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Today's News

  • Handle eggs safely to prevent the spread of bacteria

    Eggs can be a part of a healthy diet; however, they are perishable just like raw meat, poultry and fish. Some eggs may contain salmonella bacteria, which can cause food borne illness. Follow storage, handling and cooking guidelines to prevent most egg safety problems.

    Don’t eat raw or undercooked eggs

    This includes “health food” milk shakes with raw eggs, Caesar salad, hollandaise sauce and any other foods like homemade mayonnaise, ice cream or eggnog made from recipes in which the raw egg ingredients are not cooked.

  • Gordon birth

    Kiersten and Brendan Gordon of Supply are the parents of twins, Harper Elizabeth Gordon and Kennedy Suzanna Gordon, born at 2:57 p.m. at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    Harper Elizabeth weighed 4 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 17 inches long. Kennedy Suzanna weighed 3 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 16 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Don and Judy Luff of Supply.

    Paternal grandparents are Teresa and Bob Bradbury of Frederick Md., and Joseph and Elizabeth Gordon of Urbana, Md.

    Great-grandparents are Edwin and Elizabeth Hahn of Sunset Beach.

  • Poole-Bullard

    Jennifer Elizabeth Poole of Gibsonville and Christopher Kelly Bullard of Calabash were married May 17 on Ocean Isle Beach.

    The bride is the daughter of Ned and Katie Poole of Gibsonville. The groom is the son of Michael and Beverly Bullard of Calabash.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father and her black Labrador-mix, Barkley.

    The bride wore a handmade dress designed by Classic Bride in Davidson. She carried a bouquet of white gerbera daisies.

  • Union Elementary School students honored for final nine weeks at awards day

    Union Elementary School recently had its final nine weeks awards day. The following students were recognized:

    Citizen of the Month

    Kindergarten: Sydney Nonnenman, Brodie Burcham, Tanner Smith, Chloe Bland, Isaiah Yuricek, Hannah Long, Kadey Dunlap, Isabel Tapia, Kyleigh Abernethy, Shelby Dixon, Trevor Freeman, Sarah Nelson.

    First-grade: Summer Kelly, Vicky Lin, Aubree Barnett, Aduardo Diaz, Sierra Monk, Jadon Smith, Alex Younts, Stephenie Gillispie, Te’lea Vereen, Savannah Summerlin

  • Medieval philosophy rings with today's truth

    Some things never change—and they never should.

  • Church briefs

    St. Luke to break ground

    St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5869 Ocean Highway West in Ocean Isle Beach (opposite Union School Road), will celebrate the groundbreaking for its new sanctuary, administration area and classrooms on Sunday, July 13.

    Services will begin at 10 a.m. inside the existing sanctuary and later will move outside to the location of the new buildings.

    Special invited guests will include former pastors of the congregation, charter members, a representative from R.H. McClure Builders and others.

    A reception will follow the service.

  • Students make UNCW dean's list for spring 2008

    The University of North Carolina Wilmington has announced its dean’s list for the spring semester.

  • Realtor's murder suspects indicted

    A Brunswick County grand jury has indicted Craig Bryant and Lora Moultrie for first-degree murder.

    Bryant and Moultrie were indicted June 2—each indicted on one count of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy for their alleged roles in the murder of Shallotte Realtor Adam Bradshaw.

    Bryant and Moultrie were arrested May 8. Bryant was charged with murder; Moultrie was charged with first-degree murder and felony conspiracy.

  • Man pleads guilty to killing wife

    Sixty-five-year-old Robert Kaufman will likely spend the next 11-15 years behind bars for shooting his wife and for sexual abuse.

    Robert Kaufman pleaded guilty on Monday to both voluntary manslaughter and sexual offenses against a minor.

    Superior Court Judge Thomas Haigwood sentenced him to serve 140-188 months in prison for both charges, Dave Crocker, special investigator for the district attorney’s office, said.

  • Ocean Isle Beach kidnapping, rape case under way

    BOLIVIA—Jury selection is complete for the trial of a Supply man accused of kidnapping and raping two teenage girls in 2001.

    Opening arguments are expected to begin at 2:15 today.

    Forty-nine-year-old Larry Raynor is accused of kidnapping two girls, then 15-and-16-years-old, from the east end of Ocean Isle Beach, where they were vacationing in June 2001.

    The Brunswick Beacon does not identify victims of sexual assault.