Today's News

  • Renowned violinist Caroline Goulding to perform at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    The Brunswick Community College Foundation and Coastal Financial Associates are bringing renowned violinist Caroline Goulding accompanied on piano by Alicja Basinska and Janine Randall, with special guests The Sea Notes Choral Society of Brunswick County, to Odell Williamson Auditorium at 6 p.m. Jan. 9.

    All proceeds from the event will benefit student scholarships at Brunswick Community College. General admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets, including a post-show reception and priority reserved seating, are $50.

  • Work continues on Smith Avenue; contractors report jobs

    SHALLOTTE—As utility line relocation and drainage work continues on the Smith Avenue extension project, so does necessary reporting of the jobs created by the project.

    As a project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the project’s contractor, S.T. Wooten Corp., is required to report jobs created, hours worked and money spent on the project to the Federal Highway Administration.

  • Commissioners OK appraisal contract for revaluation, agreement with debt setoff clearinghouse

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Commissioners on Monday approved a contract with Ferriss Appraisal for the upcoming countywide property tax revaluations.

    “This contract is a continuation of a relationship that’s existed for over 20 years between Brunswick County and Bill Ferriss and Ferris Appraisal,” Brunswick County Tax Supervisor Tom Davis said.

    Davis said the tax department was two-and-a-half years into the process for the 2011 revaluation, which the county tax department does every four years.

  • 'Excellent turnout' in Seafood capital's namesake festival

    CALABASH—When the Calabash Merchants’ Association formed last year, their No. 1 goal was to bring a festival to Calabash.

    On Saturday, with about 7,000 people in attendance at the inaugural Calabash Seafood Festival in downtown Calabash, they accomplished their goal.

    “One of the very first things we wanted to accomplish was to bring a festival to Calabash,” Michael Abushakra, Calabash Merchants’ Association chairman, said.

    “We had an excellent turnout,” he added.

  • Bolivia man killed in single-car wreck

    A 24-year-old Bolivia man was killed Saturday night when his car struck a tree on Swain Road.

    According to N.C. State Highway Patrol Sgt. M.L. Collier, around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, William Crisco was driving his Ford passenger vehicle west on Swain Road at about 70 mph in a 55 mph zone.

  • Clemmons' work, talent attains goal

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Michael Holcomb knows why Kaitlin Clemmons was offered the chance to play softball at Barton College.

    “Her work ethic,” Holcomb said.

    He should know. He is the coach of the Carolina Gators, the 18-U travel softball team for which Clemmons is a catcher and a second baseman.

    “She is the first to be there and the last to leave,” he said Nov. 12 after Clemmons had signed her letter of intent at South Brunswick High School.

  • Special Olympian bowlers begin series

    The first Special Olympics adult bowling series of the season took place Nov. 10, at Planet Fun.

    More than 80 special-needs participants from the county participated in the event. Special-needs bowlers will bowl for five weeks in this local series. More than 20 of them will qualify to participate in the North Carolina State Special Olympics in Raleigh next year.

    The Special Olympics adult bowling series is a collaboration between the Brunswick Interagency Program and Brunswick County Parks and Recreation. The program is funded by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation.

  • South Brunswick's season ends in overtime

    East Rowan halfback Chris Moore scored on a 9-yard run in overtime, ending the season for South Brunswick in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A football playoffs Friday.

    “It was a hard-fought battle,” South coach Roman Kelley said. “We had our chances and did not take advantage of them.

    East Rowan won the coin toss for the start of the overtime and deferred possession. The Cougars faced a fourth-and-goal at the 5 and decided to attempt a field goal. Andrew Bates’ kick was good and it gave South an 11-8 lead.

  • BCC loses home opener

    Johnston Community College hit two free throws with 1.2 seconds left to clinch an 85-81 victory over Brunswick Community College in the Dolphins’ home opener Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center gym.

    JCC trailed 49-34 at the half but outscored BCC 51-32 in the second half. BCC played most of the second half without Terneil Rhodes, who injured himself while completing a dunk.

    For BCC, Tyree Graham scored 22 points, Alan-Michael Thompson 13, Marcus Graham 10, Rhodes nine and Chris Smith eight.

    The loss dropped BCC’s record to 2-2.

  • Oyster shell recycling program into its third year

    As a Brunswick County native from a commercial fishing family, Sabrina Varnam said it’s important she does her part to protect and enhance coastal resources.

    As the oyster shell recycling program coordinator with the Division of Marine Fisheries, she wants to ensure everyone does his or her part to protect and enhance coastal recourses—oysters being one of them.

    Oyster shell recycling, which Marine Fisheries has been facilitating since the summer of 2006, is a means to “not only protect, but to manage the resources,” she explained.