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Today's News

  • Enough already: Is it spring yet?

    This has been one long, cold winter. It has dragged on and on, and I’m ready to get it done. If you’ve been looking for my reports over the past couple of months, I apologize for being absent. However, hard to report when there’s nothing much to talk about; or should I say nothing good to talk about. 

  • Calabash VFW dart league

    The Calabash VFW steel tip dart league results for Feb. 22. First: John Hinkman, Jack Goin and Lee Harrison. Second: Hank Olson, Mike Walton and Ken Yusko. Third: Pat Perryman, Jay Valkenburg and Tom McCormack. On March 1, Barbara Ketcham, Barbara Clark and Joe Lenz were first. Second: Jay Valkenburg, Helen McCormack and Craig Sweetman. Third: Pat Perryman, Hugo Kosmel and Mike Walton.

  • The First Tee Network meeting: inspiring, informative

    Three board members from The First Tee of Brunswick County attended the Network Meeting of The First Tee Feb. 17-19 in San Antonio. The theme was “Impact, Influence and Inspire.”

    “It was exhilarating,” said Joe Stanley, president of the board of directors of The First Tee of Brunswick County. “Over 600 people of diverse backgrounds from all over the United States came together for three days. Their single focus was kids and how to help them become good citizens and the leaders of tomorrow.” 

  • Sports calendar

    West Brunswick varsity calendar

    March 9-15, subject to change

  • Community briefs

    Dancers to compete

    Caroline McMurray, 16, and Emily Benton, 14, have been receiving dance lessons from Jamie Watson of American Stepdance Revolution for the talent portion of their pageant competitions.

  • We’re looking for interesting Brunswick Countians to tell their stories

    When was the last time you sat down with a friend, neighbor, classmate or fellow churchgoer and thought, “Wow, what an interesting person!”?

    When was the last time you had a chat with someone and their life story was so interesting you couldn’t wait to share it with the next person you spoke with?

    Has there been a person in the community who has shared his or her life experiences with you and you’ve thought, “Man, someone should write this down.”

    Well, that’s exactly what we want to do.

  • Let officials speak for constituents

    Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Brunswick County, is a primary sponsor of Senate Bill 110. If this bill were to gain approval in the General Assembly, it would allow terminal groins to be placed on North Carolina’s coastlines.

    Terminal groins are hardened structures constructed in coastal areas prone to beach erosion. They are designed to lessen beach erosion by catching and shifting sand along the shoreline.

  • Mayor’s death is a great loss to community

    It was with great sadness last week we learned of the sudden passing of Shallotte Mayor Donald C. “Buddy” Kelly.

    Kelly, who died following an illness, was a selfless and tireless community servant. 

    He earned the respect of all who knew him by being a conscientious listener. He was observant and respected other people’s opinions. When he spoke, those who knew and worked with him knew he was being thoughtful and had well evaluated information before sharing his opinion.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 23, 24, 25 and 28 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, Feb. 23 traffic court

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor A. Yeager and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Holden Beach commissioners to buy 18 second-row lots

    HOLDEN BEACH—Commissioners approved buying 18 second-row lots from Holden Beach Enterprises for $76,000, during their regularly scheduled meeting at town hall Tuesday night.

    Town manager David Hewett said in an interview before the meeting that a CAMA survey will be needed to find out if any of the lots are “buildable.”

    The current tax value on the property is $104,000 per lot or $1.976 million for the total, he said. However, recently a comparable lot appraised for $7,000.