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Today's News

  • Play it again...finding the challenge of redoing as renewing

    My grandson is a member of the redoing club. Apparently, his grades are indicative of a certain degree of disinterest. Perhaps he doesn’t understand the adage that haste makes waste. It might be he is communicating his boredom with some subjects.

    Whatever the cause, the “cure”—one is committed not to consider it punishment—is to “re-do.” He must address the subject matter at hand until he gets it completely correct. I neglected to ask if his grade would be calculated on the first, last, or any in-between attempt!

  • Shallotte Middle’s Science Olympiad wins regionals

    Shallotte Middle School’s Science Olympiad team is headed to state.

    The team placed first at the regional competition last month, placing higher than other teams from Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties.

    The team, along with three others from the region will compete in the state competition later this month.

    Science Olympiad is a national organization that helps improve and increase science education through team competition. Members from each team compete in 23 events, which covers a broad spectrum of science.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week.

    •Police charged David Roy Woods, 23, of 117 Al St., Shallotte, with disorderly conduct. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $1,000 unsecured bond.

    •Breaking and entering into a coin-operated device and larceny from a coin-operated device at Black’s Tire; suspect broke into the Coca-Cola machine, causing $500 in damage.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office 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.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 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 30-April 5, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 11 calls, made seven drug arrests and issued four citations, including no operator’s license, careless and reckless driving, no insurance and revoked license plate.

  • BCC small business entrepreneur series continues on April 8,15

    The Brunswick Community College Small Business Center will conduct two more seminars in an ongoing entrepreneur series at the Odell Williamson Events Center on April 8 and 15.

    Networking will be from 7:30-8 a.m.; a light continental breakfast will be provided. The seminar presentation is from 8-10 a.m. Both trainers are accomplished entrepreneurs who train full-time in their expertise throughout the United States.

    There is no charge for the breakfast or the seminar; however, reservations are required. Call 755-7380 to reserve space.

  • Brunswick Community College offers a variety of enrichment courses

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department (CEWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction.

    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. Seniors, 65 and older, can also take many classes free of charge.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on March 25, 26, 27, 30 and 31 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, March 25

    Judge Napoleon B. Barefoot presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

    Karen Michelle Adams, exceeding safe speed, voluntarily dismissed.

    James Edwards Alford, speeding 64 in a 55 zone, prayer for judgment continued and costs.

    Andrea Elizabeth Allen, improper equipment, costs.

  • Why has common sense eluded those enthralled by an alligator?

    Last weekend, an alligator found a new home in a retention pond that’s only a few feet from where I live.

    I’m not a native Brunswick Countian, and I will admit, seeing one of these creatures up-close for the first time is an experience. It’s not like you see those kinds of animals on the shores of Lake Michigan or while you’re walking through the streets of downtown Chicago, so to a Midwesterner, it’s definitely an experience.

  • Preparers submerged in a taxing time of year

    Laura Lewis

    It’s that season when The Tax Ladies are busy, but not too busy to do your taxes without an appointment.

    Situated in a century-old Victorian house on Holden Beach Road, the team of eight tax-savvy women is hard at work assisting taxpayers and preparing returns before the final IRS tax-bell tolls on April 15.

    Yes, it’s a taxing time, but February was actually busier with people scurrying in to get their fast refunds in, Tax Ladies owner and founder Diana White said.