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Today's News

  • Five employees who left special needs student at Wilmington park fired

    The five Brunswick County Schools employees who left a special needs student behind at a Wilmington park last month have been fired.

    South Brunswick High School employees Catherine Anderson, exceptional children’s (EC) teacher; Melanie Ashley, EC teacher; Nicholas Green, therapeutic assistant; Mable McKoy, EC teacher assistant/bus driver; and Morris Cook, Jr., therapeutic assistant, were terminated effectively immediately by the board of education Tuesday evening.

  • School transfer requests due by May 30

    Parents requesting their student(s) be allowed to attend a school outside their assigned district must have requests into the board of education by May 30.

  • Shallotte Cleaners employee retires after 34 years

    She’s lasted through three owners, varying responsibilities and generations of loyal customers, but April 29 marked Perlene Stanley’s last day on the job at Shallotte Cleaners.

    Stanley celebrated her final day after 34 years of service last week with a party provided by her bosses and co-workers.

  • Students learn the importance of driving safely

    This updates includes a correction version.  The previous version attributed information to an incorrect name.

    SHALLOTTE—It takes more than knowing the signs and rules of the road before being eligible to apply for a state permit or driver’s license.

  • South soccer team stays perfect in conference

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick scored five goals in the first 20 minutes and went on to beat Heide Trask 8-0 in a Waccamaw Conference soccer game Monday evening.

    The victory on Senior Night kept the Cougars unbeaten in the conference. They play their last conference game on May 6 at home against Fairmont.

    Junior Ashley Briggs scored the first goal five minutes into the game. Passes from sophomore Kelly Taylor and junior Jess Falor set up the goal.

  • Celebrating Mother's Day and remembering little moments that shape memories

    They were my favorite, although likely far from stylish. The red, onesie pajamas my mom had gotten me that year of my youth delighted me.

  • Watson pitches North to Waccamaw title

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—North Brunswick clinched the Waccamaw Conference baseball championship May 5 when it beat South Brunswick 9-3.

    Trey Watson pitched a no-hitter through five and one-third innings before giving up three hits and three runs in the sixth. Watson struck out three, walked one and hit two.

  • Two jewels in the sky; enjoy the stars for Mother's Day

    If you are looking for a gift for your mom for Mothers Day, give her the gift of time and some beautiful jewels. Spend some time outside this weekend looking at two jewels in the sky.

    Here’s how to locate them in the sky. First, enjoy the sunset and as the sun fades, the stars start to appear. As you look overhead and almost straight up, you’ll see Saturn. It is the brightest object and the second largest of the planets. Saturn is a great object to view in a telescope because you can see Saturn’s rings and larger moons.

  • When you say 'barbecue,' it means pulled pork to most Carolinians

    Every region of the country has its favorite style of barbecue. Our favorite is “pulled-pork,” the popular Southern cuisine.

    While you might think people in the South are into barbecuing more than most, it’s actually more popular with those in the Northeast part of the country, followed by the North Central region, the South and then the West.

  • Celebrating Mother's Day: Mothers push for family values

    When Mother’s Day rolls around, I remember my childhood attempts at crayoned cards loaded with hearts and promises of wondrous behavior. As the years passed, I graduated, if that is what is was, to commercially produced sentiments embellished with additional memories of my mom’s nurturing presence. Sometimes, the cards were replete with Victorian laciness. Sometimes, they were rife with modern comedy. Always, they were heartfelt.