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Today's News

  • Candidate field stacking up before filing period opens

    Candidate filing for the 2012 elections doesn’t start until Feb. 13, but that hasn’t stopped a handful of local candidates from announcing political intentions.

    Filing runs from noon Monday, Feb. 13, until noon Wednesday, Feb. 29.

    The 2012 primary election will be Tuesday, May 8, and the General Election will be Tuesday, Nov. 6.

    Commissioner District 5

    Longtime county commissioner and current chairman Bill Sue has announced he does not plan to seek re-election to the board of commissioners.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Motor vehicle theft on Shell Point Road SW in Shallotte; suspect stole victim’s golf cart.

    •Burglary and larceny on Pine Lake Drive in Shallotte; suspect entered victim’s residence and stole an iPhone and a power cable.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Turkey Trap Road in Supply; suspect pried open victim’s front door and stole a TV, DVDs and clothes.

  • Calabash proceeds with plans for park, town hall growth

    CALABASH—A picnic shelter and playground equipment have been ordered for Calabash’s new community park.

    The town is also moving ahead with plans for town hall expansion.

    At a town long-range planning meeting Jan. 19, the committee discussed other possible elements for the 1-acre park on Persimmon Road, such as movies in the park, bocce ball and horseshoes.

  • High court rules in favor of district attorney about traffic court

    RALEIGH—Justices with the state Supreme Court have sided with District Attorney Jon David and his right to conduct traffic court.

    On Jan. 10, North Carolina Supreme Court Justices heard arguments in the matter of Brunswick County’s Administrative Traffic Court, which Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly halted with an administrative order last April.

    Three of the high court’s seven justices were recused, leaving four justices to hear arguments.

  • EMS 30th anniversary: New 'Spirit of Calabash' ambulance checks in for service

    CALABASH—Calabash Volunteer EMS celebrated its 30th anniversary in style last week, unveiling a new ambulance before a crowd of applauding well-wishers.

    The “Spirit of Calabash” ambulance, as it’s been named and marked, is the newest addition to the Calabash EMS fleet.

    At the Jan. 26 dedication ceremony, new acting chief Steve Barger thanked the dedicated volunteers who have been with the EMS since its beginning.

  • Judge to rule on DSS board member’s removal hearing this week

    BOLIVIA—Superior Court Judge Jack Hooks will decide by Wednesday afternoon if Brunswick County Commissioners have the legal authority to remove commissioner Charles Warren from the county’s Department of Social Services board.

    Hooks heard arguments from Brunswick County Attorney Huey Marshall and Warren’s attorney Gary Shipman for about an hour Monday afternoon. Hooks said he would have a ruling by the end of the business day Wednesday.

  • Judge to rule on DSS board member’s removal hearing this week

    BOLIVIA—Superior Court Judge Jack Hooks will decide by Wednesday afternoon if Brunswick County Commissioners have the legal authority to remove commissioner Charles Warren from the county’s Department of Social Services board.

    Hooks heard arguments from Brunswick County Attorney Huey Marshall and Warren’s attorney Gary Shipman for about an hour Monday afternoon. Hooks said he would have a ruling by the end of the business day Wednesday.

  • Judge to issue ruling on Warren DSS matter Wednesday

    In Superior Court Monday afternoon, Superior Court Judge Jack Hooks heard arguments in the matter of whether county commissioners have the legal authority to remove commissioner Charles Warren from the Brunswick County Department of Social Services Board. 

    After about an hour of arguments, Hook said he'd have an answer by the end of business Wednesday. 

    Hooks ordered the temporary restraining order stay in place until he issues his findings.

  • Middle school wrestling tourney at West Brunswick High School

     West Brunswick High School was host to the annual middle school and junior varsity wrestling tournaments on Saturday, the last tournaments before the conference championships. These are the top-two county finishers in each weight class, as recorded on the scoresheets (full names unavailable for all wrestlers):

  • McCumbee opens season in new series

     The No. 3 C.J. Wilson Racing Mazda Speed driven by Chad McCumbee and Jason Saini finished 15th in the ST class in the season-opening Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge BMW Performance 200 Friday at Daytona International Speedway.

    The team qualified 28th and completed all 58 laps at an average speed of 80.977 mph.