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Today's News

  • Parents deserve a say in children’s education

    In a country founded on principles of freedom—including the freedom to choose—it makes sense that Brunswick County Schools administration has offered parents a choice regarding student viewing of the president’s recent educational message.

    On Tuesday, President Barack Obama delivered a message to the nation. The message was directed toward school children and many schools across the country allowed students to view it as it aired lived.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 26, 28 and 31 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Aug. 26

    Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

    Douglas W. Alexander, no operator’s license, prayer for judgment continued and costs, 20 days to pay.

    Edmund F. Arulanandam, no operator’s license, prayer for judgment continued and costs.

    Francisco Barron Jr., operate vehicle no insurance, voluntarily dismissed.

  • The Internet turns 40: Proudly celebrates by featuring itself

    So it turns out the Internet is a vain as people who Google their names—present company included. The Internet celebrated its 40th birthday this week by featuring itself all over, well, itself.

    It’s impossible to overlook the impact the Internet has had on most, if not all, of our daily lives, so I wanted to find more information about its birth and its life story. Hey, that’s what it’s for, right?

    Like many other modern conveniences, I’d never before wondered who created the Internet—how, when or why. I just enjoyed it.

  • Brunswick deputy shoots, kills man

    A Brunswick County Sheriff's deputy has been involved in a shooting that has killed a man.

    On Sunday evening, officer Bradley Hardee responded to a domestic call at 2730 Captains Wheel SW in Supply. During an altercation between Hardee and Alton Lawrence Walters, Walters was shot.

    Walters, a 49-year-old, white male, lived at 2730 Captains Wheel SW, according to the sheriff's office.

    The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.

  • Veteran continues mission to help wounded soldiers

    George Samek of Shallotte has been volunteering full-time to make life better for wounded soldiers and veterans for years.

    Now, his work with the “Gathering of Eagles” has produced another brainchild—buying and presenting new laptop computers for soldiers in military hospitals.

    The 69-year-old Vietnam veteran and former police officer got the idea for the project three weeks ago, he said recently.

  • Despite her own pain, wife of nursing home patient fights for his recovery

     

    SUPPLY— Holding a laundry basket full of clothes, paperwork and other necessities under one arm, Beverly Galloway suddenly stops on her way out of her house.

    The door to her singlewide trailer has come off its hinges, and, as if by rote, she sets everything down and puts it back, making sure her home is secure before she leaves to visit her husband at Brunswick Cove Nursing Center in Leland.

    “This is what I go through every day,” she says.

  • Search for new Calabash administrator continues

    CALABASH—Town commissioners will continue sifting through resumes this week in their search for a new town administrator.

    The board met in closed session last Thursday to begin reviewing resumes received for the vacant position.

    By the end of the day on the Aug. 31 application deadline, the town received 130 resumes, interim town administrator Kelley Southward said Friday.

    At the conclusion of their two-hour closed session last week, commissioners had narrowed down the field of applicants to 19 candidates, Southward said.

  • Coast Guard considers setting public hearings on parasail deaths

    The U.S. Coast Guard officer investigating the recent parasailing incident that resulted in two deaths on Ocean Isle Beach is considering setting public hearings as part of the investigation.

    According to Lt. Gene Maestas of the U.S. Coast Guard, lead investigator Lt. Warren of the 5th Coast Guard District, Portsmouth, Va., is still collecting evidence and will make a determination on whether a public hearing is warranted.

  • Parents to choose if students can watch presidential address

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County students will have to wait until later in the week to view President Barack Obama’s educational message that aired live across the nation Tuesday.

    That is, if their parents say they can.

    Brunswick County Board of Education Chairwoman Shirley Babson said if more information about the president’s educational message to students were available to the public sooner, Brunswick County students would have likely been able to watch the address live Tuesday.

  • Resolution aims to eliminate stagnant water

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—In an attempt to eliminate stagnant water on the island, Ocean Isle Beach commissioners adopted a resolution Tuesday morning making each offense punishable by a hefty daily fine.

    Mayor Debbie Smith presented the resolution to commissioners at the town’s monthly meeting Tuesday morning, and said stagnant water that may collect in lots on foreclosed houses, on top of covered swimming pools and in other areas on the island is a nuisance and may also be a health hazard.