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Today's News

  • CIS plans car auction

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) is offering a 1946 Chrysler Windsor for auction as part of the seventh annual Benefit Gala for Children on Thursday, Oct. 16, at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center.

    CIS board member Shirley Babson arranged for the car to help in this year’s fundraising efforts.

    “I think auctioning the car is a wonderful way to raise money for CIS,” said Babson, who has spent more than 30 years working for children.

  • Youth celebrate 4-H week

    Youth all over the county joined together recently for National 4-H Week.

    Their activities began at the county commissioners’ meeting last week when an official proclamation was made to observe Oct. 5-11 as National 4-H Week.

    More activities will follow, including: a county employee fitness walk, card-making workshop to make gifts for veterans, teens reading to kindergarten classes, dancing lessons, plus dinner and a movie in the Brunswick County Botanical Garden.

  • Fall means its festival time in Brunswick County

    The air is a little cooler and the leaves are starting to fall. In Brunswick County, that means it time to celebrate the season with fall festivals.

    The next two weeks will be busy with the North Carolina Oyster Festival at Ocean Isle Beach and the Festival by the Sea at Holden Beach.

    People will flock like seagulls to the beaches to be part of the festivities. Both festivals will feature live music, food and craft vendors.

  • Wonderful Wheelie

    When young Wheelie was found, he'd been shot in his back leg, was starving, and had heartworm disease. Since his treatment for his leg and heartworms, he's become a very happy dog. The people at Paws Place thought he'd need a doggie wheelchair if his leg had to be amputated, but the veterinarian was able to save it. Wheelie is very sociable, seems to be housebroken, and loves to play with other dogs and people. He loves to swim in his baby pool in the summer and would make some family a wonderful companion.

  • Former sheriff to plea to state charges

     First published at 9:08 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10

    Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett, who was sentenced to 16 months in prison for a federal obstruction of justice charge Monday, will enter a plea on his four pending state charges Oct. 13.

    A Brunswick County grand jury indicted Hewett on March 31 on three counts of embezzlement by a public official and one count of obstruction of justice. He is expected to enter a plea on all four charges.

  • Keep those shows coming

    Last weekend's Brunswick County Idol at the Odell Williamson Auditorium was a treat, with some of the county's most talented singers belting it out for fun and the chance at a cash prize.

    The Teen Idol winner was 16-year-old Terriq White, who sang an emotional, beautiful version of Luther Vandross' "Here and Now," in his second attempt at the title.

    The adult competition winner was Michael Clemmons, who, believe it or not, had only practiced his version of "I am Changing" from "Dreamgirls" the day before.

  • Brunswick County grand jury returns indictments

    A Brunswick County grand jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Kay Fowler returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Oct. 6:

    Patsy Mae Davis, 52, of 5450 Delco Prosper Road , Delco; felony maintain vehicle/dwelling/place controlled substance, felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell schedule IV controlled substance, felony sell/deliver schedule IV controlled substance.

  • Pumpkins prevail at Indigo Farms

    Saturday, you can celebrate the season and pick a passel of pumpkins at Indigo Farms—as many as you wish to buy to get your home in colorful shape for fall.

    The renowned farms' annual Pumpkin Day, always scheduled the third weekend in October, will unfold with hay and horse rides, farm games and activities such as stilt races, a hay maze, NASPIG races, food and music. There also will be plenty of activities celebrating the festival's renowned orange vine-fruit, including pumpkin painting and pick-your-own-pumpkins.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 6 and 7 in Bolivia.

    Monday, Oct. 6

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerks Michelle Warth and Lisa Quick:

    Robin Leigh Atkinson, operate vehicle no insurance, fictitious/canceled/revoked registration card/tag, fail to surrender title/registration card/tag, failure to reduce speed, all voluntarily dismissed.

  • Hewett to go to prison

    Includes video

    RALEIGH—Whatever he does, Ronald Hewett makes history.

    When the clock struck midnight on his 20th birthday, he was sworn in as a Holden Beach police officer.

    In 1994, at the age of 31, Hewett was sworn in as the youngest sheriff in North Carolina.

    Then in 2008, Hewett became the second Brunswick County sheriff to plead guilty or to be convicted of a federal charge.