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Today's News

  • Brunswick Beat for Aug. 10, 2011
  • No charges against Oak Island police in suspect suicide

    BOLIVIA—District Attorney Jon David recently announced no charges would be filed against Oak Island Police Officers regarding a suspect suicide.

    According to a press release from David’s office, on June 30 detectives from the Oak Island Police Department went to a residence on NE 39th Street in Oak Island.

    Prior to visiting the residence, investigators had received information that the occupant of the residence, Marion Edward Cape, had allegedly committed various crimes of a sexual nature.

  • Trojans shut out Ashley in BB&T Jamboree

     WILMINGTON—The West Brunswick High School football team beat Ashley 13-0 in one of the five scrimmages in the 25th annual BB&T Football Jamboree on Friday night at Legion Stadium.

    The two teams played two 12-minute periods, and West’s defense shut out the Screaming Eagles on their six possessions. The main defenders on the line were juniors Hunter Howard and Markell Stanley and seniors Billy Bopst and Darius Williams.

    On offense, the Trojans scored on their second possession on a 69-yard run by junior Jamar Bethea.

  • Board of education to consider forming community engagement committee

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Board of Education member John Thompson pitched to fellow board members creating a communications and community engagement committee.

    At a special called meeting Tuesday night, Thompson said he hoped the committee would “Find a way to connect with the broader public in as many ways as we can, including our business community and church communities.”

    Church and civic involvement with the school system “is sort of at an all-time high right now,” Thompson said, citing programs like Teen Court and Peer Court.

  • Celebrity chef Paula Deen coming to BCC Oct. 15

     The Brunswick Community College (BCC) Foundation Board is cooking up a fun way to raise money for student scholarships.

    Food Network star and celebrated author Paula Deen is coming to Brunswick Community College on Oct. 15.

  • Celebrity chef Paula Deen coming to BCC Oct. 15

    The Brunswick Community College (BCC) Foundation Board is cooking up a fun
    way to raise money for student scholarships.
    Food Network star and celebrated author Paula Deen is coming to Brunswick Community College on Oct. 15.
    Deen will attend an intimate VIP light luncheon at noon, followed by a VIP meet, greet and eat with fans from 1-2 p.m. in Odell Williamson Auditorium, according to a press release issued Thursday.
    The VIP meet, greet and eat ticket ($500) includes: VIP luncheon, two
    autographed Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible and VIP seating for the

  • Sea Trail author, artist collaborate on second children's book, 'Scotty, the Hero Dog'

  • WellCare staff meets with congressman

    Residents of Brunswick County gathered in Supply to celebrate the Department of Veterans Affairs new Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). WellCare Home Health and other area health leaders hosted the event, which served a cookout-style lunch to those who came out to support the clinic and to thank Congressman Mike McIntyre for his efforts in making this resource a reality for the community. 

  • Religion briefs

    Gospel sing set for Aug. 14

    Woodmen of the World will present a gospel sing and family social beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Woodmen of the World Lodge 160, 136 Commerce St. in Shallotte.

  • My house shall be called a house of prayer for all people

    Every time I go to a funeral and hear the Gospel proclamation, “In my house there are many mansions,” I am both relieved and uplifted. Being cognizant of my own multiple failings and the variety of individuals who have come to church to pay their respects to the family of the deceased, it feels good to hear that God has prepared a place for us.