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Today's News

  • West softball team beats Hoggard in season opener

     The West Brunswick girls’ softball used hitting, pitching and defense to rout the Hoggard Vikings 12-2 March 1 for its opening day victory.

    “We are young, and this year for the first time in many years do not have a dominating pitcher,” West coach Joe Noble said before the game. “There is no Carly White to fall back on. We only have one senior, Paige Ward, and all of the rest are sophomores or juniors—and only five are juniors.

  • Break-ins, thefts reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated two separate break-ins and thefts reported Feb. 25.

    •Sometime overnight, glass was broken out of a car on Medcalf Drive. Cash in the amount of $101 in a red billfold was stolen.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny were reported at two condominiums at the end of Park Road. Taken were an Xbox with connector and controller and a Toshiba laptop computer.

  • Rescued pelicans to be released Saturday in Ocean Isle Beach

    Two rescued pelicans injured by frostbite are scheduled to return to the town where they were found this coming Saturday.

    The pelican release is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Sharky’s Restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach, according to Janie Withers of Paws-Ability, a nonprofit group that provides financial support for assorted animal causes in Brunswick County.

    The pelicans have been treated and are recuperating at Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter on Oak Island.

  • Curbside recycling is focus of special Carolina Shores meeting March 10

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town residents will have an opportunity next week to learn more about possible changes to Brunswick County’s recycling program.

    A town meeting on the possibility is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Calabash Fire Department.

    The event is part of the county’s process of meeting with municipalities to see whether they wish to participate in a curbside recycling program, Carolina Shores Mayor Stephen Selby is quoted in a press release.

  • Carolina Shores workshop Monday, meeting March 10

    CAROLINA SHORES—New town administrator Mike Hargett will take part in his first monthly workshop with the town board of commissioners at 10 a.m. next Monday, March 7.

    The workshop will be followed by commissioners’ monthly meeting, scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, March 10.

     

     

  • First stewardship award set for March 8 in Calabash

    CALABASH—Mayor Anthony Clemmons is poised to bestow the town’s first stewardship award next week.

    Clemmons said the new award, designed to recognize someone who has gone above and beyond in contributing to the community, will be given at the town board of commissioners’ upcoming monthly meeting Tuesday, March 8.

    The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Sanborn Hall at Calabash Town Hall, 882 Persimmon Road.

  • Board settles lawsuit with former employee who claimed racism

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education decided to settle a lawsuit filed against them by a former employee who claimed racism was a factor in her termination.

    Board chairperson Shirley Babson announced the board decided to settle a lawsuit filed by Anna Stanley, former Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School teacher assistant and bus driver, for $26,000.

  • Chamber plans annual meeting

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, celebrating 35 years of service to the community will be at 5:30 p.m. March 10 at the Sea Trail Convention Center. The meeting’s theme will be “Reflections of the Past, Present and Future.”

    Tickets are $40 per person and $330 for a reserved table of eight. Current, past and present members are encouraged to attend for the passing of the gavel, awards, presentation, dinner and dancing. Business dress attire is required.

  • Students make A/B honor roll at West Brunswick

    West Brunswick High School has announced the following students have been named to its A/B honor roll for the second nine-weeks of the school year:

  • Students make A honor roll at West Brunswick

    West Brunswick High School has announced the following students have been named to its A honor roll for the second nine-weeks of the school year: