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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach town official investigated for conflict of interest

    SUNSET BEACH—A state agency has been investigating a conflict-of-interest complaint filed against Sunset Beach Chief Building Inspector Jeff Curtis.

    The North Carolina Department of Insurance and Office of State Fire Marshal is investigating the complaint filed Dec. 3 by Michael Dean Woolard, a local heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractor from Sunset Beach, according to agency spokeswoman Kerry Hall.

  • All commissioners need to adhere to code of ethics

    In December, the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners adopted a code of conduct for county employees and a code of ethics for board members.
    The code of ethics, which was mandated counties adopt per the General Assembly, specified county commissioners should no longer serve on county boards because of possible conflicts of interest. 
    The exception to this was boards where law mandated a commissioner serve. For Brunswick County, that is the county’s board of health.

  • Middle school wrestlers compete in tourney at West Brunswick

     STAFF REPORT

    Wrestlers from four county middle schools and from Socastee, S.C., competed Saturday in the annual middle school wrestling tournament at West Brunswick High School.

    Team scores were not kept, but Leland Middle School wrestlers won four titles, South Brunswick Middle School wrestlers won three titles, Shallotte Middle School wrestlers won three titles and Cedar Grove Middle School wrestlers won two titles. Socastee, S.C., wrestlers won four titles.

  • Board members, superintendent visit county schools

    Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education and Superintendent Edward Pruden visited area schools Friday.

    Board vice-chairperson Charlie Miller said board members try to visit all schools as a group every year. Although scheduling time to visit 19 schools can be challenging, he said board members need to be visible and know what's going on inside classrooms.

  • Blunt, McGowan lead BCC past Lenoir

     Danielle Blunt scored 26 points and Chelsea McGowan 15 as the Brunswick Community College women’s basketball beat Lenoir Community College 70-61 Jan. 26 on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    BCC (8-8) overcame the loss of center/forward Shaquitta Jones to beat the Lancers. The Lady Dolphins led 45-40 early in the second half when Jones suffered an injury to her right ankle during a scramble for the basketball.

  • Bowling news

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOWLING CENTER SCORES

    McDonalds’ Amusement Classic, Jan. 17: Keith Croom 222, 246, 258, 726 series; Wayne Branch 252, 195, 244, 691 series; Marvin Hedgspeth 203, 221, 257, 681 series; Steve Keifer 256; Dawn Clardy 189, 222, 577 series; Karen Moshoures 186, 192, 554 Series; Dar Anuszewski 175.

  • In the cold, redfish can be caught in creeks

    The weather hasn’t been the best for fishing thus far in 2011, though local waters have not stopped producing nice redfish in the back creeks. When the weather allows it, this action is available for those hardy enough to seek it.

  • Mike Holsea scores ace

    Mike Holsea aced the 17th hole at Brierwood Golf Club on Jan. 20. He used a 6-iron on the 165-yard hole. Playing in his foursome were Mona Dye Boob, Ron Boob, Walter Brennan and Billy Payne. Mike, who has an 8 handicap, has been playing for nearly 40 years and this was his first ace.    

  • Scores, highlights of golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a two low nets tournament Jan. 12 at Eagle Nest. Finishing in first with a score of 125 was the team of Roger Dunham, Hal Riebesehl, Bob Smith and Paul Michal. In second with a 126 was Jim Beairsto, Reese Evans, Gary Gutheil and Dennis McCann. Lowest gross for the day was Reese Evans (89). Lowest nets for the day were Dennis McCann, 63, and Bob Smith, 69. Dennis McCann was voted golfer of the week.

    BRIERWOOD

  • Al Arrigoni leaving The First Tee of Brunswick County

    Al Arrigoni, executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County, host of Tee Time with Al Arrigoni on the ATMC cable network, golf coach and mentor to dozens of kids and a friend of many, is leaving.