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  • Candidates' forum scheduled for Brunswick County

    In what will be their fourth match-up of the election season, U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., and his Republican challenger Ilario Pantano will headline the Oct. 11 Meet the Candidates Night at Brunswick Community College.

    The debate, scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the Campus of Brunswick Community College, is co-sponsored and organized by the Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Association.

  • Shallotte man charged in fatal hit-and-run

    A Shallotte man was arrested and charged Thursday afternoon following an Aug. 17 fatal hit-and-run in North Myrtle Beach.

    According to the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety, Derek Anthony Stanley II, Shallotte, was charged with hit and run with death involved for an incident that claimed the life of Corrisa Irvin on Aug. 17.

    Stanley was booked into the North Myrtle Beach jail Thursday. North Myrtle Beach Judge Martin Blake set his bond at $15,000. 

    The charge carries a penalty of 1-25 years in prison and a fine of $10,000-$25,000.

  • Vacationers set out to build biggest sand castle on Sunset Beach

    A Minnesota family came to the beach this week with a mission.

    The Cleland family, who visits Sunset Beach every August, wanted to make the biggest sand castle on Sunset Beach Wednesday.

    The castle, which was made up of many smaller drip castles, stretched nearly from the dune to the shoreline.

    Area resident Carol Humphrey said Tim Cleland and his wife Ann, their children Andrew and Daniel, his girlfriend Ruth Ann Masse and Cleland's sister Kristin Wood definitely built the biggest castle that day and the biggest she'd ever seen on the island.

  • Teachers learn how to teach reproductive health and safety

    Brunswick County teachers are now prepared to teach the state-mandated reproductive health and safety component that will be incorporated into curriculum beginning this school year.

    Teachers participated in a daylong training with health education specialists from the N.C. School Health Training Center Monday at Shallotte Middle School.

    Kathy Crumpler, one of the health education specialists, said they have spent the entire summer training teachers from school districts across the state.

  • Family sand sculpture contest Labor Day Weekend at Ocean Isle Beach

    A family sand sculpture contest is scheduled for the Saturday of Labor Day weekend at Ocean Isle Beach.

    Sponsored by the Ocean Isle Property Owners Association and the Museum of Coastal Carolina, the Ocean Isle Beach Family Sand Sculpture Contest will be from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, behind the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center, at 44 E. First St.

  • Board deletes policy prohibiting body jewelry

    BOLIVIA—Does a policy prohibiting facial body jewelry violate a student’s First Amendment rights?

    Some say yes.

    Legal counsel for the Brunswick County Board of Education recommended the section of policy No. 4316 prohibiting jewelry “affixed to a student’s nose, tongue, cheek, lip or eyebrow” be deleted from the district’s policy manual.

  • Record number of full-time students enrolls at BCC

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick Community College is experiencing some of its highest full-time enrollment ever.

    School officials say that is good and bad.

    “It’s kind of an indicator because what it means to us is that more students can take a full load, and that is a general indicator is that they do not have other conflicts,” Liz McLean, director of marketing, said.

  • Emergency services adds new technician for radio system

    County commissioners recently approved adding a new communications technician position in the Brunswick County Emergency Services Department despite it being a no-new-positions fiscal year.

  • Candidates’ forum scheduled for Brunswick County

    In what will be their fourth match-up of the election season, U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., and his Republican challenger Ilario Pantano will headline the Oct. 11 Meet the Candidates Night at Brunswick Community College.

    The debate, scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the Campus of Brunswick Community College, is co-sponsored and organized by the Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Association.

  • Discrimination complaint filed against county

    In October 2009, residents of the Shingle Tree Acres community near Carolina Shores pleaded with county commissioners for water and sewer line upgrades to connect to the county’s water and sewer systems.

    A month later, commissioners approved a $900,000 economic recovery zone bond for water line expansion project into the community.