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Today's News

  • Difficult decisions are ahead because of financial constraints

    In light of a struggling economy, the reality is tough decisions are going to have to be made when local government officials put together budgets for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

    The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners got a taste of that recently when it had its budget workshops. Officials looked at a number of ways to generate new and increased revenue and also explored possible cuts and decreases.

  • Drug Treatment Court, deputies play basketball May 20

    The month of May is National Drug Treatment Court Month. In its honor, the Brunswick County Drug Treatment Court is hosting a basketball game.
    The DTC team will challenge the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office in the second annual Celebrate Sobriety basketball game at 5:30 p.m. on May 20 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatic Center at Brunswick Community College.  
    Enjoy an evening of family fun and entertainment at this free event. Concessions and prizes will also be available. Any contributions are tax deductible and will benefit treatment programs.

  • Line dancing highlights next Creative Exchange event

    Sunset River Marketplace’s Creative Exchange series continues with Line Dancing with Calabash Flash and Babs from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12.
    Cost of the event is $5 per person and includes lunch. RSVPs are required due to limited seating.
    Presented by Flash and Babs Ludwick, the workshop will demonstrate three popular line dances—the Cupid Shuffle, OD Glide and the Tush Push.

  • Supply Elementary students earn honor roll, awards

    Supply Elementary School has announced the following students were named to honor rolls for the third nine weeks of the 2009-2010 school year:
    Terrific Kids

  • Bolivia Elementary School honors students with awards

    Bolivia Elementary has announced its third nine weeks awards. The following students were named to honor rolls:a
    A Honor Roll

  • Pantano defeats two challengers to face McIntyre in November

    Republican Ilario Gregory Pantano defeated two challengers in the primary election for the opportunity to face incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-7th, in the November General Election.

    Pantano, of Wilmington, garnered 4,507 votes in Brunswick County, followed by challengers Will Breazeale of Wilmington with 3,143, and Randy Crow of Kelly with 1,506.

    Districtwide, Pantano received 17,057 votes to Brezeale’s 11,559 and Crow’s 4,809.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Wilson to face MacCallum in November for clerk of court

    Incumbent Clerk of Court Cheryl Cheers Wilson will face challenger Jim MacCallum in November to retain her seat.

    Wilson was elected to her first term as clerk in 2006. She previously served 16 years as a magistrate judge and nine years as a legal assistant.

    Tuesday night, she defeated Democrat challenger Linda Moses, a former deputy clerk and current administrative assistant at the Shallotte Police Department, 2,691 votes to 1,699 votes, according to the Brunswick County Board of Elections results.

  • Court of appeals winners

    Nonpartisan incumbent Ann Marie Calabria of Morrisville has retained her N.C. Court of Appeals seat, reaping 37 percent of the vote statewide in Tuesday’s primary over challengers Jane Gray at 36.23 percent and Mark E. Klass at 26.77 percent.

    Calabria also won the most votes in Brunswick County—4,914 over Gray’s 3,792 and Klass’ 2,360.

  • Sunset Beach OKs terminal-groin letter with conditions

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council voted Monday to send a letter to the state legislature stating if terminal groins are approved that eight conditions of the Coastal Resources Commission be inserted into the law.

    “I’m personally not in favor of terminal groins, and I’ve made that quite clear for the last year,” said councilwoman Carol Scott, who made a motion to send the letter.

  • Gore out as DA: Pope defeats five-term incumbent

    It’s the end of an era.

    After 20 years as district attorney, Rex Gore will not move forward to the General Election to run for his sixth term for district attorney.

    Butch Pope, a Whiteville attorney, defeated Gore, the five-term incumbent district attorney Tuesday night to secure the Democratic nomination for DA for the 13th prosecutorial district.

    Pope defeated Gore 10,205 votes to 8,010 votes, or 56.03 percent to 43.97 percent in the three-county district, which includes Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen counties.