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Today's News

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on April 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, April 15

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

    Pedro Antonio Alvarez, no operator’s license, Brunswick County Jail 10 days, suspended sentence 24 months, unsupervised probation 24 months, $150 and costs, not operate motor vehicle until licensed to do so, not violate any criminal laws; speeding 55 in a 35 zone, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Questioning my views, biases? Here they are

    Numerous pundits on the Internet, the letters to the editor pages and the 24-hour-cable networks like to question reporters’ biases, ask where we get our facts and basically, accuse us of being shills or liars.

    Some of us need it. Sometimes, reporters don’t report. Some repeat talking points or ignore important issues in favor of personalities and scandals.

  • North Brunswick defeats Whiteville 12-2, improves to 8-0 in conference
  • Gause, Memory homer as West beats White Oak

    JACKSONVILLE—Two-run home runs by Alex Memory and Jay Gause scored all of West Brunswick’s runs in a 4-0 victory Friday over White Oak in a Mideastern Conference baseball game.

    The low-scoring game was surprising, considering the Trojans had beaten the Vikings 17-0 last month.

    The victory improved West’s record to 7-1 in the conference, 16-3 overall.

    Randy Daniels was the winning pitcher, giving up three hits in five innings. He struck out six and walked no one.

  • South Brunswick beats Pender 6-0, stays perfect in conference

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick girls’ soccer team remained unbeaten in the Waccamaw Conference by beating Pender 6-0 April 22.

    The Cougars beat the Patriots 8-0 April 8, but in the first half of the rematch Pender put more pressure on the South defense and goalkeeper Elizabeth Butler, who made several saves.

    South finally scored 11 minutes into the game on a 20-yard shot by junior Kayla Carmichael. Just before the half ended, junior Ashley Briggs scored. Junior Ann Burton had the assist.

  • West beats South, clinches county soccer title
  • Bull's eye: Skirmishers use Civil War firearms

    STATESVILLE—Norman Horne, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, often wondered what it was like to use Civil War weapons. A television program a few years ago rekindled that interest.

    “They were having cannon competition,” he said. “I thought, ‘Well, that looks like it might be fun.’”

    Two years ago, he and Joe Newman, both Brunswick County residents, went as spectators to the North-South Skirmish Association national matches, near Winchester, Va.

  • West Brunswick clinches county soccer title

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The West Brunswick High School girls soccer team clinched its first county championship by beating South Brunswick 3-2 Monday.

    The victory gave West a 3-0 record against county teams, with just one more game left on Monday against North Brunswick.

    West played without starting freshman midfielder Julianna Zio, who was a key player in West’s first victory over the Cougars. (She was sick.)

  • Commissioners' illegal gathering aired in Calabash

    CALABASH—Mayor Anthony Clemmons and town attorney Mark Lewis urged three commissioners to be more mindful of the North Carolina Open Meetings Law after Clemmons encountered them together at a county meeting last week.

    Clemmons called a special meeting Tuesday afternoon after commissioners Cecelia Herman, Emily DiStasio and John Melahn showed up at the Brunswick County Government Complex in Bolivia on April 16 for a meeting with county officials about the town’s future sewer project.

  • Lots of flash at car show in Calabash

    There was lots of flash in Calabash on Saturday as more than 90 classic and collectible vehicles pulled into the parking lot of Calabash Fire Department for its first fundraising Show and Shine Car Show.

    As oldies music played in the background, the show and its many visitors spilled over into the adjacent Calabash Elks Lodge lot for the afternoon event that drew 96 spiffy and spit-shined cars, trucks and one motorcycle.