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Today's News

  • Brunswick Community College makes a splash at home, abroad

    We’ve said before how much we love our very own Brunswick Community College—and now people around the globe are finding out why.
    The college’s Center for Aquaculture & Biotechnology is drawing attention from students right here at home and across the world. This semester a continuing education course about fish farming has students enrolled from North Carolina as well as Great Britain, Canada, Brazil, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Nigeria.
    How’s that for making a splash on an international scale?

  • Former Broadway set designer directing, crafting BLT show this week

    When it comes to the theater, Paul Bertelsen, 85 years young, just keeps on going.

    Brunswick Little Theatre has hit a high note with the former Broadway set designer, who is directing and creating the set for the upcoming Neil Simon play, “Barefoot in the Park.” It opens Thursday at Playhouse 211.

    Last week, Bertelsen and production assistant director Chris Walters were busy building the set at BLT’s Scenic Studio on Holden Beach Road. In the evening, they were heading up to the theater on N.C. 211 for play rehearsal.

  • POAs can be a good thing as long as they regulate themselves

    Neighborhood diversity is the spice of community living.

    Several of my neighbors, for example, regularly park assorted vehicles in and around their driveways.

    Another one is apparently operating a boat yard and dry dock out of his house.

    And lately, within earshot somewhere off U.S. 17 near beautiful downtown, unincorporated Little River, S.C., every morning I can hear the crow of a rooster greeting dawn.

    It might—and I say might—be useful to have a regulatory agency in place to properly address these and other issues.

  • Board nixes mayor's idea to split from Sunset at Sunset

    SUNSET BEACH—A proposal by Mayor Richard Cerrato that the town think about separating from the Sunset at Sunset Festival was shot down by town council Monday night.

    Cerrato, speaking at the town board’s pre-agenda workshop, said he would like to see the idea placed on the agenda for the board’s upcoming Feb. 21 retreat.

  • From Sunset to Siam: Professor bestowed honorary degree in Thailand

    SUNSET BEACH—Jim Williams shows a black-and-white photo of a small group of children standing outside a small schoolhouse.

    That’s a picture taken of him when he was in the third grade back in Pennsylvania, he said.

    The Sunset Beach resident keeps it on hand to remind him how far he’s come since his early, humble beginnings at the one-room school near Ligonier, Pa., about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

  • Golf course wants to chop down 900 trees in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town is anticipating residential backlash as the manager of Carolina Shores Golf Course seeks permission to cut down about 900 trees.

    Golf course manager Philippe Bureau has met with the town tree committee to discuss the proposal, according to Carolina Shores Town Administrator Mike Hargett.

  • Miller Pope is confessing like a mad man

    In his 83 years of living, Miller Pope has grown up feisty and adventurous in the South, earned a living and hobnobbed with the upper echelon in the North, and published a book to tell all about it.

    The longtime Ocean Isle Beach artist, entrepreneur and writer has commemorated his multi-faceted life in his latest book, “Confessions of a MadMan: From Madison Avenue to Island Sands,” available at local bookstores and online.

    Though most of his books are heavy-laden with his art, especially about pirates, this one is a little different.

  • Seniors lead Lady Trojans to victory over South Brunswick

     Seniors Jasmine Jackson scored 13 points and Nicole Turner a season-high 11 as West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 39-15 Feb. 7 in the final basketball game of the regular season for the Trojans.

    The victory completed a regular-season sweep. West, starting an all-senior lineup on Senior Night, shut out the Cougars in the first quarter in taking a 10-0 lead. 

  • West JV wins conference, finishes 15-2

     The West Brunswick High School junior varsity boys’ basketball team won the conference championship Feb. 7 by beating South Brunswick 56-48.

    The Trojans, coached by Jason Younts, finished 11-1 in the conference and 15-2 overall. They ended the season by winning 11 straight games.

    Younts gave all the credit to varsity coach Eric Davis, saying his leadership was the foundation for the successful junior varsity season.

  • Video: West Brunswick High School dance team on Senior Night