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Today's News

  • Brunswick County graduates new class

    Seniors throughout the county ended their high school careers this weekend as they accepted diplomas and graduated from Brunswick County high schools.

    Brunswick County Academy graduated 19 students—its third class of seniors—during its commencement service Friday night. West Brunswick High School graduated nearly 300 students Saturday afternoon.

    Brunswick County Academy

    Thirteen students participated in Brunswick County Academy’s graduation ceremony Friday night, which was at the school.

  • Calabash Town Hall evacuated

    CALABASH—Town Hall was evacuated Thursday afternoon after employees detected a burning odor inside the building on Persimmon Road.

    Calabash Fire Department, EMS and Sunset Beach Fire Department responded to an emergency call that went out around 3:15 p.m.

    Town administrator Jeremy Cribb said a malfunctioning fluorescent light ballast apparently was the source of the problem.

    Employees were allowed to return to the building after the problem was checked by fire officials and two light ballasts replaced, Cribb said.

  • Bolivia fisherman wins Sudan Daredevils Flounder Tournament

    Wes Knox, of Bolivia, finished first in the 26th annual Sudan Daredevils Flounder Tournament. He caught a 29.77-inch flounder that weighed 11.14 pounds. He won $1,500.

    The Sudan Daredevils of the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club put on the tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday. Awards were handed out Saturday night at the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department.

    Twenty-eight county children are receiving free care from the Shriners, who dedicated this tournament to Vernon Ward.

  • Artist McCune transforms Ocean Isle Beach driftwood into furniture

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Strolling the west end of Ocean Isle Beach eight years ago, metal sculptor and artist David McCune noticed a hulking chunk of wood drifting in the water.

    Bulky and battered by the restless surf, the unwieldy lumber was not something to catch the attention of an unseeing eye. But McCune saw potential.

    He asked town officials if he could have the wood, and permission was granted.

    “They would rather me deal with it than them,” he said.

  • Memories of a visit to Cooperstown

    I just received an e-mail from the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. They are having a new event on Father’s Day this year, the Hall of Fame Classic. This game will consist of old-timers and not-so-old-timers. They will play the game at Doubleday Field.

    Some of the scheduled players are Bob Feller, Phil Niekro, Ferguson Jenkins, Brooks Robinson, Paul Molitor, Steve Finley and Kevin Maas.

  • Trojans hold off Post 68 in the rain

    LELAND—The West Trojan Junior American Legion baseball team beat Leland Post 68 6-4 Monday evening.

    West (4-4) scored its first run in the third inning. Damian Burney led off and was hit by a pitch from Tommy Price. Josh Cortes singled him to second. Burney scored when there was an error when Markel Jones reached on a fielder’s choice. Leland ended the game by getting a bases-loaded double play by Price, catcher Matt Lowy and first baseman Zack Mintz.

  • Leland Post 68 wins two of four games

    The Leland Post 68 American Legion baseball team won two of four games last week, improving to 3-4. Summaries are below.

    POST 68 9

    WALLACE 3

    Post 68 scored five runs in the sixth inning en route to winning 9-3 Friday at Wallace.

    Adam Herring finished 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Logan Tripp was 1-for-3 and scored three runs. Ryan Morgan was 2-for-3 with a two-run double. Mikhail Wheeler had a two-run single.

  • Disney’s 'High School Musical' to come to Brunswick County

    Disney’s hit musical “High School Musical” is coming to Brunswick County for one weekend only, June 26-28 at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Produced by the South Brunswick High School Musical Theatre Company, the stage version of “High School Musical” is based on the television movie, and includes many of the same characters, songs and dialogue.

    The production will also feature set pieces ordered from Disney, which will exactly replicate the movie set.

  • Child Nutrition to end year more than $8,000 in the black

    Despite a tough financial year, Child Nutrition Services of Brunswick County Schools finished the year with more than an $8,000 profit.

    Director Tina Ward estimated earlier this year the department would most likely end the year with a $20,925 deficit, after operating with more than a $100,000 deficit during the 2008-2009 school year. She announced during the board of education’s operations committee meeting Monday the department ended the year with an $8,892 profit.

  • Brunswick County hosts third annual Hurricane Forum

    Say hello to Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Erika and Fred. Be prepared to possibly meet Grace, Henri, Ida, Joaquin, Kate and Larry, Mindy and Nicholas, too.

    All are hurricane names for this season, and according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we can expect between nine and 14 named storms this year. NOAA also predicts between four and seven hurricanes this year, with one to three being “major.”