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Today's News

  • Do you feel guilty complaining when others have lost so much?

     By Linda Arnold

     

     “Life as we knew it Thursday doesn’t exist.”

    Major disasters, like those in the past couple of weeks, can definitely jolt us.

    The devastating floods in West Virginia, shooting in Orlando, Fla., or major wildfires in California.

    Loss of lives, homes and businesses.

    Bill Bell of Rainelle, W.Va., summed it all up with the quote above: life before the “storm of the century” — and life after.

  • Homestead Camp rolls out July 18-27 at Greenlands Farm

    Summer means it’s almost time for Homestead Farm Camp at Greenlands Farm in Bolivia.

    For three days in July, children in two age brackets can immerse themselves in modern homestead farming, in accordance with the family-owned and operated farm’s goal of connecting farming traditions with the present.

    Camp sessions are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 18, through Wednesday, July 20, for children 5 to 8 and Monday, July 25, through Wednesday, July 27, for children 9 to 13.

    Tuition is $195 per child.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Corn won't grow at all on Rocky Top,

    Dirt's too rocky by far.

    That's why all the folks on Rocky Top

    Get their corn from a jar.

    — “Rocky Top,” lyrics by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant

     

  • Bop to the beat of Mike's Garage Band at BSRI Sock Hop July 9

    Get out your dancing duds and let’s go to the hop.

    Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. is having a summer Sock Hop from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Brunswick Center at Shallotte, 3620 Express Drive off the U.S. 17 Bypass in Shallotte.

    Locally renowned Mike’s Garage Band is providing dance music for the event to shake, rattle and roll the night away.

    Classic cars and poodle skirts are optional. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

  • Jack Jack 180 headlines Leland on July 7

    Wilmington-based Jack Jack 180, which plays Leland’s next summer concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, is described as a multi-genre group specializing in a blend of high-energy party, pop and rock covers.

    The band consists of four members from different locales, musical backgrounds and eras who combine their ideas and talents to showcase a variety of exciting, fun and energetic music.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department June 29-July 4, 2016

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    June 29

    Larceny of financial transaction card reported on Beach Drive.

    June 30

    Larceny of two surfboards reported on West Main Street.

    Larceny of cooler reported on West Main Street.

    July 2

    Larceny of iPhone reported on Sunset Extension.

    July 4

    Breaking and entering vehicle and damage to property reported at Club Villas.

  • The drought is over…‘Cleveland rocks! Cleveland rocks!’

     As a long-time Cleveland sports fan and native Clevelander, Drew Cary used to belt out “Cleveland rocks! Cleveland rocks!” during the many commercials for sports events featuring the Cavs, Indians and Browns.

    With the Cavs recent NBA championship run, the 52-year drought of no championships has finally ended. Maybe the Indians will follow up this season. The Browns?

  • Calabash Fire Department June 2016

    During the month of June 2016, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 144 calls: five structure fires, two woods/brush fires, a vehicle fire, five fire alarms, eight motor vehicle accidents, a water rescue, two gas leaks, an investigation, nine public assistance calls, a mutual aid call and 109 EMS first response calls.

  • 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 June 27 during a grand jury session:

    Ronald R. Beasley, misdemeanor financial card fraud, misdemeanor larceny, financial card theft.

    Korey Beatty, possession of firearm by felon.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated in District Criminal Court on June 20 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, June 20

    Judge Jason C. Disbrow presided over the following cases with prosecutor C. Ashley Gore and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham: