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Today's News

  • Commissioners OK master plan for Town Creek Park

    WINNABOW—Town Creek Park is a well-liked, often used community park.

    In fact, it’s been “loved to death,” Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor recently told commissioners.

    “The park has been well used. Actually, in the business, we like to call it ‘loved to death.’ I would estimate it’s probably the second most used park in the county behind the Shallotte Park,” Pryor said.

    As such, the park is due for an upgrade, Pryor said.

  • Board of education approves bus driver incentive plan

    Reporting to work as scheduled pays—sometimes twice—if you are a bus driver employed with Brunswick County Schools.

    And you show up to work.

    With increasing absenteeism with Brunswick County Schools bus drivers, board of education members approved an incentive plan for bus drivers, which pays up to $60 a pay period to show up to work as scheduled.

  • Christmas spirit: Crowd turns out for BFA distribution

    SUNSET BEACH—Before the doors opened at 9 a.m., a long line of residents waited outside to receive items during the annual holiday distribution Thursday by Brunswick Family Assistance.

    “We aren’t crazy yet,” BFA executive director Carol Phelps quipped shortly after the first people were admitted through the doors.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 5 and 6 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, Nov. 30

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

    Alfonso A. Abate, PG improper equipment.

  • Religion briefs

    Service schedule set for December
    Calabash Presbyterian Church has announced the following updated Christmas service schedule:
    Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. Christmas cantata; Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. communion, candlelight service; Dec. 25 at 9 a.m. Sunday worship service; and Jan. 1 at 9 a.m. Sunday worship service.

  • We are the many, we are not the few

    I received an email from a friend in New Jersey that contained a link to YouTube. I am rather circumspect regarding these kinds of things, but the sender usually has interesting sites for me to explore. So, I tuned in, and tuned into the message sung against a variety of backgrounds that gave historical reference to the need for people to speak out against injustice.
    As I listened to the words of the song, I felt the depth of feeling that accompanied it.

  • Students learn about giving back

    It’s never too early to learn to help others and give back to society. Students in the Communities in Schools After School program at Lincoln Elementary have been doing just that.
    They collected a truckload of holiday decorations, winter clothing and household items to donate to the CIS Thrift Shop.
    “The children were excited to share what they have and help other children in need,” said Minnie Holiday, CIS site manager.
    With money tight, more and more people are turning to thrift shops to make ends meet.

  • Tips for safe shopping

    By Myra Burgess
    Family Nutrition Program Assistant
    Expanded Foods & Nutrition Program
    County Cooperative Extension

  • Holiday food safety quiz

    By Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE STAFF
    NC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
    BRUNSWICK COUNTY CENTER
    The holiday season can put people at risk for foodborne illnesses. Refrigerators and dining rooms are full, parties and celebrations are plentiful and some of the foods we only prepare once a year, challenging even the most experienced cook.
    Test your food safety knowledge by answering the following true or false questions.

  • New Master Gardener class begins Jan. 10

    The Brunswick County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service will offer the popular Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program beginning Jan. 10, 2012. The program is designed to teach home gardeners the basics of horticulture for coastal North Carolina.
    Classes will meet from 9 a.m.-noon each Tuesday from Jan. 10 through May 1, 2012, at the Brunswick County Extension Center in the Government Complex in Bolivia.