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Today's News

  • 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 Aug. 15 during a grand jury session:

    Brandon Dakota Bell, manufacturing schedule VI controlled substance, maintaining vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substance, felony conspiracy, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule VI controlled substance, drug paraphernalia possession, marijuana paraphernalia possession.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 15, 16, 18 and 19 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, Aug. 15

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • Keeping food safe during power outages

     

     

    It’s getting to be that time of year. As I write this article, there are a couple of tropical storms forming south of here. Hopefully, we’ll escape any major problems, but it’s always a good time to think ahead a little. I’m specifically talking about what might happen to the food in your refrigerator and freezer if we have a power outage.

  • Waccamaw School, Bolivia Elementary see official openings for new building, program

    Waccamaw and Bolivia Elementary schools hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies last week to celebrate new additions.

    Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said the new gymnasium and assembly space at Waccamaw, celebrated Wednesday, Aug. 24, is considered a centerpiece. It includes a large stage that will allow for performing arts concerts and productions by the school’s first- through eighth-grade students.

  • Semper Fi: I got to witness up close what it means

        

    By Linda Arnold

     

    I didn’t know Marine Pvt. Paul Jamison. 

    I didn’t know before last Thursday that this Vietnam veteran served his country from the age of 19 when he joined the United States Marine Corps.

    Pvt. Jamison passed away last week.  “After an extensive search, there are no known survivors,” says a line from his obituary.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 25

    Larceny of a hot dog warmer worth $400 from a back room at Planet Fun on Whiteville Road.

  • No criminal charges in Leland fatal shooting

    The District Attorney’s Office will not press charges in a fatal shooting that happened in Leland earlier this year.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 500 block of Creekview Lane on Jan. 5, when they and EMS personnel found 32-year-old Daniel Todd Adams dead of an apparent gunshot wound, according to the DA’s Office news release issued Aug. 25. An autopsy confirmed the cause of death.

  • No criminal charges in Leland fatal shooting

    The District Attorney’s Office will not press charges in a fatal shooting that happened in Leland earlier this year.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 500 block of Creekview Lane on Jan. 5, when they and EMS personnel found 32-year-old Daniel Todd Adams dead of an apparent gunshot wound, according to the DA’s Office news release issued Aug. 25. An autopsy confirmed the cause of death.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    One nice thing about studying nature is that you never have to go far to see some marvelous things. It is true tropical rainforests harbor lots of fantastic plants and animals, just like various faraway, mysterious, high mountain ranges, sometimes with specialized and endemic flora and fauna. As long as I have been studying plants and flowers, though, I keep reminding myself just how exquisite or common wildflowers are, even those in our own neighborhoods. Here is one that fits such a bill.

  • H2GO board votes to hire public information officer

    Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board members approved a plan Aug. 23 to hire a public information officer on a split vote.

    Board chairman Bill Browning made a motion to hire a public information officer (PIO) because the public has questions about water rates, costs of production, debt service and delivery service. “We need somebody to keep the public informed,” he said.