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Today's News

  • May best month yet for catching chopper bluefish

    This has been the best May I can remember for big chopper bluefish. They have been coming up on the decks of the piers and out of the whitewater of the surf. Of course, many smaller blues have been caught as well.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Thomasboro Road in Calabash; suspect pried open a drink machine, damaging it.

    •Larceny and property damage on River Road in Southport; suspect took motor off victim’s boat and stole the boat propeller.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Seaside Road in Sunset Beach; suspect pried into victim’s drink machine.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From May 5-17, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 26 calls, made three drug arrests and wrote 12 uniform citations, including driving while license revoked, expired registration, open container of alcohol and no operator’s license.

  • Ingram Planetarium gets state-of-the art upgrade

    After going dark for the past month, Ingram Planetarium is set to light up the night sky this coming weekend when it partakes in grand opening events to mark the installation of its new high-definition digital projection system.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on May 6, 7, 11 and 12 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, May 6

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

    Ronald John Anderson, improper equipment, costs.

    Tracy Lynn Bellamy, speeding 72 in a 55 zone, $25 and costs.

    Jonathan Henry Biddy, fail to maintain lane control, voluntarily dismissed.

  • New smoking bill is a matter of public health

    When the state’s new smoking bill goes into effect on Jan. 2, 2010, smoking will be prohibited in all state government buildings and vehicles as well as public restaurants and bars.

    The measure is a breath of fresh air for North Carolina citizens.

    While some may argue smoking is an individual right—and one the government shouldn’t get involved in—the reality is smoking in public affects far more than just the person puffing on a cigarette.

  • Little River getting crabby for another annual festival

    For the 28th year, a sleepy fishing village just south of the Carolinas border will come alive and get crabby as the award-winning Little River, S.C., Blue Crab Festival unfolds this Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17.

    Situated beneath historic live oak trees on the unincorporated town’s waterfront, the festival will encompass plenty of food, round-the-clock entertainment, rows of arts and crafts booths and children’s activities.

    Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

  • Great reasons to rideee"a trike or a bike

    People my age and older like to talk about the “good old days” before bike helmets, safe playgrounds and after-school activities when kids were free to run wild in the neighborhood, knock their noggins on asphalt and skin their knees with abandon.

    I’ve been known to do that before, but even I have to admit, now that I’m a mom of an energetic 6-year-old, that it’s better to be safe than sorry.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on April 29, 30 and May 1, 4 and 5.

    Wednesday, April 29

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick:

    Danny Ray Alley Jr., improper equipment, costs; reckless driving-wanton disregard, voluntarily dismissed.

  • North’s Irwin catches on with Belmont Abbey

    A willingness to work hard on the baseball field and in the classroom has allowed Dakota Irwin to continue to pursue his dream of playing baseball.

    Irwin, a senior catcher for the North Brunswick High School baseball team, signed a letter of intent May 14 to play for Belmont Abbey College.

    The Crusaders, a Division II team, are nationally ranked and graduate their starting catcher this year. Those two factors helped make Irwin’s decision to attend the college.