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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    If you’re a flatlander like me, it might be quite a while between your time at home and your visits to the beautiful Alleghany Mountains of West Virginia. I am, in fact, a big fan of eastern West Virginia, a fantastic place in the summer for natural history, and more especially, botany. I fell in love with the dark forests of this part of the country several years ago, led there my inveterate fellow-botanist and banjo champion, Bernie Cyrus.

  • The ground of love and truth is both terrifying and tender

     

     

    By osmosis, since Hubby Dear is a Merton fan and follower, I have become equally intrigued by a monk who was a man for all seasons. So, I jumped at the opportunity to review “The Ground of Love and Truth, Reflections on Thomas Merton’s Relationship with the Woman Known as ‘M’” by Suzanne Zuercher, O.S.B.

  • Watermelon with a twist

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of the Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Heather Jesina adjudicated the following cases July 7 during a grand jury session:

    Joshua Gomez Albarran, possession of firearm by felon, carrying concealed gun.

    Julia Baggely, forgery of instrument, uttering forged instrument, misdemeanor larceny, exploit disable/elder trust.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on July 24, 25 and 28 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Thursday, July 24

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Jamie Turnage and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • 252nd CA/AAA Group Association annual reunion

     Officers of the 252nd Coast Artillery/Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group Association in Wilmington have announced plans for the 35th annual reunion scheduled for Friday, Sept. 5, and Saturday, Sept. 6. All former members of HQ and HQ Battery, 252d CA/AAA or any subordinate units are encouraged to attend.

    A business meeting and stag “shrimperoo” will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at the Covil Farms Clubhouse, Covil Farm Road (off Military Cutoff) in Wilmington. Cost is $12 per person in advance or $15 at the door.

  • Children baptized

     Immigrant families grace St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church in Shallotte where the parish family celebrated the baptism of three children July 26.

  • Deaton-Dillahay announce engagement

     Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Natalia Deaton of Southport and Chad Dillahay of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Valeria Causey of Southport. The prospective groom is the son of Mitch and Kelli Dillahay of Supply and Donna Luzader of Southport. An Aug. 30 wedding is planned at Sunset Harbour. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

  • Mottola graduates from basic training

     Air Force Airman Adriana C. Mottola, daughter of Wayne Metters of Supply and niece of Pamela Williams of Leland, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

    Mottola completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Cameryn Smith to golf at Pebble Beach event

     

    By Mike Gildea

    The crème de la crème … best of the best. That about describes Cameryn Smith, a golfer with The First Tee of Brunswick County.

     

    The national headquarters of The First Tee has announced that Smith, a senior at West Brunswick High School, is one of 81 participants ages 14 to 18 chosen nationwide to play at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in the late September. She’ll be competing in The Nature Valley First Tee Open, a Champions Tour event.