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Today's News

  • Leland community the site of unique Internet contest

    To get the word out about the new Compass Pointe community off U.S. 74-76 in Leland, the developers have sponsored something unique—an Internet reality show contest pitting designers against each other for $25,000 as they design the main living areas of seven model homes.

    The designing for “The Nation’s Next Top Model Home” will be complete this week, and beginning Saturday, the public can tour the homes in person and vote for their favorite or see the rooms on the Internet and vote via the Web.

    The designers are definitely a unique bunch.

  • SBI investigating shooting at senator's home

    TABOR CITY—A decision on criminal charges in a shooting incident at the home of state Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. is at least a week away, possibly longer, District Attorney Rex Gore said Tuesday.

    Soles, who is 74. shot and wounded one of two young men he said were trying to force their way into his home late Sunday afternoon. The incident drew a swift and intense response from the State Bureau of Investigation, which has taken the lead in the investigation, Gore said.

  • One-dish meals are easy, convenient, and allow cooks to spend less time in the kitchen

    What could be easier than breakfast, lunch or dinner, all in one dish? With everyone looking for ways to spend what free time we have, these delicious, no-fuss meals are the perfect way to still enjoy our free time while spending less time in the kitchen.

  • Try marinated or grilled mushrooms with chicken/shrimp kabobs

    For a number of years now since I’ve been “retired”. Friday evenings have been known as “Martini Friday,” as we bid ado to another work week. Before you even ask, we do limit our intake to a maximum of two martinis. Also, “real” martinis are only made with gin, but that’s another discussion for another day.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Lisa Gore returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Aug. 3:

    Laura Earlene Albright, 21, of 620 Southport-Supply Road, Bolivia; felony conspiracy, felony common law robbery.

    Victor Basily, 40, of 9650 Shore Drive Apt. 208, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two counts felony trafficking opium or heroin, felony obtain controlled substance by fraud/forgery, felony identity theft.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 5, 6, 7, 10 and 11 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Aug. 5

    Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

    Kelle Ann Adams, improper equipment, costs.

    Ronald Patrick Alexander, improper equipment, costs.

    Jacob Lee Allen, reckless driving to endanger, $100 and costs; speeding 100 in a 60 zone, voluntarily dismissed.

    Robbie Dale Allen, improper equipment, costs.

  • Dalton Gore heads to Pebble Beach--again

    Brunswick County’s Dalton Gore is going to California on Sunday to play in the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, a Champions Tour event televised by The Golf Channel.

    Gore is a senior at South Brunswick High School and plays No. 1 on its men’s golf team. He is an Eagle Level participant in The First Tee of Brunswick County.

    This is Gore’s second trip to Pebble Beach. In 2008, with Jay Haas as his partner, Gore qualified for the Sunday finals and his team finished 16th.

  • Taylor, Hopkins attend Golf Eagle and Ace Academy in Nashville

    Chandler Taylor and Keith Hopkins, members of The First Tee of Brunswick County, attended a Golf Eagle and Ace Academy July 29-Aug. 3 in Nashville, Tenn. Forty-two participants from 21 chapters of The First Tee in nine states attended.

    The week was an immersion in golf with two 18-hole rounds, eight nine-hole rounds and clinics dedicated to full swing, short game and course management. Each participant received a SeeMore Putter, a pair of Callaway golf shoes and other Callaway products, including hats, balls and equipment.

  • Pro Profile with David Kjome

    Last month I started a series called “Pro Profiles,” which will feature some of our local golf professionals. Today, the series continues with David Kjome, director of golf at St. James.

    David is called K.J. by most of his friends and associates. He is tall and tanned with a killer smile. If I were casting a movie with a golf pro in it, I would put David (or someone just like him) in the role.

  • It’s back-to-school time--proceed with caution

    On Tuesday, children of all ages headed back to school in Brunswick County. It was a time of tears for some parents who sent their little ones off to classes for the first time, while others celebrated the end of summer and the return to the classroom.

    Throughout the community, Brunswick County educators and their support staff have a lot of hard work to do. State and national test scores keep them busy, but they must also focus their attention on molding and mentoring each and every child they encounter.