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Today's News

  • Holden Beach native embarks on a yearlong journey around the world

    Caleb Walker dreamt of the day he would have enough money saved to be able to take a year off from work and travel the globe. He is now living his dream, as he recently embarked on a one-year journey around the world.

    A Holden Beach native, Walker said he fell in love with traveling when he was a college student at N.C. State.

  • First known leatherback turtle nest hatches at Holden Beach

    The first known leatherback turtle nest on Holden Beach hatched Thursday evening.

    A six-and-a-half foot long leatherback turtle, estimated weighing about 900 pounds, nested on the Brunswick County island on June 1. By the end of Thursday evening, more than 50 leatherback turtles had successfully hatched and were aided to the sea by volunteers from the Holden Beach Turtle Watch Program.

  • Brunswick All-Stars finish third in Dixie Boys World Series

     CHRISTIANSBURG, VA.—A pitch not thrown proved to be the most important pitch in the championship round game Aug. 4 between Brunswick County and Louisiana in the Dixie Boys World Series.

  • Brunswick All-Stars finish third in Dixie Boys World Series

     CHRISTIANSBURG, VA.—A pitch not thrown proved to be the most important pitch in the championship round game Aug. 4 between Brunswick County and Louisiana in the Dixie Boys World Series.

  • Update: Missing teen returns home

    Update: According to a Brunswick County Sheriff's Office press release sent Friday morning, Brittany Michelle Cordell has returned home.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing teen.

    Brittany Michelle Cordell, 14, was last seen at her Supply home just before 12 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Update: Missing teen returns home

    Update: According to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, Tyquanna Bullard returned home Wednesday.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing teen.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, Tyquanna Shaquitta Bullard, 16, of Leland, has been missing since July 12.

    Bullard was reported missing Aug. 3.

  • Free dental clinic at New Beginnings Community Church

    SHALLOTTE—New Beginnings Community Church in Shallotte and CommWell Health and Dental are partnering together to provide a day of free dental care to school-aged children.

    The free dental clinic starts at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be seen as time permits. Patients will be seen until about 4 p.m.

  • Parents must return signed consent to ‘opt out’ of sex education

    BOLIVIA—If parents do not want their middle school children learning reproductive health and safety during the school day, they must return a signed form, opting their children out of the state-mandated curriculum.

    Board members voted 3-2 Tuesday evening to enact a policy that gives parents the choice to enroll a student in the comprehensive curriculum, an abstinence-only curriculum or opt out of both, in accordance with House Bill 88.

  • Board approves budget without recommended position additions

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education voted Tuesday to approve a budget resolution that included a $2.8 million shortfall and the use of $2.5 million in fund balance, but they opted to exclude the approval several new positions requested by various departments in the district.

    Board members opted to exclude the approval of a public information officer, transportation coordinator for the northern end of the county and a career counselor for Brunswick County Academy.

  • Despite missed AYP goals, officials say progress is being made

    BOLIVIA—Although the number of Brunswick County schools that made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) during the past school year decreased, school officials say there is progress being made.

    Eleven of the 19 schools tested made AYP during the 2009-2010 school year, which is a decrease from last year’s 14 of 17 tested.