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Today's News

  • Hearing Monday for two more games places in Calabash

     BY LAURA LEWIS

    STAFF WRITER

    CALABASH—A board of adjustment hearing for two more gaming-machine businesses is set for 6 p.m. Monday at Calabash Town Hall.

  • Planetarium sets sights on digital future

     BY LAURA LEWIS

    STAFF WRITER

    SUNSET BEACH—2009 should be a good year for Ingram Planetarium.

    Not only is it the International Year of Astronomy and the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s telescope, it’s also when the six-year-old planetarium will launch its new $300,000 digital projection system.

  • Rescue-facility adoptees find feline fame

     BY LAURA LEWIS

    STAFF WRITER

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Anyone who ever thought Cat Tails feline rescue just handles ordinary cats might want to think again.

  • Calabash residents tell town to flush sewer service

     BY LAURA LEWIS

    STAFF WRITER

    CALABASH—For the second month in a row, residents of two subdivisions in the seafood capital turned out Tuesday night to protest county sewer service.

    The $7 million project is too expensive for property owners, they said, and they never wanted it in the first place. They also charge the town never gave residents a chance to vote on the issue.

  • John L. Williamson: Honoring a Brunswick hero on Veteran’s Day

    As we celebrate this Veterans Day, many names come to mind of people we know in Brunswick County that served their country with great honor.

    Some names are well known, and other names are less known. Nonetheless, they were heros. Many residents of Brunswick County are familiar with the name of Odell Williamson.

    Odell was a veteran and served as an Army pilot during World War II assigned to the 30th Division.

  • Congratulations BCC volleyball team

    When the Brunswick Community College volleyball team took to the court this season, players and officials had one thing on their minds—being competitive.

    It was a lofty goal considering it was the first time the college had fielded a volleyball team and one that met an unusual challenge—it didn’t even have its own gymnasium in which to practice. Instead, players used the gym at West Brunswick High School.

    But, in its first year, BCC Dolphins did more than just be competitive; the team proved it is one of the top schools in its division.

  • BCC advances to national volleyball tournament

    LOUISBURG—Stephanie Beach, the Brunswick Community College volleyball coach, stood on the volleyball court at Louisburg Community College and quickly recited an amazing list of accomplishments.

    “I can’t believe I would have had a tournament MVP, an all-region player of the year, a coach of the year, a tournament championship and a conference championship all in the first year,” she said. “I can’t imagine it.”

  • Don’t hang up your fishing rods yet

    It sure is quiet down on the coast this fall. In the midst of possibly the world’s worst economic downturn, the only ones making out to the good are the fish.

    The other problem we’ve had is the wind. It seems day after day the wind blows, changes direction and then blows again. It is only supposed to blow for a couple of days, then settle down for a couple of days. Combine the unsettled weather and dismal economy and you have the recipe for rebuilding fish stocks.

  • Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions begins Saturday at Sea Trail

    The 2008 Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions will be played Saturday and Sunday on the Maples Course at Sea Trail.

    In this invitational event, club champions from area courses will play two days of stroke play. The champions, both men and women, must have won their championship in either match play or stroke play competition without handicaps. Net champions are not eligible.

  • The price of politics

    In his unprecedented and historic bid for the White House, president-elect Barack Obama outspent his opponent Sen. John McCain nearly 2-to-1.

    Obama raised $639.2 million, the most money raised by any candidate in the history of American politics. McCain raised $335.3 million—about half of what Obama raised.

    Since the primaries, presidential candidates have raised $1.5 billion to fund their campaigns, which has changed the face of politics in America.