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Today's News

  • Booze It and Lose It, similiar programs keep roads safe

    Between Aug. 17 and Sept. 3 last year, there were more than 500 alcohol-related crashes on North Carolina roads. Twenty-seven people were killed and more than 400 were injured.

    In an effort to lower those numbers and help keep roads safe, law enforcement officers throughout the state participated in a recent Booze It & Lose It campaign. Local and state law enforcement stepped up patrols throughout the Labor Day holiday weekend to make sure drunk drivers stayed off local roads, and quickly apprehended those who decided to drink and drive.

  • Knisely

    Addie and Matt Knisely of Bolivia are the parents of a son, William Collin Knisely, born at 1:19 p.m. Aug. 14 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches long.

    He joins a sister, Kaylee Alyssa, 21 months.

    Maternal grandparents are Donna and Charles Wheeler of Shallotte.

    Paternal grandparents are Kristine Knisely of Canton, Ohio, and Bill and Beth Knisely of Oxford, Ohio.

  • Clemmons

    David Clemmons and Krystal Clemmons, both of Supply, are the parents of a daughter, Summer Rose Clemmons, born at 3:15 p.m. Aug. 19 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

    She joins a brother, James Cameron Clemmons, 5, and sisters, Dale LaShay Clemmons, 4, and Trinity Leigh Clemmons, 8.

    Maternal grandparents are Carl and Patricia Wooten of Gate City, Va.

    Paternal grandparents are Dale Clemmons Sr. and Rose Clemmons of Supply.

  • 'It's a great day to be a Trojan'

    “It’s a great day . . .

    . . . to be a Trojan.”

    Led by assistant coach Yogi Hickman, 39 West Brunswick football players chanted loudly in their locker room after a season-opening 35-22 victory over Socastee Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The victory ended a 12-game losing streak—the Trojans last won a game in 2006—and inaugurated what Hickman hopes will be a long-lasting tradition.

    “It’s a great day . . .

    . . . to be a Trojan.”

  • DISTRICT COURT DOCKET

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 20, 21, 21, 25 and 26 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Aug. 20

    Judge Nancy Phillips presided over the following cases with prosecutor Erin Holden and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth:

    Elaine Michelle Barker, probation violation, admits, N.C. Department of Corrections six months, probation revoked.

    Dohn Caleb Bell, possession stolen goods/property, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Brunswick County grand jury meets, returns indictments on Aug. 18

    The 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 Aug. 18:

    Kyle Christopher Angers, 21, of 207 NE 36th St., Oak Island; possession marijuana up to one-half ounce, possession drug paraphernalia, felony possession weapon mass destruction.

    Tommy Ray Bolton, 33, of 727 Windsor Drive, Leland; felony sell/deliver cocaine, felony conspire to sell/deliver cocaine, felony maintain vehicle/dwelling/place controlled substance.

  • Padilioni-Grant

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Jennifer Marie Padilioni of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Terry Ryan Grant of Calabash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Louise Nash of Montague, N.J., and the granddaughter of Marguerite Cox of Ridgefield Park, N.J. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jackson of Calabash and the late Kenneth Grant. A Nov. 8 wedding is planned at Beach Assembly of God in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Dream big and realize anything is possible

    The 29th Olympiad is over and everything can go back to normal again. Or can it? I’d even ask, should it?

    Is it a good thing to put an experience swiftly into a memory bank or, worse yet, delete it to make way for the latest, newest, most exciting adventure or challenge?

    I suspect we are too quick to move on and too slow to savor the moments of our life. I suspect the speed of our movements impede the power to be found in dreaming. And dreams are building blocks of progress that illustrates human capacity to grow and be transformed.

  • Trolling for fish photos

    When I accepted this job, one of the tasks I was given was to sort through the fish photos this paper receives each week, write captions for them and get them in the paper as soon as possible.

    My first thought was, “Ugh. That will just take up space for my sports photos.”

    But I decided I would do what I was told. If that’s the worst part about this new job, I would have no complaints.

  • Get ready--September signals start of fall fishing season

    September’s arrival signals the beginning of the fall fishing season, although it doesn’t always signal the arrival of fall fishing. The water temperature is often slower to cool down than the anglers are to warm up. There is no doubt, however, things are about to get a lot more interesting for anglers in our local waters.