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Today's News

  • New golfers: You have to start somewhere, but where?

    Golf is a fabulous, wonderful sport. It’s played outdoors in all kinds of weather. There’s beautiful scenery and challenges aplenty for the expert and the beginner.

    An 8-year-old can play; an 80-year-old can play. In fact, an 8-year-old boy can play a match against his 80-year-old grandpa. Name another sport where that can happen. Not basketball or tennis or baseball.

    A golfer can play in a tournament with 120 other golfers, in a foursome of friends or by himself.

  • District Court Docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on May 13, 14, 15, 18 and 19 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, May 13

    Judge Napoleon B. Barefoot presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

    Maria D. Aguillonprado, driving while license revoked, fictitious/altered title/registration card/tag, both voluntarily dismissed.

    Christopher Andrews, improper equipment, costs.

  • Grand jury indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Kay Fowler returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on May 11:

    Robert W. Adams, 46, of 1503 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC; felony flee/elude arrest motor vehicle, reckless driving to endanger.

    Angela Dawn Barrow, 42, of 11130 NC 68, Elkin; felony habitual impaired driving.

    Taylor Reid Bennett, 18, of 2166 Amy Drive SW, Supply; felony breaking and/or entering, felony larceny after breaking/entering.

  • 'Summer' fishing season has begun

    We’ve reached the unofficial start of the summer fishing season, which always arrives a bit before the actual summer. The next three months will be dominated by hot days, afternoon and evening thunderstorms and strong fishing that can come and go depending on the time of day. For the most part, the success of pier, surf and boat anglers will be measured in how they do fishing for our warm-water species: flounder, bluefish, pompano and Spanish mackerel, as well as the ever-present speckled trout.

  • Senator acknowledges federal probes of Easley, Edwards

    U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has asked President Barack Obama to allow U.S. Attorney George Holding to remain in office to continue with the federal investigation of two former North Carolina officials.

    In doing so, Hagan confirmed the federal probe of former Gov. Mike Easley and former U.S. Sen. John Edwards.

    “Back in March, I announced the formation of a statewide review panel to help screen federal nominees of whom all North Carolinians, regardless of their political affiliation, will be proud,” Hagan said.

  • Sheriff's substation grand opening today

    A grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new Brunswick County Sheriff's Office South Substation took place this morning, Tuesday, May 26, at Carolina Shores Resort, 10176 Beach Drive in Calabash.

    Across the street from a bank, the newly opened Brunswick County Sheriff’s Substation is already a welcome presence in the Carolina Shores Resort condominium complex.

  • Emergency services department launches new initiatives for 2009 hurricane season

    BOLIVIA—Whether it’s Ana, Joaquin, Odette or Wanda that makes landfall in Brunswick County, emergency officials are ready for whatever the 2009 hurricane season may bring.

    Hurricane season begins June 1, and Brunswick County Emergency Services Department officials have unveiled a several new initiatives to ensure all residents are prepared and safe during a hurricane.

    From a new Web site, to a social media application, to two new shelter plans, emergency officials are prepared for the 2009 hurricane season.

  • Coty to close Leland facility by Dec. 31

    LELAND—Coty Inc. has announced it will close its Leland assembly facility, which employs 90 people, by Dec. 31.

    Cary Newman, general manager of Coty operations in Wilmington, announced last week that production in the Coty plant in Rocky Point will be phased out over the next year, costing 420 jobs, and the Leland facility, a returns processing and promotional assembly center, will be closed by the end of the year.

  • Island off Holden Beach to be sold at public auction

    HOLDEN BEACH—For years, recreational boaters have used it as a place for fishing, picnicking and even camping, but now a large part of Monk Island, between Holden Beach and Ocean Isle Beach on the Intracoastal Waterway, will be sold to the highest bidder.

    The tract is being offered at public auction at 1 p.m. June 20 at The Isles Restaurant on Ocean Isle Beach, according to Iron Horse Auction Co. Inc. of Rockingham, which has been chosen to handle the sale.

  • Two arrested for breaking into Aarons; chase leaves one injured

    Two Lumberton men were arrested and a woman injured Saturday night after leading Shallotte Police on a chase when they were caught breaking into Aarons on Holden Beach Road.

    According to the police report, detective Eric King responded to an alarm at the store and saw the suspects fleeing the scene. A car chase ensued down Main Street and onto Express Way, where they ran the car into a dead end and jumped out.

    According to the accident report, the suspects’ car exceeded 120 mph at one point and was going about 80 mph at the time of the wreck.