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Today's News

  • 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:

  • Education briefs

    Students graduate from ASU, WCU
    Appalachian State University in Boone has released its graduation list for the summer 2011 term. A total of 309 graduates and 627 undergraduate students received degrees in August 2011, including three from Brunswick County.
    Kathleen Kerry Cronin of Shallotte received a master of science degree in speech-language pathology; Brian Michael Satterwhite of Shallotte received a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish; and Zachary Michael Shytle of Sunset Beach received a bachelor of arts degree in English.

  • Religion briefs

    Church has revival
    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia, will have a revival Oct. 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Darryl Hardy of St. John MBC will be guest minister. His theme will be “But God” (Ephesians 2:4-6).
    Musical guests will perform each night, including: Wednesday, Zion Hill; Thursday, Pleasant Hill; Friday, St. John MBC of Chadbourn.
    Donations for the free winter giveaway are now being accepted. Drop-off box is at 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia, behind the cafe.

  • Lessons offered by the life and death of Steve Jobs

    The media—print, radio and television—was flooded with coverage of the death of a brilliant man whose life was made ever more real in his death. I am a Macintosh fan, cannot say aficionado, since I rarely do more than word processing and emailing. Occasionally I’ll surf the net, but I do not possess an iPhone, iPad, iPod or any other Apple product. I’ve only taken a small bite out of the apple.

  • Community briefs

    Leland plans fall programs, events
    Upcoming Leland programs and events:
    Unity Group Craft Fair

  • Smith birth

    Calvin and Katie Smith of Winnabow are the parents of a daughter, Eden Marie Smith, born at 6:09 p.m. Sept. 21 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 19 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparent is Juantia Wanger. Fraternal grandparent is Carolin Rochelle.
     

  • Alfrey-Hill wedding

    Meredith Lynn Alfrey and Addison Carson Hill, both of Tucker, Ga., were married July 16 at the 150-year-old Flint Hill Mansion in Norcross, Ga.
    The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Dr. Terry C. Walton of First United Methodist Church of Gainsville, Ga., in the gardens surrounding the mansion.
    The bride is the daughter of Herb and Donna Alfrey of Ducula, Ga., and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Roth of Ephrata, Pa., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Herb Alfrey of Godley, Texas.

  • Shoaf-St. George

    Lauren Ashlie Shoaf and Thomas P. St. George, both of Bolivia, were married Sept. 10 at Faith Community Chapel in Sunset Harbour.
    The Rev. Lewis Benton officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Terry and Donna Shoaf of High Point.
    She was given in marriage by her father.
    The groom is the son of Tommy and Cheryl St. George of Supply.
    A reception followed the ceremony at Cox’s Landing in Sunset Harbour.
    The couple resides in Bolivia.
     

  • Tips for a safe kitchen

    Myra Burgess
    Family Nutrition Program Assistant
    Expanded Foods and Nutrition Program
    •Never put a glass casserole or lid on the stove or over a burner. If it gets hot and explodes, it will send shards of glass in all directions.
    •Keep your knives sharpened. They will work more efficiently and you will be less likely to cut yourself. If you drop a knife, stand back, and please do not try to catch it.
    •Use an appropriate cutting surface and always cut away from yourself.

  • Beware of poisonous snakes in North Carolina

    I moved to Brunswick County last year and I have seen more poisonous snakes in the last three weeks than I ever saw the entire time I lived in Raleigh.
    Snakes are seen most often in the spring and fall as they search for food or move to and from hibernation areas. North Carolina snakes, in general, emerge in late March or early April and go into hibernation in October.
    Most land snakes are much more active at night. Most people are bitten while trying to kill or handle a snake. Snakes are often frightened by people and try to move quickly in the opposite direction.