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  • Outrage over firing lingers as interim school superintendent takes helm

     BOLIVIA — Although it was the Brunswick County Board of Education’s first official meeting under interim superintendent Les Tubb, it was the superintendent the members recently fired who was the point of contention with several concerned parents and community members at a Tuesday, Dec. 2, regular scheduled meeting at the county commissioners’ chambers in Bolivia.

    The board’s decision to terminate Dr. Edward Pruden’s contract last month sparked outrage from the community, which spilled over into Tuesday night’s meeting.

  • Local artists flood the streets on Black Friday

     SHALLOTTE — Brunswick County artists sure know how to brighten Black Friday.

    The artists lined the streets and parking lots of Shallotte with donated artwork the day after Thanksgiving for the inaugural Flood the Streets with Art Black Friday event.

  • Volunteers prepare Thanksgiving meals for seniors

     SHALLOTTE — Many seniors in Brunswick County weren’t able to leave their homes on Thanksgiving, so local volunteers brought a taste of the holiday to them.

  • Ash man sought in nightclub shooting

     Investigators are looking for a 27-year-old Ash man accused of shooting a Supply man at a Shallotte nightclub about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 30.

    Deontray Tremel Bryant, of Plainview Drive, is wanted on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Bryant is accused of shooting 26-year-old Nikko Hankins at Remedy’s Lounge, a nightclub off N.C. 130/Holden Beach Road.

  • Duo accused of stealing more than $1M in property in three counties

     Detectives have arrested a couple accused of committing more than 100 break-ins in three counties.

  • Calabash greenskeeper dies at Sunset Beach golf course

     A Calabash man drowned while working at a Sunset Beach golf course Friday morning, Nov. 28.

    Forty-six-year-old Juan Luis Morales-Ambrosio, who was working as a greenskeeper at Ocean Ridge Plantation, was operating a three-wheel Gator lawn maintenance vehicle in a sandtrap on Hole No. 5 of Tiger’s Eye Golf Course when the vehicle went into the water, deputy coroner Dave Crocker said.

    Morales-Ambrosio was pulled from the water by coworkers and friends at 8:35 a.m. and was pronounced dead at 8:51 a.m. The cause of death is drowning, Crocker said.

  • Missing woman sought

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are asking for the community's assistance in locating a woman missing from Calabash.

  • New Calabash EMS Thrift Store site breaks sales records

    Calabash EMS Thrift Store has a new location.

    The store, which provides funding for Calabash EMS, is now in a former restaurant building at 10001 Beach Drive.

    A grand re-opening and ribbon cutting for the new store took place last Saturday, Nov. 29, drawing a record crowd in the process.

    “We broke all one-day sales records in the entire history of our organization,” Calabash EMS board president Troy Thorup said of the post-Thanksgiving weekend event.

  • Shallotte sign-maker breathing easier after double-lung transplant

    For Buddy Norris, it was the most thankful of Thanksgivings.

    After years of waiting and praying, the Shallotte sign maker was rushed to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta last week to get a new set of lungs.

    Norris, 52, had been awaiting a double-lung transplant after struggling with the effects of pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive illness for which there is no cure and little treatment.

    On Nov. 24, three days before Thanksgiving, the prayers of Norris, his family and hundreds of well-wishers were finally answered.

  • Sunset Beach gets an 'above average' audit

    SUNSET BEACH — The town has passed muster with a Wilmington auditor who gave a presentation at town council’s monthly meeting Monday night, Dec. 1.

    Auditor Greg Adams of Thompson, Price, Scott, Adams & Co. said there were no significant deficiencies and the town was “above state average” in collections.

    The biggest financial losses, he said, were transfers to park and streetscape funds in the past 2013-2014 fiscal year ending this past June 30.