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Today's News

  • Drug court, policing programs good for county

    For many petty criminals, life on the wrong side of the law is often spurred by bad choices directly associated with drug and alcohol addiction.

    Sending those violators directly to jail, without rehabilitation plans, including a strong drug and alcohol recovery program, can do little to help many who, when out on the streets again, return to the same behaviors that put them in jail.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on July 9, 10, 11, 14 and 15 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, July 9

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

    Sharon Leigh Adams, speeding 70 in a 60 zone, $25 and costs; reckless driving-wanton disregard, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Brunswick grand jury returns indictments on July 7

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Kay Fowler returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on July 7:

    Johnathan Bradley Barnes, 26, of 88 Old Lanvale Road, Leland; felony manufacture marijuana, possession drug paraphernalia, felony maintain vehicle/dwelling/place controlled substance, possession marijuana up to one-half ounce.

  • Trojans advance to state championships

    CARY—Facing elimination, the Southwest Trojans won two games Sunday in the Eastern qualifier and advanced to the Junior American Legion state championship series.

    The series began Wednesday in Kinston, and the state championship game will be played at 2 p.m. Sunday. This is the second time the Trojans—coached in the qualifier by David Batten and Brian Walker along with manager Mike Alderson—will play in the state series.

  • Heady resigns as A.D.

    Marcia Heady has resigned as athletic director at West Brunswick High School to become an assistant principal at Shallotte Middle School.

    Heady preferred not to comment further about her resignation until action is taken by the Brunswick County Board of Education on her replacement, but the Brunswick County Schools Web site already lists her as an assistant principal at SMS. The board meets on Aug. 5.

    Interviews to fill Heady’s position were being conducted last week.

  • After DNF, McCumbee prepares for Indianapolis

    Chad McCumbee and MRD Motorsports couldn’t wait to get to Kentucky Speedway to get back on track with their early season successes. The team has excelled on the 1.5-mile tracks on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule and really felt it could capitalize in the Bluegrass state.

    Chad and Team MRD had finished the first half of the year inside the top 10 in the championship chase and didn’t see any reason why they wouldn’t continue to march forward in the standings.

  • BCC community center takes shape

    SUPPLY—The construction of the athletic and aquatic center at Brunswick Community College has progressed so far you can almost hear children splashing in one of the two pools and see men and women exercising in the aerobics studios. You can imagine basketball players dunking basketballs in the gym and smell the pizza being sold at the concession stand.

  • Take me out to the game with 'Fats'

    Major League Baseball recently had a nationwide audition for new versions of “Take Me Out To The Ball Game.”

    It received many interesting video entries, some displaying peculiar musical idiosyncrasies.

    I, too, have been thinking about the many ways “Ball Game” can be sung. And I know the one person I wish were alive to play and sing it: Thomas “Fats” Waller.

  • Diversify your fishing techniques

    I wish I had an entertaining and heroic story like last week, but I’m sorry to say that won’t be the case.

  • Anglers seem to be cashing in away from the bank and finding the fish in deep water

    To watch the average bass tournament, the outcome is so often decided on who finds the best stretch of bank. But what happens when the shallow bite isn’t there? Where do you go when the fish have closed the bank?