseley, was a senior at WBHS where he was in the Rocket Club and Drama Team. He was an artist who enjoyed skateboarding and playing the guitar. His family said he was a loyal friend who had a smile for everyone.

  • Two WBHS students remain hospitalized following fatal wreck

    Two West Brunswick High School students remain hospitalized following a fatal car wreck early Friday morning in Shallotte.

    According to Erin Balzotti of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Caleb (Hawkins) Diaz, 17, is listed in critical condition and Joseph Moreno, 17, is listed as in good condition.

  • Five employees who left special needs student at Wilmington park fired

    The five Brunswick County Schools employees who left a special needs student behind at a Wilmington park last month have been fired.

    South Brunswick High School employees Catherine Anderson, exceptional children’s (EC) teacher; Melanie Ashley, EC teacher; Nicholas Green, therapeutic assistant; Mable McKoy, EC teacher assistant/bus driver; and Morris Cook, Jr., therapeutic assistant, were terminated effectively immediately by the board of education Tuesday evening.

  • School transfer requests due by May 30

    Parents requesting their student(s) be allowed to attend a school outside their assigned district must have requests into the board of education by May 30.

  • Shallotte Cleaners employee retires after 34 years

    She’s lasted through three owners, varying responsibilities and generations of loyal customers, but April 29 marked Perlene Stanley’s last day on the job at Shallotte Cleaners.

    Stanley celebrated her final day after 34 years of service last week with a party provided by her bosses and co-workers.

  • Students learn the importance of driving safely

    This updates includes a correction version.  The previous version attributed information to an incorrect name.

    SHALLOTTE—It takes more than knowing the signs and rules of the road before being eligible to apply for a state permit or driver’s license.

  • Shallotte hears from property owners, OKs riverwalk grant

    Shallotte aldermen have approved sending a final grant application to the state Division of Coastal Management seeking $300,000 to build the first phase of a riverwalk, which town officials hope will be the first step toward meeting the goals of the 10-year vision plan.

    If approved, the town would be responsible for $75,000 in matching funds. The riverwalk is proposed to start around the kayak area at Riverside park.

  • County commissioners to continue budget talks Monday

    BOLIVIA—The upcoming fiscal year’s budget will be the topic of a specially called county commissioners workshop Monday afternoon.

    County commissioners are scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the county commissioners’ chambers in Bolivia to continue discussing the fiscal year 2009-2010 budget. Commissioners will continue with their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.

  • Relay for Life raises more than $325,000 for cancer research

    For Theresa Clifton of Whiteville, the Brunswick County Relay for Life is a personal crusade and a celebration of life.

    The sister of this year’s honorary chairperson, Gloria Childress, Clifton has been attending and participating since her sister was diagnosed in 2003. In 2006, she herself was diagnosed.

    The cancer treatments did not stop her commitment to the cause.

    “I come every year,” Clifton said Saturday morning, as she tried on a sun hat for sale in one of the team’s tents. “It means a lot to me.”

  • Shallotte department certified in light rescue, continues training

    The Shallotte Fire Department has met the “high professional standards” to be certified as a light rescue provider from the N.C. Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Inc.

    The certification means the department is recognized as providing services such as vehicle extrication and first-responder services to stabilize patients at accident scenes until paramedics arrive.