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Today's News

  • 100 holes of golf for a good cause

     Labor Day weekend began with a totally awesome display of golf and patriotism at Rivers Edge Golf Course.

    Ten PGA pros from our area pledged to play 100 holes of golf in one day — and, by golly, they did.

    The beneficiary of this marathon golf event was the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides scholarships and assistance to the spouses and children of those killed or disabled in service to America.

  • Fish with an attitude

     In all sports, your attitude makes a difference in how you perform. Often we overload our heads with all the negative issues facing us on the water. There is nothing wrong with recognizing the conditions that make a day challenging. Just don’t let that bring you down. Stare down a challenge and rise to the occasion. We often surprise ourselves when we grit our teeth and move forward. Confidence is built on stepping up and overcoming those challenges. How do you overcome weather conditions, boat traffic and other bad attitudes on the water?

  • A new area may yield a better catch

     Whether from a boat or land, fishing has been tough this summer for Brunswick County. The king mackerel are scarce, the Spanish mackerel have seemed to set their dinnertime and the mahi mahi are father offshore than usual. Even with the stable weather we have had, the fish do not want to bite for long periods of time.

  • Commissioners approve contracts, funding to build new 911 call center

    BOLIVIA – After reassignment and relocation delayed building a new 911 call center, Brunswick County commissioners approved construction contract for the new building.

    At the Aug. 18 county meeting, Director of Engineering William Pinnix said it will be a total 12 month building project, starting in mid-October.

    “We plan to build in 10 months then get certificate of occupancy, get power and water and sewer,” Pinnix said.

    “Then turn it over to MTS for two months for electronics.”

  • Leland denies H2GO water plant site rezoning in second split vote

    LELAND – Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO’s plans for a water treatment plant are in limbo after Leland officials denied a request to rezone their intended plant site.

    H2GO is one of the wholesale customers of Brunswick utilities’ finished water, which it sells to 8,500 customers in the Leland/Belville/Navassa area.

  • Leland live oaks could be costly to cut down

    If money grew on trees, Leland’s problem with Live oaks would take care of itself.

    But an update on nuisance trees in the Magnolia Green development indicates a real solution will be expensive for the town.

    Leland Public Works Director Steven Spruill first reviewed the tree issue in October 2013 after receiving complaints about the trees becoming a nuisance in the right of way of the residential streets like, Grandiflora Drive.

  • Belville hires new Public Works/ Parks and Recreation technician

    BELVILLE – Belville filled one open position during the Aug. 25 town meeting, with one more still open.

    That’s 33 percent of the administration in a town with only three full time employees.

    Mayor Mike Allen said Pat Walsh resigned from the Public Works/ Parks and Recreation technician roles earlier in the summer.

    But the vacancy attracted 52 applications from as far away as Pennsylvania.

    “Some applications you would call way overqualified and other were not very realistic,” Allen said.

  • BCC finishes 2-1 in weekend volleyball

     BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College volleyball team played three matches over the weekend at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Against Guildford Tech on Sunday, BCC won 25-27, 25-22, 25-16, 25-22.

    BCC trailed 8-1 in the first and fought off two game points before losing.

    The second game was tied 22-22 before BCC gained a point off an errant serve. An errant Guilford hit and a kill by Katrina Brown won the game.

  • Scorpions rout Trask 37-0

    ROCKY MOUNT — North Brunswick beat Trask 37-0 in a non-conference football game Friday, Aug. 29, the Scorpions’ first victory of the season.

    Senior running back Deshawn Montgomery scored three touchdowns and junior quarterback Tiger Bryant scored two.

    North was erratic in the first quarter, as it lost a fumble on its first possession and were penalized seven times — yet the Scorpions led 16-0 entering the second quarter.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 19, 20, 21, 22 and 25 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Tuesday, Aug. 19

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutors Fred Gore and Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham: