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  • World War II vets set for takeoff on second regional Honor Flight

    Twenty-five World War II veterans from Brunswick County are scheduled to take the next regional Honor Flight to see their memorial in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, May 26.
    The veterans are among about 100 from the region booked to take the second trip along with their appointed guardians, said Jason McLeod, president of Honor Flight of Southeastern North Carolina.

  • Three Memorial Day ceremonies Monday in Calabash

    CALABASH—Locals and visitors alike have a choice of three Memorial Day services to observe Monday, May 31, in the Seafood Capital.

    But since each ceremony is slated for 11 a.m., citizens will need to decide which one to attend.

  • Dangerous rip currents, strong swells Tuesday

    A low pressure system in Atlantic Ocean is combining with the full moon to bring large southeast swells and strong rip currents to Brunswick County beaches Tuesday.

    Rough surf and threatening rip currents may be experienced throughout the coast today, with the most dangerous rip currents occurring in a two-hour window around noon, which will be at low tide.

    The National Weather Service is encouraging anyone venturing out to the beach during this time to stay out of the water. There will be a high chance of rip currents all day Tuesday.

  • Memorial Day ceremonies set for Shallotte, Holden Beach

    Memorial Day is a time for solemn remembrance to honor of U.S. soldiers killed in battle while fighting for their country.

    The town of Shallotte has scheduled its annual Memorial Day observance for 6 p.m. May 30 at Rourk Gardens.

    Musician Craig Woolard will play patriotic music as the names of local men and women who lost their lives in battle are read. Participants will then release red, white and blue balloons with the names on them.

  • Trailblazers: Shallotte Elks begin planning for veteran memorial in town

    Many small towns across America have memorials to veterans—those who gave their lives in battle and those who made it home.

    Bob Janovic, exalted ruler of the two-year-old Shallotte Elks Lodge, noticed soon after moving here that, while Shallotte has Memorial Day services and veterans recognition events, there is no physical memorial honoring veterans—something the public can view year-round to pay tribute to local veterans and those killed in action.

  • Helicopter seeks runaway suspect in Shallotte

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office helicopter is searching for Randy Lane Magaraci Jr., 22, of Pilot Mountain after he fled BCSO officers about 1 p.m. Magaraci was wanted for questioning and will be charged with driving while license revoked and fleeing to elude arrest.

    After the suspect was asked to come in for questioning, he fled and ran, according to a spokesperson.

  • School board adopts interim budget with $6 million shortfall

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Schools will begin the 2010-2011 fiscal year $6 million in the red, but district officials have not suggested any job cuts to help offset the deficit. Instead, several millions of dollars from its fund balance and a list of reductions will be needed.

  • On the Town entertainment and dining guide

    Looking for a place to eat or something to do in Brunswick County? Check out our new entertainment and dining guide—On the Town—by clicking here.

  • From the capital: General Assembly’s ‘short session’ convenes in Raleigh

    State Rep. Frank Iler, R-Brunswick, said it was business as usual for the first week of the N.C. General Assembly’s “short session,” which convened last week in Raleigh.

    “It was fairly common, I guess for the first week,” Iler said last Thursday. “We didn’t tackle anything big.”

  • County manager unveils $196 million county budget

    BOLIVIA—No tax increases. No new fees. No layoffs.

    On Monday night, Brunswick County Manager Marty Lawing unveiled a recommended $196 million budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year—1.3 percent less than the current fiscal year’s budget—and it did not include a property tax increase, new fees or layoffs for county employees.