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Today's News

  • Work sessions questioned at Sunset Beach work session

    SUNSET BEACH—With a list of agenda items before them, Sunset Beach Councilwoman Carol Scott wonders why town business is now being discussed at town council’s new monthly work sessions.

    “I don’t understand why these work sessions are now taking the place of council meetings,” she said, speaking at council’s second work session Tuesday morning.

  • Mayors opt out of re-election bids in Calabash, Carolina Shores, Sunset Beach

    The most notable names for upcoming municipal elections are those who didn’t file.

    That includes all three mayors in Calabash, Carolina Shores and Sunset Beach.

    When the two-week filing period for the November elections ended last Friday, the names of Calabash Mayor Anthony Clemmons, Carolina Shores Mayor Stephen Selby and Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Klein were noticeably absent.

    In Calabash, the only person filing for the mayoral race is Calabash town commissioner Mary Knight.

  • Friday is Town Hall Day in Calabash

    The town of Calabash will observe its fourth annual Town Hall Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, July 22.

    State Sen. Bill Rabon will take part as will new Calabash Town Administrator Charles Nance.

    Local elected officials will be present, and there will be food, games and prizes.

    For more information, call Calabash Town Hall at 579-6747.

  • Animal shelter stops Saturday hours for now

    BOLIVIA—Starting this weekend, Brunswick County Animal Services will no longer be open to the public on Saturdays.

    The shelter on N.C. 211 (Green Swamp Road) is to close Saturdays starting this coming July 23, according to a recent press release issued last week by Brunswick County Deputy Health Director Fred Michael.

    Shelter business hours are now 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with kennel hours for the public to visit with adoptable dogs and cats 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.

  • West Darlings play in state softball tourney

     The West Brunswick Darlings finished 2-2 in the North Carolina Dixie Softball state tournament July 9-12 at Cape Fear Optimist Park for players ages 7-8.

    West lost Duplin 10-9 to Duplin in the first round and then defeated Eden YMCA July 10.

    “Very good game,” coach John Caison said. “We had our hands full last night and won by 4.”

    After failing behind 5-0 against Dunn on July 11, the Darlings came back slow and steady and won 13-8.

    On July 12, the Darlings lost 17-4 to West Stanly.

  • UPDATED: Shallotte man reported missing returns home

    UPDATE: Bracyle Lewis Price returned to his home around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing Shallotte Man.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said Bracyle Lewis Price, 86, of 411 Paradise Lane, Shallotte, was last seen at this home at 6 a.m. Monday, July 18.

  • Raleigh judge rules against local judge in libel suit

    RALEIGH—Superior Court Judge William Pittman has ruled against a local judge in her libel lawsuit.

    On Friday, July 15, Pittman issued an order for summary judgment in which he found in favor of the defendant, Ed Rapp, in the libel and defamation suit brought by Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis.

    Lewis sued Rapp, a local activist and former campaign strategist, for libel and defamation for an April 2010 blog post written during a heated Republican primary election.

  • West dance team stars at WFU camp

     Members of the West Brunswick High School dance team brought home three trophies and 45 blue ribbons for their effort at Universal Dance Association’s summer instructional camp at Wake Forest.

    The team spent four days at the campus in Winston-Salem and returned with the collection July 10. The girls won the 110 Percent Trophy, the Drill Down Trophy and the Superior Trophy for earning all blue ribbons.

    In all, 15 girls brought home 45 blue ribbons for individual evaluations on their dance routines learned at camp and one team full-out ribbon.

  • Brunswick West Debs finish 1-2 in Dixie state tourney

     The Brunswick West Debs finished 1-2 in the North Carolina Dixie Softball state tournament July 9-12 at Cape Fear Optimist Park.

    The Debs’ first game was against East Columbus ended in a 6-3 loss. The game was originally going to be played against Montgomery County, but that team withdrew on Saturday.

    Hannah Stocks, the starting catcher for the Debs, led to her team to victory July 11 against Cherryville.

  • Brunswick North Debs second in Dixie state softball tourney

     WILMINGTON—Meghan Barrett, the starting pitcher for the Brunswick North Debs, could have used some defense behind her as her team lost to Burgaw 6-0 in the championship game of the North Carolina Dixie Softball state tournament July 13 at Cape Fear Optimist Park.

    The game, played in 102-degree heat, was for the bid to go to the World Series July 29-Aug. 3 in Alexandria, La.