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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny on Lockwood Folly Road in Bolivia; suspect stole items from victim’s home.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on County Way in Carolina Shores; suspect broke victim’s windows and damaged golf carts.

    •Larceny and forgery on Boonesneck Road in Supply; suspect removed checks from victim’s vehicle, forged and cashed them.

  • Brunswick students compete in Envirothon

    On April 24-25, students, as well as volunteers and advisors, came to the N.C. State Envirothon Competition in Burlington to compete in natural resources knowledge and ecology.

    The purpose of the Envirothon is to help young people become more aware of natural resources that impact the environment. The high school winner will advance to the North American Envirothon, sponsored by the Canon Corporation.

    The teams attended informative presentations on Friday and were tested on their knowledge the following day.

  • Far Out Shoot Out Tuna, Dolphin and Wahoo Rodeo this weekend

    The wind is allowing the fish a needed break, but starting next Saturday, their vacation is over. Registration for the GPS Store Far Out Shoot Out offshore rodeo is open online now at www.OIFC.com and will continue open on-line through May 15. The captains’ meeting will take place 6-7 p.m. this Friday, May 8, at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center along with good eating and I’m sure a few fish stories.

  • West golfers finish eighth in regional

    PINETOPS—The West Brunswick High School golf team finished eighth out of 11 teams in the Class 3-A East Regional on Monday at Maccripine Country Club.

    Playing a 6,200-yard, par-71 course on a windy day with tight pin placements made the state-qualifying tournament a challenge for all. (One foursome a West player was in had to stop play for 30 minutes because of a thunderstorm.)

    Led by medalist Spencer Whitt (70), Fike was the runaway winner (293). Five of Fike’s players shot in the 70s. Hunt second (324) and Northern Nash third (325).

  • County commissioners to continue budget talks Monday

    BOLIVIA—The upcoming fiscal year’s budget will be the topic of a specially called county commissioners workshop Monday afternoon.

    County commissioners are scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the county commissioners’ chambers in Bolivia to continue discussing the fiscal year 2009-2010 budget. Commissioners will continue with their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.

  • Relay for Life raises more than $325,000 for cancer research

    For Theresa Clifton of Whiteville, the Brunswick County Relay for Life is a personal crusade and a celebration of life.

    The sister of this year’s honorary chairperson, Gloria Childress, Clifton has been attending and participating since her sister was diagnosed in 2003. In 2006, she herself was diagnosed.

    The cancer treatments did not stop her commitment to the cause.

    “I come every year,” Clifton said Saturday morning, as she tried on a sun hat for sale in one of the team’s tents. “It means a lot to me.”

  • Shallotte department certified in light rescue, continues training

    The Shallotte Fire Department has met the “high professional standards” to be certified as a light rescue provider from the N.C. Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Inc.

    The certification means the department is recognized as providing services such as vehicle extrication and first-responder services to stabilize patients at accident scenes until paramedics arrive.

  • Letters to the editor show concerns of people all ages

    Letters to the editor are a popular feature of most newspapers.

    Readers get the chance to voice opinions on a plethora of concerns, from local to national to global, or just want to inform readers of events of information.

  • Man lying in road dies after being struck by car

    A Brunswick County man died early Saturday morning after being struck by a car while lying on a road near Holden Beach.

    According to 1st Sgt. A.E. Morris of the N.C. Highway Patrol, Jodie Eugene Ruff, 52, of Supply, was lying partially on Rural Paved 1139, which is 3.5 miles west of Holden Beach. He was struck in the head by the rear right tire of a 2003 Toyota passenger vehicle driven by Lena Beaver, 68, of Clemmons.

    Morris said at about 1:23 a.m., Beaver swerved to avoid Ruff, but her rear right tire struck him in the head. Ruff died on the scene.

  • New work featured at Franklin Square Gallery in Southport

    Whether it’s forming pottery or painting en plein air, the pleasure is in the process for this month’s featured artists at Franklin Square Gallery’s new Members Show.

    Both draw from their careers and their backgrounds in their individual approaches to creating art.

    Carla Edstrom is a former paramedic, and that career path led to her unique approach in shaping her pottery.

    Ann Lees’ fascination with gardening and nature brought her to the oil painting technique called en plein air, a French term for painting “in the open air.”