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Today's News

  • Dr. June Atkinson visits School Day Programming

    On May 19, Dr. June Atkinson, state superintendent of schools for North Carolina, visited The First Tee of Brunswick County. She came to observe School Day Programming in action and to meet with representatives of TFTBC.

    In School Day Programming, fourth-grade students from six elementary schools are bused to Cinghiale Creek, home of The First Tee of Brunswick County, every other week for a 90-minute lesson in golf skills and life skills and core values.

  • Lady Trojans lose playoff game in extra innings

    Despite a record-setting night by West Brunswick senior Carly White, the Trojans fell 8-6 in a nail-biting 10 innings to Wilson Hunt Friday night in the second round of the state 3A softball playoffs.

    White, West’s ace on the mound all season, pitched almost a game and a half Friday night, but it was her bat that put her name in the record books.

  • Recreational fisheries wary of potential problems

    It takes a certain combination of flair and flamboyance to bill yourself as Captain Smiley, but fishing guide Patrick Kelly wears the label with a buoyancy that seems perfectly suited to the name. 

    Captain Smiley Fishing Charters runs recreational fishing trips out of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and up into Brunswick County waters. Kelly does his best to give his customers the happy times the handle promises.

  • Students make honor roll at Cedar Grove Middle School

     Cedar Grove Middle School has announced its third nine weeks awards:

    A Honor Roll

    Sixth grade: Darcy Evans, Gerard Hall, Nichole Millisock, Ian Niggles, Danny Parker II, Kaitlyn Rea, Ryan Snow.

    Seventh grade: Billie Bailey, Hannah Caison, Harrison Cheers, Courtney Cummings, Gracie Destefano, Amanda Fonseca, Shermonde Fullwood, Kanisha Grissett, Ashley Merklinger, Jackson Pickard, Annabelle Rahal, Janiqwa Small.

    Eighth grade: Austen Chestnut, Dylan Freedle, Kasi Frye.

  • Bolivia Elementary announces third nine weeks honors

     Bolivia Elementary School has announced its third nine weeks awards:

    A Honor Roll

  • Kitten trapped? It's Carolina Shores mayor to the rescue

    CAROLINA SHORES—When Edie Turner returned home one recent Sunday night, she heard a strange sound coming from her car.

    It sounded just like a kitten mewing.

    She thought she’d heard it earlier that evening when she was in the parking lot at a restaurant in Little River, S.C., then another meow while she was driving back.

  • More fines imposed on Ash mom trying to get custody of sons

    Amy Smith’s optimism she will soon get her sons back soured last week after a Canadian judge imposed more fines against her.

    Even though the case is scheduled to be heard June 18 under the Hague Treaty, an international child-abduction law, an Ontario judge last week fined Smith $8,528.63 in “full in indemnity costs.”

  • Calabash artist wins 'best of show' for shrimp boat painting

     

    Artist Marie Kasper’s painting of Calabash shrimp boats is “best of show” winner in the Waterway Art Association’s 19th Annual Art Exhibition now under way through Memorial Day.

    This past Monday, Kasper’s acrylic painting, “Calabash Village Shrimp Boats,” also became a purchase award when it was bought by Carolina Bluewater Construction.

  • Carolina Shores assistant's firing not valid, attorney says

    CAROLINA SHORES—Based on information board members have given a Beacon reporter, a North Carolina press attorney believes the town violated open meetings law when it fired its assistant town administrator.

    By failing to approve the termination of Amanda Chestnut in open session, commissioners took illegal and improper action, and therefore it’s not valid, said NCPA attorney Amanda Martin.

  • Immigration interview provides chance to walk down memory lane

    Have you ever seen the movie, “The Proposal” with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds?

    In the film Bullock plays an editor-in-chief for a book publishing company in New York. When she learns she is about to be deported back to her homeland in Canada, she talks her assistant into marrying her so she can remain in the United States.

    True to Hollywood writing, through hijinks and other adventures, the two actually fall in love and by the end of the movie, their relationship is real.