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Today's News

  • Calabash Fire report

     During the month of September, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 151 calls: nine structure fires, three fire alarms, 16 motor vehicle wrecks, 14 incidents classified as “other” and 109 EMS first-response calls.    

  • West Brunswick beats West Bladen 9-0 in soccer

    West Brunswick beat West Bladen 9-0 in a conference soccer game Oct. 10.

    Junior Cody Postich scored four goals. Normally a defender, he played forward as a substitute for the injured Scottie Melvin. Postich also had an assist.

    Senior midfielder Rodrigo Cardenas scored two goals. Junior forward Luis Espinosa, senior midfielder Jonathan Newhouse and Tristan Murphy each scored a goal.

  • Knox Harris wins surfing event

    Knox Harris, of Ocean Isle Beach, won the Association of Surfing Professionals’ 1-Star Fins Pro Junior Sept. 16 in Belmar, N.J.
    He beat Evan Thompson (Jacksonville Beach, Fla.), 20; Cam Richards (Garden City Beach, S.C.), 16; and Californian Griffin Colapinto (San Clemente, Calif.), 14.

  • Young runner stars in Sunset 5K run

    A clear and sunny morning greeted runners and walkers at the Sunset at Sunset 5K Run and Fitness Walk on Saturday morning. Firm sand and a wide strand were ready for the race on Sunset Beach as a kick off for the sixth annual Sunset at Sunset festival.

  • WBHS Band: A tradition of music, marching excellence

    Shallotte—For the nearly 75 members of the West Brunswick High School marching band, music is a way of life.

    Whether it’s after-school band practices, rehearsals for competitions, half-time shows, pep rallies, weekend competitions, parades and more, this group of musicians stays busy.

    This year the WBHS marching band has put a different spin on music-making. For the first time since band director Jason Seip has been at WBHS, the band has blended contemporary music with classical.

    The marching band’s theme this year is a rock show.

  • Town to oppose homeowners’ insurance rate increase

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—With a unanimous vote, the town board of commissioners and mayor agreed to take an opposing stance to a proposed homeowners’ insurance rate increase.

    “We just got notice that there is a proposed 30 percent increase on the coast and a 17 percent increase inland in homeowner’s insurance rates,” commissioner Dean Walters said at a recent meeting. “Every year we have a 7 to 9 percent increase.”

  • CIS Gala is set to dazzle, raise funds on Thursday, Oct. 18

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County is gearing up for the 11th annual Benefit Gala for Children.

    To help make the event possible, Progress Energy is serving as the presenting sponsor. In addition many other businesses in the community have shown their support for CIS.

    “We have over 100 sponsors now,” said Kimberly Bandera, marketing and events director. 

    The evening features music by the Andrew Thielen Big Band, live and silent auctions and Taste of Brunswick County, as well as dancing and other fun.

  • Medicine Drop nets more than 1 million pills in Brunswick County

    A statewide campaign to fight prescription drug abuse netted 8.5 million pills from throughout the state. Brunswick County collected just more than 1 million unwanted or no-longer needed pills.

    According to the North Carolina Department of Justice, Brunswick County led the state in collections of dosage units of prescription and over-the-counter drugs during the Operation Medicine Drop campaign in late September.

  • BCPRD senior golf schedule

    Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).
    Oct. 16: Brierwood Golf Club, $30. 8 a.m. sign-in,
    9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.
    Nov 14: Tiger’s Eye at Ocean Ridge, $45. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
    Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.

  • Golf tournaments

    VFW golf tournament set for Oct. 13
    The fifth annual Holden Beach VFW Post 8866 golf tournament will start at
    9 a.m. Oct. 13 at Lockwood Folly Golf Club. This event is the major fundraising event of the year, enabling the Post to contribute to various veteran and community causes such as supplying phone cards for deployed troops, supplies for Supply Elementary, Cedar Grove Middle School and West Brunswick High School’s JROTC.