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Today's News

  • Rileys celebrate 50 years

    Judy and Clifton Riley of Calabash celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 18, 2009. Their daughter, Susan Suggs, gave a reception in their honor at The Lighthouse Mission Church in Calabash.

  • Sharing commonality: Tell me a story before I fall asleep

    Do you remember that ditty from years past, the one that began with the words: “Tell me a story before I fall asleep?” I do. Every once in a while, it bubbles up from the recesses of my mind, and I smile.

    I smile because life is all about telling stories. You tell me your story. I tell you mine. We share the commonality we find in them and make connections, as we can, to the larger story of humanity and divinity. This cosmic tale remains a mystery to be entered and probed.

  • Lady Scorpions beat South, stay perfect in Waccamaw

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The North Brunswick girls’ basketball team remained unbeaten in the Waccamaw Conference by beating South Brunswick 57-41 Monday night.

    Barbara Graham scored 13 points and Tyera Fisher and Asheley Robbins 12 each for the Scorpions, 4-0 in the conference. Torkwase Mitchell and LaDonna Sloan each scored seven points; Jolanda White four points and Daja White two points.

  • West's boys lose to Whiteville in conference game

    WHITEVILLE—Whiteville’s press was too much to overcome as the Wolfpack beat West Brunswick 61-50 in a Waccamaw Conference game Friday night.

    West had rallied to tie the score 32-32 early in third quarter, but Whiteville forced turnovers that enabled it to take a 54-34 lead en route to the victory.

    For West, winless in the conference and 1-10 overall, Eric Hewett scored 13 points, Brian Gore nine (all three-pointers), Chaz Earp eight.

  • BCC men lose conference opener

    The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team could not overcome a tall and physical USC Salkehatchie squad in a conference matchup Saturday afternoon at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center, losing 80-74.

  • Behind the decisions to delay schools' openings

    On Thursday, Jan. 7, Brunswick County Schools officials called for a two-hour delay for Friday, Jan. 8, after hearing mixed reports of possible rain, ice and snow that might have been headed into the area early that morning.

    But students woke the next morning to clear, sunny skies.

    Superintendent Katie McGee said when looking at the weather forecast on Thursday, Jan. 7, “we were going to get something, and it was going to at least be a mix, and it was going to come in at 5 a.m.”

  • Board committees reorganized, combined for efficiency

    A reorganization of the Brunswick County Board of Education’s committees is intended to increase efficiency and create more convenient meeting times for members and staff.

    Bud Thorsen, chairperson of the board, announced the reorganization earlier this month at the board’s monthly meeting. Instead of individual committees meeting on separate dates and times, he combined several into one.

  • Town officials disprove of idea for bandstand in right of way

    The Ocean Isle Property Owners Association (OIPOA) wants the town of Ocean Isle Beach to have its own bandstand, but town officials will not support the suggested placement.

    Don Kauffman approached the board of commissioners Tuesday on behalf of the OIPOA and requested support for a feasibility study, which would look at putting a permanent, covered bandstand structure on Third Street behind the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

  • Calabash man faces 19 drug charges after six-month drug investigation

    A Calabash man has been arrested twice in as many weeks, charged with 19 drug charges.

    Jimmy Franklin McCumbee, 41, of Highpoint Avenue in Calabash, was arrested Dec. 31, 2009, and charged with two drug charges.

    On Tuesday, Jan. 12, he was arrested again, this time for 17 drug charges, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit Sgt. Steve Lanier.

    Lanier said drug agents conducted a six-month investigation into McCumbee, who drug agents say was supplying cocaine from Shallotte to Calabash.

  • Bolivia woman, son arrested for drug possession

    A Bolivia woman and her son have been arrested on drug charges.

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Louise May Maloney, 48, of 1360 Green Lewis Road, Bolivia, and her son, Franco Maloney, 28, also of 1360 Green Lewis Road, after executing a search warrant at the home on Friday, Jan. 8.

    Drug agents believed Maloney’s home was the “hub for a large-scale prescription pill ring in the Bolivia area,” according to a news release.