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Today's News

  • Granville County man faces drug charges in Brunswick

     A joint investigation led to the arrest last week of a man agents consider a “major heroin distributor” to Brunswick and New Hanover counties, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said

    Agents with the sheriff’s office’s Drug Enforcement Unit arrested 28-year-old Juan Manola Monk of Creedmoor following a traffic stop on N.C. 133 in Leland on Wednesday, Nov. 19, according to a sheriff’s office news release. Creedmoor, in Granville County, is about 15 miles north of Durham.

  • Tune in and find beauty where others just find noise

     Maybe it was the sound of the wind chimes hanging from the rafters of our tiny entryway that inspired me. It could have been a story that went viral, the one about a Texas teen who had been cruelly bullied. She wasn’t physically injured. It was worse. She was tricked into thinking she had been nominated as a contestant for class queen. The joke was turned around when her friends surprised her – and the bullies – by relinquishing the honor and offering the crown to her.

  • Thanksgiving signals the start of the Christmas shopping season

     It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is the time to gather with your friends and family, turn on some football and enjoy your Thanksgiving meal…the one meal of the year that you usually know what to expect and what you will be eating.

    Even though I’m not really a turkey lover, I do manage to get my fill of the traditional trimmings, such as mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, stuffing, cranberries, sweet potatoes and more.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson 

    Arrggh! Dealing with common names of plants makes me sound like a pirate.

  • Cruz graduates basic

     Army Pvt. Diaz Cruz, daughter of Jessica Cruz and stepdaughter of Joel Gonzalez of Calabash, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

  • Before and after Thanksgiving

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

    This is one of those columns that will be printed in the newspaper just before a holiday. I’m guessing that some folks are reading it before Thanksgiving, but others may not get a chance until after the holiday. With that thought in mind, I’m writing both before and after Thanksgiving tips.

    Before

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 5, 12, 13 and 14 in Bolivia.

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

     

    Wednesday, Nov. 5

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Megan Milliken and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of the Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases Nov. 17 during a grand jury session:

    Adam C. Abbott, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, heroin possession, felony heroin possession, felony cocaine possession.

    Daniel C. Barnes, seven counts of larceny from construction site, felony larceny.

  • GLFD station central for ninth annual train show Dec. 5-7

    Grissettown Longwood Fire Department in conjunction with the Intracoastal Model Railroad Club will present the ninth annual Christmas Train Show Dec. 5 through Dec. 7 at the GLFD station at 758 Longwood Road.

    Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 7.

    Train displays will fill the station and run the gamut, from the smallest “Z” scale toted in a suitcase to larger N, HO, O and G-scale models.

    There will also be train vendors, food including baked goods, Santa Claus and a train raffle.

  • Super Saturday cinches season in Ocean Isle Beach

    Ocean Isle Beach residents and visitors know to mark their calendars two days after Thanksgiving.

    The South Brunswick Islands coastal town will officially kick off the holiday season with annual Super Saturday festivities starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, with a parade, followed by an evening tree lighting and caroling, visits with Santa and a waterway flotilla.

    The celebration to launch the yuletide is sponsored by the Ocean Isle Beach Property Owners Association.