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Today's News

  • Sports calendar

    West Brunswick calendar

    Subject to change

  • Community briefs

    ATMC adds HD channels

    ATMC Cable has added Nickelodeon HD and Comedy Central HD to its growing high definition channel lineup. Nickelodeon HD is on channel 917 and Comedy Central HD is on channel 948.

    Both are available at no extra cost to customers who subscribe to an Expanded Basic Package or higher and a HD receiver or DVR with a HD television. The addition of these two new HD channels brings the high definition lineup to a total of 65, with more coming soon.

  • Americans have the right to see the Osama bin Laden death photo

    Last week the White House announced President Barack Obama would not release a photo of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

  • Support your friends and family; come to Relay for Life

    Cancer.

    Unfortunately, it’s likely most who read this know someone who has been affected by this horrific disease.

  • Holden Beach Chapel celebrates half a century of service

    Perhaps no town in North Carolina exercises the freedom of religion part of the First Amendment as much as Holden Beach.

    All denominations will come together to celebrate the Holden Beach Chapel’s 50th anniversary Sunday.

  • District Court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on April 27, 28, 29 and May 2, 3 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, April 27

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Holden Beach talks about a federal transportation grant

    Holden Beach commissioners took no action on a town staff proposal to apply for a federal transportation grant, during their meeting at town hall Tuesday night.

    The deadline for applying for the grant is May 20, so commissioners in effect said they need more time to study what recreational uses can be made of land the town recently acquired.

  • West Brunswick soccer team gets improbable victory in playoffs

     GOLDSBORO—Playing without its leading scorer and with a freshman goalkeeper, the West Brunswick High School soccer team upset Eastern Wayne 1-0 May 10 in a first-round game of the NCHSAA Class 3A state playoffs.

    “I can’t think of (a victory) that’s better,” said an elated Laura Hickman, coach of the Trojans, a team with two seniors on its 17-player roster.

  • Honored for going above the call of duty everyday

     SHALLOTTE—Nancy Hewett thought she was having a heart attack as she drove along N.C. 130 toward Shallotte.

    She was trying desperately to get herself to the hospital. As symptoms worsened, Hewett’s vehicle swerved, catching the attention of a passing sheriff’s deputy. He began to follow her vehicle.

    Hewett pulled to the side of the road. She was going to wait for her husband to come and pick her up. Fate had other plans.

    “I was sweating profusely and I was extremely pale,” Hewett said.

  • How many birds are too many?

    SHALLOTTE—How many birds are too many?

    According to local birding couple John (Jack) and Phyllis Sexton, when it comes to purple martins there is no such thing as too many.

    “We didn’t know what a purple martin was until we moved south,” Jack Sexton said.

    The couple moved to the Carolinas in 1989 from New Jersey after retiring and became involved in a bird club.