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Today's News

  • Enjoy classic Christmas holiday drinks with your family and friends

    Over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, it’s a time for family and friends, which means a lot of eating and drinking. Make your holiday gathering special by including some classic Christmas tried-and-true holiday drinks.

    If you’re throwing one of these parties, it’s essential to serve a combination of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for a successful get together. You want everyone, drinkers and non-drinkers, to have a variety of drink options in having a fun night.

  • For entertaining friends and relatives, try these holiday appetizers

    Are you planning to go out on New Year’s or stay home with many of your friends and relatives? We used to go out a lot, but lately we’re just comfortable staying put and maybe having a few friends stop by during the day to enjoy the new year.

    If you’re going to be staying at home and are expecting guests to pop in, why not have some scrumptious holiday appetizers for everyone to munch on while downing a favorite beverage of choice? These are not only good on holidays, but just about any other time of the year.

    Baked Parmesan Artichoke Baguettes

  • Golf action

    In an CFAG event Dec. 28 at Farmstead, Steve Maiorca, Frank Janton, John Ogden and Joe Meo placed first with a 160. Teams scored one net and one gross per hole. Placing second were Ned Meier, Jerry Rubin, Joe Gallo and a draw.

    On Dec. 30 at Meadowlands, Steve Maiorca, Bob Jaeger and John Ogden placed first with a 94. The three-man teams scored one net on the par-3 and par-4 holes and two nets on the par-5s. Frank Janton, Jen Dearborn and Joe Meo were second.

  • Support resolution to ban undocumented students

    Allowing undocumented students to attend North Carolina community colleges is a bad idea, however, the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges doesn’t think so.

    In September the college board voted 16-to-1 to allow undocumented individuals to attend the state’s community colleges. 

    They implemented a contingent—those students have to have graduated from a U.S. high school and they must pay an out-of-state tuition rate of about $7,700 per academic year.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Dec. 7:

    Jennings Coy Benton III, 19, of 535 Pike Circle, Bolivia; felony abduction of children, two counts felony statutory rape/sex offense.

    Perry Randolph Bryant, 54, of 463 Market St., Shallotte; felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver cocaine, felony sell cocaine, resisting public officer.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 16, 17, 18, 21 and 22 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Dec. 16

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Nashat A. Abdelhamid, speeding 65 in a 55 zone, costs.

    Paul Abner, leave pot/gill net unattended, use gill nets without buoy/ID, $25 and costs.

    Justin Charles Arico, recreational fishing without a license, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents from Dec. 22, 2009, until Jan. 3, 2010. All information is taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports.

    •Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny and property damage on Paddington Avenue in Leland; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole CDs.

    •Property damage on Varnamtown Road in Supply; suspect threw eggs at victim’s vehicle.

  • Cold weather slows onshore fishing action

    Water temperatures have plummeted with the ultra-cold weather, so no one is doing much fishing of any kind right now. We have had relatively mild winters for a few years and fishing has not really stopped, but this year is obviously going to be a little different.

    Before the weather got really extreme, the winter bite was going pretty good. Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Charters reports there was action out there.

  • 2010 marks a new year: Time to dream, to plan, to change, to grow

    I love Jan. 1!

    Other people hate the New Year; they don’t like to see the dates change. They don’t like to see time marching on. They don’t want to admit they’re a year older.

    I, on the other hand, love that another year has gone by. Hopefully, I will have learned some lessons in 2009 that will help me live 2010 just a little bit better. And the best part of the New Year is that I’m still here!

  • District Court Docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 23, 28 and Dec. 29 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Dec. 23

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Erin Holden and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Jason Franklin Arnette, improper equipment, costs.

    Jason Scott Ashcraft, improper equipment, costs.

    Robert Earl Barefoot, improper equipment, costs.

    Joan Michele Barker, speeding 65 in a 55 zone, costs.