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Today's News

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Emergency director: Structural collapse drill deemed a success

    The victims lied motionless on the ground—bloodied, bruised and wounded—as they waited for emergency personnel to descend on the scene.

    Behind them was little more than rubble: shards of broken glass and wood in the place where a home once stood. The whirring of emergency radios grew louder as emergency crews approached the scene, where more victims were inside the mangled house.

  • No additional active tuberculosis cases reported

    SUPPLY—Wearing tightly fitting masks over their faces and jail-issued attire, shackled inmates were escorted from Brunswick Community Hospital to the jail transport van waiting to take them back to the Brunswick County Detention Facility.

    The 31 inmates whose tuberculosis skin tests were reactive to TB received chest X-rays at Brunswick Community Hospital last Friday to determine if active TB developed in their lungs. County health director Don Yousey said none of the 31 inmates or two staff members with positive skin tests had active cases of TB.

  • Mass evacuation bus first in southeastern North Carolina

    Brunswick County Emergency Services Department’s latest grant-funded procurement is the first of its kind in southeastern North Carolina.

    Funded by a U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant, the emergency services department recently acquired a $324,000-mass evacuation bus, which is the first one in this part of the state, Brian Watts, Brunswick County Emergency Medical Services Director said.

  • The warmth of summer brings insects that attack ornamental trees and shrubs

    With summer comes a host of insect pests attacking our ornamental trees and shrubs. The Cooperative Extension Service is providing updates periodically by specialists at the university to alert us as to what is happening. We have some new “bugs” to watch out for according to Steve Bambara.

    Where is the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug?

  • Keeping mosquitoes under control: Part II

    To finish the discussion on mosquitoes, let’s look at control. Because some mosquito species can fly far from breeding sites, efforts by individuals to control mosquitoes on their property rarely succeed.

    A community-wide effort may be needed to reduce mosquitoes to tolerable levels. This requires the formation of a local mosquito control program to organize community-wide “clean-up” efforts and to determine the need to treat breeding sites or to apply insecticidal sprays to control adults.

    Repellents

  • Asbury-Scott

    Laura Francis Asbury and Jerry Council Scott of Ash were married May 16 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The Rev. Harold Mitchell officated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Connie and Dean Asbury of Southport.

    The groom is the son of Donald Francis of Lansing, Mich.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    She wore a white satin dress with white pearls and spiraled beads across the bodice and an ivory veil edged with crystal beads.

    She carried a bouquet of roses, white carnations and tulips.

  • Brown-Parker

    Mary Stephanie Brown and Albert Hemingway Parker III were married April 4 at Wachesaw Plantation in Murrells Inlet, S.C.

    The wedding took place outdoors along the Waccamaw River.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Brown of Supply. She is the granddaughter of Mary Simmons of Supply and the late Ruby Simmons and Frances Brown of Supply and the late Stanton Brown.

    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Parker of Supply. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Parker of Supply and Mae Milligan of Ash and the late Bob Milligan.

  • Johnson-Britt

    Devan Ashley Johnson and Glenn Shane Britt Jr. of Supply were married June 6 at the Southport Community Building.

    The Rev. William H. McNeal officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Van and Pam Johnson of Supply.

    The groom is the son of Glenn Britt of Sunset Harbor and Rhonda H. Britt of Sunset Harbor.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father.

  • Long

    Jeremy and Mallary Long of Longwood are the parents of a son, Thomas Drake Long, born at 7:55 a.m. April 28 at the Betty H. Cameron Women’s Center at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Randy and Natalie Hewett of Sunset Beach.

    Paternal grandparents are Lewis and Rita Sellers of Lake Waccamaw and the late Dale Long.

    Great-grandparents are Bill Tripp of Shallotte Point, Norris and Doris Hewett of Shallotte and Sarah Jettie Long of Whiteville.

  • Lauster-Swaim

    Ashley Ann Lauster of Supply and Justin Charles Swaim of Supply were married May 9 on the east end of Holden Beach.

    The Rev. Adam Milligan officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Frederick W. Lauster Jr. of Pine Island, N.Y., and Gail Lauster of Sunset Beach.

    The groom is the son of Charles and Susan Swaim of Trinity and Kevin and Marty Middleton of Pleasant Garden.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.