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

    •Ryan Durkin, 21, of Mount Vernon, N.Y.; charged with allowing use of license to buy alcohol.

    •Jonathan Colbert, 18, of Damascus, Minn.; charged with consuming alcohol while less than 21.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on East First Street; suspect damaged door casings and locks.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on March 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9 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, March 3

    Judge Sherry Tyler presided over the following cases with prosecutor Joy Easley and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick:

    Kwamel Rashaun Alston, contributing to delinquency of juvenile, voluntarily dismissed, complied.

  • There are too many holes in N.C.’s voter registration system

    There are problems with North Carolina’s voter registration system. In its current form, the process has too many holes, making it far too easy for those who want to take advantage of the system.

    Voter fraud is a very real problem in this country and more needs to be done—especially right here in North Carolina—to make that more difficult to happen.

  • 'An Evening with Ronnie Milsap' set for next Monday, March 22, at OWA


    Ronnie Milsap will bring his trademark country-soul voice to Brunswick County on Monday night, March 22, for a 7:30 p.m. performance in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    Milsap’s music has earned him 40 No. 1 hits, six Grammy Awards and the industry's highest recognition—the coveted Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year award.

  • Spicy Ginger

    Ginger is a lynx point Siamese mix who’s about 8 years old, with beautiful blue eyes and front declawed paws. Her owner died recently, and relatives couldn’t keep her. She is playful and a good companion pet. She needs to be adopted into a home where she is the only pet. To see Ginger, call Cat Tails at 253-1375 or visit its Web site at www.cattails.org. You can visit Ginger, as well as all the other cats and kittens available for adoption, at Cat Tails in the Corner Stone center at 6622 Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach. Visiting hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • 'Extra' special bulletin: The 'glamour' of show business comes to Brunswick County

    So did anyone try out to be an extra in the “untitled” medical drama pilot to be filmed in Winnabow?

    It sounds like it could be fun if you have a few days to kill, want to pick up a few bucks and like being around all the behind-the-scenes action of the moviemaking process.

    Personally, I don’t like anything to kill the magic of my favorite movies, and according to some of the accounts I’ve heard, being an extra sounds like a mild form of torture. My favorite quote comes from a tutorial on being an extra at soyouwanna.com:

  • Early College High School to host Parent Information Meetings

    Brunswick County Early College High School will host two Parent Information Meetings in order to share information and answer questions about the school. Parents of interested students must attend one of the meetings. The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 16 and March 18 at the Odell Williamson Event Center, on the BCC campus.

  • BCC wins 2 of 3 against Catawba Valley

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team opened its 2010 conference season by splitting a doubleheader Saturday with Catawba Valley Community College. BCC won the first game 4-1 but lost the second game 6-0. BCC then beat CVCC 8-5 on Sunday.

  • West beats New Hanover in softball

     West Brunswick beat New Hanover 4-3 in a nonconference softball game March 9.

    Winning pitcher Carly White gave up three unearned runs—two in the last inning—and four hits. She walked two, hit one and struck out six. West made four errors in the victory.

    West scored in the first when leadoff hitter Gabby Sanders walked and White singled with two outs.

  • Bridge dedication could tie in with Sunset at Sunset, organizers propose



    SUNSET BEACH—A bridge dedication in conjunction with the next Sunset at Sunset event in October is being considered by the town.

    At a special meeting March 4, the Sunset at Sunset committee outlined an idea to have a dedication ceremony of the new Sunset Beach high-rise bridge if details work out.

    The tentative proposal would be to have a sunset ceremony to launch a weekend celebration that could include a gala, 5K run, bike ride and fourth annual Sunset at Sunset festivities on Saturday, Oct. 2.