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. 3 during a grand jury session:

    Christopher Dennis Ariello, possessing counterfeit instrument/currency/check.

    Jermaine Devon Bellamy, identity theft, obtain property by false pretense, forgery of endorsement, uttering forged endorsement.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on July 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 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 July 27

    Judge Nancy C. Phillips presided over the following cases with prosecutor Courtney Sanford and courtroom clerk Kristin Cranfill:

  • Mitchem to compete in National American Miss Pageant

     Toni Mitchem, daughter of Micheal and Tonya Mitchem, has earned the opportunity to attend Nationals through her successfully scored events of second runner-up Miss Photogenic and N.C. state finalist at National American Miss N.C. Pageant. The National Pageant is to be held in Anaheim, Calif., at Disneyland during Thanksgiving week, representing the state of North Carolina and Brunswick County, where she will have the opportunity to win her share of over $500,000 in cash and prizes.

  • Chevers graduates from basic training

     Army Pfc. Akhiba D. Chevers, daughter of Mariel Swanson of Carolina Shores and sister of Teressa Chevers-Brumfield of Fayetteville, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

  • Are you allowing others to push your buttons?

     By Linda Arnold

    Life Columnist

    We’ve all been there. Someone makes a random comment and it drives you right up the wall!

    Whenever something impacts you in such a deep way, it’s usually because of a belief or fear you have on some level.

  • Fall armyworms marching to a lawn near you

     Sam Marshall, Horticulture Agent

    NC Cooperative Extension, Brunswick County Center


    Fall armyworms marching to a lawn near you

  • Fortunate to have figs

     Our neighbors moved away last year. While we were sad to see them go, something great resulted from their move to a colder climate: We took possession of their fig tree. It was in a large container when we adopted it, but we’ve since planted it in our yard. Both years we’ve harvested figs. They’re ready right now.

  • Back-to-school pet challenge: Two things to try with your pet after the school bell rings

     It’s back-to-school time! Yellow buses cruising neighborhoods, stores shouting sales on student supplies and millions of children begging for an extra hour of sleep. As you prepare your family for the coming school year, don’t forget your pets. Those lazy days of summer are soon to be interrupted by early morning chaos and frenzy, creating anxiety in many dogs and cats.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    You think it’s hot now? It’s just the beginning of August. It’s time for everyone to take a deep, air-conditioned breath and figure out ways to deal with the weather.

    One way is to remember that before long, there will be signs of autumn (so soon?) and eventually everything will be cooling off, with displays of autumnal blooming everywhere. Our mystery plant is one of the autumn-bloomers and it packs an olfactory punch.

  • Mix and match varieties of lettuce for a new taste combination

     The past few weeks have been blisteringly hot, and the appeal of crisp, healthy and delicious summer salads has been rising with the temperature. As the temperature rises, my appetite goes down. Heavy food tends to take a back seat during these warm days and lighter meals seem more appealing.