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Today's News

  • South stays perfect in tennis

    The South Brunswick High School girls tennis team continued its undefeated season by routing three foes last week.

    The Cougars beat Whiteville 5-2 on Sept. 15, Pender 9-0 on Sept. 17 and North Brunswick 9-0 on Sept. 18.

    South is 6-0 in the conference, 10-0 overall.

    SOUTH 5

    WHITEVILLE 2

    Singles

    1. Summer Phillips SB d. Casey Horne 7-5, 6-2.

    2. Kelley Presson SB d. Brooke Palmer 6-1, 6-2.

    3. Katie Ward W Katie Soden 6-1, 6-4.

    4. Leighann Scheetz SB d. Sam Miller 6-3, 1-6, 10-3.

  • NBHS locked down for about one hour, two arrested for trespassing

    North Brunswick High School was locked down for about an hour Monday morning. Sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects for trespassing.

    Lt. Roger Harrington, of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, said a report came in that someone at the school had a weapon on campus. About 30 minutes after the school was locked down, sheriff’s deputies stopped two suspects near Trinity Drive in Leland.

    Christopher Bell, 28, and Jacquelyn Eleise Mitchell, 43, both of Bell Way, Leland, were charged with second-degree trespassing.

  • Update Drug agents bust heroin trafficking ring

    A major heroin trafficking ring in Leland has been shut down after law enforcement officers arrested three men they say were involved. A fourth suspect is still wanted.

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit, Leland Police officers and New Hanover County Drug Enforcement Agents ended a lengthy, multi-agency investigation with a search warrant at a Leland residence Tuesday, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • Wanted person

    Wanted person

    Name: Floyd Baldwin

    Sex: Male

    Race: Black

    Age: 41

    Floyd Baldwin is wanted by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. Baldwin is possibly in Wilmington or Horry County, S.C. Baldwin is possible armed and has threatened law enforcement officers.

    Baldwin may be driving a 1992 burgundy, four-door Toyota Corolla, which he reportedly stole from a victim in a robbery.

    The Corolla has North Carolina registration, XPZ-4212.

  • Mom accuses elementary principal of threat

    The principal of Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School has been charged with communicating threats. She was served with criminal summons Wednesday, Sept. 17, by a Brunswick County sheriff’s deputy, Sheriff John Ingram said.

    Patricia Rourk, 53, has been charged with communicating threats and must appear before a district judge at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, according to the summons document.

    A criminal summons differs from arrest warrant, where the defendant is not arrested but must next appear in court before a judge, Ingram said.

  • Bring back the classics

    I wrote a story this week about a group of church members who took it upon themselves to buy enough advanced tickets to ensure a movie would be coming to our local theater.

    Brad Ferguson at New Beginnings Community Church rallied his congregation as well as leaders from other churches in the area to bring “Fireproof,” a Christian drama, to Coastal Stadium in Shallotte.

    “We have a good number of tickets we can distribute around the community to other churches that didn’t put up money up front,” Ferguson said.

  • Swiss chard is available year-round but is best in summer

    Chard is a type of beet, which along with spinach, is a plant in the goosefoot family; so named because some of the plants in this category have leaves shaped like their namesake.

    Unlike traditional beets, chard roots are inedible. Chard is prized for its large leaves and crunchy stalks. The two main types found in most supermarkets are red chard and green.

    The red has red stems and dark green leaves with red veins. The green has lighter green leaves with white stalks. The red variety has a stronger flavor.

  • Community college sets continuing education classes

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department (CEWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction.

    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. Seniors, 65 and older, can also take many classes free of charge.

  • New Christy Minstrels to serenade Brunswick County

    It has been more than four decades since a group of young men and women made their national television debut on The Andy Williams Show, in the fall of 1962.

    That group, The New Christy Minstrels, went on to win a Grammy for their debut recording, “Presenting The New Christy Minstrels.”

    Formed by Randy Sparks in 1961, the group had several Top 40 folk music hits, including “This Land Is Your Land,” “Green, Green,” “Today,” and “Ramblin’”. They are still singing and delighting fans, old and new.

  • Arts & Entertainment calendar

    Ongoing

    Oak Island Art Guild exhibit, Oak Island Recreation Center, 3001 Oak Island Drive, 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit renewed every 60 days. For more information, call exhibit coordinator Miriam Pinkerton at 278-5562.

    Ongoing

    Art and craft classes at Cappuccino By The Sea, 3331 Holden Beach Road. Various days and times. For more information, call 842-3661.

    Every first Friday through December