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Today's News

  • Golf courses utilize water conservation methods to offset effects of abnormally dry weather

    Despite recent rain showers, we are in a drought. The North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council has Brunswick County listed as “abnormally dry” as of March 10.

    Naturally, a drought affects golf courses in a big way. It impacts the way they look and the way they are maintained Drought is costly in water and in energy.

  • Golf action

    The Renegades annual St Patrick’s Day Tournament was played March 19 at Palmetto Greens Golf Club. Thirty-six Renegades and their guests participated. The team game was one low net, two low nets, three low nets. 1. Bob Kilgore, Laura Duncan, Ruth Peagler Falls, Bill Altreuter; 2. Sharon Clark, Carolyn Bosman, Barbara Malina, Martha Hannon; 3. Carol Groner, Jean Falls, Lin Penta, Jane Mahncke; 4. Kathy Harniman, Sharon Donohue, Jerry Powers, George Malina; 5. Karen Hertling, Teddy Altreuter, Joe Clark, Doug Falls. Closest to the pin: Bill Altreuter.

    BEACHCOMBERS

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police are investigating similar thefts at two businesses Monday.

    Officers reported two African-American females entered the UPS store March 23 and asked to use the restroom. One suspect went to the restroom while the other talked to the clerk.

    After they had left in a black SUV, the clerk went to the back of the store and found her purse stolen.

  • Summer camps keep kids busy while school is out

    Warm weather is here and summer will soon be approaching. In anticipation of warm fun, many local organizations are now accepting registrations for summer camps.

    Looking for something for your kids to do when school gets out? Check out the list below to see what opportunities are available.

    Research indicates students experience the “Summer Slide” in the months when school is not in session.

  • Funding or not, keep the Transition Academy open

    It’s no secret Brunswick County Schools will be short more than $5 million during the next fiscal year.

    We know this means a potential loss of jobs, programs and services the district will be available to offer. It takes money to run a school district, and when the money isn’t there, cuts have to be made. It’s unavoidable.

    What should be avoidable and not in question is cutting funding for the Transition Academy, Brunswick County’s newest school that opened last August.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Transition Academy in jeopardy

    BOLIVIA—Because of state and local shortfalls in education funding the Eighth-Grade Transition Academy is at risk of losing its funding source.

    At the Brunswick County Board of Education’s budget retreat earlier this month, administration said the program might be eliminated due to the loss of at risk funds, which will be cut by a half-million dollars.

    The Transition Academy has five teachers, one counselor and a principal, positions that were supposed to be filled by transfers, not new hires.

  • West opens conference baseball season with wins

    West Brunswick opened the conference baseball season with victories over Hoggard and Ashley and then extended its winning streak to seven with an 8-6 victory Monday night over Sullivan South.

    Brock Holmes pitched a three-hitter in a complete-game victory over Ashley. Ryan Hill drove in the winning runs against Sullivan when he hit a three-run home run with two outs in the sixth inning.

    West, 7-1 overall, plays a home conference game Friday against 3-A rival Jacksonville.

    Below are summaries of the games.

    WEST 12 HOGGARD 8

  • Young WBHS golf team show lots of promise

    What do you get when you mix together one senior, one junior, two sophomores and three freshmen on one Class 3-A golf team? A small, young team with more opportunities for everyone to play and gain valuable experience against stronger New Hanover county 4-A schools.

    West Brunswick High School golf coach, Ron Ambrose, agrees.

  • Spring fishing action is steady for red drum

    In many places, the spring fishing has started off slowly, but don’t tell that to the folks landing the big red drum in our inshore waters. Shallow-water anglers and fishing guides have reported steady action on nice-sized redfish throughout the entire winter, and the landings are impressive. While pier patrons wait on the whiting and bluefish and surf fishermen fight skates and small sharks, light-tackle anglers are having a ball in the backwaters on the dependable red drum.

  • Brunswick County will likely still be a fast-growing community

    Although Brunswick County has given up its previously held positions as the 14th and then the 17th fastest growing county in America, it’s likely it won’t be long until the boom returns.

    Although the speed of Brunswick County’s growth may have slowed, people are still relocating to this community, and growth is likely to be a trend Brunswick County will long have to embrace.