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Today's News

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 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, Nov. 17

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

  • Teach me to work … I’ll find my food

     Annually in the United States, Thanksgiving week is also honored as a time to give thought and offer action to the plight of homeless hordes whose lives are hidden in the nooks and crannies of our world. Their roof is the sky; their floor is the earth. Shelter is found anywhere they can hide, in woods behind public buildings, huddled in alleyways, housed in vacant buildings marked for destruction. They are invisible in the plain sight of unseeing eyes.

  • It’s dine-in day

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

     

    The inaugural Family and Consumer Sciences Day is Wednesday, Dec. 3. In observance of this day, the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences are asking families to plan and eat a healthy meal together. They are calling for this to be Dining-in Day.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    It got REALLY cold (by my standards) here in central South Carolina last week and a lot of leaves fell. It’s the time of the year when you realize, once again, how open your backyard is without all that foliage. And of course, they are perfect for the compost pile.

    Our little Mystery Plant has pretty much lost all of its leaves by now, and of course there aren’t any flowers to see. (Now.) But there are these very odd structures.

  • After bird day, it might be time to think about Christmas cookies

     If you’ve been to our local Walmart or Belk’s (who hasn’t?), you’ll know that the holiday season is in full swing and that means it’s time for baking cookies! So many recipes, so little time…

  • O'Dell graduates from basic

     Air Force Airman Zachary R. O’Dell, son of Stacy G. and Robert M. O’Dell of Supply and brother of Jeremy M. O’Dell of Hurlburt Field, Fla., graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

    O’Dell completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Arahill graduates from basic

     Army Pvt. Justin M. Arahill has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

  • NCDOT plans bridge work throughout county

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will be working on three different bridges in Brunswick County beginning Monday, Dec. 15.

    Crews will implement intermittent north- and southbound lane closures on Sunset Boulevard South over the Intracoastal Waterway to inspect Mannon C. Gore Bridge, which links inland Sunset Beach with Sunset Beach island.

    They will do the same on Midway Road Southeast over the Intracoastal Waterway to inspect Swain’s Cut Bridge, which links Bolivia to Oak Island.

  • Autopsy report confirms former sheriff’s cause of death

     An autopsy report released Tuesday, Dec. 2, by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirms former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett died of a heart condition inside the New Hanover County jail in July.

    Hewett, 51, had been awaiting a hearing on a possession of a firearm by a felon charge July 12 after an altercation with New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies inside the jail.

    The report confirms Hewett did not die as a result of the Taser deployment used to subdue him during the altercation.

  • Trojans win basketball tourney in Charlotte

     Staff Report

    The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team won the Larry Holden Thanksgiving tournament Nov. 29 at North Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte.

    The Trojans played the Community School of Davidson Nov. 28 and won 63-45. 

    Saadiq Johnson hit five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 24 points. Gray Cheers added 11 points and Alex Clarida seven.

    West      19-18-13-13 — 63

    Davidson 7-6-14-18 — 45