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Today's News

  • West Brunswick wins playoff opener in overtime

     

    The West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team beat West Carteret 3-2 in overtime in a first-round game Nov. 2 of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs.

    Scottie Melvin scored the winning goal with about 2 minutes, 30 seconds left in overtime. He took a long pass along the left sideline from Jacob Ferguson and scored on a one-on-one breakaway that covered about 30 yards.

  • Shallotte mayor, aldermen accused of not caring about businesses

    SHALLOTTE—In an animated meeting filled with disdain Tuesday night, accusations flew that the town doesn’t care about its businesses.

    The mayor and aldermen repeatedly denied the accusations.

    Shallotte resident Geneva Crawford opened the public comment portion of the town meeting by thanking the board for the way “they have worked together the past year.” She said she was concerned about recent actions by alderman Michael Pease and his wife Paula Pease, candidate for mayor.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 19, 20, 21, 24 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. 19

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Club briefs

    Democrat Women to meet Nov. 7
    All Democrat Women are invited to the monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at Brunswick County Democrat Headquarters on Old Ocean Highway, across from Brunswick Community College.
    A discussion of scholarship fundraising will be the topic of discussion for the month. Bring finger foods and let’s fellowship together.

  • Business brief

    Enrollment for SURE program begins Nov. 14
    Enrollment for 2010 crop losses under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program will begin Nov. 14, according to USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Bruce Nelson.
    Sign-up for the 2012 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) will begin Jan. 23, 2012.

  • Religion briefs

    Oyster roast is Nov. 5
    Nothing is better on a cool day than hot roasted oysters, hot cornbread, pickles and a cold soda. Bring yourself over to Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church, 190 Varnamtown Road near Holden Beach, from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.
    Oyster roast is $20 for adults, $8 for children. Fish plates are $10 adults, $5 children. Enjoy hot dogs, soft drinks, homemade baked goods and crafts. Bring your own knife and any special sauces you like. No coolers permitted.

  • Religion briefs

    Oyster roast is Nov. 5
    Nothing is better on a cool day than hot roasted oysters, hot cornbread, pickles and a cold soda. Bring yourself over to Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church, 190 Varnamtown Road near Holden Beach, from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.
    Oyster roast is $20 for adults, $8 for children. Fish plates are $10 adults, $5 children. Enjoy hot dogs, soft drinks, homemade baked goods and crafts. Bring your own knife and any special sauces you like. No coolers permitted.

  • Uniting to help the homeless

     

    Area organizations are looking for a way to unite to fight homelessness.

    During a recent homeless village to raise awareness about the plight of the homeless population in Brunswick County, a seed was planted in the mind of one of the participants.

    Mike Richards, owner of Worms & Coffee and Brunswick Family Assistance board member, said the day after sleeping in a cardboard box, he couldn’t stop thinking about what needs to be done.

  • Memory is a living metaphor for eternal life

    I have previously mentioned I love to read novels, both as a kind of palate cleansing from more serious theological and scriptural texts and just for the sheer fun of letting the words flow over and through me.
    Though it had resided in my library for a long time, I finally got around to reading Sue Miller’s book, “While I Was Gone.” Perhaps my waxing and waning health was the cause, but it took a while before I could be gone within the book and begin to enjoy it.

  • Homeless in Brunswick County: Part 2

    Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a series of stories about homelessness in Brunswick County. When reporter Rachel Johnson agreed to take part in a Homeless Village sponsored by BFA and Building Hope Ministries, she and other participants were asked to create a background story—a character—and to become that character for 24 hours. Below is her story and her account of being in the Homeless Village.

    BY RACHEL JOHNSON

    STAFF WRITER

    I walked 16 miles to Shallotte today.