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Today's News

  • Changes under way at Calabash Volunteer EMS

    CALABASH — Change is afoot at Calabash Volunteer Emergency Medical Services.

    One of the changes for the 31-year-old department occurred last October when EMT-1 Mark Powers was appointed chief, replacing Nick Todd who served as chief for a few months, department spokeswoman Amanda King said.

    There are other changes, as well.

    Precept is a newly implemented program for new members-in-training.

  • Bridge replacement near Leland results in road closure

    A bridge replacement project on N.C. 87 near Leland is scheduled to begin Monday, April 7, weather permitting.

    The project to replace the Hood Creek Bridge means N.C. 87 will be closing two miles north of Colon Mintz Road. Motorists can detour the closure by taking U.S. 17 to U.S. 74/76 back to N.C. 87 and vice versa.The North Carolina Department of Transportation advises motorists to use caution while traveling in the area and expect delays.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

     Beachcombers

    Results of a 1-2-3 cha-cha-cha tournament Friday, March 28, at Meadowlands. The winners with a score of 115 (-29) were Ed Nocella, Paul Michal, Gary Gutheil and Dick Cecil. Second were Jim Beairsto, Sid Silvers, Scott McBean and Hal Riebesehl at 125 (-19). Low scores: Silvers and Gutheil, 89. Net: Nocella, 66, and Jim Ritter, 67. Nocella is golfer of the week.

     

    Brick Landing

  • CVGA golf

     CVGA golf

  • Defense moves to suppress evidence in Grissett murder trial

    BOLIVIA — A judge is considering a motion to suppress evidence in the trial of a man accused of beating an 86-year-old Longwood woman to death with his hands.

    Judge Wayland Sermons, a senior resident judge in the 2nd Judicial District for Beaufort, Hyde, Martin, Tyrell and Washington counties, is presiding over the trial of Richard Hugh Grissett in Brunswick County Criminal Superior Court, which began Monday, March 31. The trial is expected to last about two weeks.

  • Mixed golf can be fun

     Mixed golf can be a lot of fun, or it can also be a pain.

    I’ve played in a lot of mixed events and I’ve seen it all. Some golf tournaments were absolute nightmares; others were a lot of fun.

  • Scouting your fishing area is important

     Conditions are forever changing in our waters around the Brunswick islands. We have inlets filling in and inlets getting dredged that will move sand, making it important to learn new navigation routes this coming season. Freshwater runoff will drop salinity levels and stain the water, possibly moving fish to other areas. Strong currents and strong winds will stir up silt in the water, making it nearly impossible for fish to breath. It will be important to ride around your favorite fishing areas looking for these changing conditions for better success this year.

  • Dosher Hospital begins patient care unit renovation

    Dosher Memorial Hospital, 924 N. Howe St. in Southport, has begun the major renovation of its medical/surgical Inpatient Care Unit (ICU).

  • BEMC awards $35,550 in community grants

    Twenty-four projects were selected from a field of nearly 50 applicants to receive funding for their programs from Brunswick Electric Membership Corp.’s Community Grant program. This year’s grants total was $35,550 for projects to be implemented in Brunswick and Columbus counties.

  • BCC beats Catawba Valley 5-4 in 14 innings

     

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to force extra innings and scored two in the 14th to beat Catawba Valley Community College in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday at Founders Field.

    BCC won the second game 5-2 in seven innings.

    CVCC drops to 9-5 in the region, 22-7 overall. BCC is 10-4, 17-11, as it seeks a region title. BCC is on probation and ineligible for postseason play. Its season ends May 4.