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Today's News

  • Shallotte Middle School reopened after early morning lockdown

    Classes resumed just after 9 a.m. Thursday morning at Shallotte Middle School after the school was placed in lockdown before the school day began.

    Interim superintendent Les Tubb said a student received a threatening text message, which was reported to school officials at about 7:25 a.m. Thursday. The school was immediately put in lockdown. Students who were arriving by car or bus were asked to wait at West Brunswick High School until the school reopened. Students already in the school were directed to wait in the gym.

  • Charity golf event planned for woman battling cancer for second time

    Update: Due to the overwhelming response, the golf tournament is filled to capacity. The pot luck dinner will be available to players only. Those not playing in the tournament are asked to send donations only to any First Bank location.

    Two years ago, Brunswick County native Ellen Granade found a lump in her breast and was diagnosed with triple negative cancer.

    At 31 years old, she was younger than the usual breast cancer patient and had no trace of breast cancer in her family history.

  • North’s girls beat West in conference tourney

     LELAND—West Brunswick missed seven of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter and North Brunswick made eight of 10 as the Scorpions beat the Trojans 58-52 Feb. 17 in a semifinal of the Waccamaw Conference girls’ championship basketball tournament.

  • Brunswick's winter wonderland: Maybe Greg Fishel isn't ever wrong

    Walking outside in the cold crisp air, catching the occasional snowflake on my tongue. Frosty white stuff blanketing the sandy ground and making crunching sounds under my boots as I walked.

    Two weeks ago, this was all just a dream; one I never expected to come true. However, this weekend, it did come true.

    When the meteorologists began monopolizing the morning and evening newscasts with the threat of winter weather, I laughed. As they showed the projected path with Brunswick County in the light pink area on the map, I laughed again.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department receives $66,500 in federal funds

    The Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department will receive $66,500 in Federal funds for operations and safety improvements.

    U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre announced in a press release Ocean Isle Beach FD will receive funds, along with Sloop Point VFD and Cerro Gordo VFD.

  • West state playoff pairings set

    These are the pairings for West Brunswick’s first-round games of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A basketball playoffs, as provided by West Brunswick on Feb. 18:
           West girls (13-7)  vs.

  • West, North girls win tourney openers

     

     

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    SPORTS EDITOR

    West Brunswick started slowly but its defensive pressure sparked a second-quarter rally that help it beat Whiteville 64-43 Monday night in a first-round game of the Waccamaw Conference championship girls’ basketball tournament.

  • Granton-Shellem

    Kellie Jayne Granton and Jon Paul Shellem, both of Wrightsville Beach, were married Oct 4 at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, with the Rev. Penelope Morningstar officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Ken and Sue Granton of Calabash and the granddaughter of Dorothy McGrath of Greensboro. She was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father.

    The groom is the son of Jim and Kim Shellem of St. Michaels, Md.

  • Ash man arrested on felony drug charges

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested an Ash man Friday, Feb. 12, after executing a search warrant at his Mill Branch Road home.

    Bryan O. Thomas, 23, of 5013 Mill Branch Road, Ash, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a sheriff’s office booking report.

  • Shallotte appoints Hughes as new town administrator

    The Shallotte Board of Aldermen has appointed longtime public works director Albert Hughes as the town’s new full-time administrator.

    Hughes had been serving in the position on an interim basis since former administrator Paul Sabiston resigned last summer.