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Today's News

  • Senate/Judicial Races

    Burr re-elected in U.S. Senate race

     

    In the U.S. Senate race, Brunswick County voters decidedly voted for Republican incumbent Richard Burr over Democrat Elaine Marshall and Libertarian Michael Beitler.

  • Senate/Judicial Races

    Burr re-elected in U.S. Senate race

     

    In the U.S. Senate race, Brunswick County voters decidedly voted for Republican incumbent Richard Burr over Democrat Elaine Marshall and Libertarian Michael Beitler.

  • South loses in OT in first round of soccer playoffs

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick rallied twice from one-goal deficits before losing 3-2 in overtime to Southern Wayne Nov. 3 in a first-round game of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs.

    Southern Wayne (9-11) took a 2-1 lead with about 5 minutes, 30 seconds left in regulation off a low pass to a forward sprinting from the right side.

  • Superior Court docket

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Chris Thomas adjudicated the following cases during a Superior Court session on Oct. 11, 13 and 14:

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 20, 21 and 25 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, Oct. 20

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

    John Robert Adkins, PG no operator’s license.

  • Teeth gritting, jaw clenching and mental coin tossing my way to the polls

    As a journalist, I take my right to vote seriously. 

    It would be hypocritical to be involved with issues of newsprint dedicated to telling candidates’ stories, challenging contenders, sponsoring forums and encouraging people to vote and then not go out and vote myself.

    So I do my part to show up at the polls each Election Day. I thought about doing early voting this year, but I think there’s something more exciting about going to the polls on Election Day.

  • Bomb threats are serious and should be treated as such

    Last week two Brunswick County Academy students were arrested for their alleged role in a bomb threat last Thursday at the school. Charges are pending against three other juveniles.

    The threat, the sixth for the school district this school year, is being taken seriously, and the associated punishment is—and should be—reflective of that.

    Bomb threats are not pranks. When a threat is received by school or law enforcement officials, a series of events swing into place to analyze the potential harm.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

    There were two holes-in-one Oct. 27 during the final qualifying round for the Sandpiper Bay MGA President’s Cup. 

    Tony DeMarte aced the 149-yard third hole on the Piper course. He used his 24-degree utility club for the shot. He was playing with Doug Williams, Ron Donley and Jack Hinte. 

    John Hannigan aced the 123-yard sixth hole on the Piper course. He has two holes-in-one in his life, both on the same hole and both this year. He used his 7-iron, again, for the shot while playing with Marv Pethtal, J.J. Whalen and Bob Arace. 

  • A visit to Spain: Costa del Golf

    Last week Gene and I fulfil led one of the items on our bucket list: We went to Spain and played golf. 

    It all began when my cousin, Hannu Latomaa, asked us to come and visit him and his wife at their place in Spain. Hannu and Yrsa live in Helsinki year round, but like many of the folks in the northern climes of Europe, they have an apartment in the south of Spain, near Estepona.  

  • Colder weather: Time to lure speckled trout

    Fall fishing is still running a bit behind schedule, as water temperatures remain higher than normal inshore and on the beach. There have been plenty of redfish around and sporadic runs of spot on the piers, but the speckled trout are just starting to show up. Hopefully, the speck bite will take off as the temperatures fall in November.