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Today's News

  • Local Rotary Clubs celebrate centennial with students

    One hundred years ago, a group of people came together to make a difference both globally and in their own backyards through the formation of the first Rotary Club.

    On Wednesday, Nov. 2, in celebration, members of Brunswick County Rotary clubs came together to give dictionaries to third-graders across the county, just as they have for the past 15 years.

    South Brunswick Islands Rotarians visited Waccamaw School, Jessie Mae Monroe, Supply and Virginia Williamson elementary schools to visit with students eager to receive their dictionaries.

  • BCC basketball teams win home games

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team beat the University of Mount Olive JV 85-61 in the Lady Dolphins’ home opener Nov. 15.

    For BCC, Briana Jones scored 13 points and Lauren Jenkins 10 in the game at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Twelve players scored for BCC. Other BCC scorers: Lakita Basnight 9, Aaliyah Vereen 8, Danielle Brisson 7, Leilani Emile 7, Andrea Raynor 7, Sydney Harrison 6,  Corkie Aquafredda 6,  Dellasia Freeman 6, Amaris Houston 4 and Kourtney Mitchell 2.

  • Ocean Isle Beach woman safely located

    A woman reported missing from Ocean Isle Beach on Tuesday, Nov. 15,  has been safely located, Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said on Thursday, Nov. 17. 

    Bernice Huntley Logan, 82, of 1826 Waterwing Drive, had last spoken to her family Monday, Nov. 14, and was reported missing the following day. The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert on Wednesday, Nov. 16, that has now been cancelled.

  • Day care owner accused of running over biker at business

    A Shallotte day care owner is accused of running over one biker and assaulting another Thursday, Nov. 10, after an encounter in the parking lot of his business.

    Shallotte police arrested 48-year-old Michael Williams, of Old Shallotte Road, and charged him with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony hit and run, misdemeanor simple assault, misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun.

  • 2016 final general election results for Brunswick County

    Below are the Brunswick County results for Nov. 8’s general election.

     

    With 26 of 26 precincts reporting

     

    Brunswick County Schools $152 million bond referendum

    Yes            44,616                        67.16

  • Voters approve $152M school bond referendum, return incumbents

    Brunswick County voters overwhelmingly approved $152 million school bond referendum while also returning many incumbents to the school board and board of commissioners in Nov. 8’s general election.

    The Brunswick County Board of Elections will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, to review about 150 absentee ballots and 791 provisional ballots, county elections director Sara Knotts said. The three board members will meet again at 11 a.m. Nov. 18 to certify the results.

     

    Referendum

  • District court docket for Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2016

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 3 and 4 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, Oct. 31

    Judge Jason C. Disbrow presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy Cronk and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • You decide: Where will we live?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    Less than 50 years ago in 1970, North Carolina was still a rural state. More than half (54 percent) of the state’s residents lived in rural areas. In fact, at that time, only five states — Vermont, West Virginia, North Dakota, South Dakota and Mississippi — had a higher percentage of their population living in rural counties.

  • Meetings focus on road plans for future traffic

    The Carolina Bays highway plan to extend S.C. 31 into North Carolina has the support of the Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) joint transportation organization to include in North Carolina’s transportation priority list.

    But Horry County, S.C., voters put a down payment on their part of the project in the Nov. 8 general election.

  • An extraordinary experience, courtesy of kind readers

    Since my last column, some of the sting from this year’s World Series has abated. The series went to seven games and ended in defeat at Cleveland for my beloved Cleveland Indians. It pitted my team, now heading into its 69th year without a title, against the Chicago Cubs, whose 108-year drought finally ended. Before the series ended, they were the two Major League Baseball franchises with the longest championship droughts.