Today's News

  • Trouble continues at Carolina Shores Town Hall

    CAROLINA SHORES—Assistant town administrator Amanda Chestnut was asked to turn in her keys and laptop computer before the town would issue her a paycheck this week.

    Mayor Stephen Selby has called a special town board of commissioners meeting for 9 a.m. this coming Monday, May 3, at town hall to go into closed session to discuss personnel.

    Friday, Selby would not say whether the upcoming meeting has to do with Chestnut, but added she previously requested an executive session with the board to address her concerns.

  • South beats West in soccer, stays perfect in conference

     South Brunswick beat West 3-0 in a Waccamaw Conference soccer game April 29 at West.

    The victory gave South a 4-0 record against county teams. The victory also kept South unbeaten in the conference (8-0) with two games left in the conference season.

    West’s conference record dropped to 5-4 in the conference. West is 9-5-2 overall.

  • "Marshlands: From Back Roads to Coast" featured at Sunset River Marketplace

    Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash is featuring works by 16 artists in "Marshlands: From Back Roads to Coast."

    The group show opened April 26 and runs through May 29. Participating artists include Ruth Cox, oil; Nancy Hughes Miller, oil, Freeman Beard, watercolor; Linda Simmons, stained glass; Jim Comer, carved wood; Celia McGuire, oil; Ramona Batsford Bendin, oil; Scott Summerfield, hand blown glass; Nancy Guiry, pastel; Jenny McKinnon Wright, oil; and Sam McLaughlin, pastel.

  • Featured artists at Franklin Square Gallery

    Featured artists at Franklin Square Gallery
    Artists with a wide range of styles find their home base at Franklin Square Gallery in downtown Southport. A community gallery with over 100 members, several times a year it showcases some of its most talented artists.
    This spring’s two featured artists illustrate that diversity.
    Painter Linda Drye just recently uncovered her artistic ability and is actively experimenting with every medium she touches.

  • West tennis team honors Caleb Hawkins in final home dual

     The West Brunswick boys’ tennis team completed its regular season by beating South Columbus 7-2 April 28.

    Before the dual began, West honored Caleb Hawkins. He was West’s No. 1 singles player last year. He died in an auto wreck nearly a year ago in the same week of an NCHSSA tennis regional. Hawkins, a three-sport athlete, would have been a senior this year.

    “This was an emotional day as we remembered Caleb Hawkins before the match,” West coach Bob Bell said.

  • West’s Suttlemyre signs with BCC




    West Brunswick senior Sheena Suttlemyre signed a letter of intent April 28 to play basketball at Brunswick Community College.

    Suttlemyre is a three-sport athlete, but basketball has always been her favorite sport.

    “I’ve been playing it since I was 8 or 9,” she said.

    This season, she averaged averaged a team-high 11.2 points a game as a guard/forward and made All-Waccamaw Conference. She scored 258 of the West’s 1,140 points. She hit 22 of West’s 39 3-pointers.

  • BCC sweeps SCC; on verge of first conference title

     Jay Cannon hit two home runs, Ryne Poplin hit his first home run this season—a game-ending three-run home run—and Ben Morris hit a grand slam as the Brunswick Community College baseball team swept Southeastern Community College 11-2 and 13-4 April 38 at West Brunswick High School.

    The victories cut BCC’s magic number to two for winning its first conference title.

    BCC, 19-2 in the conference, has four games left in the regular season. It plays a three-game series this weekend at second-place Lenoir Community College. BCC is 33-11 overall.

  • Terminal groins presentation Monday in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A terminal groins presentation is on the monthly meeting agenda of Sunset Beach Town Council next Monday night, May 3.

    A workshop is at 6:45 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at town hall on Sunset Boulevard.

    Rob Young, professor of geosciences with Western Carolina University, and Len Pietrafesa, director of external affairs with North Carolina State University, are scheduled to give a terminal groins presentation.

  • Sunset gaming hearing set for May 6


    SUNSET BEACH—The town planning board will consider an application for a special use permit to operate four electronic gaming machines at the Sunset Beach Fishing Pier.

    A board of adjustments hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, May 6, at town hall.

  • Mayor calls meeting to discuss personnel

    CAROLINA SHORES—Mayor Stephen Selby has called a special meeting of the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners for 9 a.m. next Monday, May 3, to go into closed session to discuss personnel, pursuant to state statute 143-318.11 (a) (6).

    The meeting will preceed the board’s monthly workshop at 10 a.m. Monday.

    The board’s monthly meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, May 6.