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Today's News

  • Fugitive arrested in Southport

     A Greenville man wanted on robbery charges was captured in Southport last week.

    James Bennett Mizell, 27, was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on Thursday, Sept. 25, on charges from Pitt County of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of common law robbery, misdemeanor probation violation, obtaining property by false pretense and larceny of chose in action, records show. He also is charged with failure to pay child support amounting to $3,132 in Brunswick County.

  • County health director issued summons

     The Brunswick County Health and Human Services director will appear in court to face misdemeanor charges later this month.

    David Stanley was issued a misdemeanor criminal summons Sept. 23 on charges of cyberstalking and harassing phone calls that allegedly took place between Aug. 26 and Sept. 23.

  • Elementary students enjoy ‘Life on the Farm’

     WINNABOW — Only a couple years removed from learning the famous children’s song, “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” students at Belville Elementary School learned what life on a real farm was all about.

    Funston Farms in Winnabow hosted “Life on the Farm” for the 43rd time in its illustrious history and welcomed more than 200 students from several of the district’s elementary schools during the last two weeks.

  • 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 Sept. 22 during a grand jury session:

    Brandon K. Bailey, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana up to ½ ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Mitchell Barfield, possession stolen goods/property.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 16, 17, 19 and 22 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.

     

    Tuesday, Sept. 16

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Kristin Cranfill:

    Charles Anthony Allen, PG improper equipment.

  • The invention of wings takes us to unexpected skies

     The day was hot and humid. Summer had taken hold with a vengeance calling for relaxation and re-creation. It also evoked a need to spend time with neighbors we dearly love. Dinner together would be nice, I thought. H.D. was assigned the delight of inviting them. Between preparations, in fact even during it, I was entranced by Sue Monk Kidd’s newest novel, “The Invention of Wings.” I knew I’d be talking to our friends about it, especially since they and we are avid readers.

  • Sullivan celebrates 90th birthday
  • Class reunion Oct. 4

     The Shallotte Pirates Class of 1962 will have its 52nd reunion at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Jerome’s Restaurant in Shallotte. For more information, call 880-3973.

  • Brennan-Mascolo wed

     Dorothy Brennan of Shallotte and Anthony Mascolo of Oxford, N.Y., were married Sept. 19 in a private ceremony at the Wedding Chapel in the Glades in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The Rev. Bill Anderson officiated at the wedding.

    The bride is the daughter of Dorothy Hoffmann and the late Albert A. Hoffmann of Ocean Isle Beach. The groom is the son of Emma Mascolo of Norwich, N.Y., and the late Amando Mascolo.

  • Hewett graduates from basic

     Air Force Airman Alexandria L. Hewett, daughter of Christine L. Hewett of Shallotte and Gary F. Hewett of Supply, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    Hewett completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, basic warfare principles and skills.