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Today's News

  • Blessings come in all sizes and shapes

    John O’Donahue wrote, “There is a kindness that dwells deep down in things; it presides everywhere, often in the places we least expect...something instinctive in us expects it.” His words brought me up short. It is not that I disbelieve what he stated. It is that I am often unaware of the blessings I have received in places I least expect.

  • Brunswick Isles Golf Trail: Boosting the business of golf

    A bright new marketing initiative is bringing golfers from all over the United States to Brunswick County golf courses. Called the Brunswick Isle Golf Trail, this innovative idea is just what we need. 

    It’s all about marketing, packaging and putting our best foot forward. It’s about telling people that we have a concentration of the finest golf courses in the world right here in Brunswick County. We have courses that were designed by Tim Cate, Willard Byrd, Dan Maples, Rees Jones, Pete Dye, Fred Couples, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.    

  • Calabash town administrator abruptly resigns

    CALABASH—Town administrator Marzy Marziano has resigned, it was announced at a specially called town board of commissioners meeting Friday.
    Marziano’s letter of resignation, effective Sept. 15, was unanimously accepted by the board following a 20-minute closed session.
    Marziano, accompanied by his wife, Morgan, then exited town hall.
    “It’s not a forced thing; it’s totally my decision,” Marziano told a reporter while the board was in closed session.

  • Detectives arrest Ash man for larceny, fleeing from officers

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested an Ash man for larceny and fleeing from officers.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, sheriff’s deputies arrested Shannon Lee Fowler Thursday evening near his home on J.B. Lane in Ash.

    When a warrant officer first tried to contact Fowler in his home around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, Fowler fled his home and ran into the wooded area at the intersection of Myrtle Head Road and Exum Road in Ash, Stanley said.

  • South Brunswick beats North Brunswick in volleyball

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick High School volleyball coach Wes Kidd often tells his team the importance of perseverance, and his team showed that in fighting off a game point in the second game of its match Sept. 16 with North Brunswick and going on to a three-game sweep.

    South beat the Scorpions 25-18, 26-24, 25-18 in improving to 3-0 in the conference, 9-2 overall.

  • BCC beats Sandhills in volleyball

     The Brunswick Community College volleyball team defeated Sandhills Community College (Pinehurst) 3-1 Sept. 15 in a match at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    BCC won the NJCAA Division II Region 10 match 25-21, 18-25, 25-16, 25-21.

  • West’s Valerio, South’s Hilliard win opening cross-country meet

     West’s boys and South’s girls dominated the season-opening cross-country meet Sept. 14 at West Brunswick High School.

    Defending conference champion Roberto Valerio led the Trojans to a sweep of the top-four places. Valerio finished the 3.1-mile course on the breezy, warm afternoon in 18 minutes, 41 seconds. He finished second last year in 19:50.

    West’s Jason Huff (18:53) finished one second ahead of teammate Al Rising, and Ronnie Dellinger was fourth in 19:45.

  • Scorpions score four goals in second half to beat West

     

    LELAND—North Brunswick overcame a missed penalty kick to score three straight goals and beat West Brunswick 6-3 in a conference soccer game Sept. 15.

    The victory gave North a 1-0-1 record in the conference. West dropped to 0-2.

  • Carolina Shores reinstates flag, banner ban

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners have officially reinstated an ordinance prohibiting commercial flags and banners.
    On a consent agenda vote at its monthly meeting Sept. 9, the town board voted to rescind a resolution approved by the board Aug. 5 that suspended enforcement of town ordinances 153.240 A (7) and 153.241 K (3).
    After resident Joe Lowry asked about the resolution, Carolina Shores Mayor Stephen Selby said, “Our intent was to suspend enforcement.”

  • Arrests, theft in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Town police investigated a breaking and entering and larceny reported Sept. 13 at a residential unit at the Colony I complex in Oyster Bay.
    Someone kicked in a front door and stole two flat-screen televisions in the incident, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.