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Today's News

  • Sports calendar

    West varsity sports calendar
    Subject to change
    Feb. 27: Tennis vs. North Myrtle Beach, 4 p.m. at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.
    Feb. 28: Baseball vs. Ashley, 5 p.m. Softball at New Hanover, 6 p.m. Tennis vs. Whiteville, 4 p.m. at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.

  • Eleven county wrestlers qualify for state tourney

    John Wiley won a regional championship and was one of six South Brunswick High School wrestlers to advance to the state tourney set for this weekend at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.
    West Brunswick qualified one wrestler (Ronnie Dellinger) from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional.
    North Brunswick qualified four from the Class 2A Mideast Regional.

  • ‘Just cause’ list to remove Warren from DSS is long

    Finally.
    And as far as we’re concerned, it wasn’t soon enough.
    Monday night the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners had a hearing to determine if there was just cause to remove fellow commissioner Charles Warren from the DSS board where he has been causing havoc as its chairman.
    Warren refused to leave the DSS board even after commissioners passed a code of ethics calling for commissioners to step down from such posts.
    He didn’t think that was “just cause” to remove him.

  • Closed after 36 years in Shallotte: 1976—2012

    SHALLOTTE—The doors closed and locked for the last time to customers at 1 p.m. Monday.

    By 5 p.m. the sign on Main Street was gone.

    After 36 years, Hardee’s is no longer a fast food restaurant open in Shallotte.

    There were tears as friends said goodbye to one another, customers hugged employees and final notes of music were played. For many local residents who gathered daily at the fast food chain, it was a day of reminiscing and sadness.

  • Pound-shedding objectives weigh heavily on mind and body

    Saying you want to shape up is easy as pie.

    It’s the doing that’s not such a piece of cake.

    For starters, you pretty much have to forego all the pie, cake, brownies, and Calabash Creamery ice cream.

    Now that it’s still a brand-new year and I’m a member of the BFIT crew at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center at Brunswick Community College, I have to live up to all my previous statements, affirmations and resolutions about trimming back down and shaping back up.

  • Calabash commissioner complains meeting was too coordinated

    CALABASH—Town commissioner Jody Nance says the last town meeting was too organized for his taste.

    At the town board of commissioners’ last monthly meeting Feb. 14, Nance says the meeting went along too smoothly, with little discussion or input until he intervened.

    He said each commissioner, other than himself, took turns bringing forth new business, with little discussion prior to the board taking action.

  • Celebrate Black History Month with ‘Midnight Cry’

     

    SHALLOTTE—A local filmmaker and West Brunswick High School alumni is giving back to her alma mater.

    Sheena Vaught graduated from UNCW in December 2011 with a major in film studies. Now in the midst of creating two documentaries to air on ATMC in March, she is lending a hand to the WBHS theater and arts department and introducing students to new skills and acting opportunities.

    Vaught and WBHS students are in production for “Midnight Cry.”

  • BFIT program launches for another season at fitness center

    BOLIVIA—They have everything a weight-loss endeavor could need—personal trainers, a nutritionist, plus three months’ free membership at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    The center’s latest BFIT crew launched last week with initial meetings with the center’s personal trainers and nutritionist Cheryle Jones Syracuse.

    BFIT is an acronym representing four missions—Believe in yourself. Focus on your goals. Improve your lifestyle. Train to achieve your dream.

  • Port draft study near completion, more feedback wanted

    What are your thoughts on a megaport in Brunswick County?

    That’s what North Carolina Maritime Strategy officials want to know as it completes its port analysis.

    Two of the locations identified as potential sites for a deepwater container port are in Brunswick County. A third is just across the river in Wilmington.

  • 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.

    •Penelope Anita Gamble, 44, of 4618 Deer St., Shallotte, was charged with DWI and driving left of center on Wildwood Street.

    •Larceny of bank bag from New Life Christian Bookstore; someone took the bank bag from the business. The bag contained $900 in cash and $200 in checks.

    •Harassment at Food Lion; suspect called the manager and harassed him.