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Today's News

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on June 28 and 29 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.

    Monday, June 28

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Zacery Ryan Alton, simple assault, voluntarily dismissed.

  • When preparing to cook sausage on the grill, boil them first

    Whether your taste runs to Italian sausages or bratwurst or even fresh Polish sausage, you can use the same method in successfully preparing all these types of sausage on the grill.

    How do you cook fresh Polish sausage? Should you boil it first before putting it on the grill? Wouldn’t the boiling take a lot of the flavor out? A friend of mine said he always burns the sausages on his barbecue, so he wondered if maybe he should wrap them in foil and then grill them.

  • Where is the center of the Milky Way in relation to other stars?

    Where is the center of the Milky Way? If you answered right in the middle that would be correct and funny, however, I was thinking about the location of the center as judged by the stars.
    What direction in the sky should you look during a humid summer night to be looking toward the center?
    To find it, all you have to do is find an archer and a scorpion, and look in between them, and you are staring at the center of the Milky Way. That sounds easy enough to accomplish.

  • Shallotte gives ‘blessing’ to Family Days planned for Sept. 9-12

    Some Shallotte residents have formed a nonprofit organization and are planning to sponsor four days of “Family Fun” including rides, games, vendors and local businesses exhibiting their “wares.”

    Stan Rogoff, representing Brunswick Family Day Fair and Expo, a newly formed group of Shallotte residents, asked the board of aldermen Tuesday night to provide police, fire, water, tables, chairs and bleachers, as well as supplemental insurance for the event. It is scheduled for Sept. 9-12 in front of Planet Fun on Whiteville Road.

  • Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department celebrates 50 years with community event

    WINNABOW—Members of the Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department are getting ready to celebrate their 50th anniversary, and they’re inviting the community to join them.

    Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department Chairman Richard Love, who has been chairman of the all-volunteer department for more than 25 years, said department officials wanted to give the community an opportunity to meet the volunteers in the department in a non-emergency situation.

  • Commissioners OK Ocean Isle Beach Park amphitheater rental fees

    BOLIVIA—The Ocean Isle Beach Park has yet to officially open its gates to the public, but in preparation, county commissioners on Tuesday approved a rental agreement and fee structure for the park’s amphitheater.

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor said the approved fee of $500 per day for residents and $1,000 per day for non-residents was for reserved daylong use.

    “This is if somebody wants to bring a group in, hold a gate and have it reserved for the entire day with their name on it,” Pryor told commissioners.

  • Operation Firecracker nets 10 DWI arrests in Brunswick County

    Between June 28 and July 4, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office participated in Operation Firecracker, a statewide campaign targeting impaired drivers.

    During the weeklong campaign, sheriff’s deputies conducted saturation patrols and checkpoints throughout Brunswick County. Ten drivers were charged with driving while impaired.

  • Stiff EPA regulations could halt county, municipal mosquito-spraying operations

    BOLIVIA—New stricter Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, slated to take effect April 2011, could halt county and municipal mosquito-spraying operations if implemented because of increased costs, hefty fines and even jail time for noncompliance.

  • Local prosecutors to appear on NBC’s ‘Dateline’

    District attorney candidate for the 13th Prosecutorial District Jon David and 5th District Attorney Ben David will appear on NBC’s Dateline at 10 p.m. Monday, July 12, to discuss the investigation and prosecution of Tyrone Delgado, 41, who is serving a life sentence for the 1999 murder of FBI secretary Melissa Mooney.

    Jon David calls the prosecution of Tyrone Delgado his greatest accomplishment as a prosecutor, and next week Dateline NBC will chronicle it.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit charged the following suspects last week:

    •Danny Joe Bass, of 2042 River St., Supply, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, manufacture marijuana, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Bass was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $5,000 unsecured bond.