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  • Those who served to be honored this week in Brunswick County

    For Holden Beach VFW Post 8866, Veterans Day kicked off early.

    Last week, members of the post visited schoolchildren at Supply Elementary School to tell about the upcoming national holiday honoring U.S. veterans and relay their own experiences and memories of military service.

    The kindergartners-through-fifth-graders they visited and had lunch with in the school cafeteria Nov. 3 “reacted real well,” said post commander Jim Bedsole, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam era.

  • Car show revving up Saturday in Calabash

    CALABASH—Cars galore will dominate the Seafood Capital this Saturday as the second annual Calabash Fall Festival and Car Show gets under way.

    Slated for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the corner of Thomasboro Road and N.C. 179, the show is expected to draw dozens of classic and antique vehicles, says Michael Abushakra, chairman of the Calabash Merchants Association, which is sponsoring the event.

    There were 125 vehicles in last year’s show, he said, in addition to more that were brought to the show but not registered for competition.

  • Early College's leader named Principal of the Year

    SOUTHPORT—For Vicky Snyder, being a principal means more than leading a school. It’s a continual learning process where students, staff and administration teach her just as much as she could ever teach them.

    “The school really is a team, and the school really is a family,” the Brunswick County Early College High School principal said.

  • Brunswick Disaster Recovery Center dates, times extended one week

    BOLIVIA—Dates and times at the Disaster Recover Center in Bolivia have been extended an additional week.

    The recovery center was scheduled to close Nov. 6, but Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials have extended the operation until Saturday, Nov. 13.

    FEMA Public Affairs Officer Patricia Whitt said the operation was extended so that any individual in need of FEMA assistance could receive assistance.

  • West Brunswick High School presents ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’

    West Brunswick High School students are taking on the iconic characters of the John Hughes film ‘The Breakfast Club,’ in the upcoming production of ‘Don’t You Forget About Me.’

    The adaptation features a different cast for Act I and Act II, providing a number of students opportunities to act.

    ‘I think technology has really disconnected youth from one another,’ Jen Negron, theatre instructor, said. ‘I wanted to do a play that focuses on seeing others as individuals, rather than stereotypes or groups.’

  • Carolina Shores administrator to retire

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town administrator Linda Herncane is retiring from the town effective Feb. 1.

    Herncane, reading from a prepared statement at the end of the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday afternoon, said she is leaving for health reasons that she attributed to being taken to court last June.

    Herncane said it was the first such incident she had experienced in her 12½ years with the town.

  • Sheriff’s deputies search for armed robbery suspects

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two male suspects involved in an early morning armed robbery.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, around 1 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, two black males entered the Scotchman convenience store on River Road in Leland, and demanded money from the cash register.

  • Senate/Judicial Races

    Burr re-elected in U.S. Senate race

     

    In the U.S. Senate race, Brunswick County voters decidedly voted for Republican incumbent Richard Burr over Democrat Elaine Marshall and Libertarian Michael Beitler.

  • Senate/Judicial Races

    Burr re-elected in U.S. Senate race

     

    In the U.S. Senate race, Brunswick County voters decidedly voted for Republican incumbent Richard Burr over Democrat Elaine Marshall and Libertarian Michael Beitler.

  • CIS Benefit Gala for Children raises more than $100,000

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County, Inc. (CIS) raised more than $100,000 at this year’s Benefit Gala for Children. Of that, $11,000 will directly benefit graduating seniors in the form of monetary scholarships.

    “Our supporters, friends and volunteers who donate their time and services have made this event successful through the years,” Mark Koval, CIS resource development director, stated in a press release.