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Today's News

  • North girls beat West

    LELAND—The North Brunswick girls’ basketball team improved to 2-0 in the Waccamaw Confererence by beating West Brunswick 53-47 Friday night.

    For North, senior guard Asheley Robbins scored 26 points. Fouled often on drives to the basket, she hit 13 of 17 free throws.

  • Devaun Park developer unveils ideas for future Calabash park

    CALABASH—A town park and amphitheater could be in Calabash’s future if developer Scott Stewart’s preliminary ideas for a 1-acre plot come to fruition.

    Stewart, developer and landscape designer for Devaun Park, last week presented rough sketches of his initial ideas for the undeveloped town-owned site across Traders Lane next to Calabash Town Hall.

    Stewart has volunteered to help with design of a future town park on the property purchased by the town in February. He previously assisted with the town’s streetscape project on River Road.

  • Three West volleyball players make first-team All-Waccamaw Conference

    Three members of the West Brunswick championship volleyball team are first-team selections to the inaugural All-Waccamaw 3A/2A Conference volleyball team.

    Coaches selected seniors Kenzie McDuffie, Carly White and Keri Nolan to the first team.

    Coaches selected seniors Breana Gause, Miriah Milliken and Mattie Tippett to the second team.

    West’s Leslie Reeves was coach of the year. (The conference did not select a player of the year.)

  • Hospitals clinical staff gets first look inside the walls of the new Brunswick Novant Medical Center

    SUPPLY—Battling the cold early-morning temperatures, clinical staff with Brunswick Community Hospital bundled up and donned their hardhats for a sneak preview of the future Brunswick Novant Medical Center last week.

    On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Brunswick Community Hospital clinical staff, which includes physicians, nurses, radiology technicians and physical therapists, toured the future 74-bed, $107 million hospital, set to open for patients in summer 2011.

  • Sheriff's office still searching for missing teen

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives are searching for a runaway juvenile.

    Tiffany Skyler Jackson, 16, was last seen at her home on Dec. 12, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    Jackson is a white female. She is 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds. Jackson has green eyes and brown hair.

    Anyone with information about Jackson or her whereabouts is asked to contact detective Tina Edwards at the sheriff’s office at 253-2777.

  • DA will not file charges against Shallotte detective's accuser

    Brunswick County District Attorney Rex Gore has decided not to file any charges against the woman who accused Shallotte Police Officer Kyle Jones of assault during an arrest at a local business in October.

    Gore said Tuesday he and an assistant district attorney looked over the case, and they both determined that Jones acted in a reasonable manner, but the victim’s accusation did not meet the standard for filing a false police report.

    To meet the standard, a report must “disrupt government function,” Gore explained.

  • Brunswick County beginning to get MADD

    SUPPLY—Craig Lloyd has never been to a drunk driving accident in his four years as executive director for North Carolina’s Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

    Not one.

    “In four years, I’ve never been to a drunk driving accident,” Lloyd said. “I’ve been to a lot of drunk driving crashes, but never to an accident. Somebody decided to get behind the wheel when they had too much to drink; that’s no accident.”

  • BCEM director retires; inducted into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine

    SUPPLY—Randy Thompson thought he was going to see a play with his family at Odell Williamson Auditorium on Monday night.

    Joined by his wife Sharon, their two children Mandi and Andy, and his daughter-in-law Crystal, Sharon Thompson told Randy Thompson they had to stop by the Virginia Williamson Events Center to speak to someone briefly, which he said was not uncommon for the busy power couple.

  • All the merriness of a picture-perfect holiday greeting card

    A little blond-haired, blue-eyed boy standing with a border collie in front of the Christmas tree, both wearing reindeer antlers. He is smiling. She is wagging her tail.

    Hallmark probably has a Christmas card just like that on a shelf somewhere. It’s probably $3 or less. I could have gone got a few of those and been done with it.

    But I didn’t.

    Every year, I get Christmas cards from my friends with their pictures of their children, pets and families. They always look really nice, and I say, “Why can’t I do that?”

  • Dog adoption leads to surprise 'baker's dozen' litter of 13 puppies

    SUPPLY—Susan Jagodzinski didn’t know her dog was pregnant.

    But she soon found out after adopting Sasha, a mixed-breed shepherd, from Brunswick County Animal Shelter in October.

    “She was fat; we didn’t think anything about it,” Jagodzinski said five days after Sasha delivered 13 puppies at Jagodzinski’s home in Supply.

    The “baker’s dozen” of puppies were born in the wee hours Nov. 28, two days after Thanksgiving.