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Today's News

  • Survivors are our stars
  • Breakfast in a hurry

     Continuing in the quest for quick, easy and nutritious five-ingredient meals, let’s start with breakfast. Of all the meals we eat at home, breakfast may be the most hurried. Before you skip breakfast completely or drive through the nearest fast-food place, consider other options at home.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on April 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 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, April 13

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Courtney Sanford and courtroom clerk Kristin Cranfill:

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases April 6 during a grand jury session:

    Joshua Gomez Albarran, sexual offender/child’s premises.

    Joe Bell Jr., possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver cocaine, sell/deliver cocaine, habitual felon, possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Bus malfunction forces evacuation

    A school bus taking students to Lincoln Elementary School in Leland malfunctioned Tuesday, April 28, forcing the evacuation of students from the bus. No one was injured.

    District spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said Bus No. 210, which was transporting about 30 students, “experienced a mechanical issue this morning resulting in engine smoke,” which she identified as a turbo charger failure which caused oil to lead into the hot exhaust.

  • DWI checkpoint nets two arrests, 35 charges

    A multi-agency DWI Checking Station involving the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and Leland Police Department netted two arrests and resulted in 35 charges April 24 in Wilmington.

    The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office S.A.F.E. unit, as an active participant in the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program, hosted the event on the 2300 block of North College Road.

  • Jon Stewart: Superintendent at Sandpiper Bay

     Most people think the golf course superintendent is a guy who hangs out at the course and cuts grass. Maybe he rakes a few traps and fertilizes once in a while. It’s an easy, cushy job that any dude could do.

    Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

    The golf course superintendent is a highly trained, educated professional who usually has a college degree in agriculture or turf management. Many superintendents have advanced degrees.

  • Fishing needs weather to be stable
  • Indications are this will be a great Gulf Stream season

     By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    It seems every year I get a text message or an email from a fishing buddy stating he “left them biting,” meaning the fishing was so good the crew was tired of catching what was biting and moved elsewhere to catch something else. It just so happens I got a text message from Cody Tucker, who fished the Gulf Stream last weekend, saying “we left them biting.”

  • Turner, Trojans topple New Hanover in 9