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Today's News

  • Virginia Williamson students are taking a ‘trip’ to California

    Virginia Williamson Elementary school students and staff are taking a field trip to California and they are getting there by walking and running.

    The health and wellness team, headed by the school’s physical education teacher Nicholas Westfall, has designed a program to help students and staff get healthy and fit in 2011 in what they are calling “the quest to the west.”

  • Shag Club names board members

    The Coastal Shag Club has announced its 2011 board members. They are Gary Sellers, president; Pat Boyd, vice resident; Joan Wurtz, treasurer; Pam Bruno, secretary; Mike Rogers, sergeant at arms; and board members Marc Meyer, Walt Luniewski, Claire Cozzi, Susan Eason and Sandy Keck.

    For more information on the Coastal Shag Club visit www.coastalshagclub.org.

  • Garden Club plans card party

    The Carolina Shores Garden Club will have its annual scholarship luncheon and card party from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 9 at Ocean Gardens Buffet in N. Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    This year’s theme is “Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue.” There will be an extended buffet as well as a gift table.

    Tickets are $17 each with all proceeds going to scholarships for West Brunswick High School students. For tickets, call Elaine Southard at 575-0536.

  • New poetry group to meet Feb. 13

    Poetry Revisited is a newly organized monthly group for those who write, read and listen to poetry. The intention of this group is to afford poets and would-be poets an opportunity to read their work to others, as well as to enable those with a less-than-positive impression of poetry to experience the reading and hearing of poems from a different angle. 

    An introductory gathering is planned at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte from 3-4:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, in the library meeting room.

  • Beautification Club to meet Feb. 9

    The Holden Beach Beautification Club will meet at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Holden Beach Chapel. The speaker will be Sara Over of the Brunswick County Nature Conservancy. Hostesses for the event will be Lindy Collison, Ann Landis, Bennis Hall, Jane Decker and Carol Burnside.

  • Newcomers will meet Feb. 10

    The Southwest Brunswick Newcomers Club (SWBNC) will meet from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Feb. 10, in the fellowship hall of the Shallotte Presbyterian Church in Shallotte. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for new members to join and to sign up for scheduled recurring activities and special planned events.

    The featured guest speaker will be Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis, whose district includes Brunswick County. She will discuss the North Carolina judiciary system as well as local initiatives she has instituted within the legal system. 

  • Sail and Power Squadron has Change of Watch dinner

    The North Strand Sail and Power Squadron of Little River, S.C., hosted its annual Change of Watch dinner meeting recently at The Surf Golf and Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 

  • Waterway dredging under way in Ocean Isle Beach

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Waterway dredging is under way in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Town administrator Daisy Ivey said dredging of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway began last week. The project is scheduled for completion by Feb. 26.

    Information on the town’s website stated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded the dredging contract to Cottrell Contracting Inc.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents from Jan. 19-30. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Isle Plaza; suspect removed a chop saw and power washer from storage room.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on West First Street; suspect entered house and took four flat-screen TVs and a Blu-ray player.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on West Second Street; suspect damaged door and window with a pry tool.

  • Board members update personnel reduction policy

    BOLIVIA—As the Brunswick County school system faces an estimated $10 million deficit for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, members of the board of education have begun to discuss details if a personnel reduction were necessary.

    The school system has yet to implement a personnel reduction though there have been several consecutive years of budget cuts. Anticipating another challenging year, board members adopted updates to Policy No.7920—professional personnel reduction in force—at their monthly meeting Tuesday night.