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Today's News

  • Ocean City Chevrolet helps Shallotte Youth Soccer score big

    In the spirit of teamwork taught by youth sports, Ocean City Chevrolet is teaming up with Shallotte Youth Soccer to provide players and coaches soccer kits filled with equipment bags, soccer balls, sport cones, scrimmage vests and T-shirts, a sponsorship check and an opportunity to help them raise funds.
    Shallotte Youth Soccer will have the opportunity to raise as much as $10,000 through a fundraising opportunity where one lucky recipient will win his or her choice of a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox or Cruze. Another lucky winner will receive a Home Entertainment Package.

  • Creative solutions are needed for unemployment rates

    With a county unemployment rate near 11 percent, we were hopeful Brunswick County would soon announce it was going to be home to the ever-secret “Project Soccer,” a manufacturing business that could have created some 1,000 jobs for the area.
    On Tuesday, however, we learned it was most likely “Project Soccer” was going to head south into South Carolina.
    It’s a disappointing possibility for the entire community, especially those who are finding it nearly impossible to find steady, good-paying jobs in this economic downturn.

  • Sloup shoots a 38 in winning conference golf match

     South Brunswick sophomore golfer Ashley Sloup continued her unbeaten conference season Oct. 3, shooing a season-low 38 in a nine-hole match at Brierwood.

    She helped lead the Cougars to first place (139). West Brunswick was second (165) and North Brunswick third (170).

    South’s Christine Guseman was second with a 48. Tina Tolley shot a 53.

    West’s Cameryn Smith was third overall with a 49. West teammates Megan Henson shot a 56 and Lauren Demko a 60.

  • Dolphins return home, defeat Sandhills 3-1

     

    Playing its first home match since Sept. 8, the Brunswick Community College Dolphins volleyball team beat Sandhills 25-17, 26-24, 22-25, 25-15 on Oct. 4. BCC is 8-4 in the conference, 12-7 overall.

    Each team made errors early in the first set in the match at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center, but a kill by Danielle Ellis put BCC ahead 16-13 and led to a sideout. An ace by Samantha Montgomery and a kill by Ellis put BCC ahead 18-13.

  • Sunset Beach reduces rollback fine from $50 to $25

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council has approved reducing the town’s garbage roll-back violation fine from $50 to $25.

    Council members voted in favor of the reduction at their monthly meeting Monday night, drawing applause from residents in attendance in the town meeting room.

    Town councilwoman Carol Scott proposed the reduction during council’s 6:45 p.m. draft agenda review session that preceded the meeting.

  • Hey, y’all, student scholarships are main course for Deen’s Oct. 15 visit to BCC

    Excitement is stirring the fall air in anticipation of Southern cooking queen Paula Deen’s approaching visit to Brunswick Community College.

    The fundraising event, with proceeds to benefit the Foundation at Brunswick Community College, will feature Deen in a meet-and-greet with the public next Saturday, Oct. 15, on BCC’s main campus in Supply.

    Deen will be the featured guest at a VIP luncheon and will also entertain, judge and answer questions afterward at a chef’s cook-off at Odell Williamson Auditorium from 1-2 p.m. 

  • Town events site still being debated in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioner John Russo says the town has never celebrated a national or patriotic holiday, which he says is the idea behind having a town events center.

    A facility like that would enable the town and its residents to do so, he said, speaking at Monday’s town commissioners workshop.

    Every other town around them celebrates one of those holidays, he said.

    “We should be able to do one or two,” he said. “That would be a starting point to see if people are willing to want to celebrate our freedom.”

  • 'Back to school' means it's time to shine and shuttle before the sun

    If I had to go back to school, I’d probably be tardy.

    For one thing, I’d probably miss the bus, assuming I’d be returning to elementary school.

    These days, Brunswick County students in grades K-through-5 literally have to rise before the chickens in order to catch the bus. This means their devoted parents have to awaken even earlier if they hope to raise up those kids right and get them dressed and fed before the big yellow bus swings by well before sunrise o’clock.

  • ‘Project Soccer’ likely to choose S.C. location

    BOLIVIA—Though the final selection has yet to be announced, officials say it doesn’t look good for Brunswick County to be home to “Project Soccer.”

    Believed to be the German tire manufacturer, Continental Tire, according to Associated Press reports, N.C. Sen. Bill Rabon said Brunswick County’s hopes to be selected as the site were “pretty much over.”

  • Congress OKs extension for flood insurance program until Nov. 18

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congress has temporarily extended The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until Nov. 18.

    The program was set to expire Sept. 30, and if the program lapses in November, the National Association of Realtors estimate 1,300 potential real estate closings per day could be delayed or stopped across the country.

    On Sept. 26, members of the U.S. Senate passed a temporary extension of the program until Nov. 18 by a 79-to-12-vote margin.