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Today's News

  • BCC sweeps SCC; on verge of first conference title

     Jay Cannon hit two home runs, Ryne Poplin hit his first home run this season—a game-ending three-run home run—and Ben Morris hit a grand slam as the Brunswick Community College baseball team swept Southeastern Community College 11-2 and 13-4 April 38 at West Brunswick High School.

    The victories cut BCC’s magic number to two for winning its first conference title.

    BCC, 19-2 in the conference, has four games left in the regular season. It plays a three-game series this weekend at second-place Lenoir Community College. BCC is 33-11 overall.

  • Terminal groins presentation Monday in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A terminal groins presentation is on the monthly meeting agenda of Sunset Beach Town Council next Monday night, May 3.

    A workshop is at 6:45 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at town hall on Sunset Boulevard.

    Rob Young, professor of geosciences with Western Carolina University, and Len Pietrafesa, director of external affairs with North Carolina State University, are scheduled to give a terminal groins presentation.

  • Sunset gaming hearing set for May 6

     

    SUNSET BEACH—The town planning board will consider an application for a special use permit to operate four electronic gaming machines at the Sunset Beach Fishing Pier.

    A board of adjustments hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, May 6, at town hall.

  • Mayor calls meeting to discuss personnel

    CAROLINA SHORES—Mayor Stephen Selby has called a special meeting of the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners for 9 a.m. next Monday, May 3, to go into closed session to discuss personnel, pursuant to state statute 143-318.11 (a) (6).

    The meeting will preceed the board’s monthly workshop at 10 a.m. Monday.

    The board’s monthly meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, May 6.

  • Museum plans field trip

    The Museum of Coastal Carolina will collaborate with Brunswick County tourism partners, Brunswick Town and Orton Plantation Gardens, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, as part of the museum’s lecture series and field trip.
    Brunswick Town docent Jim McKee will talk about the role that Brunswick Town played during colonial times. The museum at Brunswick Town has a large collection of artifacts that represent the lifestyle of its inhabitants.

  • Trailblazers: Helen Gabriel

    Helen Gabriel has spent the last eight years helping bring literacy to Brunswick County residents. A lifelong educator, Gabriel said she “just sort of fell into it.”
    Growing up, Gabriel’s parents, both educators, placed a high value on education and instilled a strong work ethic in her and her three sisters.
    Now as an adult, Gabriel has followed the same path as her parents and three sisters. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees and began her career in education.

  • Banned and challenged books

    My sister, Ashley, and I have always been polar opposites—she was the outgoing one, while I was the shy one.
    She enjoyed gadgets, electronics and technology, while I preferred to stay as far away from those things as possible.
    She hated shopping while I could shop for 24 hours straight.
    Perhaps the biggest difference between us was in our hobbies; I was a bookworm, and she despised reading—with a passion.

  • No matter how many times I do it, I still get excited about voting

    I recently married a Canadian. He gets pretty excited about news—local, national and international.

    When he was still living in Canada, it wasn’t uncommon for him to have absorbed some interesting fact of the day from U.S. news before I even realized something was going on.

    American politics, especially, have always interested him. The differences between the American political system and processes and Canada always have him asking questions and making comparisons.

  • Carolina Shores Town Administrator should have known better

    Seriously, Carolina Shores? Is this really happening again? Have town officials really let Carolina Shores’ citizens down once again?

    Unfortunately, yes.

    We understand people make mistakes, and when they do, we believe they should be given opportunities to correct them, learn from them and hopefully not make them again.

    However, we have a hard time understanding how someone as experienced and versed as Carolina Shores Town Administrator Linda Herncane could make a mistake by deleting town e-mails from her computer.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Thomas Lock with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on April 12:

    Desmon Terrell Barnhill, 32, of 805 Queen St., Wilmington; felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, two counts felony trafficking opium or heroin.