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Today's News

  • Valued employees: Seniors add to workplace atmosphere

    LITTLE RIVER, S.C.—“Did you find everything you need?” cashier Marie Feda asks one of many customers on a busy workday at Lowes Foods.

    “Plastic OK?” her husband, Sam Feda, follows up as he bags the customer’s groceries at the end of the checkout where he and his wife often work in tandem.

    The senior couple from Calabash are among those who have been working at the store since it first opened in summer 2006, part of the hard-working team at the store frequented by Brunswick County residents.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Steven Thomas Balsavich, 29, of 1912 Trifon Drive, Supply, was arrested for failure to appear. The suspect was pulled over for a lost or stolen vehicle tag. The officer arrested Balsavich when he found a warrant for failure to appear out of Brunswick County. He was held at the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $2,000 bond.

  • High school band teacher arrested for sexually explicit text messages

    A high school band teacher has been arrested, charged with sending sexually explicit text messages to a student.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, North Brunswick High School band teacher Mark Riel was arrested over the weekend after a school official reported he had sent “inappropriate sexual content text messages” to a student.

  • Lady Dolphins win; BCC men lose

     Shaquitta Jones  blocked a shot with 24 seconds left and Kiandra Long made two free throws with 17.8 seconds left as the Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team beat Catawba Valley Community College 62-56 Sunday afternoon.

    The victory on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center avenged an 87-54 defeat earlier this season and improved BCC’s record to 7-8.

    Jones scored 19 points and Danielle Blunt 13. Other BCC scorers: Chelsea McGowan 10, Julia Crews 8, Long 7, Cassie Harrell 3, Emily Schweer 2.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South swimmers get set for regional

     In their last full-field home meets of the season, the South Brunswick High School swim teams finished second in six-team meets Saturday morning at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    “I was pleased with today’s meet,” South coach Wes Cross said, “because everybody was lowering times. At this meet, we didn’t swim our kids in their best events because we were trying to get them qualified (for regional) in everything we can. We were mixing them around—and we still finished second.”

  • Stanley leads Cougars past Trojans

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick senior Terrell Stanley scored 5 points in 1.5 seconds to give the Cougars a 54-45 lead and help beat West Brunswick 55-50 in a Waccamaw Conference basketball game Friday night.

    Stanley finished with a game-high 21 points. South improved to 4-2 in the conference, 8-6 overall.

    West, playing its second game since Dec. 22, dropped to 1-4 the conference, 3-11 overall.

    For West, Quan Bates scored 14 points, Roman Smyth 12 and Taylor Buffkin 10.

  • Lady Trojans build big lead, hold off South rally

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—West Brunswick built a 17-point lead and then held off a South Brunswick rally, which cut the lead to 1 point in the fourth quarter, to beat the Cougars 47-41 in a Waccamaw Conference girls’ basketball game Friday night.

    The game was the second for West in since Dec. 22. The victory ended a seven-game losing streak. West improved its conference record to 2-3 and its overall record to 3-11. Jasmine Jackson scored a game-high 18 points and Kayla Padgett, playing through an injury, scored 10 points.

  • Old bridge house gets a lift

    SUNSET BEACH—The old pontoon bridge house has finally moved to the mainland.

    Friday, a crane lifted the two-story white house from a barge on the Intracoastal Waterway and moved it up the hill to a vacant lot on Shoreline Drive to join the old bridge that was moved last week.

    Members with the Old Bridge Preservation Society, which has launched a fundraising effort to convert the bridge into a museum, said they couldn’t be happier as the house was deftly lifted through oak trees, over the old bridge and placed into position next to it.

  • Trustees seek state advice regarding presidential search

    BOLIVIA—Finding the right president for Brunswick Community College is like a puzzle.

    “The most important part of the puzzle is you,” Scott Ralls, president of the North Carolina Community College System, told the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees Wednesday.

    Ralls spoke to the trustees during their monthly meeting. He told trustees he could answer questions regarding the presidential search process but would be “slow to give advice,” as he does not know the college or community well enough.

  • Bowling news

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOWLING CENTER

    McDonald’s Amusement Classic, Dec. 20: Bob Prevatt 234, 209, 255, 698 series; Dennis Harpster 202, 277, 658 series; Eric Jenrette 248, 226, 653 series; Karen Moshoures 183, 205, 214, 602 series; Dar Anuszewski 210.