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Today's News

  • Swimmers finish eighth in three events at state

     

    South Brunswick swimmers reached the championship finals in three events in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class A state swim meet Thursday, Feb. 12, in Cary.

    South Brunswick’s medley relay of Ryan Goodson, Tyler Bowersox, Chris Anselmo and Adam Calero finished eighth in 1 minute, 45.52 seconds. Cardinal Gibbons won in 1:37.15.

    South finished eighth in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:29.74. Chapel Hill won in 3:14.44.

  • VIDEO: Final seconds of West Brunswick’s OT victory against Ashley

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team finished as co-champion of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference by beating Ashley 72-67 in overtime Thursday, Feb. 12.

    The title is the first for the Trojans since 1989. West shares the title with Hoggard.

    For West (10-2, 21-2), senior Gray Cheers scored 22 points, senior Alex Clarida 12 and senior Saadiq Johnson 10.

    Other West scorers: Nasir Murray 3, Tyquan Hill seven, Tyler Stanley five, Shermonde Fulwood two, Joshsua Woodard four and Jon Jordan seven.

  • VIDEO: Ashley sends game into OT; Cheers’ free throws in OT puts West Brunswick ahead 71-67
  • Attorney alerts lottery of apparent winner

    An attorney representing a person who claims to have one of the winning tickets sold in the Feb. 11 Powerball jackpot has told the North Carolina Education Lottery no immediate claim of the prize is planned.

    The N.C. Education Lottery confirmed Thursday the winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Scotchman convenience store on Whiteville Road in Shallotte.

  • Consultant taps Shallotte as best site to promote for craft brewery

    SHALLOTTE — The ideal location to start a craft brewery is downtown Shallotte, according to the national site selection consultant hired by the Brunswick County Economic Development Commission.

    Don Schjeldahl of the Don Schjeldahl Group spent four days in January reviewing Brunswick County’s communities to determine the best site for the brewery, as well as examine their strengths and weaknesses so the EDC can draw a business to the area.

  • Economic development staff update county officials on 2015 goals

    SHALLOTTE — Brunswick County Economic Development Commission staff recapped the past year and presented future goals to a joint meeting of the Brunswick County Commissioners, the BCEDC board and the Brunswick County Economic Development Foundation on Feb. 9.

    Executive Director Jim Bradshaw said one of the top accomplishments for the EDC in 2014 was drafting an incentives policy for new and expanding industry to stimulate private sector investment, economic growth and job creation, which was approved by county commissioners.

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  • Property owner clears Belville retail site in time with U.S. 17 improvements

    BELVILLE — A developer expects widening of U.S. 17/74/76, in addition to construction of a diverging diamond intersection under the overpass, to create room for business at the U.S. 17 Leland/Belville exit to N.C. 133

    Belville Properties LLC is clearing five lots on the west side of N.C. 133 along Blackwell Road, which is being relocated away from the diverging diamond.

  • County unemployment rate up to 6.5 percent in December

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate climbed back to 6.5 percent in December 2014.

    It was the second month of increasing unemployment after the county hit a two-year low at 6 percent in October.

    In November, the rate ticked back up to 6.1 percent.

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate remains improved from a year ago when the county was at 8 percent unemployment for December 2013.

    Unemployment numbers are released through the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division.

  • Leland budget talks include Northgate Drive realignment, parks and rec priorities

    LELAND — The time may have come for Leland officials to take another step forward on the town’s Main Street project in the next budget year.

    The town worked with designers from Placemakers Consulting Team in December 2012 on a gateway project. A main point of the proposed plan would realign Northgate Drive to create an intersection at Village Road with Baldwin Drive. The new stretch of Northgate Drive would become the town’s “Main Street.”

  • Public hearing on OIB terminal groin set for March 3

    The public will have its chance to speak for or against a terminal groin on Ocean Isle Beach at a public hearing at 6 p.m. March 3, at Union Elementary School.

    “I assure you there will be quite a turnout. We need to be out in force,” Mayor Pro Tem Dean Walters said at the town meeting Tuesday, Feb. 10, when the public hearing was announced. The meeting is part of the 45-day public comment period on the terminal groin environmental impact statement (EIS).