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Today's News

  • Brunswick's Dixie Boys teams win early-round games

    SOUTHPORT—Brunswick’s Junior Dixie Boys baseball team (13-year-olds) is 2-0 in games through Monday in the state tournament being played this week at Smithville Park.

    Brunswick’s Dixie Boys (14-year-olds) are 2-1 in games through Monday night.

    The winners of each tourney advance to its group’s World Series. Below are summaries of Brunswick’s games.

    DIXIE BOYS (14s)

    BRUNSWICK 12

    DUNN 2

  • BCC hires women's basketball coach

    Ashlyn Burke will be the head women’s basketball coach for Brunswick Community College this season. Burke currently serves as the program and events coordinator for the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center and will be adding coaching to her duties.

    Burke’s previous coaching experience includes the Trask Middle School girls’ basketball team for two years; basketball camps at UNCW, Chowan University, Spartanburg Methodist College and South Columbus High School; and several years as an individual- skills coordinator.

  • McCumbee 11th in Kentucky NASCAR truck race

    Chad McCumbee nearly had his fifth top-10 finish of the season, finishing 11th Saturday in the Built Ford Tough 225 at the Kentucky Speedway. A late-race collision dropped the SS Green Light Racing team driver out of the top-10 with three laps to go.

    McCumbee started 19th and patiently waited for the handling of his truck to improve during the early stages of the race. A bold move by the Bobby Dotter led SS Green Light team moved the tiwi Chevy into the lead on lap 36.

  • Earth Angels grant aims to prevent childhood obesity

    Earth Angels Child Care Center in Shallotte has received a state-funded grant to help prevent childhood obesity.

    The Preventing Obesity by Design II grant, a partnership between the Natural Learning Initiative of N.C. State University and the North Carolina Partnership for Children Inc., was awarded to about 30 centers in North Carolina.

  • Commissioners sell easement to department of transportation

    BOLIVIA—After a closed session Monday night, Brunswick County Commissioners voted to sell an easement on county-owned property to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

    County attorney Huey Marshall said commissioners approved the department of transportation’s approximately $21,000 offer for an easement and property on N.C. 133 near N.C. 87 for the future expansion of N.C. 133. While DOT officials are still acquiring property, once construction begins, DOT would fund the relocation of any utilities if needed, Marshall said.

  • Former inmate injured in jail sues sheriff, deputy

    Though he’s yet to be served, Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram is being been sued by a former inmate who claims he was injured while in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    Shane Michael Johnson, who was arrested Oct. 4, 2008, for being drunk and disruptive, sued Ingram and former sheriff’s deputy John Thomas Albertson on July 10.

    Ingram is being sued in his official capacity as sheriff. Albertson is being sued in his official capacity and as an individual.

  • Five vying for three commission seats in Calabash

    CALABASH—Three incumbents have filed for re-election to town commissioners’ seats up for grabs this November in the Seafood Capital.

    They face a challenge from two other candidates who also filed for election during the two-week filing period that ended at noon Friday, July 17, at the Brunswick County Board of Elections office in Bolivia.

    Town commissioners Emily DiStasio, Bill Dixon and Cecelia Herman are each seeking re-election to four-year terms Nov. 3.

  • Six seeking two commissioners' seats in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—Six people have filed for election for two available town commissioners’ seats for upcoming Nov. 3 municipal elections in Brunswick County.

    Incumbent Gere Dale has filed for re-election as town commissioner. Fellow commissioner Jack Csernecky is not seeking re-election.

    Other Carolina Shores residents who have filed for the town race are Bob Breen, Joyce Dunn, Walter Goodenough, Dave Jones and Leon Paulikas.

    Both available commissioners’ seats are for four-year terms.

     

  • Two for mayor, five for three council seats in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Two people are vying for the mayor’s race while five residents have filed as candidates for three available town council seats up for grabs in Nov. 3 municipal elections in Brunswick County.

    Sunset Beach Mayor Ronald Klein is seeking re-election to a third two-year term. Rich Cerrato also has filed as a candidate for mayor.

    Town council incumbents Lou DeVita and Len Steiner are seeking re-election to four-year terms in at-large races. The council seat of Ron Watts, who is not seeking re-election this year, is also available.

  • BFF felines

    Daisy, left, and Hannah are best friends forever felines and two tabbies looking for a good home at Cat Tails. Daisy is almost 5 and Hannah, who’s a little shyer, is almost a year old. To see them, call Cat Tails at 253-1375 or visit its Web site at www.cattails.org. You can visit Daisy and Hannah, as well as all the other cats and kittens available for adoption, at Cat Tails in the Corner Stone center at 6622 Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach. Visiting hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays. Other hours are by appointment.