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Today's News

  • BCC adds new degree

     SUPPLY—Brunswick Community College has launched a new degree program designed to help students become more employable.

    The new healthcare business informatics degree was created by Burt Browning, departmental chair and Zada Wicker, program director.

    “This is a new curriculum and we are the only college in the service area that is offering it,” Browning said. “We are the only one in the eastern part of the state with the program.”

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 27, 28, 29 and Oct. 3 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Tuesday, Sept. 27

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Karen Richards and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Rod Ashley, a.k.a. Wendell R. Ashley, PNG/NG misdemeanor child abuse.

  • 4-H’ers find reading program helps students

    Beginning in October 2008, Brunswick County 4-H instituted “Reading Makes the Best Better” to celebrate National 4-H Week and to offer 4-H members the chance to do what 4-H’ers love to do best through community service, citizenship activities and education.

  • Church honors Ross for service

    STAFF REPORT

    BOLIVIA—Mount Olive Baptist Church in Bolivia will continue to honor retired pastors in the area during its Sunday, Oct. 23, evening service at 7 p.m. This month the church will honor the Rev. Jason Ross.

    As a young man Ross was called to preach the Gospel. After serving in the Army, He felt in his heart it was now or never to answer the call to preach.
    He attended Wake Forest University for two years and then enrolled in the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, KY. While in school he was the pastor to two small churches.

  • Bazaar includes breakfast and barbecue

    Sharon United Methodist Church will have its annual bazaar Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29, on the church grounds on Holden Beach Road. There will be about 20 tents erected to house all the goodies, such as fried bananas, baked goods and canned goods.
    This year is the 16th bazaar and could be the largest yet if Sharon gets the support from the community, members and friends. The church’s new worship center was built primarily with money raised from these annual bazaars and periodic dinners.

  • No longer silent: The empowerment of women in the Gospels

    When I was asked to read Susan Dehn Matthews book, “No Longer Silent: The Empowerment of Women in the Gospels,” I had no idea I would be embarking on a journey with a visionary and prophet. The trip is wild and wonderful, for those who wish to expand their comprehension of Scriptural vignettes beyond a literal translation and beyond a “reasonable” one.

  • Guzman is fire support specialist

    Army Pfc. Timothy X. Guzman, son of Jimmy Perez of Shallotte, has graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
    The field artillery specialists serve in intelligence activities, including target processing in field artillery, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver brigade and headquarters and fire support elements.

  • Todd

    Allen and Jessica Todd of Shallotte are the parents of a daughter, Madilyn Dyan Todd, born at 10:54 p.m. Sept. 29 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center, weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 20 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Thea Barefoot and the late Wayne Edwards.
    Paternal grandparents are William and Wanda Todd.

  • Hales

    John and Tamie Hales of Ash are the parents of a son, Luke Thomas Hales, born at 12:38 p.m. Oct. 8 at Betty H. Cameron Women & Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, weighing 8 pounds, 12 ounces and measuring 21 inches in length.
    He joins brothers Wyatt, 6, and Isaac, 3, and sister, Emily, 8.
    Maternal grandparents are Bessie Lou Thompson of Whiteville and the late Bernard Thompson.
    Paternal grandparents are Tom and Brenda Hales of Bladenboro.
    Maternal great-grandparents are the late Corbett and Farrie Coleman and

  • Todd

    William Kelly Todd and Bridgette Ashley Anspaugh of Supply are the parents of a daughter, Annabella Faith Todd, born at 6:01 p.m. Oct. 3 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds,
    7 ounces and measuring 19-1/2 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Heath and Tiffanie Inman of Supply and Curtis and Tammie Anspaugh of Charlotte.
    Paternal grandparents are Roy Douglas Jr. and Jayne Todd of Supply.