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Today's News

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 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, Dec. 9

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Lady Dolphins finish 1-1 in Holiday Basketball Classic

      BCC lost its opening-round game 60-38 to Community College of Baltimore County — Dundalk, Md. on Dec.18.

    The game was tied 14-all with 7:14 left in the first half, but CCBC led 31-22 at the half. Baham scored 11 of BCC’s 22 points, and nine of those points were free throws.

    CCBC dominated the second half, stretching its lead to 39-22. It led 50-29 with 8:40 left and BCC never rallied.

  • Swimmers continue to reach regional standards

     BOLIVIA — South’s girls finished ahead of Laney and West Brunswick in a swim meet Friday, Dec. 19, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    South scored 110 points, Laney 105 and West 18.

    In the boys’ meet, Laney was first (101), South second (95) and West third (39).

    County swimmers continue to attain regional standards. The girls had four regional times and freshman McKenzie White was a part in all four.

  • Victory over Cougars puts West at 10-0

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — Cellphone marketers would have a hard time selling unlimited minutes to West Brunswick’s boys’ basketball players.

    All they need to get is five-second calls.

    The Trojans used a smothering defense to chalk up three five-second calls during their 57-42 win over county rival South Brunswick on Thursday, Dec. 18.

    The win keeps West unbeaten through the first 10 games of the season.

  • No. 11 Harcum defeats BCC

    BOLIVIA ­— The elite remained elusive as 11th-ranked Harcum College slipped past Brunswick Community College 93-89 Friday night, Dec. 19.

    It marked the final game of the fifth annual BCC Holiday Basketball Classic in the Dinah Gore Aquatics & Fitness Center gymnasium.

    Harcum, from Bryn Mawr, Pa., finished fourth last year in the national junior college tournament and was ranked fifth in the nation last week before losing its second in 16 games this season.

  • Beach consortium reorganizes board after Caswell Beach fund complaint

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — The Brunswick Beaches Consortium took the first steps to reorganize after former chairman, Caswell Beach Mayor Harry Simmons, was removed from representing his town.

    Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie Smith ran the Dec. 11 BBC meeting.

    “I feel this organization has been very beneficial to the communities of Brunswick County. Working together we accomplish more than working separately,” she said.

  • Belville makes zoning changes for potential H2GO water treatment plant

    BELVILLE — Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO was denied a zoning change in Leland to build a water treatment plant, so it brought its proposal to Belville.

    At the December board meeting Monday night, Dec. 15, Belville commissioners approved a set of text amendments to provide for and regulate a reverse osmosis water facility in the town’s Industrial District.

    The board voted unanimously, 3-0. Commissioner Pat O’Bryant was not in attendance.

  • Ocean Isle officials endorse a change to oceanfront setback rules

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach commissioners approved a request to send to North Carolina’s Coastal Resources Commission to consider amending oceanfront setback rules for the town.

    The setback rules require a static line — the first line of stable, natural vegetation that exists before a renourishment project is used to mark where the setback begins, regardless of the location of the actual first line of vegetation after the nourishment project.

  • May all your Christmases be white

    It’s Christmas time, so how about a Christmas tale?

    One of the reasons I left Florida years and years ago was to get away from the rather monotonous seasons that I grew up with.

    In Florida, the seasons aren’t based on the weather or the calendar. Instead of spring, summer, winter and fall there was allergy season, football season and spring training season.

    Oh, there is also a Christmas season.

    Throughout each of these seasons, the temperature didn’t change much, just the amount of yard work.

  • Brunswick board approves land sale to state for $300,000

    Brunswick County commissioners have approved the sale of 397.85 acres to the state for $300,000.

    The land is east of River Road SE (NC 133) near the entrance road to Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal.

    County Attorney Huey Marshall said the county was preparing to sell the property to the Nature Conservancy with funding from Pittman-Robertson Land Acquisition Grant.