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Today's News

  • UPDATE: Officials dismiss Warren's discrimination complaint

    Update: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission officials have dismissed Warren’s complaint because, as an elected official, he is specifically exempt from coverage under Title VII.

    Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren has filed a charge of racial discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, however, the charge of discrimination is a violation of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

    Debbie Barnes, human resources director, received the complaint March 22.

  • Shallotte man killed in tractor accident

    A well-known Shallotte resident was killed in a tractor accident at his home Wednesday night.

    Brunswick County Coroner Greg White said 52-year-old Bruce Henry died when his Oliver farm tractor overturned around 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 21.

    White said Henry was behind his house on Old Shallotte Road pulling roots with the tractor. Henry had a rope tied around the roots and the tractor flipped over, killing him.

    White, a Supply resident, said he had known Henry since their Little League days together.

  • Lady Trojans defeat East Bladen 6-1 in soccer

     ELIZABETHTOWN—Sophomore forward Carla Zio scored four goals as the West Brunswick girls’ soccer team beat East Bladen 6-1 in a conference game March 21.

    Amanda Davison and Karson Lewis also scored as the Trojans’ played their best game of the season.

    “The 1-0 loss to Ashley (after a 7-1 defeat) really, I think, was a turning point for us,” West coach Laura Hickman said. “It proved to the girls themselves that they are capable and that they can finish very strong in this conference overall.”

  • Sunset Beach reviews fire chief applications

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council has begun reviewing resumes submitted for the town’s future fire chief.

    At their monthly workshop Tuesday, council members went into closed session to begin reviewing applications for the position being vacated by current fire chief Chris Barbee, who is retiring March 30.

    The session lasted about an hour. Town clerk Lisa Anglin said Tuesday the town had received 82 applications.

    Town council is expected to narrow down the field during the review process prior to selecting candidates to be interviewed.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on March 7, 8, 9, 12 and 13 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, March 7

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutors Cathi Radford and Karen Richards and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Rabon family makes BCC endowment for scholarship funds

    William Ernest Rabon and Mary Gore Rabon recently made a $50,000 gift to the Foundation of Brunswick Community College to establish two endowed scholarships.
    The William Ernest Rabon Endowed Scholarship, in the amount of $20,000, has been designated to the associate’s degree program in horticulture technology. The program includes instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticultural principles. Also included are courses in plant production, soils, landscaping and the management and operation of horticulture businesses.

  • Business briefs

    Brunswick Electric gives out community grants
    Twenty-six projects were selected from a field of nearly 90 applications to receive funding for programs from Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation’s Community Grants program.
    This year’s grants total $24,900. The checks have already gone out to the winning groups. The funds will be at work in the community soon.

  • Dosher Nursing Center named one of America’s Top 39 nursing homes

    Two years ago, Dosher Nursing Center was honored as “One of the Best Nursing Homes in America” in the February 2010 issue of US News & World Report magazine. In all, only 173 skilled nursing facilities were named to the honor out of the nation’s thousands of nursing homes.
    In February this year, Dosher Nursing Center received an even higher honor by being named to the honor roll of the Best Nursing Homes in America, a distinction only given to 39 nursing homes out of the 15,500 facilities reviewed by U.S. News.

  • Religion briefs

    Psalm of the Cross begins April 19
    Anointed Vessels Ministry, 3272 Liberty St. in Ash, will present Psalm of the Cross, an all-new spring outdoor presentation, at 7:30 p.m. nightly April 19-23. Admission is free. Call 287-4267 for information and reservations. Visit anointedvesselsministry.org.

  • Ya gotta have heart! That’s the Lenten message

    Perhaps it comes as a result of seeing “Damn Yankees.” Or, maybe it was the way I was moved by viewing “The Ghosts Of Mississippi” a few days later, but all I can see and hear in the Scriptures, especially during Lent, is “heart!”