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Today's News

  • From tragedy to triumph

    High school wasn’t a walk in the park for one local teen.

    There were times the recent graduate said she wanted to drop out.

    During Kelsey Moseley’s freshman year, tragedy struck her family—and the entire WBHS campus.

    On Thursday, May 7, 2009, Jacob Moseley, an 18-year-old senior at West Brunswick High School, died in a car crash on Royal Oak Road just one month before his graduation.

    There were five students in the car. Moseley was thrown from the backseat along with two other passengers.

  • Shallotte reduces bond as town works out Rivers Edge solution

     

    SHALLOTTE—Aldermen and the mayor are working together with Mark Saunders to find a solution to issues in Rivers Edge.

    At the June 5 aldermen meeting, the board took major steps toward a solution. They released bonds in the amount of $168,050, de-plated a section and approved a change to sewer lines.

    Before voting and/or discussion of the matters, Alan Lewis recused himself due to potential personal conflicts.

  • Town charged 20 times tax value for land

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The town has reluctantly agreed to purchase land for a rate 20 times its tax value.

    Tuesday at commissioners’ June meeting, concern was expressed with negotiations for a parcel of land needed by the town to complete cyclical canal dredging.

    Commissioners voted unanimously to purchase tax parcel No. 257CA03701 from Stuart Cooke and Serenity Bay LLC for $60,000, but not without consideration.

  • Hospice prepares to open new facility in Brunswick

    The long-awaited unveiling of the new SECU Hospice House is just around the corner.

    On Sunday, June 24, the SECU Hospice House will open its doors to the public. From 1-4 p.m. there will be an open house for the community.

    “It has been so amazing,” said Cindy Cheatham, development manager Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

    Cheatham has been instrumental in the fundraising portion of the project and she can’t say enough about the outpouring of support from the community so the SECU Hospice House could become a reality.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.
    The Shallotte police department office is closed to the public while the building undergoes renovations. Anyone wishing to speak to an officer or obtain a copy of a police report must go to the Southend Task Force building at 130 Cheers Street. The number to reach the police department is 754-6008.

  • Jolly Mon King Classic rescheduled for June 22-24

     The 2012 Jolly Mon King Classic has been rescheduled for June 22-24.

    The original dates of June 15-17 are being postponed because of a combination of a poor weather forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the current status of the king mackerel fishery.

    This is the first time in the event’s 18-year history that dates will be postponed. However, Mother Nature reigns supreme and we all must answer to her wishes.

  • All-conference for spring sports

     Waccamaw 3A/2A Conference coaches have selected first- and second-team all-conference players for spring sports. Here are the players from the three county high schools.

     

    West Brunswick

    In soccer, Carla Zio, Julianna Zio and Taylor Esposito are on the first team.

    Carla Zio, a sophomore forward/defender, scored 32 goals. Julianna Zio, a senior forward, was injured most of the year and scored two goals. Esposito was a senior defender.

  • Results of flounder tourney

     Billy Lefler won the 29th annual Sudan Daredevils Flounder Tournament, catching an 8.45-pound flounder.

    The tourney, based from the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department, benefits the Sudan Daredevils of the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club.

    Lefler won $1,500 for catching the largest flounder.

    Other results:

    Second prize: $1,000 for second-largest fish, Cody Pyatte, 6.75 pounds.

    Third prize: $600 for five-fish total weight, Tim Parnell, 20.32 pounds.

  • Shallotte bodybuilder qualifies for national meet

     Robert Simmons raises his left leg onto a stool. He rolls up a pant leg from his ankle to his knee to show a tattoo on his leg of a man in black sunglasses. After a moment, you realize you are looking at the face “The Terminator”—Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  • Collecting their weight in food

    Karen Ogden’s K-1 students were issued a challenge to collect their weight in food. The Tip the Scales for Food challenge was launched in late March. Each child was weighed and the collective total of their weight was 384 pounds. They immediately issued a plea to the other students and teachers in the school for help in collecting at least 384 pounds of food for the local food pantry.