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Today's News

  • Taylor to attend Life Skills and Leadership Academy

    Chandler Taylor, a participant of The First Tee of Brunswick County, has been selected to attend The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy in Manhattan, Kan. The academy takes place July 13-20 at Kansas State University. Taylor was among 100 Chapter participants, ages 13-17, selected to participate in the academy experience. The First Tee has 204 chapters.  

    Taylor lives in Shallotte and will be a freshman in the fall at West Brunswick High School. 

  • Laney sweeps West in doubleheader

    The West Brunswick Junior American Legion baseball team made seven errors over two games in 6-3 and 7-0 losses to Laney on Monday evening at West.

    Each team entered the game with one conference loss, and the two losses virtually end West’s hopes for a conference title. Only one team from the conference will advance to the playoffs, which begin next week. West is 10-6 overall.

  • Colin Minor and Ryan Minor win medals in field events

     Ryan Minor won the hammer throw, the discus throw and the shot put at the North Carolina USATF Junior Olympics state meet June 25-27 at N.C. A&T University.

    Competing in the young men division, Minor’s hammer throw was 189 feet, 9 inches. His discus throw was 151-8, 17 feet farther than the second-place mark. He put the 12-pound shot 56-2.5, more than 7 feet farther than the second-place mark.

    Minor is the current NCHSAA Class 3A state champion in the shot put. He was second in the discus at the 2010 state meet.

  • Public pools provide an alternative to those trying to beat the heat

    For those not wanting to dip their toes in the salty ocean water this summer, public pools offer an alternative for people trying to beat the heat.

    Centrally located in Bolivia, the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center at Brunswick Community College has two indoor pools that are open to members and nonmembers of the facility.

    An eight-lane, 4,500-square-foot lap pool is available for lap swimmers, while a 1,584-square-foot warm water pool is often used for group classes. A lifeguard is on duty at all times.

  • Board members want parents to opt students ‘in’ rather than ‘out’ of reproductive health and safety education

    BOLIVIA—Several Brunswick County Board of Education members want parents to opt their children in rather than out of state mandated reproductive health and safety education. The program will appear in middle school curriculum this coming school year.

    According to House Bill 88, which was ratified June 25, 2009, the Healthy Youth Act of 2009 adds to the 2006 Healthy Living Standard Course of Study, which has included abstinence as the only form of sex education taught in North Carolina.

  • Underwear, Times Square bombers dodge ‘No Fly List,’ but alert high for 6-year-old

    With as many terrorists and suicide bombers who are (literally) dying to board our airplanes and cause the next American tragedy, I’d be willing to bet 6-year-old Alyssa Thomas isn’t one of them.

    The Ohio child was stopped on a recent family trip from Cleveland to Minneapolis, when the ticket agent told her parents she was listed on Homeland Security’s “No Fly List” and the airport needed to take “extra caution,” according to her father, Dr. Santhosh Thomas.

  • Students spend out of this world week at Camp Cosmos

    It’s not your typical summer camp.

    Children ages 5-11 spent last week at Camp Cosmos, a joint effort between Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. and Planet Fun.

    At Planet Fun, students spent the week bowling, playing mini golf and laser tag, making crafts, going to the movies and playing arcade games.

  • National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act passes in U.S. House

    The National Flood Insurance Program lapsed May 31, and for each day the program is not re-instated, people in the 100-year floodplain, many of whom live in Brunswick County, will be unable to get flood insurance.

    The National Association of Realtors estimate the lapse in the federally required flood insurance program is stalling about 1,200 real estate closing each day.

    Mary Ann McCarthy, president of the 800-member Brunswick County Association of Realtors, said it is imperative Congress passes an extension to the program.

  • South Brunswick Rotary hears about Equity House Project

    Past South Brunswick Islands Rotarian President Denny Jordan expressed an interest in developing a meaningful international project and this resulted in a partnership between the Rotary Club of Belmopan, Belize, and the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club.
    With the combined efforts of SBI Rotarians Maribeth Achterberg, Dan Lynes, Toni Titone and Jen Vanasse, matching grant money from Rotary District 7730 and the Rotary Foundation, as well as a donation from the Belmopan Rotary Club, a SBI donation of $500 was leveraged to $10,000 of support for the Equity House.

  • Community comes out to support Comfort Socks event

    Comfort Socks had an event on Saturday, June 19, at the Shallotte Crossing Shopping Center.
    With the help from the Shallotte and Tri-Beach fire departments, firefighters gave children a tour of the trucks, passed out hats and spoke about safety in homes.
    Comfort Socks had bubbles, candy and other items for children. Coupons to Angelo’s Italian Restaurant were handed out for each package of socks donated to Comfort Socks.