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Today's News

  • Be careful in the heat

    Summer weather arrived before summer itself did this year in Brunswick County with temperatures soaring and heat indexes in the triple digits. The heat itself has not been unusual, but it seems to have been more oppressive and stifling than usual despite the frequent breezes from our coastline.

    In recent years, summer safety efforts have focused on rip currents. In recent weeks, it has targeted shark encounters. The risk of heat exhaustion and stroke at this time of year, however, exists regardless of whether anyone sets foot in the ocean or even on the beach.

  • District court docket

     he following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on June 8, 9, 10 and 12 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, June 8

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Courtney Sanford and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

    Vera Anderson, PG DWI.

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases June 15 during a grand jury session:

    Willie M. Ballard, failure to register as sex offender.

    Michael C. Butler, breaking and entering place of worship.

    Parker M. Campbell, four counts of breaking and entering motor vehicle, two counts of larceny of firearm, two counts of misdemeanor larceny.

  • Ikalowych commissions into Marine Corps

     Stephen Ikalowych of Oak Island was commissioned into the Marine Corps during a ceremony May 8 at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. Families, friends, faculty and staff assembled at the Summerall Chapel on The Citadel campus to honor the newly commissioned officers. The commissioning cadets and students took oaths accepting their appointments as officers in the U.S. armed services.

     

  • What is this mystery plant?
  • Esau-Grissett marriage

     Krystal Esau and James Grissett were married June 6 at Calvary Baptist Church in Shallotte. The Rev. Wayne Turnage officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Esau of Longwood. She is continuing her education at Brunswick Community College.

    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Grissett of Shallotte. He is employed at McLeod Seacoast in Little River, S.C.

    A reception followed in the church fellowship hall.

    The couple will reside in the Grissettown area.

  • Milligan-Kossen engagement

     Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Blair Bennett Milligan of Washington, D.C., and Pieter Frank Kossen of Jackson, Miss. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craven Demette Jr. and Wendy Redwine Milligan of Ocean Isle Beach. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pieter Thomas and Cornelia Sills Kossen of Edwards, Miss. A Sept. 5 wedding is planned at Camp United Methodist Church in Shallotte.

  • What can we learn from the stories of marginalized outsiders?

     Scripture has always fascinated me and caused me to ponder the wonders of the God Who Is. It has been the source of great comfort and tremendous challenge. It has brought me to my knees and raised to unimaginable heights. It has allowed me to meet majestic insiders and marginalized outsiders, sometimes housed in the same person. In every instance, Scripture has been an invitation to be more than I thought I could be. It has also been the impetus for me to empower others similarly.

     

  • Take the fruit trivia quiz

     

     

    June is Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. No one can argue with the fact that most people should eat more fruits and vegetables. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans stress the wisdom of moving to a more plant-based diet, and MyPlate encourages us to fill half our plates with fruits and vegetables at each meal. If you’re counting fruit servings, men and women should eat at least 2 cups of fruit every day and children ages between the ages of 9 and 13 should get at least 1½ cups.

  • Children continue shark attack recoveries

    A teenager who lost most of his left arm during a shark attack June 14 off the coast of Oak Island has been released from a Wilmington hospital, while a 12-year-old who lost part of her left arm and leg during a separate shark attack that day is recovering from her injuries at a Chapel Hill hospital.

    Sixteen-year-old Hunter Treschl, of Colorado Springs, Colo., has been released from the hospital in good condition, just four days after being maimed during a shark attack early near a public beach access at 55th Avenue on Oak Island.