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  • Town opts for reduced contribution to fire department

    CAROLINA SHORES—After lengthy debate, town commissioners decided at a budget workshop Monday to reduce an initially proposed contribution to the Calabash Fire Department.

    The initial proposal was for $37,000, plus $3,000 from town fire fees.

    But when a consensus was taken, commissioners John Russo, Joseph Przywara and Tom Puls said they would not favor the proposed $37,000, which commissioner Gere Dale said represents half the federal SAFER grant awarded to the fire department to hire four fulltime firefighters.

  • Capacity crowd turns out to oppose at-large voting in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—A spillover crowd, most of them from the town’s District 1 consisting of the Village at Calabash, turned out for a public hearing Monday night to protest town commissioners’ plan to do away with its two voting districts and adopt at-large voting.

    Despite that, commissioners unanimously approved the plan at their monthly meeting Tuesday.

  • 'Jerry Jones Day' draws crowds in Shallotte

    SHALLOTTE—Jerry Jones wasn’t able to attend the event in his honor May 2 at the National Guard Armory, but his family was there to receive well-wishers and talk about how important their father has been to them.

    Shallotte Mayor Gerald Long officially proclaimed May 2 “Jerry Jones Day,” and Jones’ friends and family organized a benefit barbecue lunch and blood drive at the armory, to assist with Jones’ medical bills.

  • Shallotte board OKs new sewer fee policy

    SHALLOTTE—The town board has approved a new sewer transmission fee policy it says will aid both developers and the town.

    In the newly amended sewer policy, adopted at last Wednesday’s pre-agenda meeting, only 75 percent of a developer’s transmission fees will be available for reimbursement to the developer.

    The town will have 25 percent of all fees for transmission-related expenses, according to town administrator Paul Sabiston.

  • New generators needed in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—As town council gets ready for a preliminary budget workshop next Monday, new generators for the town are among big-ticket items under consideration as a possible budget amendment.

    The budget workshop for fiscal year 2008-2009 is set for 1 p.m. May 12 at town hall.

    Town administrator Gary Parker, speaking at the monthly town council meeting Monday night, said council may consider amending the 2007-2008 budget to buy new generators that are needed for the police department at town hall on Sunset Boulevard and the town fire station on Shoreline Drive.

  • Sea Trail community to get new entrance sign

    SUNSET BEACH—The town planning board has approved a new entrance sign for the Eastwood Landing community at Sea Trail Plantation.

    The proposal is for a free-standing 5-foot-tall by 10-foot-long sign valued at $6,000 in the mainland multi-family residential (MR-3) district at 11 Clubhouse Road.

    Robert Duffy, representing the Eastwood Homeowners Association, said the sign would be surrounded by assorted landscaping, including viburnum, weeping yaupon holly, yeddo hawthorn and plum delight. Duffy said extra landscaping would be placed at the sign’s matching columns.

  • SOUTH BRUNSWICK ROUND-UP

    Baseball

    SOUTH BRUNSWICK 10

    NORTH BRUNSWICK 5

    South Brunswick doubled the score on North Brunswick 10-5 last Tuesday.

    “We hit the ball extremely well,” South coach Lee Shelton said. “Hopefully, we can build this momentum going into the playoffs. I’m pleased with this effort.”

    Ryan Brendle tripled and doubled twice and went 3-for-4, Ben Maggard doubled and went 2-for-3, Edward McNeill doubled and went 2-for-5, and Johnathan Marvin went 2-for-4.

    Winning pitcher Ryan Waldrep tripled in his only time at-bat.

  • West's Bland, Holt and Pate

    West Brunswick’s golf team finished fourth in the final standings of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference after the seventh round last week at Jacksonville Country Club.

    Hoggard High School won both the team and individual competition.

    The league’s individual champion was Jonathan Miles, winning a 2-hole, sudden-death playoff over John Livingstone, after each finished with an all-conference scoring average of 74.2.

    West Brunswick’s Ryan Bland finished 15th with an all-conference average of 84.2.

  • New Hanover nips Lady Trojans in 10 innings

    SHALLOTTE—It took three extra innings to decide a softball battle between West Brunswick and New Hanover last Wednesday night.

    The Lady Wildcats scored in the 10th inning to win 4-3.

    The Lady Trojans had more hits than New Hanover, 8 to 7. But Lady Wildcat Brittany Smith led off the 10th with a single, was sacrifice-bunted to second and came home when winning pitcher Jordan Humphrey drilled the ball down the third-base line to left field.

  • West Brunswick Sports Round-up

    White pitches no-hitter in 11-0 win over Jacksonville

    Carly White threw a no-hitter as West Brunswick’s softball team trounced Jacksonville 11-0 last Tuesday.

    White, the winning pitcher, and teammate Lucia Bowling each hit a home run, and Bowling also had a triple. Amber Rampero, Courtney Clewis and Emily Gore each doubled for the Lady Trojans.

    Bowling and Rampero, who also hit a triple, each had a perfect night in three trips to the plate.

    West Brunswick is 8-2 in the Mideastern Conference and 17-3 overall.

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