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Today's News

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 9 and 10 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Nov. 9

    Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr. presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

    Krystal Gail Barfield, PG misdemeanor larceny.

  • Club briefs

    Craft fair is Dec. 3
    Women of the Moose of the Shallotte Moose Lodge, 253 Holden Beach Road, are sponsoring a craft fair, featuring a soup and cookie walk, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Proceeds will benefit Community Services of Brunswick County.
    Many types of soups and cookies will be available for sale to eat in or take out. Table rental is $15/table with one item being donated from each merchant to go toward a Women of the Moose raffle. For table reservations, call Eileen Childers at 755-6994.

  • Religion briefs

    Church to host clothing giveaway
    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church will host a free winter giveaway of new clothes and gently used items from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia. Refreshments will be served.

  • St. Paul’s commemorates one-year anniversary

    This has been quite a busy a year for the small congregation at St. Paul’s by the Sea Anglican Church.
    Presiding Bishop Scott McLaughlin, Primate of the Orthodox Anglican Communion and Archbishop of the Orthodox Anglican Church, came for a visit April 16 and two children, Clara and Anna Tyson, daughters of Deacon Mac Tyson and Beth Tyson, were confirmed.

  • There still is a place for us

    Have you ever had a tune pop into your head and stay there, humming its way into your brain and psyche with relentless ardor? Have you ever been inundated with the memories the song elicited? Well, I have.
    Suddenly, without invitation, the lyrics to a poignant song from “West Side Story” burst into my consciousness and would not leave me alone. Unable to recall all the words, I Googled my way to the site that gave me the information. Then came the memories.

  • County reports more than $500,000 in losses to off-shore financial scams

    Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories about the various financial scams that have been reported in Brunswick County. If you think you have been a victim of a scam, report it to your local police department, or to detective Ed Carter at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 253-2777.

    $500,000.

    That’s how much money Brunswick County residents have lost to financial scams in the past two years. At least that’s what has been reported to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  • One bidder offers $500K for old hospital, 32 acres of land

    BOLIVIA—During the 45-day window in which county officials solicited requests for proposals for the former Brunswick Community Hospital, only one bid was received.

    Brunswick County Manager Marty Lawing said several healthcare related agencies have expressed interest in the 35-year-old hospital facility, but only one agency submitted a formal bid as of the bid deadline last Tuesday, Nov. 15.

  • Task force recommends elderly exemption for property taxes

    BOLIVIA—A county commissioner appointed task force has recommended commissioners adopt an elderly exemption for property taxes.

    On Monday night, commissioners agreed with the recommendations of the task force and approved a resolution in support of their recommendations.

  • Now’s the time to talk (leftover) turkey

    Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center
    By the time most of you are reading this, another Thanksgiving dinner will be just a memory, photos posted on Facebook and a sad looking turkey carcass chilling out in the refrigerator.
    It’s all over but the leftovers, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to forget about food safety. While overindulging can cause an upset stomach, so can eating food that was improperly handled or stored.

  • Junior gardeners earn certification

    Eight members of the Merry Gold Gardeners Junior Master Gardeners 4H Club have received the Golden Ray Certification for Growing a Vegetable Garden. Led by Grace Wrigley and Mercy McCurdy, certified Master Gardeners, the club meets at Supply Elementary School during the school year to learn more about gardening and the environment.
    To learn more about Brunswick County 4-H and how to participate in activities like these, contact Blair Green, 4-H extension agent, at blair_wooten@ncsu.edu or Angie Lawrence, 4-H program assistant, at angie_lawrence@ncsu.edu.