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Today's News

  • How many ways can one say ‘miserable?’

     Hospitals have limited access for visitors. Both print and televised media announce the increasing presence of a dire enemy. Bags of cough drops and boxes of tissues leave grocery and pharmacy shelves. Henny Penny’s false alarm has come true. Menacing flu with its myriad aches and pains, weakness and fever has struck.

     

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson 

     

    I hope that you are as proud of your compost pile as I am of mine. What’s that? You don’t have a compost pile?

  • Taken in moderation, beer is a very healthy food

     Beer is not just for drinking at football games and happy hour; it can be a great addition to many recipes and accentuates the flavors of meat, breads, stews and even desserts.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 5, 6, 7, and 8 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, Jan. 5

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Quintin McGee 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 Jan. 5 during a grand jury session:

    Timothy Michael Brennick, two counts of obtain property by false pretense.

    Sherri Maria Brooks, 10 counts of larceny by employee.

    Peter Stuart Brown, two counts of failure to register as sex offender.

  • Fish data collection has useful purpose
  • UPDATE: 15-year-old girl from Ash found safe

    A 15-year-old girl who was last seen between 8 and 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, on Babson Road in Ash has been found safe.

    Sarah Alexis Evans of Ash was located Monday night, Jan. 19, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Cape Fear defeats BCC in men’s basketball

     BOLIVIA — Cape Fear Community College beat Brunswick Community College 70-70 in a NJCAA Division I Region 10 men’s basketball game Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    For BCC (0-3, 9-11), Carson Smith scored 18 points, Jaquan Grissett 17 and Taylor Buffkin 10. JacQues Chambers scored eight points, Robin Moore six, Cortell Busby five, Natjee Pritchett four and Kevin Rowell two. 

    The Dolphins trailed 38-30 at the half, but after a technical foul four straight free throws by Smith gave BCC a 40-38 lead.

  • West Brunswick’s boys’ basketball, wrestling teams stay unbeaten

     

    The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team improved to 16-0 by beating host Ashley 60-54 in a conference game Friday, Jan. 16.

    For West, 6-0 in the conference, Gray Cheers scored 20 points and Saadiq Johnson 13.

    Nasir Murray scored seven points, Josh Woodard four, Jon Jordan four, Tyquan Hill four, Shermonde Fulwood three, Alex Clarida two, Da’Quane Burgess two and Tyler Stanley one.

    Ashley led 15-14 after the first quarter and 29-27 at the half.

  • BCC women lose to Cape Fear

     BOLIVIA — Cape Fear beat host BCC 76-64 in a women’s NJCAA Division II Region 10 basketball game Thursday, Jan. 15.

    For BCC (1-5, 5-9), freshman D’Asya Wilson scored 18 points, sophomore Monica Smalls 15 and freshman Brianna Baham 13. Anshonee Addison scored six points and Courtney Pearsall, Baylee Simpson and Asha Graham scored four points each.

    The Dolphins led 11-10 with 11 minutes, 40 seconds left in the first half but the Sea Devils rallied and outscored BCC 16-2 in taking a 26-13 lead with 4:14 left.