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  • Your Brunswick weekend entertainment guide

    Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out some of these events happening in and around Brunswick County.

    Friday, March 26

    7 p.m. Bingo, Shallotte Moose Lodge, 253 Holden Beach Road (half-mile east of Wal-Mart.) Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For details, call 754-4921.

  • Anointed Vessels Ministry brings home story of Jesus, just in time for Easter

    There’s something intimate yet impressive about outdoor dramas. The large-scale setting allows more freedom to create more expansive sets and less time having to set up and take down scenery between scenes.

    It’s also certainly a more casual atmosphere for the audience, which can lead to a closer emotional connection to the action.

  • Sheriff's deputies searching for stolen vehicle, suspect in Calabash

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for the suspect or suspects wanted for stealing a truck in the Calabash area last weekend.

    According to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office press release, sheriff’s deputies are searching for a white 2000 Chevrolet K-1500 extended cab truck stolen between 10 p.m. Saturday, March 27, and 7 a.m. Sunday, March 28, from Beach Drive in Calabash.

    The sheriff’s office is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects in this investigation.

  • Lane strikes out 13 in West victory

     Gavin Lane struck out 13 batters and walked no one in pitching West Brunswick to a 2-0 victory Tuesday night over East Bladen.

    Lane, a left-hander, gave up six singles in the seven-inning, conference-game victory.

    “If we can get outings like that from him on Tuesday, we’ll be in good shape,” West coach Mike Alderson said.

    His strikeouts ended East Bladen rallies in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings.

  • Twenty-six-year fugitive has Calabash address

    WILMINGTON—A fugitive from justice arrested Wednesday on identity-theft charges has a Calabash address.

    An overnight FBI fingerprint investigation determined the suspect, 69-year-old Charles Lee Sparks, is a 26-year fugitive who escaped June 17, 1983, from the Reception and Medical Center in Lake Butler, Fla., after serving one year of a 20-year sentence for drug trafficking.

    A fugitive-from-justice warrant was served Thursday on Sparks, who is being held without bond at the New Hanover County Detention Facility.

  • Track season already exciting in Brunswick County

     Just two weeks into the high school track-and-field season, indications are this could be a memorable year for county athletes.

    South Brunswick junior Ryan Minor threw the discus 173 feet March 25 at South. The school-record throw qualified easily him for a state-qualifying regional May 15. The throw also easily would have won the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state meet last year (161-3).

  • Lady Trojans’ rally falls short

     WHITEVILLE—West Brunswick fell behind 3-0 and then rallied for two goals before losing 3-2 to Whiteville in a conference soccer game March 24.

    Whiteville took a 3-0 lead with 21 minutes, 26 seconds left in the game, but the Trojans dominated thereafter.

    About two minutes after Whiteville score, West sophomore Julianna Zio scored on a penalty kick. She lined a low shot through the left side of the goal.

  • Unemployment reaches peak in January; tourist businesses begin hiring from large pool

    Local business owners say they’re seeing a lot of qualified applicants for seasonal jobs due to the large number of jobseekers in the area.

    The unemployment rate in Brunswick County reached 13.7 percent in January, and local officials say the rate is likely decreasing now that local tourism-based businesses are hiring.

  • Milsap returns to Tarheel roots during N.C. tour that includes stop in Brunswick



    BOLIVIA—Ronnie Milsap was in his comfort zone Monday night.

    As the legendary recording star entertained a crowd at Brunswick Community College, he felt right at home.

    “I’m a Tarheel—a native North Carolinian,” the longtime entertainer reminded the audience during the concert in Odell Williamson Auditorium.

  • College changing former strip club into new south-end facility



    CAROLINA SHORES—Brunswick Community College is converting a former adult entertainment business into a new campus center for the South Brunswick Islands.

    About two weeks ago, BCC president Stephen Greiner said the college paid $1 million in bond-referendum funding for a 15,300-square-foot building that previously housed the Close Encounters strip club, along with 4.35 acres of property, off U.S. 17.