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Today's News

  • Practice conservation year-round, not just during drought

    Whether we are suffering through a prolonged drought as we are now or just trying to have your garden make it through the sweltering summers of the Carolinas, wise use of water is important.

    Practicing water conservation not only helps protect the environment but also saves money and provides for optimum growing conditions.

  • Pushing centipedegrass to the brink of disaster

    Our typically erratic late winter temperatures may have your centipede pushed to the brink of disaster. We have problems just about every year with low temperature injury during the spring “green up” period. Keeping the nitrogen rates low, avoiding pre-emergence herbicides, and mowing at the right height can help minimize these “winter kill” problems.

  • Correct moisture trouble

    Homeowners with excess moisture in their crawl spaces often wage war with wood-destroying organisms, such as wood-decaying fungi, termites and wood-boring beetles. But winning the war means first solving the moisture problem, not battling the bugs and fungi.

  • Margaret Guerrina

    Margaret Britton Guerrina, 90, of Southport, formerly of Myrtle Beach, S.C., died in her sleep Feb. 23, at Brunswick Community Hospital after a short illness.

    She was born July 20, 1917, in Petersburg, Va., to Frederick W. and Lottie Morris Britton. She was raised in Petersburg and Waverly, Va.

    After graduation from Farmville State Teacher’s College (now Longwood University) in June, 1939, she taught high school in Chuckatuck, Va., until she married U.S. Army Air Corps Capt. Albert S. Guerrina at Cochran Field, Macon, Ga., on Aug. 3, 1942.

  • Cross-country amputee reaches the beach in Brunswick

    He calls them his “C-legs,” and he’s been running cross-country on them since last July.

    Monday, Eugene Roberts, a double amputee and Marine injured in Vietnam, also found his sea legs as he went for a run on his specially made prosthetic legs next to the ocean at Holden Beach.

  • Former coach resigns

    A teacher who has been with Brunswick County Schools for more than 27 years has resigned.

    Mike Dumas, a physical education teacher at North Brunswick High School, resigned effective March 4. Dumas was on paid suspension since Nov. 28, 2007. Details about the nature of the suspension have not been made public.

    The announcement was made as part of the Brunswick County Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday night.

  • Assistant fired

    A Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School teacher assistant has been terminated.

    The Brunswick County Board of Education voted to accept personnel changes Tuesday night. One of the changes included terminating Anna Stanley, a teacher assistant and bus driver at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School.

    Terry Chestnutt, assistant superintendent of human resources, said the board was unable to comment on the nature of Stanley’s termination due to general statute personnel laws.

  • More parents unhappy with Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School

    Carrie Stewart removed her child from Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School last year. Her daughter was diagnosed with a seizure disorder and often missed school due to her symptoms.

    Stewart said the school denied her daughter the medical testing she needed, but said her daughter would not pass the third grade due to the number of days she missed. Teachers also told her daughter she was going to have to repeat the grade, she said.

  • Gilbert now allowed inside school

    Ray Gilbert is now allowed inside Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School.

    The Brunswick County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to permit Gilbert into the school for functions in which his children are involved.

    According to a resolution the board passed in December, Gilbert had been banned from all school property except the central office to conduct board business and the carpool lane at Jessie Mae Monroe to pick up his children.

  • Projects at county complex moving on track

    LELAND—Several construction and expansion projects planned for the Brunswick County Complex in Bolivia are on track and nearing completion.

    The new administration building is almost done, county manager Marty Lawing told commissioners at their three-day budget retreat last week at Magnolia Greens.

    When the new administration building is complete, it will feature new commissioners chambers.