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Today's News

  • Supply man arrested in pizza armed robbery

    SUPPLY—Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Supply man for an armed robbery in which he stole a pizza.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said investigators responded to the armed robbery around 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

    The victim told law enforcement he was delivering a Domino’s Pizza to an area home, when he was threatened and forced to hand over the pizzas.

  • Grand jury docket

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of the Honorable Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Jill Fullwood adjudicated the following cases during a superior court grand jury session on Sept. 19:

    Hartley Bailey, 44, of 992 Ashlynn Way, Leland; trafficking in cocaine, conspire to traffic in cocaine.

    Robert Marion Burcham, 52, of 1063 Eagle Drive, Shallotte; two counts indecent liberties with child.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 14, 15 and 19 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, Sept. 14

    Judge Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr., presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Business briefs

    Shop and support charity
    It’s that time of year again, when hundreds of nonprofit organizations race to participate in the semi-annual Belk Charity Sale from 6-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. The four-hour shopping sale directly benefits nonprofit charities and schools, which sell tickets to the event and keep 100 percent of each $5 ticket sold. And shoppers have an opportunity to save 20-70 percent off purchases that day on seldom-discounted merchandise.

  • Save Our Community hosts Youth Bible Quiz Bowl

    SOC (Save Our Community) hosted its fourth Youth Bible Quiz Bowl on Sept. 10 at St. James AMEZ Church in Southport.
    The program opened with the song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Deacon Norman Jones served as master of ceremony; Robin Bernard (Friendship Baptist Church) read the scripture from Matthew 19:14-19; and TyQuan Brown (First Baptist Church) prayed.

  • Religion briefs

    Bless your pet service is Oct. 1
    St. Paul’s Anglican Church is sponsoring the “Blessing of the Animals” from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Calabash EMS, 9031 Beach Drive SW (across from Ace Hardware).

  • It’s not fair! It’s right! Justice comes to us in surprising ways

    At best, life is a mystery to be celebrated. At worst, it is a problem to be solved. In either case, it is a topsy-turvy world of surprises. It is the experience of living with a God who is inscrutably transcendent. At the same time, this God holds out the ultimate promise of intimate presence. We read in Scripture: “I am the Savior of all peoples. Whatever their troubles, I will answer their cry, and I will always be their Lord.”

  • 4-H’ers stay busy with summer projects

    This has been a busy summer for Brunswick County 4-H.
    Twelve teens and one counselor-in-training served at the 4-H Summer Fun day camps. Teens led the campers in songs and icebreakers; taught them about felting, letterboxing, acting and tennis; helped prepare lunches; and even bandaged a boo-boo or two.

  • Desktops double as dining tables for those eating lunch at the office

    Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    N.C. Cooperative Extension, Brunswick County Center

  • Activists watch commissioners' vote on N.C. International Terminal study

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY—Last week Brunswick County commissioners endorsed an independent feasibility study for the N.C. International Terminal. The study will look into the environmental and infrastructural impacts on Brunswick County.

    The proposed mega port site is 600 acres of state-owned property near Southport between the Department of Defense operated Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, the largest ammunition port in the U.S., and Progress Energy Brunswick Nuclear Plant.