Today's News

  • Brunswick Soil and Water District supervisors

    BOLIVIA—Incumbent Randy Sullivan of Shallotte and Tony Street of Supply have been elected to fill two open posts as Brunswick County Soil and Water Conservation District supervisors.

    Unofficial vote tallies Tuesday night were 19,981 or 32.61 percent for Sullivan, 15,621 or 41.71 percent for Street, and 12,124 or 25.31 percent for a third candidate, Robert G. Ward of Winnabow.

    The nonpartisan posts are for four-year terms. Sullivan was the only incumbent candidate.

  • West Brunswick beats C.B. Aycock 1-0 in state soccer playoffs

     PIKEVILLE—“One more time,” said West Brunswick High School soccer coach Tripp Smith after the Trojans—at one time 1-8-1 this year—beat C.B. Aycock 1-0 Nov. 2 in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs.

    Off an assist from senior midfielder Jack Donoghue, sophomore striker Scottie Melvin scored the winning goal with about 9 minutes left. The goal was his 19th of the season.

    The victory advances West to a second-round game on Saturday (match to be determined).

  • Discussions on park property resume in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council is continuing negotiations about possibly buying a multi-million-dollar site for a future park.

    Though the town had announced just last week discussions with Tidal Ventures, owner of the 5.22-acre Intracoastal Waterway site, had reached a stalemate, town administrator Gary Parker said owners of the company had changed their minds and subsequently contacted the town about continuing negotiations.

    “We need to have a closed session,” he said at the start of the board’s pre-meeting workshop Monday night.

  • News spin-meisters strike again

    The one-year anniversary meeting of the Concerned Citizens of Carolina Shores two weeks ago kicked off just like a party.

    It was an anniversary celebration, after all, with members of the political action committee feeling and looking festive.

    Everyone who moseyed through the door of the big meeting room at the Calabash fire station was greeted with big smiles and cheery how-dos—even the one-person media in attendance, also known as me.

  • Speeding an issue in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners are looking at ways to slow speeders.

    “We’d like stepped-up police enforcement and presence,” town commissioner Joyce Dunn said at a monthly workshop Monday, to make citizens more conscious of the problem.

    Fellow commissioner Tom Puls said there is a common problem area across from a stop sign at Clubview and Waterview in the Village at Calabash.

  • Election 2010: MacCallum wins Clerk of Court race over incumbent Wilson

    BOLIVIA—Republican challenger Jim MacCallum has been elected Brunswick County Clerk of Court over Democratic incumbent Cheryl Cheers Wilson, according to unofficial voting tallies Tuesday night.

    Unofficial results Tuesday night showed MacCallum garnering 58.13 percent of the vote over Wilson’s 41.87 percent—22,606 votes to Wilson’s 16,286.

    “I really appreciate all the hundreds of thousands of people who assisted me in my campaign,” MacCallum said Tuesday night. “I couldn’t have done it without them.”

  • Elections 2010: Iler holds onto N.C. House District 17 seat

    BOLIVIA—Republican incumbent Frank Iler has been re-elected to a full, new term to N.C. House District 17.

    Unofficial results posted Tuesday by the Brunswick County Board of Elections show Iler bested Democratic challenger James Knox, mayor of the Brunswick County town of Northwest, with 68.37 percent of votes—24,000 over Knox’s 11,104 or 31.63 percent.

  • Election 2010: Democrat Hill holds onto N.C. House District 20 seat

    BOLIVIA—Democratic incumbent Dewey Hill has been re-elected to a 10th term in North Carolina House District 20.

    Unofficial results Tuesday night show Hill beating Republican challenger Tristan Patterson with 53.2 percent of the vote. Results posted on the state election website showed Hill garnering 10,966 votes in Columbus and Brunswick counties over Patterson’s 9,646 votes.

    District 20 is composed of Columbus County and a portion of Brunswick County.

  • Angel in the Sky

    An unexpected angel aided a Brunswick County native as she fought to return to North Carolina from Wyoming to be by her sick child’s side.

    Ravin Gore, community development planner with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, was out of town on business when she received a devastating phone call. Gore, formerly of Brunswick County and now a resident of Raleigh, flew to Pinedale, Wyo., to join a team of community development planners on a business trip in mid-September.

  • Wish Upon a Cure

    Relay for Life for Brunswick County–‘Wish Upon a Cure’