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Today's News

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on June 25, 26, 27 and 30 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.

     

    Wednesday, June 25

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

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Heather Jesina adjudicated the following cases June 23 during a grand jury session:

    Isaac Anderson, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, resisting public officer.

    Kyle Whitney Anderson, two counts of trafficking in MDA/MDMA, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver MDA/MDMA, maintaining vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substance.

  • Who's responsible for what debated in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners are debating who’s responsible for what when it comes to drainage easements and landscape maintenance.

    During discussion at the town board’s monthly workshop July 7, town administrator Jon Mendenhall said a Northwest Drive resident has asked the town to consider taking over maintenance of a drainage easement between Courts 6 and 7.

    But town commissioners were in agreement the town cannot be responsible for easements it doesn’t own.

  • Summer kids' movies now showing on the big screen in Shallotte

    Buckle into your movie seats.

    It’s kids’ movie time for another summer.

    Now that school is out, Coastal Cinema 10 at 5200 Bridgers Road in Shallotte has once again launched its seasonal Summer Kids’ Movie Series.

    Movie showings are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 21.

    Admission for all ages is $1 per person. Admission is subject to seating availability, and groups are welcome.

  • Band of the Week: Smokin' Hot ready to set Sunset Beach on fire July 16

    Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot is a sizzling seven-piece rhythm-and-blues band.

  • 'Tammy' fetches a crowd during first-week Shallotte premiere

    As the new movie “Tammy” debuted last week on the big screen, locals turned out to see the Melissa McCarthy comedy, portions of which were filmed in Shallotte and elsewhere in Brunswick County.

    Among movie-goers was local Chef Sal Rubio, who provided use of his Shallotte restaurant, The Grille, to be converted for filming last year into “Topperjack’s,” the fictitious fast-food place that gets held up by McCarthy’s starring character after she is fired.

  • Finding God in the reality of television

     

     

    Hubby Dear teases me about my television viewing. He finds my choices both amusing and confusing. In a way, so do I. Upon reflection, however, there does seem to be a method to all my madness. There are reasons for my options.

  • House fire extinguished on Sunset Beach island

    Firefighters extinguished a fire that broke out inside a house last week on the Sunset Beach island.

    Sunset Beach Deputy Fire Chief Richard Childres said the fire, reported at 7:55 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at an unoccupied house at 410 29th St., is believed to have been the result of a wiring or mechanical issue.

    Fire damages were confined mostly to the kitchen, with smoke damage throughout the structure.

  • Get outside

     Katherine E. McKee, Ph.D

    Brunswick County 4-H Agent

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson 

    Everybody around here is heading to the beach! Are you? Need something to read? Here’s a short novel in 3 short chapters: