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Today's News

  • Undefeated Cedar Grove Middle School boys basketball team brings home championship

    SUPPLY—For a basketball team to play the entire season undefeated and win the championship game “just doesn’t happen,” Cedar Grove basketball coach Mark Deese said.

    But the Cedar Grove Middle School boys’ basketball team beat all odds and ended the season with a 10-0 record. The team won eight regular season games and two in the final tournament, which included the championship game against Shallotte Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 17.

  • DSS board begins interviewing director candidates

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Board of Social Services have begun to interview candidates for the department’s next director.

    Since board members voted to fire longtime DSS director Jamie Orrock in October 2010, Neil Walters has been serving as interim DSS director, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department as well as reviewing candidate applications with board members.

    On Friday, Feb. 25, board members began interviewing candidates, Walters said.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South’s Matt Craven finishes third in state wrestling tourney

     GREENSBORO—South Brunswick High School senior Matt Craven finished third in the 119-pound class Saturday in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state wrestling championships.

    Craven had the highest finish of the seven Cougars at the tournament.

  • West’s Dellinger fourth in state wrestling tourney

     GREENSBORO—West Brunswick High School junior Ronnie Dellinger had the best finish of the four Trojans at the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state wrestling championships. Dellinger finished fourth and ended the season 39-3.

    At 103 pounds Dellinger opened the state championship by beating Morehead’s Daniel Trent 15-0 in 4 minutes, 20 seconds. Dellinger then faced North Iredell sophomore Matthew Tutterrow, and he beat Dellinger 6-4 in overtime. Tutterrow went on to finish second in the championship.

  • BCC trustees ask for new policy regarding bid processes

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick Community College Trustees are asking members of the building and grounds committee to come up with a policy that will ensure all project bids will be handled similarly following questions regarding a recent bidding process.

  • South’s Levi Prince signs with Livingstone

     Levi Prince, the starting fullback for the South Brunswick Cougar football team, has signed a letter of intent to play football at Livingstone College in Salisbury.

    “I looked at Pembroke and Catawba colleges,” Prince said, “but chose Livingstone because they offered me a full scholarship. I’m thrilled to be going to Livingstone and plan on looking at sports therapy in the long run. But as long as I can play football for the next four years, I will be happy.”

  • Ports projected to be more than 152 percent over capacity by 2034

    North Carolina isn’t the only state in the market to expand its port systems.

    No Port Southport recently commissioned William J. Davis, professor of civil environment engineering from The Citadel, to offer an analysis of current port data. He analyzed South Atlantic Container terminals by means of capacity, growth and expansion.

    On Monday evening, Davis presented his findings to No Port Southport at a public meeting. For the purposes of the study, Davis looked closely at North Carolina’s competitors in the container business.

  • Shallotte planning board discusses 2011 priority list

    Shallotte—The planning board discussed its 2011 priorities Tuesday evening.

    There are 15 items on the list the board will attempt to accomplish this year. The list is organized into three categories by priority—high, medium and low.

    Several items on the list are items the board worked on in 2010 but would like to further pursue in 2011.

    No actions were taken during the meeting.

    The number one item on the priority list is amending and updating the central business-zoning district to implement the vision plan.

  • Even more delays for Smith Avenue

    Construction was scheduled to be completed before 2011—meaning drivers in Shallotte wouldn’t still be navigating the orange traffic barrels and cones lining Main Street. And local businesses would have their entrance and exit accesses back for customers.

  • Brunswick Beacon named best in class in North Carolina

    The Brunswick Beacon has been named best in its class in North Carolina.

    Last Thursday, Feb. 17, the Beacon’s news team received first-place honors in the North Carolina Press Association’s 2010 News, Editorial and Photojournalism Contest.

    In winning first place general excellence for newspapers circulation more than 10,000, judges said, “I chose the Beacon because of breadth of coverage, sharp, reader-friendly design and good editing.”