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Today's News

  • Smart Start of Brunswick County is now accepting applications for More at Four

    Smart Start of Brunswick County’s More at Four Pre-K program is still accepting applications for placement at the following 2010-2011 More at Four sites: Earth Angels Educational Center, For Kids Only, Kids Connection, Kids World Academy, Leland Family Literacy Center, Little Sandpipers Learning Center I, Little Sandpipers Learning Center II, Longwood Head Start, Piney Grove Head Start, Specnine Inc., Tiny Tots, Brunswick Community College Early Childhood Center and Brunswick County Schools. Schools and classrooms yet to be determined.

  • New books available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte

    The following new books are available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
    NON: FICTION
    “Americans In Paris” by Charles Glass. Tales of adventure, intrigue, passion, deceit and survival under the brutal Nazi occupation unfold through the eyes of the American citizens who lived through it all.
    “I Am Ozzy” by John Michael Osbourne. He was just a working-class kid from Aston who quit his job in the factory and went looking for a good time; the story of Ozzy Osbourne.

  • South-end task force arrests Supply man for possession of stolen property

    Detectives with the South-End Task Force, which include sheriff’s deputies and officers with police departments in the southwest part of Brunswick County, arrested a Supply man for possessing stolen property.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, detectives arrested Danny Keith Clanton, 27, of Supply, on Thursday, April 15.

    Clanton was charged with felony possession of stolen property and misdemeanor larceny.

  • To learn is to harness the power of signs

    I am a sign reader. I read billboards. I look for indicators of change. I observe gestures, facial expressions—all to understand more clearly the nonverbal messages being delivered. I am not always accurate in my assessment, but I definitely believe there is power to be harnessed in the signs.

  • Caudle birth

    Kevin and Denise Caudle of Leland are the parents of a daughter, Bailey Rae Caudle, born at 10:32 p.m., Feb. 27, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
    She joins brothers, Jonah, 6, and Noah, 6.
    Maternal grandparents are Brenda and Billy Stidham of Bolivia.
    Paternal grandparents are Irene and Ronnie Caudle of Ocean Isle Beach.
    Great-grandfather is Mitchell Dunn of Star. Aunt and uncle are Angela and Jimmy Phelps of Winnabow.

  • Hill-Mason

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Loria Hill and Donald Mason. They will celebrate their wedding at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. A reception will follow from 5-9 p.m. at the Lockwood Folly Community Building.

  • ‘Little Governor’ pleads guilty to tax evasion

     RALEIGH—The man once called “Little Governor” because of his connections to former N.C. Gov. Mike Easley pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to one count of tax evasion—50 counts of shy of the original 51 with which he was charged.

  • Hewett-Williams

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Jessica Marie Hewett of Supply and Christopher Robin Williams of Jacksonville. The bride-elect is the daughter of Douglas L. Hewett and Pamela G. Hewett of Supply. She will graduate this year from UNC Chapel Hill. The prospective groom is the son of Paula Johnson and Robin Williams of Massachusetts. He is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. A May 16 wedding is planned at Supply Baptist Church.

  • Agenda item change sparks public prayer debate

    BOLIVIA—The change to Brunswick County commissioners’ agenda was so slight, one likely wouldn’t notice it.

    But the change on the agenda from “invocation” to “moment of silence,” caught commissioners’ attention, and all but one wanted to change it back.

    Commissioner Scott Phillips moved to change the agenda item back to invocation, or “public prayer,” as he called it.

  • Events planned in conjunction with National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    The Brunswick County Community Child Protection Team has been working to bring awareness to National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is annually recognized each April.

    “What the team’s decided to do is every April we try to bring different events and venues to the community to get them involved, and so we have several things going on this month,” Linda Perry, parenting education director of Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc., said.