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Today's News

  • Oyster Festival this weekend in Ocean Isle Beach

    Oyster lovers are getting ready for the 31st annual North Carolina Oyster Festival set for this weekend on the island of Ocean Isle Beach.

    Festivities are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

    Highlights include the annual oyster shucking competition at 1 p.m. Saturday and oyster stew cook-off at noon Sunday.

    The entertainment lineup includes nationally known singer Josh Kelley performing from 4-6 p.m. Saturday.

    Admission to the festival is $5 each day. Children younger than 8 get in free.

  • Missing Supply teen

    UPDATED:  Danna Fox was located on Thursday afternoon in the Sunset Beach area. She has been safely returned to her home. 

     The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Danna Michelle Fox, 16. She has been missing since Monday, Oct. 10.

    She was last seen on Monday morning at her Supply residence before leaving for school. She is a student at West Brunswick High School. Fox did not return home from school on Monday and has not made contact with her parents.

  • Missing Supply teen

     The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Danna Michelle Fox, 16. She has been missing since Monday, October 10.

    She was last seen on Monday morning at her Supply residence before leaving for school. She is a student at West Brunswick High School. Fox did not return home from school on Monday and has not made contact with her parents.

    Fox is five foot eight and weighs about 130 pounds. She has blonde hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion. She has a scar below her bottom lip.

  • South’s boys end West’s winning streak in cross country

     South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 36-40 in a boys cross-country conference race Oct. 4 in Leland, the first time the Cougars have beaten West in three seasons, South coach Mike Hilliard said.

    South placed runners second, fifth, sixth, ninth and 14th, Hilliard said. West placed runners fourth, seventh, eighth, 10th and 11th , he said.

    “That was the first time we’ve beaten West’s boys in three years,” Hilliard said.

  • 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.