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Today's News

  • Services highlight Memorial Day weekend

    Several ceremonies are planned in the area this week in observance of Memorial Day.

    CALABASH

    Memorial Day ceremonies include two in Calabash, both starting at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30.

    One ceremony will be at the Calabash Fire Department on Persimmon Road and N.C. 179.

    The program, co-sponsored by the fire department and Calabash American Legion Post 503, will honor military from all branches and eras, especially those who gave their lives in service to our country.

  • Heated exchange over fire proceeds in Calabash

    CALABASH— Clashes have erupted in Calabash over ABC proceeds for the local fire department and hurricane readiness.

    At a fire department board meeting last week, department officials said proceeds from the town’s ABC store are down nearly 60 percent from last year.

    “We don’t know why, but that’s what they say,” said board president Jennings Edge.

  • McCumbee third in ARCA road race in New Jersey

     Chad McCumbee finished third in the ARCA racing series’ ModSpace 150 Sunday in Millville, N.J.

    McCumbee, driving the No. 1 ModSpace Ford, started fifth on the 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway at New Jersey Motorsports Park and moved into second on the first lap. He ran in the top five all day and finished third after making a pass on the final lap of the event sponsored by his car sponsor.

    This was McCumbee’s third straight top-10 finish and his first top-five in his second stint with Andy Belmont Racing, which began last April.

  • Batts wins silver in triple jump; Fisher gets bronze in long jump

    GREENSBORO—North Brunswick High School senior Jamelle Batts finished second in the long jump at the NCHSAA Class 2A state track and field meet Saturday at North Carolina A&T State University.

    Batts jumped 44 feet, 9 inches. The winning mark at 45-10.

    “I was winning the whole time,” Batts said, “and the guy who got first place had never jumped 44 feet in his life—and he popped a 45-10.”

  • North Brunswick reaches fourth round in baseball playoffs

    LELAND—Seniors Chris Hamilton and Tylan Kelly each hit a home run and pitchers David Zacek and Tim Walsh struck out 12 batters as North Brunswick beat East Duplin 2-1 in the third round of the NCHSAA Class 2A state baseball playoffs Friday night.

    The Scorpions (15-9) play a sectional game Tuesday at South Lenoir (22-4). East Duplin finishes 19-7. The sectional winner advances to the best-of-three regional series, which begins May 26. The regional winner qualifies for the state championship series.

  • D.A. re-opening Bald Head officer death case

    District Attorney Jon David is re-examining evidence and information surrounding the October 1999 death of Bald Head Island police officer Davina Jones.

    Jones died October 22, 1999, from a single gunshot to the back of her head while on duty.

    Former District Attorney Rex Gore, in conjunction with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation, determined Jones died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Gore subsequently ruled Jones’ death a suicide.

  • Brunswick Beat for May 18, 2011
  • DA David appeals judge’s traffic court order

    RALEIGH—District Attorney Jon David has fired back.

    Thursday morning in Raleigh, David filed a petition in the North Carolina Court of Appeals appealing an April 15 administrative order issued by Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly.

    Dick Ellis, spokesperson for the N.C. Court of Appeals, said the petition appealed Jolly’s administrative order, which, among other things, ordered a stay on a fledging traffic court program started by David.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, May 23

  • Cook a whole chicken in 30 minutes using a tandoori oven