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Today's News

  • DSS board joins health board in opposing human services consolidation bill

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Board of Social Services have joined the county’s health board in opposing a bill pending in the General Assembly that could consolidate the two boards.

    At their meeting Tuesday night, members of the county’s DSS board adopted a resolution opposing Senate Bill 433, the local human services administration bill.

    Senate Bill 433 was introduced March 29 by State Sen. Fletcher Hartsell Jr., a Republican from Concord.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office ACE Roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Zacek pitches North to victory in tourney

     David Zacek, the junior southpaw ace for North Brunswick, made things look easy as the Scorpions defeated Harrells Christian Academy 5-2 Tuesday morning at West Brunswick High School.

    Zacek struck out 12 and allowed six hits and two runs in his seven innings pitched.

  • Clewis, Trojans steal one from Wallace-Rose Hill

      The work of three West Brunswick High School pitchers made easy work of Wallace-Rose Hill in a second-round game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational April 26.

    Landon Tilley, Timmy Powell and Bruce Clewis combined to strike out 11 Wallace-Rose Hill players while surrendering four hits in an 8-3 victory. Powell was the winning pitcher.

  • West JV loses in tourney

    Oak Ridge Military Academy scored nine runs in the third inning in beating the West JV 15-5 in a second-round game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational April 26.

    West scored in the first. Jordan Caison walked. Courtesy runner Levi Jenkins advanced to third on two passed balls. With two outs, Chandler Taylor singled home Jenkins.

  • Shallotte tackles 2011-2012 budget

    The detailed process of going line item by line item to balance a budget for the town has begun. Shallotte aldermen met last Wednesday to begin the process.

    The first budgets analyzed by the board were for the governing body and administration.

    Maria Gaither, finance director, led the board through a line-by-line expenditure report comparing requested funds to last year’s budget.

    “I am very impressed with the department heads so far and the cuts they have made,” Gaither said.

  • Don't pick on the seagulls or feed them

    There is nothing better than spending a relaxing day on the beach, reading a book and soaking up the sun.
    When I am picking my beach spot, I always have a strategy—stay far away from other people. I don’t want to invade their space and I don’t won’t to be bothered with their sometimes loud radios and incessant talking. Mostly I don’t want to sit next to a group of tourists who are going to feed the seagulls. (Actually the proper name is gulls, but I have always called them seagulls.)

  • Community Watch group learns about Project LifeSaver

    Are you a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Down syndrome, autism or other brain-related disorders? Do you fear your loved one may wander away one day?

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office in association with the Pilot Club of South Brunswick Islands is reaching out to the community to get more people involved in Project Lifesaver, a rescue program for individuals with wandering syndrome.

  • Artist dies two weeks after show

    Two weeks after his art debuted at a Calabash gallery, 76-year-old Jakobus “Co” Bungener quietly passed away.

    “It was very peaceful,” Bonnie Longworth, activities director at Shallotte Assisted Living, said of Bungener’s passing last Friday night.

    “He just closed his eyes and went to sleep,” Longworth said.

  • Brick Landing Plantation golf course auctioned for $660,000

    A property appraised at more than $8.5 million in 2010 sold at auction for $660,000 Tuesday.

    It was standing room only as more than 125 people packed the clubhouse at Brick Landing Plantation golf course awaiting the start of the auction. So many residents and potential bidders arrived that onlookers spilled from the clubhouse’s main room down hallways into adjoining rooms. Some even peered in from windows on the clubhouse’s back porch.