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Today's News

  • South Brunswick student fatally shot at Democratic headquarters

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an early morning fatal shooting in Bolivia.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s detectives responded to the Brunswick County Democratic Party headquarters on Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia around 1 a.m. Saturday, April 16.

    When they arrived, South Brunswick High School student Marcus London Hankins, 19, was found fatally shot.

  • Judge terminates DA’s traffic court program benefiting campaign contributor

    BOLIVIA—As one local judge aptly proclaimed, politics in the 13th district is a blood sport.

    And for Jon David, the Republican freshman district attorney who campaigned on taking the politics out of the courtroom, he now finds himself in the middle of it.

    Last Friday, April 15, Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly issued an administrative order blasting a fledging traffic court program recently implemented by David, who was sworn in as DA in January.

  • Ocean Isle Beach woman killed in afternoon wreck

    On Friday, April 15, 83-year old Betty Grace Grabb—wife, mother, grandmother, avid golfer and skydiver—was killed in a two-car wreck.

    N.C. State Highway Patrol Sgt. T.T. Daniels said Grabb was killed around noon on N.C. 179 near Ocean Isle Beach.

    Grabb was a passenger in a Lincoln passenger vehicle driven by her husband, Robert Grabb, 82, that collided with a BMW passenger vehicle driven by Brenda Chapman Tew.

  • School board members want public input on staggered start times, other potential budget reductions

    Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education are facing many decisions when it comes to balancing a budget with a $5.7 million defecit.

    While they have been presented with a list of proposed reductions, board members will not vote on the final budget for several weeks. They will entertain public comments at a public forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the staff development center, which is adjacent to the school system's central office, located at 35 Referendum Drive at the county complex in Bolivia.

  • North’s boys’ track team wins eighth straight conference title

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The North Brunswick boys’ track and field team won its eighth straight conference championship April 14, winning 11 of 18 events.

    “We had some events we thought we’d do better in that we didn’t, and we had we did a little better in some than we thought we would,” North track coach Garry Bishop said. “We faltered in some early events. Some guys stepped up and pulled us through.”

  • West’s girls’ track team wins conference championship

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—With five first-place victories, the West Brunswick girls’ track and field team won the Waccamaw Conference championship by four points April 14 at South Brunswick. This was West’s first conference title since 2000. (It won a regional in 2003.)

    “This came out of left field,” said West track coach Yogi Hickman.

  • Brunswick Beat for April 13, 2011
  • Religion Briefs

    Camp meeting starts April 17
    The Sonrise Independent Baptist Church and members will be hosting their second annual old-fashioned camp meeting in Southport April 17-21.
    The old-fashioned camp meeting was started for the “preachin’, practicin’ and promotin’” of old-time religion. Come and experience some old-fashioned preaching and gospel singing. Don’t miss out on the morning or evening sessions.
    Lunch will be provided after the morning sessions and dinner provided before the evening sessions in the church fellowship hall.

  • Striking rock-hard stubbornness to find refreshing grace

  • Color in the garden: It soon will be time to plant annuals

     The weather keeps playing tricks on us, but soon enough, it will be time to plant those beloved annuals. So what is the difference between an annual and a perennial? The biggest difference between the two is how long they live, when they bloom and how they develop their root systems.