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Today's News

  • Spring beauties in Shallotte

    Brunswick County enjoyed a profusion of spring color and fragrance this week. Spring rains even knocked down the pollen count so more residents could venture outside to admire it. These azaleas, dogwoods and cherry trees started early this year, and they will put on their show for just a little while longer.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on March 21, 22, 23 and 26 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.

    Wednesday, March 21

    Judge Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr. presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Education briefs

    Roger Baker founder will attend seminar
    Baker Mitchell, founder of The Roger Bacon Academy, has been invited to join 50-60 other attendees from across the country to participate in Hillsdale College’s Charter School seminar, “What Makes Classical Education Different?”
    The conference for charter school leaders will be June 24-27 at Hillsdale’s Dow Conference Center in Michigan and all expenses will be borne by The Barney Charter School Initiative, a new project funded by the Barney Family Foundation and other national donors.

  • County, CIS team up for summer camps

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and Communities in Schools (CIS) are teaming up to offer a summer full of fun and educational activities at an affordable cost. Activities will be action-packed and will include two field trips per week to area attractions, such as Jungle Rapids and Alligator Adventure. On-site activities include: sportacular fun, tennis adventure, art from the heart, popcorn toss, fast-crafts, geo-caching, trivia, and yes...quiet reading.

  • Club briefs

    Classic Country Band to play at VFW April 6
    VFW Post 10804 on S.C. 57 North in Little River, S.C., will have a dinner/dance featuring Classic Country Band beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, April 6. Cost is $10 per person. For reservations, call (843) 399-0877.
    On Saturday, April 7, enjoy Cheryl Z and karaoke at 5 p.m. Every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. is wings night; Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m. is Fiesta nights. All events are open to the public.

  • ORCA donates $10,000 to hospice

    Brunswick County’s newest neighborhood foundation, the Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA), has donated $10,000 to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter’s Closer to Home capital campaign. The gift was originally planned as a five-year pledge, but ORCA raised the funds from within the Ocean Ridge community in less than 90 days. A family alcove at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick will be named in honor of ORCA’s gift.

  • Religion briefs

    Annie Armstrong Easter Dinner is April 7
    Each year, Baptist churches honor the life and work of Annie Walker Armstrong, as they give to the Annie Armstrong Easter offering for North American Missions. This offering is named after her because of her desire to share love and help people in her beloved country.

  • The mystery of dying and rising

    The Gospel presents us with a message that is hard to swallow and even harder to live.
    We are told some folks wanted to see Jesus. Obviously, that request was more than a simple desire to view a celebrity. Some folks had decided they were ready to meet, greet and hopefully follow this man who was a renowned healer, a man who seemed not to mind being with undesirable people.

  • Sample your lawn for mole crickets

    By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

  • To reduce sodium in your diet, watch out for processed foods

    By Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    North Carolina Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center