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Today's News

  • Registration open for county Senior Games

    This year is the 23rd anniversary of Brunswick County Senior Games and SilverArts. These events are open to all Brunswick County residents age 55 and over. The event has a dual focus and provides both athletic and SilverArts competition.

    The games begin April 6 with opening ceremonies at Town Creek Park and are completed on May 19 with a medals ceremony at the Brunswick County Cooperative Center. Deadline to register is March 11.

  • Tennant to talk about book at Coffee with the Authors

    Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will present its monthly Coffee with the Authors series from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, March 3. Local children’s author Marsha Tennant is the scheduled presenter and will be talking about her book “Margaret, Pirate Queen” and the next book in the series.

    Children’s books, in particular, often have a particular event or person serving as inspiration for the writer. “Margaret, Pirate Queen” was motivated by both.

  • BEMC to award scholarships to area seniors

    For the third year, Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) will again award two scholarships of $5,000 each to high school seniors in Brunswick and Columbus counties.

    The awards are based on a combination of academic achievement, participation in community and school activities, SAT scores, letters of reference and a 1,500 word essay on “Renewable Energy: Jobs of the Future.” 

  • Students at Waccamaw named to honor roll

    Waccamaw Elementary has named the following students to its honor rolls:

    Principal’s award

    Kindergarten: Gracie Ball, Bethanie Benton and Caleb Nixon.

    First grade: Daniel Padilla, Osden Sullivan and Adrianna Coveyou.

    Second grade: Carlos Estrada, Blake Inman and Ashton Watkins.

    Third grade: Bailey Lawson, Sara Babson, Carter Smith and Alex Vargas.

    Fourth grade: Bailey Patterson, Hayley Gore and Jonathan Mintz.

  • Education briefs

    Students graduate from Appalachian

    Appalachian State University has released its graduation list for the fall 2010 semester. A total of 208 graduate students and 812 undergraduate students, including two from Brunswick County, received degrees during ceremonies in December in the Holmes Convocation Center.

    Taylor Merrill Haag of Southport earned a B.S. in communication, journalism.

    Melissa Burton Mendoza of Southport graduated cum laude and earned a B.S. in communication, advertising.

  • The First Tee celebrates with The Golf Ball fundraiser

    The First Tee of Brunswick County celebrated its fifth anniversary with The Golf Ball on Saturday evening, Feb. 12, at 101 Stone Chimney Place. The room was set for 150 guests with golf-themed décor provided by Island Classics of Ocean Isle, accompanied by pictures of the participants of TFTBC, media books and story boards provided by the public relation and Golf Ball committee members. 

  • ATMC Smart Connections grant help students learn

    Students in Kathie Green’s class at Supply Elementary School have really enjoyed their new friends, the Letter People. The special needs students, ranging in ages from 5-11, have been working with the Letter People, courtesy of an ATMC Smart Connections grant, and Green says it has made a world of difference.

  • Scouts race in Pinewood Derby

    Cub Scout Pack 262 of Brunswick Islands Baptist Church raced their Pinewood Derby cars on Feb. 12. After many heated races, the winners were announced by den:

    Tigers: Brayden Parrish, first place; Mason DiBenedetto, second place; Jamie Bartholomew, third place.

    Wolves: Elijah Knowles, first place; Ryan Gould, second place; Todd Robbins, third place.

    Bears: Hunter Long, first place; Patrick Greenaway, second place; Jaxon Goble, third place.

  • Religion briefs

    Church to have Easter craft show

    St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church, 5101 Ocean Highway West (U.S. 17) in Shallotte, will host a spring/Easter craft show to benefit its Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry from noon-6 p.m. Saturday, April 16, and from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in St Brendan’s hall.

  • Riding the roller coaster of life is exhilarating, exhausting and exasperating

    I was going along swimmingly, a coastal kind of adverb, when the first rumblings of “dis-ease” caught my attention.