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Today's News

  • It's our future: Expect great things

     SUPPLY—Children are the future is the message shared by Smart Start of Brunswick County last week at the 2011 State of the Young Child Breakfast at Brunswick Community College.

    Guest speaker Dr. Susanne Adams, president of BCC, shared her thoughts on the importance of early childhood education.

    “While virtually every state has maintained economic development funding at high levels in order to aid job growth, state after state has made cutbacks in child care, preschool and after school programs,” Adams said.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     Shallotte Police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •James Edward Clabaugh Sr., 46, of 1711 Sommersett Road SW, Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested for shoplifting, possession of schedule II and possession of schedule III. Clabaugh was arrested in the Walmart parking lot after a Dewalt box stolen from Home Depot was located.

    •Larceny by taking items without paying from Home Depot; a Dewalt box tool combo kit was stolen from the store.

  • OCean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Larry Van Timberlake, 35, of 201 Eaglewood Drive, Middlesex, was arrested for drunk and disruptive, communicating threats and resisting arrest at Second Street Bar and Grill.

    •Breaking and entering to motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny and property damage in a parking lot area on Causeway Drive.

  • Motorcycle skills course now offered at BCC

     SUPPLY—Have you ever wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle? Or are you looking to sharpen your motorcycle driving skills?

    Brunswick Community College will begin to teach motorcycle rider education and safety courses for beginners and experienced riders.

    “With all of the motorcycle enthusiasts in the county, we think the county has been needing this for a long time,” said Lori Summerlin, program coordinator. “In the last few years there has been an increase in the volume of people in this area on motorcycles.”

  • BCC adds new degree

     SUPPLY—Brunswick Community College has launched a new degree program designed to help students become more employable.

    The new healthcare business informatics degree was created by Burt Browning, departmental chair and Zada Wicker, program director.

    “This is a new curriculum and we are the only college in the service area that is offering it,” Browning said. “We are the only one in the eastern part of the state with the program.”

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 27, 28, 29 and Oct. 3 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.

    Tuesday, Sept. 27

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

    Rod Ashley, a.k.a. Wendell R. Ashley, PNG/NG misdemeanor child abuse.

  • 4-H’ers find reading program helps students

    Beginning in October 2008, Brunswick County 4-H instituted “Reading Makes the Best Better” to celebrate National 4-H Week and to offer 4-H members the chance to do what 4-H’ers love to do best through community service, citizenship activities and education.

  • Church honors Ross for service

    STAFF REPORT

    BOLIVIA—Mount Olive Baptist Church in Bolivia will continue to honor retired pastors in the area during its Sunday, Oct. 23, evening service at 7 p.m. This month the church will honor the Rev. Jason Ross.

    As a young man Ross was called to preach the Gospel. After serving in the Army, He felt in his heart it was now or never to answer the call to preach.
    He attended Wake Forest University for two years and then enrolled in the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, KY. While in school he was the pastor to two small churches.

  • Bazaar includes breakfast and barbecue

    Sharon United Methodist Church will have its annual bazaar Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29, on the church grounds on Holden Beach Road. There will be about 20 tents erected to house all the goodies, such as fried bananas, baked goods and canned goods.
    This year is the 16th bazaar and could be the largest yet if Sharon gets the support from the community, members and friends. The church’s new worship center was built primarily with money raised from these annual bazaars and periodic dinners.

  • No longer silent: The empowerment of women in the Gospels

    When I was asked to read Susan Dehn Matthews book, “No Longer Silent: The Empowerment of Women in the Gospels,” I had no idea I would be embarking on a journey with a visionary and prophet. The trip is wild and wonderful, for those who wish to expand their comprehension of Scriptural vignettes beyond a literal translation and beyond a “reasonable” one.