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Today's News

  • 4-H hosts annual fashion show

    Youth dazzled the audience once again at the annual 4-H Entertains Talent Show March 29 at the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Office. 

    Twenty Brunswick County 4-H’ers showed up to demonstrate their talents. 

    James and Joshua Hooven played the mandolin and guitar; Rosie Yurgel demonstrated magic tricks; and the 4-H Hot Steppers, including Savannah and John Macon Michaux, Janzen Jones, Kirra Jones, Lexi Jones and Haley Lantrip, performed a jump rope routine. 

  • ATMC to air new golf show

    ATMC will air a new show, “Tee Time with Al Arrigoni.”

    This show explores the many golf courses that Brunswick County has to offer and provides tips and advice on golf fitness, fashion, equipment and etiquette, with a new show and course featured every month. 

    Show times are every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on ATMC Cable Channel 3. 

    Segments of “Tee Time with Al Arrigoni” include:

  • Blandino joins PMD

    A Grade Above Realty has recognized Mike Blandino on his recent membership to the Property Management Division (PMD) of the North Carolina Association of Realtors.

    The objectives of the PMD are to provide legislative, educational and networking opportunities to North Carolina’s professional property managers. Educational seminars on new developments in real estate legislation are conducted throughout the year.

  • Art opening at Silver Coast

    Silver Coast Winery will display the works of Suzanne C. Hunady from April 15-June 14.

    Hunady is an Ohio native and a Bowling Green State University Alumna. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at that university. She has been an educator of art at the public school level and at the collegiate level.  

    Her work reflects talent in several mediums including watercolors and acrylics. 

    For more information visit www.silvercoastwinery.com or call 287-2800.

  • Franklin Square Gallery seeks artists

    Franklin Square Gallery in Southport is calling for vendors for its annual Garden and Art Showcase to be at Franklin Square Park from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 8. 

    Organizers are looking for seedlings, plants, shrubs, garden decor and accessories and arts and crafts.

    For information and an application, call Gay Lefebvre at 253-0539, e-mail edgewaterart@ec.rr.com or drop by the Franklin Square Gallery at 130 E. West St. to pick up a brochure. 

  • Spring, love in the air and stars

    By Mark Jankowski
    Ingram Planetarium

    Imagine the romance of walking on the beach one spring evening, a slight breeze chilling you and a special someone next to you. 

    You both stop to view the ocean waves crashing the beach, and then your eyes together glance upward to a breathtaking view of the heavens with the stars out-shining all the diamonds on Earth. 

    Could there be a more prefect night? 

  • Three volunteer firefighters charged with setting woods fires

    Three volunteer firefighters—two who volunteered with Supply Fire Department and one who volunteered with Civietown Fire Department—have been charged with setting woods fires.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Steve Mason, Danny Lee Russell and Bobby Lee Harris were arrested for allegedly setting two woods fires Monday morning.

    A third suspect, Miranda Garland, was arrested Monday afternoon, Mason said.

  • Virginia assistant superintendent to be next Brunswick County Schools superintendent

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Schools has a new superintendent.

    In a 4-1 vote during a meeting Thursday evening, members of the Brunswick County Board of Education chose to hire Dr. Edward Pruden Jr. as the next superintendent of Brunswick County Schools.

    “I’m delighted that we’ve chosen Dr. Pruden to join our team and work with the board in a cohesive manner and bring unity back to the school system,” board member Catherine Cooke said.

  • Escaped inmate back in Brunswick County custody

    An inmate who escaped from the Brunswick County Detention Center last September is now back in custody at the Brunswick facility.

    On April 8, officials with the North Carolina Department of Corrections transported Rosher Rodriguez-Aguilar to Brunswick County from Maryland. He had been in custody since he was arrested in Maryland during a routine traffic stop in November 2009, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Gause.

  • Operation Safe Easter nets 11 DWI charges, 74 total charges

    On April 2, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team conducted a checkpoint station on U.S. 74 westbound at the Brunswick River Bridge, just east of the Leland city limits.

    The sheriff’s office was assisted in the checkpoint by officers with the Leland Police Department, Navassa Police Department, Holden Beach Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Wilmington Police Department, Whiteville Police Department, Lake Waccamaw Police Department and the North Carolina Tests for Alcohol BAT Mobile Unit.