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Today's News

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Friday at Carolina Shores. The winners with a score of +11.5 were Paul Michal, Bud Dunham and Stu Cleveland. In second at +0.5 were Reese Evans, Jim Ritter, Gary Gutheil and Jim Beairsto. Low rounds: Reese Evans, 84; Gary Gutheil, 85; and Paul Michal, 86. Low net was Bud Dunham, 70. He was also the most over his points at +9.5. Bud Dunham was voted golfer of the week.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Underage drinking at West Kilbert Drive SW and N.C. 179.

    •Larceny of license plate at West First Street and Beaufort Street.

  • Oh, baby, what a 911 delivery that was

    Calabash resident Martha Jakovenko wishes to announce the blessed birth of her grandson, a baby who emerged last Thursday night in an emergency situation that made headlines.

    New grandbaby Nicholas Aleksandr’s Feb. 18 world debut was four days overdue, yet so sudden when it happened his dad, Gary Cuozzo of North Branford, Conn., barely had time to dial 911 to help wife Natalia through the at-home delivery.

  • Leland man arrested in Wilmington on cocaine charges

    Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Division arrested a Leland man last week after a three-week investigation within the Deerfield Subdivision in Wilmington.

    Jaramillo Demetrio Dominguez, 27, of Leland, was charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine and possession with intent to sell, manufacture and deliver cocaine, according to a New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Gill net fishing not yet at an end

    Gill net fishing in North Carolina may be coming to an end because of federal and environmental concerns about sea turtles, but commercial fishermen are not going down without a fight.

    In an effort to reach a compromise that will save North Carolina’s gill net fishing industry, the Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) voted last Friday to continue to allow large mesh gill net fishing, restricting it to four days a week.

    The MFC had been considering eliminating large mesh nets from May 15 to Dec. 15 to prevent interactions with sea turtles.

  • Golf pro records a 300--and proud of it

    Jeff Davis, PGA golf professional and teaching pro at Sea Trail Golf School, did something last week that few people ever do. He bowled a perfect 300 game at Little River Lanes in Little River, S.C.

    Unlike golf, in which there is no finite perfect score, bowling does measure perfection. A 300 game means the bowler has hit 12 strikes in a row. There are 10 frames in bowling; each strike is worth 10, plus the pin fall from the next two balls. Keep going through the last frame, which has two bonus throws, and the perfect bowler will get a score of 300.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 10, 11, 15 and 16 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, Feb. 10

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Joy Easley and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick:

    James Taylor Beaver, PG probation violation, BCDC 120 days active with 78 days credit for time served.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Feb. 8:

    Crystal Bell Bentley, 29, of 5702 JB Lane, Ash; three counts felony obtain property false pretense, felony accessing computers.

    Anthony Blodgett, 22, of 3613 Dogwood Road, Leland; felony larceny, felony breaking and/or entering.

  • Second annual Little Princess Ball a success

    CIS and Brunswick County Parks and Recreation teamed up for the second annual ball to benefit CIS programs Saturday afternoon.

    More than 130 girls from kindergarten to fifth-grade attended, escorted by their fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other male role models. The event was at the Brunswick Center in Southport, the newest senior center for Brunswick Senior Resources Inc.

  • Wilmington Celebration Choir performs Sunday in North Myrtle Beach

    The nationally renowned Wilmington Celebration Choir will perform at 4:30 p.m. this coming Sunday, Feb. 28, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Admission is free, with a love offering received.

    The Christian-based choir consists of more than 70 voices from 19 different churches in southeastern North Carolina.

    Led by Pillar recording artist and soloist Joey Gore, the choir also features soloists Willing Heart, Paula Greene, Sherry Watkins, Angie Payne, Laurie and Mike Kelley, Marsha King and Kevin and Julie Foss.