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Today's News

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of the Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Heather Jesina adjudicated the following cases July 7 during a grand jury session:

    Joshua Gomez Albarran, possession of firearm by felon, carrying concealed gun.

    Julia Baggely, forgery of instrument, uttering forged instrument, misdemeanor larceny, exploit disable/elder trust.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on July 24, 25 and 28 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.

     

    Thursday, July 24

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Jamie Turnage and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • 252nd CA/AAA Group Association annual reunion

     Officers of the 252nd Coast Artillery/Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group Association in Wilmington have announced plans for the 35th annual reunion scheduled for Friday, Sept. 5, and Saturday, Sept. 6. All former members of HQ and HQ Battery, 252d CA/AAA or any subordinate units are encouraged to attend.

    A business meeting and stag “shrimperoo” will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at the Covil Farms Clubhouse, Covil Farm Road (off Military Cutoff) in Wilmington. Cost is $12 per person in advance or $15 at the door.

  • Children baptized

     Immigrant families grace St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church in Shallotte where the parish family celebrated the baptism of three children July 26.

  • Deaton-Dillahay announce engagement

     Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Natalia Deaton of Southport and Chad Dillahay of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Valeria Causey of Southport. The prospective groom is the son of Mitch and Kelli Dillahay of Supply and Donna Luzader of Southport. An Aug. 30 wedding is planned at Sunset Harbour. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

  • Mottola graduates from basic training

     Air Force Airman Adriana C. Mottola, daughter of Wayne Metters of Supply and niece of Pamela Williams of Leland, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

    Mottola 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. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Cameryn Smith to golf at Pebble Beach event

     

    By Mike Gildea

    The crème de la crème … best of the best. That about describes Cameryn Smith, a golfer with The First Tee of Brunswick County.

     

    The national headquarters of The First Tee has announced that Smith, a senior at West Brunswick High School, is one of 81 participants ages 14 to 18 chosen nationwide to play at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in the late September. She’ll be competing in The Nature Valley First Tee Open, a Champions Tour event.

     

  • August is month to catch wahoo

    By Derek Treffinger

    It has been a long, hard week for fishermen along the Brunswick County beaches. The beginning of the week presented us a miserable 15- to 20-knot east wind that kept almost every fisherman stuck at the dock. Then to follow the wonderful wind we had, massive lines of wind, rain and thunderstorms hhovered over our coast almost all weekend. It seems we as fishermen cannot seem to catch a break here lately. However, there is one thing to look forward toward once this miserable weather ends: the fishing can only improve.

  • At Thistle Club, new things happening

     

    I’d been hearing things about the Thistle Club for a while: new owners, new spec homes, golf course renovations and more.

    Like any good reporter, I decided it was time to track down those rumors and get the real scoop on what was happening over at the Thistle.

  • Two men face drug charges in separate cases

    Community complaints and tips led to the arrest of two men on drug charges in unrelated cases, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested 22-year-old Timothy Lane Inman on July 28 after they found 130 wax paper bindles of heroin in his possession, a warrant shows. Bindles are small packets or doses of heroin.