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Today's News

  • Sam Hickman wins BCTA spring playoffs

     Sam Hickman completed a sweep of the regular season and the playoffs in the Brunswick County Tennis Association spring session at St. James.

    The top eight players in order of finish on the ladder were Sam Hickman, Richard Pearce, Phil Edwards, Ron Watts, Ed McKinnon, Dana Leavitt, Cal Evans and Americus Crawford.

    Lamarr Hardy, Rick Sanders, Dave Gongora and Jack Randolph had other commitments and could not play, allowing Evans and Crawford to enter the playoffs.

  • Golfer wows local crowd

    On June 16, Dennis Walters came to the Reserve Club at St. James Plantation and delighted a large crowd of kids, parents and retirees. There were gasps of amazement, chuckles of amusement and even a tear or two as the paraplegic golfer worked his magic with precision golf shots, humor and a personal story of hope. His famous dog Bucky was an integral part of the performance.   

    The Dennis Walters Show was sponsored by The First Tee of Brunswick County. 

  • Local team brings home more than $21,000 from tournament

    By 0.60 pounds, the crew aboard Do Work, of Ocean Isle Beach, won the Yellowfin/Yamaha Jolly Mon King Classic Sunday. Combined with other winnings, the crew won $21,787.

    The crew of Jon Hayes, Tim Clemmons, Jeff Beck and Rickey Beck caught the largest king mackerel, 33.65 pounds, out of the 306 boats that fished in the tourney. The tourney was based out of Ocean Isle Fishing Center. 

  • WAVES program needs local volunteers

     A 7-year-old girl has shown a sincere interest in music and wants to take piano lessons. 

    A 6-year-old boy, who is legally blind, just broke his eyeglasses while playing ball at recess and needs a new pair immediately. 

    A child wants to join the Scouts; another wants to play soccer and still another would benefit from therapeutic summer camp.

    Unfortunately, many of the youth associated with foster care and child protective services in Brunswick County do not have family resources to meet these kinds of needs. 

  • CIS hosts Spanish-speaking parenting class

     For the past three years, Communities in Schools (CIS) has been reaching out to the Spanish speaking community with tools to help parents build parenting, life and family skills.

    “Working with an interpreter, we follow The Incredible Years program, which we use in the English classes,” explains Courtney Milliken, parenting educator. “The participants discuss topics such as praise, limit setting, and when to ignore misbehavior. Role-playing and interactive games make the lessons fun and easy to incorporate into real world parenting situations.”

  • Shallotte Middle School students earn awards, honors

     On Wednesday, June 8, students, faculty and families of the eighth-grade class at Shallotte Middle School celebrated the achievements of a successful year at its annual awards day.

  • Students earn honors at Bolivia Elementary School for last nine weeks of the school year

     Bolivia Elementary has announced awards to the following recipients:

    A Honor Roll

    Ricky Berry, McKenzie Blake, Brianna Purtell, Alysaa Creech, Joanne Kaley, Anna Shelton, Kelsey Simmons, Noah Bullard, VyHeem Holmes, Zoe Kain, Taylor Stanley, Hannah Frink, Hannah Helms, Haiden Jones, Lexi Kopp, Kerrington Maggard, Jelonnie Smith, Whitney Walls, Adrienne Walton, Alexis Brogan, Priscilla Hess, Christopher McDuffie, Sydney McDuffie, Bryce Miller, Gracie Sellers, Nolan Watson, Naveena Priestley, Dalton Sellers.

    A/B Honor Roll

  • BEMC awards scholarships to area seniors

     Winners of the Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) 2010 Scholarship Highway Program are Anna Fairfax of Chadbourn and Rebecca Sidelinger of Shallotte.

    The BEMC Scholarship Highway Program awards two scholarships of $5,000 to high school seniors, one each from Brunswick and Columbus counties. 

  • Harllee goes to youth leadership seminar

     Bryson Kiser Harllee, son of Elizabeth and Bryant Harllee, represented South Brunswick High School at the North Carolina East site of the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar presented by the Raleigh Jaycees on the campus of NCSU June 11-13, joining 150 other young leaders representing 132 high schools in eastern North Carolina.

  • Students make honor rolls at Supply Elementary School

       Supply Elementary has announced its honor rolls for the last nine weeks of the 2009-2010 school year:

    Terrific Kids