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  • Board to hear staggered-start time opinions next week

    BOLIVIA—Parents, teachers, community members and students have the opportunity to tell school board members how they feel about the new staggered-start schedule.

    Implemented for the first time in Brunswick County at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, staggered-start times changed the school day to 7:45 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. for elementary students, 8:50 a.m. to 3:55 p.m. for middle school students and 8:55 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. for high school students.

  • Habitat Follies frolicking this weekend at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    BOLIVIA—They sing. They dance. They perform Broadway numbers and jazz standards.

    It’s the 2011 Habitat Follies, and it’s right around the corner.

    This year’s Habitat Follies, previously known as the Senior Follies, is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    This year’s event, described as the marquee fundraising event for Habitat for Humanity by event organizer Marlene Jackson, is the fifth performance in six years.

  • Sheriff’s office locates missing man

    Update: Joey William Evans has been located and "appears to be fine," according to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for an Ash man reported missing.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson deputy Del Routh said detectives are searching for 44-year-old Joey William Evans, of Ash.

    Routh said Evans was last seen at 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, driving a 1996 Ford F-150 truck.

  • Leland Police search for bank robbery suspect

    LELAND—Leland Police are searching for a suspect wanted in an armed bank robbery Friday morning.

    Leland Police Chief Timothy Jayne said around 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, the Leland Police Department received a call that the Cape Fear Credit Union at 1109 New Pointe Blvd. in Leland was robbed at gunpoint.

    Jayne said no shots were fired and no one was injured.

  • Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue scaring up haunted trail for another year

    Can you survive Grissettown-Longwood Fire and Rescue’s annual haunted trail for another Halloween season?

    It’s time to try, with the popular trail, which won a “best haunted attraction” competition last year on a Wilmington TV station, continuing this weekend.

    Dates and time for the trail, set up behind the station at 758 Longwood Road, are 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 21-22, Oct. 28-29 and Halloween Monday, Oct. 31.

    Admission to this annual fundraiser is $7 per person.

  • ELECTION 2011: Ocean Isle Beach Commissioner Candidates: A closer look into the candidate’s views

     Ocean Isle Beach candidates for Commissioner: Dean Walters, Cherri Cheek, Bob Williams and Betty Williamson.


    Dean Walters


    What do you feel are the three biggest issues facing the Town of

    Ocean Isle Beach?

    1. The Economy- Protect the beach and maintain services for our property owners through conservative financial leadership.

    2. Maintain density limits and height restrictions.

    3. Maintenance of natural and concrete canals

  • ELECTION 2011: Shallotte Aldermen Candidates: A closer look into the candidate’s views

     Shallotte Aldermen candidates: Carson Durham IV, Jo Anna Simmons and Eugene (Gene) Vasile, Alan Lewis, Walt Eccard and Michael Pease


    Carson Durham IV

    Why did you decide to run for alderman?  I'm at a point in my life where I have the time and the experience to do more for Shallotte. I've been serving the last 6 years on the Board of Adjustment, the last 3 as chairman and now is the time for me to do more.

  • Carolina Shores robbery under investigation

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery reported Sunday night at the Food Lion store in Carolina Shores.

    The incident occurred at 10:50 p.m. this past Sunday, Oct. 16, according to a sheriff’s department spokesman.

    According to the spokesman, two armed suspects entered the store and forced a store employee to open a safe, taking an undetermined amount of money.

    The spokesman, who did not wish to be identified, said he could not disclose anymore details because it would hinder the investigation.

  • ELECTION 2011: A closer look into the candidate’s views: Shallotte Mayor

     Sara McCullough

    Why did you decide to run for Mayor? 

  • ELECTION 2011: A closer look into the candidate’s views: Shallotte Mayor

     Sara McCullough

    Why did you decide to run for Mayor?