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Today's News

  • Elliotts celebrate 50 years

    Eugene and Joyce Elliott of Supply celebrated 50 years of marriage March 15. They were married in 1959 at Cerro Gordo Baptist Church. They now have a large family including three daughters, Kipp Snell, Shannon Patterson and Stephanie Lindsey; a son, Travis Elliott; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  • Miller birth

    Jason and Catelyn Miller are the parents of a son, Jayson Derek Miller, born at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 3 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

    Maternal grandmother is Debbie Schaefer of Calabash.

    Paternal grandparents are Randy and Debbie Mitchum of Supply.

    Great-grandparents are David and Karen Coon of Ocean Isle Beach, Joy and Betty Richardson of Ocean Isle Beach and Ron and Rosie Hallatt of Bedford, Ind.

  • ‘Them dry bones’ will indeed hear the word of God

    As soon as I hear the name Ezekiel, I begin to hum, keeping the sound safely in my head, of course. But sometimes I can’t help it. Sometimes, it escapes out loud into the air.

    “Them bones, them bones, them dry bones, them bones, them bones, them dry bones, them bones, them bones, them dry bones, now hear the word of the Lord.”

    It was my first lesson in anatomy. I could visualize my ankle bone connected to my shin bone, my shin bone to my thigh bone, my thigh bone connected to my hip bone, and onward throughout the skeletal system of my body.

  • Seven West track athletes make regional

    Seven West Brunswick track and field athletes have had strong performances in the first few meets of the season. Many of the events are warm-ups for the season-ending conference meet April 28-30, but the events also are a chance for athletes to qualify for the Class AAA East Regional May 9 at Swansboro High School. The top-four finishers in each event advance to the state championships, May 16.

    For West, Bradley Bell had qualified for the regional in three sprints and Josh Johnson in two sprints. Marc Cajuste has qualified in the 100 meters.

  • Leland lacrosse player signs with Jacksonville University

    Next spring Garrett Swaim will be part of the first lacrosse team at Jacksonville University. The Leland resident hopes he and his teammates can start a proud legacy.

    “I thought it would be really cool to be part of the first-ever recruiting class for them,” he said.

    Swaim is the son of Brenda and Lindian Joseph Swaim (a physician at Brunswick Community Hospital). Garrett is believed to be the first Brunswick County youth to sign a Division I scholarship to play lacrosse.

  • Wally Kamfolt, West slam North 11-3

    LELAND—Wally Kamfolt hit a grand slam as West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 11-3 in a nonconference baseball game March 10.

    Kamfolt finished 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a grand slam and five RBIs. Jay Gause also homered in West’s last game before the conference season began.

    Two other Trojans had multiple hits: Blain Turner, the No. 9 hitter, singled and doubled in four at-bats and catcher Josh Powell was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. He also threw a runner trying to steal second base in the first inning.

  • Calabash commissioners need to work together

    Calabash commissioners, if your board remains as divided as it has appeared to be in the last couple of weeks, town business is going to go nowhere fast.

    At a recent meeting, three of you removed yourselves from your seats and moved into the audience, trying to prove the point you wouldn’t be part of a discussion in which you were in disagreement.

  • What can be done to help the poor?

    In these difficult economic times, Brunswick County resource agencies continue to see a growing number of people needing help.

    From assistance with rent and mortgages, to help getting food and clothes, many nonprofits and area churches are feeling a crunch.

    Instead of focusing on just band-aiding these difficult situations, many involved in community outreach want to do more—they want to examine the depth of poverty here and figure out long-term solutions to some of the issues that have plagued Brunswick County for generations.

  • ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances. The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • K-9 enforcement roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From March 9-15, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 21 calls and issued five uniformed citations, including open container, driving while license revoked, expired registration, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.