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Today's News

  • Keep moving: Relay for Life set for this weekend

    SHALLOTTE—There’s no sleeping at Relay for Life.

    While people can bring tents for the 24-hour annual American Cancer Society fundraiser, event organizers say participants cannot sleep.

    They’ve even planned around-the-clock events, including an early-morning rooster-crowing contest, to make sure no one sneaks in a nap.

  • Brunswick veterans’ office to host health fair

    Brunswick County Veterans’ Service Office Director Anita Hartsell has invited all veterans to attend an upcoming health fair.

    The Brunswick County Veterans Service Office will host a health fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8866. The Post is at 573 Sabbath Home Road SW, Supply.  

    Veterans will be able to enroll in VA healthcare, obtain information and discuss health issues with nurses and pharmacists, and talk with their county veterans service officer.

  • Three people bitten by rabid fox

    On Sunday, April 29, a male resident of Oak Island was working in his yard and felt something brush up against him and bite him. He looked down and saw it was a fox. The fox then ran to his neighbor’s garage where a husband and wife were working.

    The fox attacked the wife and bit her three times then bit the husband one time. The first man heard the couple screaming in their garage, got his gun, ran to them and shot the fox.

    No pets were involved in the incident.

  • West Brunswick golfers win second straight conference title

      Led by medalist Greg Hensley, West Brunswick High School won its second straight conference championship April 30.

    Hensley, a senior, shot a 2-over-par 74 and won a playoff for medalist honors on the 6,401-yard Oak Island Golf Club course. West Brunswick beat West Bladen by two strokes, 329-331, in the final tourney of the season. The Trojans won five of the eight tourneys this year, including the last four, and West’s Ron Ambrose was coach of the year. 

    South Brunswick was third at 356 and North fourth at 392 in the seven-team tourney.

  • Rankin gets tryout invite from the Lions

        West Brunswick High School graduate Brandon Rankin has been asked to try out with the Detroit Lions.

    “It’s been a long time coming,” said Rankin, a 2006 graduate of West Brunswick. “It’s going to be a great experience for me. I’ve been working hard to get to this point, so I just go to make the best of it.”

    Rankin leaves next week for the Lions’ camp rookie mini-camp May 11-13.

  • BCC employee fired after being accused of relationship with high school student

    BCC employee fired for having relationship with student

    By Caroline Curran and Rachel Johnson

    Staff Writers

    A Brunswick Community College employee has been fired after being accused of having an improper relationship with a high school student.

    In response to a report received April 26, Dr. Susanne Adams, president of Brunswick Community College, fired 30-year-old IT Technician Josue Juarez, who was hired Sept. 1, 2007. 

  • Brunswick County unemployment continues decline; still in double digits

    RALEIGH—Unemployment is down in Brunswick County for the third consecutive month.

    But at 10.9 percent, Brunswick County’s March unemployment rate is above the state average of 9.6 percent, according to information released last week by the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina.

    Brunswick County’s 10.9 percent unemployment rate is down from February’s 12.1 percent unemployment rate, which was down from January’s 13 percent unemployment rate.

  • BCC splits with Salkehatchie, Pitt

     Michael Green threw a nine-inning three-hitter but the Brunswick Community College baseball team lost 1-0 to USC Salkehatchie in the first game of a nonconference doubleheader Saturday.

    Green struck out five, hit one and walked one (the first batter he faced).

    USC scored its run in the top of the ninth on a single, a stolen base, a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly.

    The Dolphins loaded the bases in the eighth with two outs and in the ninth with one out but were unable to score.

    In the eighth, the inning ended on a line out.

  • Brunswick County names teacher of the year

    Brunswick County has a new teacher of the year for 2012.

    On Friday afternoon, South Brunswick High School social studies teacher Laura Hunter was named the teacher of year by the Brunswick County Association of Educators during a luncheon at the Isles restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach.

    More than 100 teachers, educators and members of the community joined together to recognize 19 teachers named teacher of the year for their respective schools. Hunter was selected as the teacher of the year representing the county.

  • Bobby Richardson talks about the Yankees

      Former New York Yankees’ star Bobby Richardson spoke April 24 at the Brunswick Community College Community Fund breakfast.

    The Community Fund is an annual event in the local community and on campus to raise money for student scholarships.

    Shallotte residents Ronnie and Clarice Holden met Richardson a few years ago at a Methodist Orphanage meeting and asked him whether he would be a guest speaker for one of their favorite charities. Richardson stayed overnight April 23 at their home before speaking at BCC.