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Today's News

  • Here’s hoping new 'Trek' franchise lives long and prospers

    For years, we’ve been called geeks, nerds and weirdoes for loving the old fashioned “Star Trek” TV show, the new TV franchises and the big screen adaptations.

    We’ve heard the annoying putdowns from non-Trekkies that made little sense, which just infuriated us more. (“You like Star Track? What’s the difference between that and Star Wars? Is Yoda in it?”)

    We’ve been told to “get a life” by none other than our hero, William Shatner himself, in a hilarious “Saturday Night Live” sketch.

  • Four county softball players to play for Southeastern

    Four top-level county high school softball players will continue their careers next season at Southeastern Community College.

    The four—South Brunswick’s Brittany Spivey and West’s Courtney Clewis, Emily Gore, Stacy Jackson—signed letters of intent May 6 to play for coach Gary Sykes’ Rams, an NJCAA Division I program entering its second season next year.

  • North Brunswick finishes 12-0 in the Waccamaw Conference

    LELAND—The North Brunswick High School baseball team completed a perfect conference season by beating South Columbus 7-0 Friday night.

    On Senior Night, Tyler Smith gave up five hits in six innings as the Scorpions finished 12-0 in the Waccamaw Conference. Junior outfielder Daniel Graham homered and tripled as North improved to 19-4 overall.

  • Five employees who left special needs student at Wilmington park fired

    The five Brunswick County Schools employees who left a special needs student behind at a Wilmington park last month have been fired.

    South Brunswick High School employees Catherine Anderson, exceptional children’s (EC) teacher; Melanie Ashley, EC teacher; Nicholas Green, therapeutic assistant; Mable McKoy, EC teacher assistant/bus driver; and Morris Cook, Jr., therapeutic assistant, were terminated effectively immediately by the board of education Tuesday evening.

  • School transfer requests due by May 30

    Parents requesting their student(s) be allowed to attend a school outside their assigned district must have requests into the board of education by May 30.

  • Shallotte Cleaners employee retires after 34 years

    She’s lasted through three owners, varying responsibilities and generations of loyal customers, but April 29 marked Perlene Stanley’s last day on the job at Shallotte Cleaners.

    Stanley celebrated her final day after 34 years of service last week with a party provided by her bosses and co-workers.

  • Students learn the importance of driving safely

    This updates includes a correction version.  The previous version attributed information to an incorrect name.

    SHALLOTTE—It takes more than knowing the signs and rules of the road before being eligible to apply for a state permit or driver’s license.

  • South soccer team stays perfect in conference

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick scored five goals in the first 20 minutes and went on to beat Heide Trask 8-0 in a Waccamaw Conference soccer game Monday evening.

    The victory on Senior Night kept the Cougars unbeaten in the conference. They play their last conference game on May 6 at home against Fairmont.

    Junior Ashley Briggs scored the first goal five minutes into the game. Passes from sophomore Kelly Taylor and junior Jess Falor set up the goal.

  • Celebrating Mother's Day and remembering little moments that shape memories

    They were my favorite, although likely far from stylish. The red, onesie pajamas my mom had gotten me that year of my youth delighted me.

  • Watson pitches North to Waccamaw title

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—North Brunswick clinched the Waccamaw Conference baseball championship May 5 when it beat South Brunswick 9-3.

    Trey Watson pitched a no-hitter through five and one-third innings before giving up three hits and three runs in the sixth. Watson struck out three, walked one and hit two.