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Today's News

  • West Brunswick football coaches honor top players

     The West Brunswick High School football team celebrated its top players during a banquet March 2 at Planet Fun.

    Below is the list of the awards presented:

     

    ALL-CONFERENCE

    Conference coaches voted these West players to the all-conference teams: Cameron Smith, Markel Jones, Bradley Bell, Bruce Clewis, Darius Williams and Cleveland Nolan, Van Cobb, Taylor Buffkin, Darius James and Quan Bates.

     

    ACADEMICS

  • Waccamaw School remembers David Purifoy

    Students and staff of Waccamaw School honored eighth-grade student David Purifoy Friday, Feb. 25, with a flag dedication ceremony.

    Purifoy died Tuesday, Feb. 22, after being shot in what officials called an accidental shooting, according to information provided by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  • SMART Night at Cedar Grove Middle School

  • Board members discuss possible retirement incentives

    BOLIVIA—If the retirement bonuses included in Gov. Bev Perdue’s proposed budget are not passed, members of the Brunswick County Board of Education may consider providing a similar bonus for employees close to retirement.

    Superintendent Edward Pruden explained at Tuesday’s board meeting Perdue is proposing a $20,000 bonus for employees close to 30 years of service and a $20,000 bonus for employees with 30 or more years.

  • Parking regulations on Sunset Beach agenda Monday

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council will revisit parking regulations for the island at its upcoming monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7.

    On the agenda are parking regulations previously approved by council at a specially called meeting Feb. 18.

  • Funeral service for late Shallotte mayor Saturday

    SHALLOTTE—Funeral services have been announced for Shallotte Mayor Donald C. "Buddy" Kelly.

    Kelly, 64, passed away Wednesday evening around 5:40 p.m. after battling an illness.

    The funeral is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Calvary Baptist Church. The Rev. Sam Murphy and the Rev. Chris Phelps will officiate. Burial is to follow in New Britton Baptist Church Cemetery.

    The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 4, at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.

  • West softball team beats Hoggard in season opener

     The West Brunswick girls’ softball used hitting, pitching and defense to rout the Hoggard Vikings 12-2 March 1 for its opening day victory.

    “We are young, and this year for the first time in many years do not have a dominating pitcher,” West coach Joe Noble said before the game. “There is no Carly White to fall back on. We only have one senior, Paige Ward, and all of the rest are sophomores or juniors—and only five are juniors.

  • Break-ins, thefts reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated two separate break-ins and thefts reported Feb. 25.

    •Sometime overnight, glass was broken out of a car on Medcalf Drive. Cash in the amount of $101 in a red billfold was stolen.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny were reported at two condominiums at the end of Park Road. Taken were an Xbox with connector and controller and a Toshiba laptop computer.

  • Rescued pelicans to be released Saturday in Ocean Isle Beach

    Two rescued pelicans injured by frostbite are scheduled to return to the town where they were found this coming Saturday.

    The pelican release is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Sharky’s Restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach, according to Janie Withers of Paws-Ability, a nonprofit group that provides financial support for assorted animal causes in Brunswick County.

    The pelicans have been treated and are recuperating at Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter on Oak Island.

  • Curbside recycling is focus of special Carolina Shores meeting March 10

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town residents will have an opportunity next week to learn more about possible changes to Brunswick County’s recycling program.

    A town meeting on the possibility is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Calabash Fire Department.

    The event is part of the county’s process of meeting with municipalities to see whether they wish to participate in a curbside recycling program, Carolina Shores Mayor Stephen Selby is quoted in a press release.