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Today's News

  • West Brunswick soccer team wins its first conference title

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The West Brunswick soccer team beat South Brunswick 3-1 Oct. 28 to win its first conference championship in school history.

    “It was great effort by the entire team,” conference championship coach Tripp Smith said moments after he received the celebratory dousing of ice water. “I am very pleased with them.”

  • Calabash hires new administrator

    CALABASH—The town has hired a new administrator scheduled to start work Nov. 16.

    Hiram Marziano, currently an assistant town manager in Troy, N.C., accepted Calabash town commissioners’ job offer by phone Wednesday following a closed meeting at town hall.

    Marziano is the first Calabash administrator required to pass a background check. His job performance will be reviewed at the end of 90 days, and he also will be required to pass a drug test. His annual salary will be $52,000.

  • Climb aboard the Ghost Ship

    Ghosts, goblins and ghouls were aboard the U.S.S. North Carolina last Friday. Their mission? To frighten all who entered.

    The U.S.S. Battleship North Carolina opened its doors at 6:30 p.m. on Oct.16 for the Ghost Ship--a haunted battleship. With 942 visitors on opening night, Danielle Wallace, battleship programs director, saw her vision, and many months of planning, become a reality.

    Wallace and the battleship staff began preparing for this event in July. She channeled her own fears and used them for inspiration in this year’s ghost ship design.

  • West Brunswick rallies in second half to beat West Bladen

    DUPLIN—West Brunswick scored four goals in the second half and goalkeeper Josh Cortes stopped a penalty kick as the Trojans beat West Bladen 4-1 in a Waccamaw Conference soccer game Oct. 22.

    Chip Mendoza had two assists and a goal in the victory, which kept the Trojans in first place in the conference (6-1-1) with two games left in the conference season.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Cindy Sheehan speaks about peace movement

    BOLIVIA—Cindy Sheehan said there is a common misconception about the peace movement.

    “There’s just this false perception that the peace movement somehow hates our troops. We love our troops,” she explained Monday at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Sheehan made a stop in Bolivia as part of The Peace Mom and the Patriot, a five-stop North Carolina tour. “That’s why we want them to come home walking, not in body bags.”

  • ATMC to re-air Shallotte forum

    ATMC TV has scheduled an additional airing of the Shallotte Meet the Candidates Forum for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 on ATMC TV Channel 3.

    ATMC failed to air the show during one of its scheduled times, 1 p.m. Wednesday, and will re-air it Saturday afternoon, a spokesperson said.

    The forum is regularly scheduled for additional airings Monday afternoon and evening.

  • Get a glimpse of Haunted Southport this weekend

    Take a walk through Southport, learn some history and see a few ghosts this weekend at Old South Tour and Carriage Company’s Haunted Ghost Walk.

    Katie Stewart, owner of Old South Tour and Carriage Company, will be conducting the walking tours through Southport. These tours vary slightly from her traditional ghost walk in that some of the history is different, and actors will re-enact scenes from the tour along the way.

  • West Brunswick beats Whiteville, finishes 8-1-1 atop soccer conference

    Corey Bell’s goal in the final two minutes gave the West Brunswick boys’ soccer team a 2-1 victory over Whiteville on senior night Oct. 29.

    West, which had clinched the Waccamaw Conference title the night before by beating South Brunswick, finished 8-1-1 in the conference. The victory also avenged West’s only conference loss, 2-1 Sept. 21 at Whiteville.

    Coach Tripp Smith’s Trojans, 10-7-2 overall, open the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs 6 p.m. Nov. 3 at home against White Oak.

  • Stagestruck Players to present 'Charlotte's Web'

    One of my first memories of falling in love with a book happened in second grade.

    Each day, our teacher would read to us from E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web,” and we would all sit on the edge of our seats waiting to learn what happened next. It was like our own kid-friendly serial drama.

    The happenings at Mr. Zuckerman’s farm and the interactions between the Wilbur, Charlotte, Templeton and the gang were enough to keep us interested until the final page.

  • Halloween isn’t here yet, and here I go asking you about Thanksgiving, Christmas

    I know, I know. I was just writing about Halloween and all things ghostly and paranormal, and before the holiday even gets here, I’m changing directions and looking beyond it.

    Yes, folks, it’s time to think about the other holidays—Thanksgiving and Christmas.