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Today's News

  • Gossett, Cumbee 1-2 in Seneca 400 race

    Supply drivers finished 1-2 in Street Stocks during the Seneca 400 weekend of racing at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    According to results from the speedway, Clay Gossett was first and Dean Cumbee second in the Nov. 22 race. Kent Bellamy was third, David Hatchell fourth and two-time track champion Tommy Poole fifth.

    In Mini-Stocks, Brian Powell was first, followed by Lucas Williams, Chad Campbell and track champion Dub Fulford of Shallotte. Harry Floyd, of Ash, was seventh; Jason Floyd, of Ash, ninth; and Willie Fulford of Supply, 10th, in the 27-car race.

  • Maintain—don’t gain—Join the holiday weight challenge

    This is the third year the North Carolina Division of Public Health is promoting a holiday weight challenge.

    All North Carolinians are encouraged to maintain their current weight during the upcoming holiday season. The challenge will be referred to as “Eat Smart, Move More... Maintain, Don’t Gain.” You can join the six-week online challenge for free at: www.MyEatSmartMoveMore.com.

    You will receive a free weekly newsletter full of tips, ideas, recipes and other helpful tracking tools. To help you get started for the holidays, try the following tips:

  • New Web site set up to defend school start law

    The North Carolina School Start Coalition has unveiled a new Web site, ncschoolstart.org, to inform voters and legislators of what the coalition says is the need to maintain the state’s school calendar law.

    Tourism officials say the law has had a positive effect on Brunswick County, and they are supporting the coalition’s efforts.

  • Existing home sales increase over October 2007, drop from previous month

    Brunswick County had a 96 percent increase in existing home sales in October compared to the previous year, the N.C. Association of Realtors recently announced.

    Brunswick County agents sold 159 homes in October 2008, compared to 81 the previous year, resulting in a 74 percent increase in dollars, from $23.46 million to $40.9 million.

    The average cost of a home in Brunswick County dropped from $289,695 in October of 2007 to $257,369 in 2008.

    The number of homes sold was down slightly from September of this year, when sales topped 170.

  • Fundraiser planned for Stanley family

    A fundraiser has been planned for Ken Stanley and his son Elijah, whose home burned down in a fire Nov. 17.

    Ken’s wife, Joan Stanley, 49, died in the fire, and their Hen Cove Avenue home was destroyed. While the cause of the fire has yet to be determined, investigators believe it was a cooking related fire, which originated in the kitchen.

    Alan Lewis, Shallotte alderman and president of East Coast Engineering and Surveying in Shallotte, said East Coast Engineering has organized a fundraiser to help the Stanley family.

  • Fire destroys Leland home while family is on vacation

    Just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday, a fire destroyed a Leland home.

    No one was in the home when it caught fire.

    According to Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner, the family who lives in the home was out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday when the blaze destroyed the home on South Navassa Road.

  • Holden Beach lawsuit moved to federal court

    A pending lawsuit against the town of Holden Beach has been moved from Brunswick County Superior Court to U.S. District Court.

    The now-federal lawsuit was first filed in Brunswick County Superior Court on Oct. 8, and alleges gender discrimination, wrongful termination, violations of the N.C. Wage and Hour Act and common-law violations of negligent infliction of emotional distress.

    Terri Oxford, the plaintiff, worked for the Holden Beach Police Department from 1999 until 2008. She claims in the lawsuit she was denied a promotion and wages because she is female.

  • Changing of the guard

    BOLIVIA—The new, all-GOP Brunswick County Board of Commissioners convened Monday night, but not before bidding farewell to outgoing county commissioners.

    Before new commissioners Scott Phillips and Charles Warren took their oaths of office, Tom Rabon and May Moore were honored for their longtime service to Brunswick County.

  • Commissioners OK public utilities field operations center

    BOLIVIA—County commissioners on Monday approved a $4.6 million field operations center for the county’s public utilities department.

    Tabled at the commissioners’ last meeting, board members approved the construction contract for the field operations center with John S. Clark Co.

  • 95-year-old Calabash veteran hasn't forgotten Dec. 7, 1941

    CALABASH—With Pearl Harbor remembrances slated Sunday at the local VFW and Battleship North Carolina, 95-year-old Tony De Biase is among veterans who will never forget Dec. 7, 1941.

    The retired civil engineer and World War II Navy Sea Bee officer hadn’t been recruited yet when he first heard about the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, but he heard about it on the radio.