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Today's News

  • Superior Court

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Jack Hooks with prosecutors Samantha Alsup, Chris Thomas, Erin Holden and Meredith Everhart adjudicated the following cases during Superior Court sessions on March 1-3:

    James Taylor Beaver, 22, of 126 Morgan Road, Supply; PG felony larceny, NC DOC 80 days active with credit for time served; four counts breaking and entering, voluntarily dismissed per plea.

    Daniel Eugene Beverly Jr., 36, of 182 Old Fayetteville Road, Leland; DWI, state takes a dismissal.

  • Dosher Nursing ranked in U.S. News & World Report

    The February 2010 issue of U.S. News & World Report magazine has named Dosher Nursing Center in Southport as “one of the best nursing homes in America.”

    In all, only 173 skilled nursing facilities were named to the honor out of the nation’s thousands of nursing homes. Only four nursing home facilities received the designation in North Carolina.

  • Sunshine Week 2010: Mayor elects to shine light on improperly registered voters

    This is my favorite time of the year. Not because the days are longer and the temperatures are (usually) warmer. It’s not even the green beer and corned beef and cabbage.

    Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy those things, but what I love about this time of year is Sunshine Week.

    Sunshine Week, this year recognized March 14-20, is a time when media outlets across the country team up with nonprofit organizations and citizens’ groups to shine the light on freedom of information.

  • Trojan golf team finishes fourth at Whiteville Country Club tournament

    The West Brunswick men’s golf team finished three spots behind South Brunswick during a conference tournament March 8 at Whiteville Country Club.

    The conference team scores for the nine-hole round were South Brunswick 159, West Bladen 176, North Brunswick 179, West Brunswick 180, Whiteville 185, East Bladen 213, and South Columbus 213.

    Individual scores for the Trojans were Keith Hopkins, 44; Harrison Taylor, 44; Cole Grammen, 45; and Greg Hensley 47.

  • Get ready to catch speckled trout

    As spring arrives, Brunswick County anglers will begin their annual pursuit of the beautiful and elusive speckled trout. Right now most folks on the water are chasing redfish in the shallows, as redfish have been the most consistent bite during this unusually harsh winter. That will change soon, however, as trout anglers begin to look for specks to help them shake off the winter doldrums.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH CRIME REPORT

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Ryan Durkin, 21, of Mount Vernon, N.Y.; charged with allowing use of license to buy alcohol.

    •Jonathan Colbert, 18, of Damascus, Minn.; charged with consuming alcohol while less than 21.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on East First Street; suspect damaged door casings and locks.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on March 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9 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.

    Wednesday, March 3

    Judge Sherry Tyler presided over the following cases with prosecutor Joy Easley and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick:

    Kwamel Rashaun Alston, contributing to delinquency of juvenile, voluntarily dismissed, complied.

  • There are too many holes in N.C.’s voter registration system

    There are problems with North Carolina’s voter registration system. In its current form, the process has too many holes, making it far too easy for those who want to take advantage of the system.

    Voter fraud is a very real problem in this country and more needs to be done—especially right here in North Carolina—to make that more difficult to happen.

  • 'An Evening with Ronnie Milsap' set for next Monday, March 22, at OWA

    STAFF REPORT

    Ronnie Milsap will bring his trademark country-soul voice to Brunswick County on Monday night, March 22, for a 7:30 p.m. performance in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    Milsap’s music has earned him 40 No. 1 hits, six Grammy Awards and the industry's highest recognition—the coveted Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year award.

  • Spicy Ginger

    Ginger is a lynx point Siamese mix who’s about 8 years old, with beautiful blue eyes and front declawed paws. Her owner died recently, and relatives couldn’t keep her. She is playful and a good companion pet. She needs to be adopted into a home where she is the only pet. To see Ginger, call Cat Tails at 253-1375 or visit its Web site at www.cattails.org. You can visit Ginger, as well as all the other cats and kittens available for adoption, at Cat Tails in the Corner Stone center at 6622 Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach. Visiting hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m.