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Today's News

  • Family members, friends remember victims lost to crimes

    LELAND—As 114 names were somberly read aloud, those left behind came forward to light a candle in memory of their loved ones lost to murder, drunk driving or domestic violence.

    More than 320 people attended the 13th Annual Candlelight Memorial Service Honoring Victims of Crime, hosted by victims’ advocacy group Justice for Citizens at the First Baptist Church in Leland on Friday evening.

  • Tips to make your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers work for you

    So now what? Thanksgiving has come and went and you are still left with a ton of food, and by now the thought of eating another turkey sandwich doesn’t sound too appealing.

    So what are you going to do with all those leftovers?

    You bought and prepared a 22-pound turkey (you have no idea why), and 21 pounds are still left.

    The cranberry salad was barely touched. You made some sort of fruit salad with apples that you forgot to serve in all the commotion. The mashed potatoes—what were you thinking?

  • CPS investigators see the value of foster parents

    As a child protective services investigator for the Brunswick County Department of Social Services, Sarah Lesley understands the need for good foster parents.

    They provide an invaluable resource to children in abuse and neglect situations—a safe place.

    Lesley said she’d like to see more people become foster parents so the department is not always relying on the same families.

  • A table set for seven

    The elegantly set tables, with the empty chairs waiting to be filled, the food ready to be served, remain in my memory whenever Thanksgiving nears.

    One of my earliest memories is of a trip our family made to visit Mom’s relatives “on the farm,” as we called it. The trip was about 90 minutes, but to the four of us with little wiggle room in the back seat of the car, it might as well have been 90 hours. To pass the time, we engaged in the spur-of-the-moment sport of elbow jabbing. (Another brother, the baby of the family, slept up front on Mom’s lap.)

  • Cougars get set for third round of 2-AA playoffs

    After a thrilling 27-20 victory Friday night over the Orange Panthers in the second round of the Class 2-AA playoffs, the South Brunswick Cougars will play Marshville Forest Hills (10-3) this Friday.

    “Overall the kids did a great job,” an ecstatic Gordon Walters said Saturday. “Can you believe we are 10-2? The kids really follow the game plan.”

  • Northside ends North Brunswick’s football season

    JACKSONVILLE—It was the coldest night of the year, and the North Brunswick football season ended on it, too.

    Give credit to the Monarchs of Northside High School, who had everything to do with stopping North Brunswick 27-0 Friday night in the second round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A playoffs.

    The unbeaten Monarchs entered the game averaging almost 40 points a game, but the game started with both teams going back and forth throughout the first quarter.

  • BCC ranks in top 25; beats Lenoir 95-84

    Playing its first game since getting a top-25 ranking, the unbeaten Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat Lenoir Community College 95-84 Nov. 20 at West Brunswick High School.

    Five players scored at least 12 points, and one of those players, sophomore guard/forward Cornell Holmes, scored all 14 of his points in the second half after a 53-53 tie.

  • BCC volleyball season ends in national tourney

    The historic Brunswick Community College volleyball season ended Friday in the second round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

    Central Community College (Nebraska) beat the Dolphins 25-12, 25-13 and 25-15. The Dolphins, seeded No. 16, lost their first-round match Nov. 20 to top-ranked Kishwaukee College 25-15, 25-10, 25-6. Kishwaukee entered the tournament 53-3.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 12, 13, 17 and 18 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Nov. 12

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

    Jeffrey Clyde Baker, fictitious/canceled/revoked registration card/tag, voluntarily dismissed.

    George Richard Barry, gill net violation, prayer for judgment continued and costs; without holding commercial fishing license, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Brunswick County grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge John Smith with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Kay Fowler returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Nov. 3: