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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Intercultural Festival

     Brunswick County residents came out to celebrate diversity Sunday, Oct. 4, at the fifth annual Brunswick County Intercultural Festival. The festival was at Brunswick Community College and featured song, dance, food and crafts that celebrated the world's cultures.

  • Cabinet dealer with local connection wins national first place award

    Check the fall 2009 edition of Signature Kitchens and Baths, and the magazine’s design awards first-place winner in the traditional category might look familiar.

    The winner was Windsor’s Cabinetry in Greensboro, which also has an office in Shallotte that has installed cabinets in numerous homes in Brunswick County communities such as Seascape, Seawatch, St. James, River’s Edge and Holden and Ocean Isle beaches.

    In fact, the Shallotte team’s work has been featured in three local award-winning homes in previous Brunswick County Parades of Homes.

  • Parasail company files claim to limit liability in recent deaths

    The owners and operators of the parasailing boat involved in a fatal accident on Ocean Isle Beach in August have filed a claim in federal court asking to limit their liability in the deaths of two parasailing participants.

    On Aug. 28, Cynthia Collins Woodcock, 60, of Kernersville, and Lorrie D. Shoup, 56, of Granby, Colo., who were staying at an Ocean Isle condo, were killed when a rope connecting the parasailers and the boat separated, causing the women to hit the water.

  • West Brunswick falls to East Bladen; North Brunswick beats West Bladen

    East Bladen recovered a punt West Brunswick had blocked and that sparked five straight touchdowns by the Eagles as they beat the Trojans 47-14 on homecoming night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    “At the time it was big,” East coach Lenon Fisher said, “but I think the game was really (won) in the second half. We did a heck of a job. ”

    In the second half the Eagles scored twice in 19 seconds in taking a 28-7 lead.

  • Crowd anticipated for Carolina Shores meetings

    CAROLINA SHORES—A crowd is expected to turn out for two meetings this afternoon in Carolina Shores.

    Questions and answers about changing the town’s form of government will be addressed at a special commissioners meeting at 2 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 8.

    Chris May, executive director of the Cape Fear Council of Governments, will offer information about the board of commissioners’ plan to change the town’s form of government from mayor-council to council-manager.

  • Sunset River Marketplace hosts Watercolor Society of North Carolina 64th Annual Juried Exhibition through Nov. 30

    CALABASH—Sunset River Marketplace is hosting the 64th annual Watercolor Society of North Carolina (WSNC) Juried Exhibition from Oct. 11 to Nov. 30.

    An opening reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. this coming Sunday, Oct. 11, at the gallery at 10283 Beach Drive SW in Calabash.

    The juror for this year’s competition and guest artist is Steve Rogers of Ormond Beach, Fla.

    In addition to judging entries, Rogers is conducting a four-day watercolor workshop Oct. 12-15 at Sunset River Studio, the gallery’s workshop on Calabash Road.

  • Board will not renew superintendent's contract

    The Brunswick County Board of Education voted to not renew Superintendent Katie McGee’s contract Tuesday night. McGee’s contract ends June 30, 2010.

    “There has been lots of discussion about it,” board chairwoman Shirley Babson said. “The board just decided that we were not going to extend the contract.”

    Babson said the board would begin the search for a new superintendent this month, based on advice from the North Carolina School Boards Association.

  • Candidate forums planned for Carolina Shores, Sunset Beach, Calabash and Shallotte

    The Brunswick Beacon is teaming up with the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Sunset Properties and ATMC TV to host several candidate forums in advance of the upcoming Nov. 3 municipal elections.

    “The forums provide a great opportunity for the communities to meet the candidates and to learn more about them,” chamber president Cathy Altman said. “It also provides an opportunity for the candidates to learn more about what’s on voters’ minds and to keep them in tune with their community.”

  • West beats North 6-1 in Waccamaw soccer

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    SPORTS EDITOR

    West Brunswick scored five goals in the second half to beat North Brunswick 6-1 in a Waccamaw Conference boys’ soccer game Oct. 7 at West.

    The victory put West at 4-1-1 in the conference, 6-7-2 overall.