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Today's News

  • Wagging blue tails cause excitement

     

    Can you hear that?

    Let us ease around the bend to investigate what is causing all that commotion.

    Look!

    Look at all those blue tails up and wagging at us. It was the kind of sight that makes even the most experienced redfish fishermen a little weak in the knees.

  • Good news: The rebirth of Brierwood

    More good news for Brunswick County golfers. Brierwood Golf Club has changed hands and is undergoing extensive renovations to the clubhouse.

    In Shallotte, the course flows through old pine forests and small lakes and creeks, with lots of waterfowl and one huge alligator named Charlie. Built in 1967 by Dr. Ben Ward, Brierwood is the oldest golf course community in Brunswick County. 

  • Shallotte man pleads guilty to 2013 murder of infant son

     A Shallotte man pleaded guilty in Brunswick County Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 21, to second-degree murder in the 2013 death of his infant son.

    Randy Lee Richardson, 20, also pleaded guilty before Judge Gale Adams to felony child abuse in the death of his 4-month-old son, Colton, on May 29, 2013, according to a news release from District Attorney Jon David.

  • West Brunswick Pink Night
  • McCumbee sixth in sports car race

    Chad McCumbee and Steven McAleer finished sixth in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series race Friday, Sept. 19, at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

    McAleer and McCumbee qualified third (81.238 mph) in the Street Tuner class. They raced a ModSpace Mazda MX-5 for C.J. Wilson Racing, which is based in Austin.

  • West beats North on McCray’s 74-yard touchdown run

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 14-7 in a non-conference football game Friday, Sept. 19.

    West sophomore running back Anthony McCray scored the winning points on a 74-yard run with 4 minutes, 24 seconds left in the game.

    The score came 18 seconds after North junior quarterback Tiger Bryant scored on a 20-yard run, which, with Armando Lopez’s PAT, tied the score.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 9, 10, 11 and 12 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.

     

    Tuesday, Sept. 9

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • What is this week’s mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

  • Can people get tapeworms like their pets?

    apeworms (Dipylidium caninum) are one of the most frequently diagnosed intestinal parasites of dogs and cats. This long, segmented parasite can grow more than two feet long and live in an infected pet’s small intestine for up to three months. Most pet owners rush to the nearest veterinary clinic as soon as they see the glistening white proglottid segments clinging to their pet’s backside or wriggling in the stool. What every pet owner wants to know is can this disgusting worm be living inside him or her? The answer is probably not. Probably. Not.

  • Strangers in a foreign land become friends

    Every once in a while, Hubby Dear and I opt to attend a church service for the Latino community. Neither of us speak nor read Spanish, so it is both an adventure and a challenge to be participants, not just visitors. It is also a tremendous learning experience.

    We listen for words similar to our own native language or ones that are ring more familiarly with other languages we know or have studied. We follow along with prayers in the rite, whispering them as an English accompaniment to the variety of Spanish accents ringing around us.