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Today's News

  • BCC’s Michael Green throws second straight no-hitter

     Michael Green’s bid for a second straight perfect game ended when he hit the first Patrick Henry Community College batter he faced Saturday, but by the end of the eighth inning he had completed a second straight no-hitter. Until his last two starts, Green had never thrown a no-hitter.

    BCC (9-5) beat the Patriots 9-1 in eight innings, and Green struck out seven batters.

    Green, a sophomore who has signed with Winthrop University, threw a five-inning perfect game on March 4. Against Patrick Henry, Green walked three and hit two.

  • Trojans open conference with win over Whiteville

     The West Brunswick High School baseball team opened its conference season by beating Whiteville 6-2 Friday night.

    West starter Ryan Caison, a junior, gave up three hits and one earned run in four innings. He walked four, hit one and struck out six. Reliever Landon Tilley, a junior, gave up no hits and no runs in three innings in getting the victory. He walked one, hit one and struck out four.

  • Heated debaters take their stance on port

    BOLIVIA—On Tuesday evening, the North Carolina Maritime Strategy study team presented preliminary results of its study and heard input about proposed uses and locations for North Carolina ports.

    During a more than four-hour meeting with more than 125 people in attendance, the public interacted with researchers to find out details about the study. About 20 people spoke out about the port.

  • Landlord-tenant dispute leaves OIB property owner dead

    A landlord-tenant dispute ended with a missing man with ties to Ocean Isle Beach left dead in a Lumberton garage.

    On Feb. 23, real estate agent Clarence Stephen Maynor, 63, of 491 Sherwood Road, Lumberton, was reported missing by an employee. He was found on Feb. 27, the victim of a homicide.

    Investigators were searching across the state for Maynor. Maynor is the owner of multiple properties on Ocean Isle Beach. A Brunswick County tax record search indicates Maynor owned at least five properties on the island.

  • WBHS target of break-ins twice in one day

    SHALLOTTE—At least four times in the last few months, West Brunswick High School has been broken into during off hours.

    On Sunday, Feb. 26, the school alarm was activated twice. The first time was shortly after 1 p.m.

    According to an incident report filed by the Shallotte Police Department, two outside windows were broken.

    Then at 8:30 p.m. another alarm was activated. This time six windows in three buildings were broken along with the snack machines in both the teacher’s lounge and outside the gym.

  • OIB budget discussion

    On Wednesday, Feb. 22, the town of Ocean Isle Beach conducted their annual budget workshop retreat. During the daylong meeting, the board of commissioners met with town staff including department heads and discussed upcoming issues and expenditures facing the town in the upcoming fiscal year. Commissioners’ next meeting will be 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 13.

     

    Some of the bigger issues facing the town include:

     

    Natural & Concrete Canals

  • 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.

    •Injury to real property at West Brunswick High School; suspect broke two sliding windows causing $600 in damage.

  • Board of education approves traditional calendar for next school year

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education on Tuesday approved two of three recommended draft calendars for the 2012-2013 school year.

    Board members approved a traditional school calendar with 185 days of student instruction, and second with 180 student instruction days contingent upon a State Superintendent of Public Instruction waiver.

    Draft No. 3 allows for five staff development days, which can also serve as make-up days for inclement weather. 

  • Economic development corporation to form nonprofit foundation; seek community contributions

    BOLIVIA—The Brunswick County Economic Development Corporation is changing the way it does business.

    With recent losses of two major 1,000-plus-job projects, economic development director Jim Bradshaw said the corporation is looking to tweak its playbook, including seeking contributions from local businesses and community members.

    While Bradshaw said it’s great to win the big 1,000-plus job project “every job is critical.”

  • County refinances bonds for millions in savings

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Finance Director Ann Hardy has been busy.

    With the market moving in what Hardy described as a favorable direction for refinancing debt, she received commissioner approval to refinance several outstanding bonds recently, resulting in nearly $4 million in savings.