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Today's News

  • Wilmington Area Woodturners participate in national competition

     Wilmington Area Woodturners Association (WAWA) is an organization of woodturners from counties throughout southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. Seventeen members of WAWA came together to develop, design and build the chapter’s second entry in the Chapter Collaborative Challenge, shown and judged at the AAW National Conference June 17-20. 

    Several Brunswick residents are members of the group.

  • Champion-McCahill

     Chalmers Fuller Champion of Shallotte and 1st Lt. Patrick Sean McCahill of Melbourne, Fla., were married May 15 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Morehead City with the Rev. John Pollock officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Jerry Wayne and Cynthia Champion of Shallotte. The groom is the son of Francis X. McCahill III and Karen McCahill of Melbourne, Fla.

  • Naturalization ceremony brings new enthusiasm for Fourth of July events

    I’ve always loved the Fourth of July. I love fireworks, the festival in Southport and the time away from work. But this year, I gained a new appreciation for the Fourth of July as I watched the naturalization ceremony.

  • After 12 years, resident becomes U.S. citizen

    Cathy Duthie has lived in the United States for more than 12 years. Originally from Canada, she said she never really thought about becoming an American citizen until about four years ago.

    “It’s something that I’ve wanted to do, and it took a lot of thought,” she said. “It’s a very emotional thing to give up your allegiance to one country and give it to another.”

  • Immigrants become citizens at naturalization ceremony

    Southport—Last Sunday, Mary Claire Njeri took her oath of citizenship surrounded by her family—many of whom had traveled from Nairobi, Kenya, to share the moment with her.
    “This is how I roll now,” she said to her family as she held up her certificate of citizenship.
    Njeri and 124 other people from all over the world gathered in on the Garrison Lawn at Fort Johnston in Southport to take the oath of allegiance to become American citizens.

  • Congressman responds to editorial

    A recent editorial regarding the newly established Veterans Outreach clinic in Brunswick County clearly forgot the famous words from the beloved Thanksgiving song that says “Count your blessings; name them one-by-one.”

    Indeed, let’s count our blessings and the victories for our veterans:

    1) Brunswick County veterans were turned down twice by the VA until our petition was granted in 2004. After several bureaucratic and budgetary delays, our veterans’ concerns were finally heard by the VA in our summit on April 7 in Supply.

  • Govdeals lets government agencies sell surplus, seized items

    It’s the eBay of government agencies.

    Govdeals.com in an auction-based website that provides a place for government agencies to sell surplus or seized items.

    Similar to other auction sites, users can register for free, search available items and place bids on ones they wish to purchase.

    Although sellers are government agencies, the website is open to anyone wanting to bid on items. Items range from vehicles to computer equipment to musical instruments and jewelry.

  • Congratulations on 50 years, Winnabow VFD

    This weekend the Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate 50 years of service to Brunswick County.

    It is an important milestone for a giving group of volunteers who do their best to aid citizens in need and help in times of danger.

    This weekend, fire officials will celebrate with an open house at the fire department, 161 Governor’s Road in Winnabow.

  • County will need to tackle countywide recycling issue

    In a smart fiscal move, the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners has decided to hold off on a possible countywide curbside recycling initiative until next year.

    In light of the slow economy and knowing the county has already had to retighten its belt because of budget constraints, this was a wise decision for this fiscal year.However, as Brunswick County continues to grow and its options for traditional landfill locations dwindle, it only makes sense that in the near future officials will have to tackle this endeavor.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on June 28 and 29 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.

    Monday, June 28

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

    Zacery Ryan Alton, simple assault, voluntarily dismissed.