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Today's News

  • WBHS students remember Holocaust in upcoming productions

    SHALLOTTE—The West Brunswick High School Theatre Department remembers the Holocaust through two upcoming dramas.

    Students will perform a stage version of “Night” by Elie Wiesel and “The Hiding Place,” the story of Corrie ten Boom.

    The plays will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, and Friday, April 15, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the West Brunswick High School theater. Admission is $3 in advance or $5 at the door.

  • School positions on chopping block - Proposed reductions included

    BOLIVIA—The list of potential reductions for fiscal year 2011-2012 includes a reduction of 84 positions in the Brunswick County school system, but it doesn’t mean 84 people will lose their jobs.

    “We would like to see enough retirements and resignations that it would equal 84 and we wouldn’t have to deny a contract to anyone who wishes to work for us. That’s a stretch,” Superintendent Edward Pruden said at a board of education budget meeting Tuesday afternoon.

  • BCC presidential candidate finalists to visit campus, meet with community

    BOLIVIA—The Brunswick Community College presidential candidates have been narrowed to six finalists who will be in town this month for campus visits and community meet and greets.

    According to information provided by the college, all candidates will meet with the community from 1-2:15 p.m. the day of their visit. They will also meet with faculty and staff members from 2-3 p.m.

  • One throw changes Padgett’s life, impacts West’s athletics

     Last March, in an antiquated shot put field in the shadow of the West Brunswick High School football stadium bleachers, junior Kayla Padgett picked up the nearly 9-pound shot, looked into the distance and threw it for the first time in a track meet. She threw it the only way she knew how—like a softball, the sport she had played as a youngster and in her first two years at West.

  • West Brunswick beats North Brunswick in baseball

     The West Brunswick High School baseball team beat North Brunswick 11-1 in five innings April 12.

    West took advantage of North errors in scoring six runs in the second inning.

    Dustin Darguzas finished 3-for-3 with a double and one RBI. Timmy Powell and the game-winning RBI. Landon Tilley had two hits and on EBI. Hunter Allen had two hits and tjree RBIs. Hunter Howard drove in a run.

    Tilley was the winning pitcher, giving up two hits. He walked one and struck out two.

  • Two suspects arrested for assault, robbery

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives recently arrested two suspects for an assault and robbery that took place last month.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said around 4 p.m. Friday, March 18, two suspects, Michael Anthony Williams and Robert Jefferson Collins II, assaulted subjects at a residence. They then left the home and robbed another victim on Galloway road in Bolivia.

  • Pending bill could consolidate health, DSS boards in North Carolina

    RALEIGH—A bill pending in the North Carolina General Assembly would allow counties to consolidate their human services boards, such as health and social services, to one board.

    Senate Bill 433, the local human services administration bill, was introduced March 29 by state Sen. Fletcher Hartsell Jr., R-Concord.

    The bill would allow for the consolidation of counties’ boards of health, social services, mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse into one human services board.

  • Charter school bill passes in house

    RALEIGH—Eliminating the 100-school cap on charter schools was one of the battle cries of the Republican majority at the start of the 2011 legislative session in the North Carolina General Assembly.

    But not all charter school supporters are pleased with the version of the bill that passed in the State House in a 68-51 vote.

    The 22-page bill underwent multiple revisions and amendments before the House voted to adopt the bill around 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 11.

  • County’s unemployment dips slightly in February

    Unemployment dipped to 10.1 percent statewide, but Brunswick County’s unemployment rate remains at 11.9 percent for February.

    According to February numbers recently released by state’s employment security commission, unemployment rates across North Carolina dipped .3 percent from 10.4 percent in January to 10.1 percent in February.

    Brunswick County also experienced a .3-percent drop in unemployment—from 12.2 percent in January to 11.9 percent in February.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit arrested a Shallotte man after a traffic stop in Supply on Friday, April 8.

    Around 4:30 p.m. Friday, agents initiated a routine traffic stop at the intersection of Turkey Trap and Stanbury Roads in Supply, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said.

    During the traffic stop, agents searched Shawn Deontae Hewett and seized one ounce of cocaine and digital scales, Stanley said.