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  • Sanderson receives award

    For the second consecutive year, Brunswick County builder Jeff Sanderson, founder/owner of Whitney Blair Inc., was presented with a silver Best in American Living Award (BALA) for the best single family detached home (3,001-4,000 square feet) in an award ceremony at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, according to a news release.

    This one of a kind custom home, “The Mathes” is in the Parkside at Mayfaire community in Wilmington.

  • Resident to be honored posthumously in Calabash

    CALABASH—He’d be up before the sun, scanning morning newspapers and brewing coffee at a local restaurant.

    Then, James “Tincy” Marlowe would mosey down River Road to another Calabash eatery, Captain Nance’s, to make more early-morning coffee and tend to whatever needed to be done at the waterfront establishment.

    When the shrimp boats came in, Marlowe was a popular sight with customers who’d line up for pounds of fresh shrimp he could behead and package with a few dexterous flicks of the wrist.

  • New residents upset about address designation

    Calabash or Ash? In what area do new Brunswick Plantation residents Glenn Beall and Bob Gallo live?

    According to all the literature they received prior to moving into the development’s new, gated community, The Hamptons, they live in the coastal community of Calabash.

    But once they settled last year into the community’s latest phase of the neighborhood, they were told by postal officials they must have an address in the rural community of Ash.

  • Too big for its building: Work under way on Carolina Shores addition

    CAROLINA SHORES—When this newly incorporated golf course community snipped the ribbon on its shiny new town hall nine years ago, the 3,734-square-foot structure seemed plenty big enough.

    Now, almost a decade later, an overwhelming amount of town business has the town outgrowing its Persimmon Road building.

    To accommodate the growth and provide more space for town employees to work in, work has begun on a new, connecting office addition at town hall.

  • Town seeks to avoid fining school that failed third inspection

    SHALLOTTE—A private school operating temporarily in a local church has failed its town fire inspections three times, according to the fire marshal, who has sent the school and the church a final violation notice.

    Now, the fire marshal is working with the church and the school to make sure they pass the next inspection in 21 days.

  • Roney Cheers honored by U.S. House of Representatives

    U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre recently paid tribute on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to Brunswick County citizen Roney Cheers for his lifetime of public service and commitment. Congressman McIntyre’s remarks included:

    “A Tribute to Mr. Roney Cheers on Jan. 29, 2008

  • Development, new construction still unfolding in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—West Virginia residents Alan and Michele Brinsfield say they love their new townhouse that’s within walking distance of Ingram Planetarium.

    In fact, it’s just a short walk down High Market Street.

    Their newly purchased two-story second home is one of dozens that have been built so far in Dock Street Townhomes at Seaside Village, a new community unfolding around the planetarium in Sunset Beach.

    For now, the new three-bedroom unit is serving as their second home, but eventually, they said they’d love to settle here permanently.

  • West, South place second in regionals

    A dozen Brunswick County wrestlers will compete in the N.C. High School Athletic Association State Wrestling Championships this weekend in Winston-Salem.

    West Brunswick and South Brunswick, coming off runner-up finishes in last week’s regional tournaments, will each send five wrestlers to the state championships. North Brunswick has two state qualifiers.

    West Brunswick finished second out of 21 teams at the East 3A Regional tournament, which was conducted Friday and Saturday at South Central High School near Greenville.

  • New Hanover sweeps West

    New Hanover’s girls and boys swept West Brunswick in high school basketball action last Tuesday in Shallotte.

    The West Brunswick girls had a 38-36 lead through three quarters of their game, but the Lady Wildcats rallied for a 55-50 win.

    Tysheia Robinson and Morgan King scored 12 points each as New Hanover improved to 7-4 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference and 13-9 overall.

    Miranda Jenrette scored a game-high 14 points for West Brunswick (4-8 conference, 12-11 overall). Bre Gause added nine points and Sheena Suttlemyre had eight for the Lady Trojans.

  • Lady Trojans earn share of county championship

    LELAND—For a while Friday night it looked like the high school girls’ basketball game between West Brunswick and North Brunswick would follow the same path as the first meeting between the county rivals.

    When the teams played in December, West Brunswick built a 15-point lead in the first half only to crumble in the second half as North Brunswick escaped with a 51-49 win.

    In last week’s regular-season finale, the Lady Trojans built a 15-point lead in the first half only to see North Brunswick rally and take the lead in the fourth quarter.