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Today's News

  • West loses to Pfafftown Raiders

     The West Brunswick Junior American Legion Baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh but lost 6-5 to the Pfafftown Raiders Friday night.

    West, playing without starting infielder Markel Jones (left shoulder surgery) and eliminated from the qualifying for the playoffs, trailed 6-3 in the seventh, but with one out Hunter Howard and Khalil Gause walked.

  • Chucky Brown tells campers to work hard on and off the court

    LELAND—Hanging on a wall above an exit at the North Brunswick High School gym is the Houston Rockets’ Chucky Brown shooting a jump over Danny Ferry. When Brown returned to his high school alma mater Friday for the Clarence Brown North Brunswick  Basketball Camp—named in honor of his dad—one of the campers asked Brown whether he made the shot. Brown pointed toward the poster.

    “I made the shot,” he said.

    Some of the campers reacted, as if the answer had settled a bet.

  • Candidates file for municipal elections

    BOLIVIA—Candidates have wasted no time as filing for November's municipal elections opened at noon Friday.

    Candidates among the first to file Friday at the Brunswick County Board of Elections include: Brenda Bozeman, Leland mayoral race; John Russo, Carolina Shores commissioner; Sara McCullough, Shallotte mayor’s race; Debbie Smith, Ocean Isle Beach mayor; Bob Williams, Ocean Isle Beach commissioner; Mary Knight, Calabash mayor's race; Daria Buccilli and Charles “Buddy” Walton Jr., Calabash commissioners' races.

  • Candidates file for municipal elections

  • District Court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on June 15, 16 and 20 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, June 15

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Silas Emanuel Acosta, PG improper equipment.

  • Calabash American Legion helps with Ronald McDonald House

    With a little good-natured competition, the 329 local American Legion Posts of North Carolina collect pull-tabs over the course of the year, which are brought in at the June convention and fall and mid-winter conferences where they are weighed and taken for recycling. Proceeds benefit The Ronald McDonald House of Durham.

  • St. James Service Club donates scholarships

    The St. James Service Club recently announced the awarding of $2,000 scholarships to six high school seniors through its scholarship program. Receiving scholarships were: Esly Nunez-Cornejo and Anna Ga-Wai Zeng from West Brunswick High School; Mackensie J. Pless and Kalani Doyle from South Brunswick High School; Alexia Shank from North Brunswick High School; and Caleb Strassberg from Brunswick Early College High School.

  • Religion briefs

    Zion Baptist plans jubilee
    Zion Baptist Church, 2668 Whiteville Road NW in Ash, will host the Brunswick Gospel Jubilee beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, July 8. Refreshments will follow in the fellowship hall. Come and enjoy the songs about Jesus and fellowship with other Christians. Call Billy Hill at 209-4927.

  • When a mountain is in your path, do not sit at its foot and cry

    Interestingly, I received a message containing the African proverb, “When a mountain is in your path, do not sit at its foot and cry. Get up and climb it.”
    Meant as encouragement, the statement came to me precisely at the moment when my personal mountain of pain and disability had me prostrate at its foot crying my heart out. Discouragement and despair marked my waking moments and disturbed what little sleep I could muster. All was not well, no matter the empowering words I had been given. On this day, I could not receive them.

  • Students earn honors, get awards at Waccamaw School

    Waccamaw School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period of the school year. The following students were honored:
    Principal’s award
    Kindergarten: Jazmine Garcia, Guadalupe Nava, Hailee Townsend.
    First grade: Daelyn Fairley, Jonathan Scott, Trevor Tucholski.
    Second grade: Luis Noyola, Nathan Parker, Ashley Purcell.
    Third grade: Brody Hughes, Ashlyn Gore, Joanna Peralto, Alex Vargas.
    Fourth grade: Sandy Noyola Andrea Dutton Yuleidi Nunez.