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  • 12th Brunswick County Intercultural Festival set for Sept. 17

    A season to celebrate culture and diversity kicks off with this weekend’s 12th Brunswick County Intercultural Festival.

    This year’s festival, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, once again on the grounds of Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College, 50 College Road in Bolivia, promises a wide array of cultures, entertainment and food, event organizer Mari-Lou Wong-Chong says.

  • Supply man charged with assaulting woman

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Supply man accused of assaulting a woman by throwing her into a bed frame, causing a gash to her head.

    Rick Cody Russell, 30, of Oyster Lane was arrested Sept. 7 and charged with misdemeanor assault on a female and misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury.

    Warrants show Russell grabbed the woman and pushed her to the floor, causing her head to strike a bed frame Sept. 7. The injury left a large cut on the victim’s head, resulting in five stitches and 11 staples.

  • Brunswick County students ‘READY’ for science

    Brunswick County students are ready for science, according to results from the 2015-2016 North Carolina READY accountability program.

    The results, released Sept. 1, indicate grade level proficiency, or GLP, for eighth-grade science is 81.2 percent, which is 7.3 percent higher than the state average and a 9.8 percent improvement over the past three school years, Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said.

  • Supply man accused of attempted murder, assault

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Supply man accused of trying to kill another Supply man and assaulting a woman.

    Hunter Keith Potts, 22, of Windward Drive SW was arrested Sept. 8 and charged with felony attempted murder, felony first-degree burglary, felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor assault on a female.

  • Calabash VFW treats visiting veterans to lunch

    CALABASH — It isn’t every day out-of-town veterans are chauffeured in and treated to lunch at Calabash VFW Post 7288.

    But there was such a day last week.

    Last Friday, Sept. 9, World War II and Korean War veterans who reside at Summit Place Assisted Living six miles away in Little River, S.C., were driven to the Post on Carter Drive to enjoy a midday meal honoring them for their wartime service.

    The 12 veterans arrived in style, in a van with longtime Summit Place driver Al Kuzio at the wheel.

  • Accused BSL kidnapper, car thief extradited to Brunswick County

    A man accused of stealing a car Aug. 4 with a toddler in it in Boiling Spring Lakes has been extradited to Brunswick County.

    Twenty-six-year-old Joshua Brandon Miller was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility at 10:24 p.m. Sept. 7 from the Mecklenburg County Jail.

    Miller was originally arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Aug. 20 and charged with possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of open container/containers of alcohol in a passenger area.

  • First sergeant reflects on late K9 partner’s life

    When 1st Sgt. Justin Brown first met Bruno in June 2008 at a kennel in Pender County, he noticed Bruno was the only German shepherd in the group sitting at attention.

    Brown knew then Bruno was the perfect K9 to serve by his side in the line of duty.

    “That was my deciding factor for me,” he said. “Just how he was standing there, sitting at attention, not barking, just showing ‘Hey, I’m ready.’”

  • Retired FDNY firefighter plants 343 flags to 'never forget'

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Fifteen years after terrorist-directed planes turned a balmy September day dark, retired FDNY firefighter Ralph Nicholes still chokes up.

    Standing in his red, white and blue yard in the Sunset Ridge community, Nicholes said the 343 American flags he placed there represent each of the FDNY firefighters and colleagues who perished in the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, in New York.

  • Fifth annual event seeks to ‘Ride Domestic Violence out of Town’

    On Saturday, Sept. 24, Hope Harbor Home’s Karmen Smith and Donna Varnum hope to make a lot of noise during the fifth annual Let’s Ride Domestic Violence Out of Town Awareness Rally, which will begin from Beach House Harley-Davidson on U.S. 17 on the south side of Shallotte.

  • Fifth annual event seeks to ‘Ride Domestic Violence out of Town’

    On Saturday, Sept. 24, Hope Harbor Home’s Karmen Smith and Donna Varnum hope to make a lot of noise during the fifth annual Let’s Ride Domestic Violence Out of Town Awareness Rally, which will begin from Beach House Harley-Davidson on U.S. 17 on the south side of Shallotte.