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Today's News

  • West Brunswick High School presents ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’

    West Brunswick High School students are taking on the iconic characters of the John Hughes film ‘The Breakfast Club,’ in the upcoming production of ‘Don’t You Forget About Me.’

    The adaptation features a different cast for Act I and Act II, providing a number of students opportunities to act.

    ‘I think technology has really disconnected youth from one another,’ Jen Negron, theatre instructor, said. ‘I wanted to do a play that focuses on seeing others as individuals, rather than stereotypes or groups.’

  • Carolina Shores administrator to retire

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town administrator Linda Herncane is retiring from the town effective Feb. 1.

    Herncane, reading from a prepared statement at the end of the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday afternoon, said she is leaving for health reasons that she attributed to being taken to court last June.

    Herncane said it was the first such incident she had experienced in her 12½ years with the town.

  • Sheriff’s deputies search for armed robbery suspects

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two male suspects involved in an early morning armed robbery.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, around 1 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, two black males entered the Scotchman convenience store on River Road in Leland, and demanded money from the cash register.

  • Shallotte Board of Aldermen Preview

    Town of Shallotte Board of Aldermen update

     

    STAFF REPORT

     

    The monthly Town of Shallotte Board of Aldermen meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in Shallotte Council Chambers behind Town Hall at 106 Cheers Street.

    Meetings are typically on the first Tuesday of each month, but due to elections the meeting date was changed.

    The regular meeting agenda includes a public hearing discussing Ordinances No. 10-15 and No. 10-16. The Shallotte Board of Aldermen will vote to approve or deny the ordinances.

  • Senate/Judicial Races

    Burr re-elected in U.S. Senate race

     

    In the U.S. Senate race, Brunswick County voters decidedly voted for Republican incumbent Richard Burr over Democrat Elaine Marshall and Libertarian Michael Beitler.

  • Senate/Judicial Races

    Burr re-elected in U.S. Senate race

     

    In the U.S. Senate race, Brunswick County voters decidedly voted for Republican incumbent Richard Burr over Democrat Elaine Marshall and Libertarian Michael Beitler.

  • South loses in OT in first round of soccer playoffs

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick rallied twice from one-goal deficits before losing 3-2 in overtime to Southern Wayne Nov. 3 in a first-round game of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs.

    Southern Wayne (9-11) took a 2-1 lead with about 5 minutes, 30 seconds left in regulation off a low pass to a forward sprinting from the right side.

  • Superior Court docket

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Chris Thomas adjudicated the following cases during a Superior Court session on Oct. 11, 13 and 14:

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 20, 21 and 25 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Oct. 20

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

    John Robert Adkins, PG no operator’s license.

  • Teeth gritting, jaw clenching and mental coin tossing my way to the polls

    As a journalist, I take my right to vote seriously. 

    It would be hypocritical to be involved with issues of newsprint dedicated to telling candidates’ stories, challenging contenders, sponsoring forums and encouraging people to vote and then not go out and vote myself.

    So I do my part to show up at the polls each Election Day. I thought about doing early voting this year, but I think there’s something more exciting about going to the polls on Election Day.