Today's News

  • 18th Century Christmas at Brunswick Town on Dec. 14

    Explore how American colonists celebrated the holidays when Brunswick Town celebrates its annual 18th Century Christmas from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14.

    Costumed interpreters will offer guided tours of St. Philips Anglican Church and historic Brunswick Town on the hour.

    During the program, visitors can enjoy colonial refreshments in the Brunswick Town Visitor Center, participate in traditional games, or try their hand at making Moravian paper stars and other 18th-century crafts.

  • Grand jury

     Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases Dec. 1 during a grand jury session:

    Alfred Lamont Butler, aka Hakeem Muhammad, violent habitual felon, possession of firearm by felon, second-degree murder, habitual felon.

    Terry Ray Chaney, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule VI controlled substance, felony cocaine possession, drug paraphernalia possession.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 24, 25, 26 and Dec. 2 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.


    Monday, Nov. 24

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Kristin Cranfill:

  • South freshman swimmer White receives statewide honor

    James Smith of Mallard Creek and McKenzie White of South Brunswick have been named winners of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Performance of the Week awards, powered by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel with Subway Restaurants.

                Each week one male and one female athlete in NCHSAA competition are selected for this award from nominations received from media and school administrators.  

  • My December musings: It’s all good

     I have become increasingly enamored of Richard Rohr. It’s like falling in love for the first time. He is a fascinating, funny, famous (in some circles, at least), faithful and never frivolous Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province.

  • Be a healthy host

     By Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    I’m seeing a lot of articles, recipes and ideas about how to stay healthy over the holidays. I wonder: How many people really try to do this? We have an annual brunch for our neighbors and everyone brings something to share. Most often these foods are holiday favorites that get dug out of the recipe box and this is the only time of year they are made, but if you’re trying to eat healthy, sometimes it’s hard to find something to eat amongst the sweets, cheese-laden egg dishes and other goodies.

  • Hylton graduates from basic

     Air Force Airman 1st Class Jonathon K. Hylton, son of Cyndi E. Goulet of Ocean Isle Beach and brother of Christopher S. Hylton of Methune, Mass., graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

    Hylton completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Sheffield- Baccarny wedding

     Wendy Louise Sheffield of Ocean Isle Beach and Kyle Jackson Baccarny of Ash will wed Friday, Dec. 12, in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Wendy Sheffield of Ocean Isle Beach and granddaughter of lsadora and the late William Carter and the late J.W. and Louise Prim Sheffield. The prospective groom is the son of Michael and Ann Baccarny of Ash and grandson of Paul and Lois Baccarny and the late Asa Ray and Mary Elizabeth Brady.

  • Holiday party hors d’oeuvres can be creative and tasty

     No matter what you call them, simple presentations such as cheese and crackers can require as much work as your main course. Although primarily served as an appetizer, hors d’oeuvres can also function as the main attraction when served at cocktail and holiday parties.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    They say Black Friday is starting to turn a bit gray because shoppers have so many more options for spending money because so many stores were open on Thanksgiving Day. Yep, the holiday season is upon us, and that means spending lots of money on stuff — including Christmas trees.