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Today's News

  • South sweeps conference tennis titles

     South Brunswick swept the singles and doubles championships in the Mideastern 3A Conference tennis championships Thursday, April 10, at the Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.

    Caleb Stanley beat teammate Joey Kronenwetter 6-2, 6-1 in winning the singles title.

    Stanley reached the final by beating West Brunswick’s Cameron Huffman 6-0, 6-0.

    Kronenwetter reached the final by beating Topsail’s Patrick Hayes 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

  • UPDATE: Missing teen located

    Missing teen Hunter Howell has been safely located in the Supply area, according to a press release issued Friday morning by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.

    The sheriff’s office has sought the public’s help to find the 16-year-old had been missing for nearly a week.

  • Grissett found guilty of first-degree murder, sentenced to life in prison

     BOLIVIA — A jury took less than an hour to find 53-year-old Richard Hugh Grissett guilty of first-degree murder in Brunswick County Superior Court on Thursday, April 10.

    Grissett was also convicted of first-degree burglary, common law robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon in the killing of 86-year-old Linnie Mae Ward.

    Grissett was accused of beating and strangling Ward during a burglary at her Longwood home Nov. 12, 2012.

  • State rests its case in Grissett murder trial

     BOLIVIA — The morning after Richard Hugh Grissett, 53, was arrested in November 2012, he told Detective John Holman he was responsible for the death of 86-year-old Linnie Mae Ward, evidence showed Wednesday, April 9.

    Grissett is accused of beating Ward to death with his hands during an alleged burglary at her Longwood home.

    Holman, of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, testified he was booking Grissett into the Brunswick County Detention Facility on Nov. 19, 2012, when Grissett became “extremely teary-eyed and clearly upset.”

  • Former K9 officer guides puppy-mill rescue dogs at Brunswick shelter

    SUPPLY — When five German shepherds were seized from a puppy mill bust last month in Duplin County, they were transferred to the right place.

    Lt. Tommy Tolley, a former K9 officer who serves as director of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Animal Protective Services, has been working with the rescued dogs since the bust and rescue of more than 50 dogs March 21 by Duplin County Animal Services.

  • Yoga etiquette

     Yoga etiquette

     

    • Please remove shoes and socks for class.

     

    • Your yogi (instructor) will greet you and begin the class.

     

    • Please leave your cell phone in your car.

     

    • Please leave your ego at the door. All bodies welcome.

     

    • Please notify instructor of any and all special conditions and or injuries.

     

  • Yen for yoga: Classes get to the heart and chi of movement

    CALABASH — To the beat of peace, well-being and good intentions, Nancy Smith led Christine Fauske and Page Jones through the positions of smooth-flow yoga on a recent Tuesday morning.

    Smith, owner of the newly opened Movement Works holistic dance, yoga and martial arts center, and her students were in their element.

    “Yogash chita vritti nirodha,” Smith’s website, www.mvmtworks.com, states, citing Sanskrit: “Yoga is the cessation of mental fragmentation.”

  • Carnival fun at Virginia Williamson Elementary School

    Virginia Williamson Elementary School at 1020 Zion Hill Road off N.C. 211 is having its first spring carnival Friday, April 11.

    Hours are 5 to 7:30 p.m.

    Highlights include more than 28 fair booths, four inflatable bounce houses, hay rides, concession stands (popcorn, hot dogs, soda and tacos), photos with characters and props, and show-and-tell featuring local EMS, fire and law enforcement personnel.

  • Folk-rock quartet performs Saturday in Holden Beach

    Thomas Wesley Stern will perform in the third Listen Up Brunswick County concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Holden Beach Chapel fellowship hall.

  • SB approves sales tax resolution with stipulation

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach Town Council has approved a resolution supporting a quarter-cent sales tax increase to be decided by voters in a May 6 referendum.

    Unanimous approval came at the board’s monthly meeting Monday night, April 7, with an added stipulation about terminal groins and following a presentation about the proposal by Brunswick County Manager Ann Hardy.