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Today's News

  • One flawed inning costs Dolphins win

    SHALLOTTE—Call it Murphy’s Law compounded.

    If something can go wrong, it will—and usually multiple times in the same inning.

    Brunswick Community College cautiously rode a 1-0 lead for five innings before unraveling in the sixth and falling 5-1 to Lenoir Community College Saturday afternoon.

    “We weren’t able to make the plays,” Brunswick coach Robbie Allen said. “We couldn’t at that point and time get to where we could field it and throw it and catch it, and it just snowballed.”

  • West Brunswick Sports Round-up

    Baseball

    WEST BRUNSWICK 9

    WHITE OAK 2

    West Brunswick’s Wally Kamfolt hit a home run and drove in two runs in his 2-for-4 day at the plate. Jay Gause hit a home run and went 2-for-4 for the winners. He also was the winning pitcher.

    WEST BRUNSWICK 7

    JACKSONVILLE 8

    Wally Kamfolt blasted a grand slam against Jacksonville to pick up four RBI. West coach Mike Alderson said it was the first grand slam of the season for the Trojans.

    Softball

    WEST BRUNSWICK 18

    JACKSONVILLE 0

  • Stanley signs with Drake

    A Texas player with family ties to Brunswick County has signed with Drake University.

    Craig Stanley will play for the Missouri Valley Conference champion Bulldogs next season.

    Craig's father is Elton Stanley, the brother of Joe and Moe Stanley of Shallotte. His sister is Dianne Gatewood, and his grandparents were the late Earl and Alma Stanley of Shallotte.

    Craig Stanley lives in Plano, Texas, and played the last two seasons for Collin County Community College in Plano.

    Stanley was a 5-foot-11, 170-pound point guard.

  • Oak Island offers good spots for bird viewing

    For Oak Island residents and vacationing birders alike, the island offers a number of good sites for finding and photographing birds.

    Ocean, dune, estuarine, salt marsh and maritime forest habitats host a wide variety of birds—and a mix of species that slowly but continually changes as seasons change—sometimes almost weekly.

    Fall migration and winter offer the most exciting experiences; however, spring and summer offer the return of special breeding birds like painted buntings.

  • Arson suspected in blazes

    SUPPLY—Three mobile home fires swept through a Supply neighborhood in less than 48 hours last weekend.

    Arson is suspected in all three.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office incident reports, the first fire was reported just before 6 p.m. Friday at 2325 N. Bluebeard Trail. Later that evening, around 8:30 p.m., the second fire was reported at 2345 N. Bluebeard Trail.

    On Sunday, the third fire was reported around 5:30 p.m. at a home at 2350 N. Bluebeard Trail.

  • Remembering David Sandifer

    Brunswick County Commissioners Chairman David Sandifer, who died last Friday, was remembered Monday for his unwavering commitment to the community.

    The Rev. Phil Norris, a fellow county commissioner who officiated Sandifer’s memorial service, relived Sandifer’s commitment to his family, his friends and his extended family—the citizens of Brunswick County.

  • Brunswick County precincts to have organizational meetings

    Five Brunswick County Democratic Party precincts will have their organizational meetings at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, according to Vernon Ward, chairman of the Brunswick County Democratic Party.

    Hood Creek will meet in the Hood Creek Community Building, 3640 Maco Road; Belville will meet at the Belville Elementary School; Bolivia will meet at the Shrine Club, 596 Midway Road; Oak Island 2 will meet at the Oak Island Recreation Center, 3003 E. Oak Island Dr.; and The Shingletree 1 polling place has been moved to Sea Trail Shingletree 1.

  • County to accept credit cards for utility payments

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County will now accept credit cards for utility payments and customers will be able to use them in the cafeteria at the county complex.

    County commissioners on Monday voted to approve two contracts which would allow the county to begin accepting debit and credit card payments and payments by electronic check.

    County finance director Ann Hardy said utility customers who opt to pay by credit card would be charged a $2 transaction fee per $100 payment.

  • BEMC awards community grants

    Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) recently announced the winners of 2008 BEMC Community Grants.

    Now in its sixth year, the program has awarded more than $147,000 to help local agencies and groups with worthwhile programs providing vital educational, social, cultural and economic development services to citizens in the BEMC service area.

    Grants are made to organization, not individuals, and range from $500-$2,500. This year’s grants totaled $22,465 to 16 area groups.

  • Business briefs

    Chase hires Good and Morrow

    Chase, a residential housing lender, has announced the hiring of two new loan officers for its Wilmington/Brunswick County mortgage office, 10020 Beach Drive SW in Calabash.

    Mary Ellen Good, an industry veteran with 10 years of experience, is a resident of Sunset Beach. She attended Laroche College and is a member of the South Brunswick Islands Rotary and the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    Good can be reached at 620-3706 or e-mail mary.ellen.good@chase.com.