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Today's News

  • Pennell named Principal of the Year

    SOUTHPORT—There are 18 Brunswick County Schools principals, but only one can have the honor of Principal of the Year.

    South Brunswick High School principal Vann Pennell was named Brunswick County’s Principal of the Year at an awards luncheon Friday.

    Pennell came to Brunswick County from Camden County, where he served as a principal and associate superintendent.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit issued the following charges last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports and citations, are:

    •Reese Talbort McDonald, 20, of 205 NE 54th St., Bolivia; charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Bobbi Lynn Davis, 37, of 2371 Captains Wheel Ave., Holden Beach; charged with possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Property damage and breaking and entering on Boundaryline Drive in Calabash; suspect busted out victim’s vehicle windows.

    •Breaking and entering to a vehicle, larceny and property damage on Briarwood Drive in Calabash; suspect broke victim’s passenger window and stole money, CDs and tools.

  • Activities abound as the holidays approach

    Ever seen a baby jellyfish or alligator? Now’s your chance.

    Bring your kids, grandkids, nephews and nieces to the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher for “Aquababies Weekend” Nov. 22-23.

    All through the weekend, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. each day, the aquarium will show off its most recently born animals: jellyfish, sea turtles, alligators, sea horses, fish, snakes and more.

    “This is a unique opportunity for the community to see babies that were either born here at the aquarium or came to us as babies,” said Hap Fatzinger, aquarium curator.

  • Now is time to get many of your garden tasks done

    If you’re like me and get bored pretty easily, you may be wondering what to do in the garden now mowing and battling weeds is slowing down. Of course, there’s always football, basketball, hockey, eating too much and all of those parties and family get-togethers during the holiday season to look forward to, but there’s nothing more therapeutic than getting some dirt under those fingernails.

  • Tips and tricks for tending to the garden in November

    If blossom-end rot plagued your tomato crop this growing season, the soil pH could be off. Soil test now so slow acting lime has a chance to get to where it is needed before the next growing season.

    After a killing frost has hit your asparagus beds, it is time to cut the dead foliage to the ground.

    Continue to rake leaves off the lawn. You can use a sweeper attachment on the mower or a bagger. Place leaves on a compost pile for next year. A mulching blade will also work to chop up the leaves and distribute back onto the lawn.

  • How to protect your plants this winter

    In this area of North Carolina, protecting your plants from cold is easy enough to do, since our winters are very mild; however, certain plants need protection from the cold to survive the winter months. Protecting your plants in winter does not mean you have to keep them warm; it simply means providing protection from damaging winds, snow, ice, alternate freezing and thawing of the soil and heat from the sun on very cold days.

  • Stevens-Wynne

    Rebecca Stevens and Scott Wynne were married Nov. 1 at Faith Baptist Church in Bolivia, with the Rev. John Sellars officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Wayne and Linda Stevens of Winnabow.

    The groom is the son of Albert and Wendy Wynne of Winnabow.

    Bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    Matron of honor was Tamara Bernard, sister of the bride.

    Bridesmaids were Jennifer Holden, sister of the bride, Katie Moore and April Harvell, the groom’s cousin.

    Fower girl was Alexia Bernard, the bride’s niece.

  • Randolph-Williams

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Nekesha Randolph of Bolivia and Roderick Williams of Harrells. The bride-elect is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Willie O. Randolph Jr. of Bolivia. The prospective groom is the son of Jeffrey and Hilda Draughon of Harrells and the late Robert Williams. A Dec. 20 wedding is planned at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wilmington.

  • Faircloth

    Cane and Brea Faircloth of Holden Beach are the parents of a daughter, Isabella Grace Faircloth, born at 4:09 p.m. Nov. 5 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    Maternal grandmother is Cathy C. Brown of Ocean Isle Beach.

    Paternal grandparents are Sheri Fulford of Holden Beach and Jamie Faircloth of Columbus.

    Great-grandparents are Katherine Causey of Loris, S.C., Ina Lee Fulford of Holden Beach and Herman and Eric Faircloth of Holden Beach.