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Today's News

  • DISTRICT COURT DOCKET

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 20, 21, 21, 25 and 26 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Aug. 20

    Judge Nancy Phillips presided over the following cases with prosecutor Erin Holden and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth:

    Elaine Michelle Barker, probation violation, admits, N.C. Department of Corrections six months, probation revoked.

    Dohn Caleb Bell, possession stolen goods/property, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Brunswick County grand jury meets, returns indictments on Aug. 18

    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 Aug. 18:

    Kyle Christopher Angers, 21, of 207 NE 36th St., Oak Island; possession marijuana up to one-half ounce, possession drug paraphernalia, felony possession weapon mass destruction.

    Tommy Ray Bolton, 33, of 727 Windsor Drive, Leland; felony sell/deliver cocaine, felony conspire to sell/deliver cocaine, felony maintain vehicle/dwelling/place controlled substance.

  • Padilioni-Grant

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Jennifer Marie Padilioni of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Terry Ryan Grant of Calabash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Louise Nash of Montague, N.J., and the granddaughter of Marguerite Cox of Ridgefield Park, N.J. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jackson of Calabash and the late Kenneth Grant. A Nov. 8 wedding is planned at Beach Assembly of God in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Dream big and realize anything is possible

    The 29th Olympiad is over and everything can go back to normal again. Or can it? I’d even ask, should it?

    Is it a good thing to put an experience swiftly into a memory bank or, worse yet, delete it to make way for the latest, newest, most exciting adventure or challenge?

    I suspect we are too quick to move on and too slow to savor the moments of our life. I suspect the speed of our movements impede the power to be found in dreaming. And dreams are building blocks of progress that illustrates human capacity to grow and be transformed.

  • Trolling for fish photos

    When I accepted this job, one of the tasks I was given was to sort through the fish photos this paper receives each week, write captions for them and get them in the paper as soon as possible.

    My first thought was, “Ugh. That will just take up space for my sports photos.”

    But I decided I would do what I was told. If that’s the worst part about this new job, I would have no complaints.

  • Get ready--September signals start of fall fishing season

    September’s arrival signals the beginning of the fall fishing season, although it doesn’t always signal the arrival of fall fishing. The water temperature is often slower to cool down than the anglers are to warm up. There is no doubt, however, things are about to get a lot more interesting for anglers in our local waters.

  • Knot Kiddin' crew wins first place in Brunswick Islands Saltwater Classic

    Fishing on the appropriately named Knot Kiddin’ in the Brunswick Islands Saltwater Classic Saturday, David Mason’s crew landed the winning catch: a 48.70-pound king mackerel.

    “That is a big king mackerel,” said Hampstead resident Bill Collins, upon whose fishing line the fish struck.

    The catch also paid dividends in prize money. The Knot Kiddin’ crew of Collins, Mason, Matthew Collins and Zachary Mason earned $28,260.

  • Golf action

    The final results of the second flight of the Sea Trail Ladies Club Championship golf tournament have been tallied. Mary Couch was first in low gross, shooting 91-104-96—291. She finished one stroke ahead of Sharon Markatos, who shot 96-94-102—292. Markatos was the low-net winner (68-69-74—211).

    Complete results of the club championship ran in the Aug. 28 edition.

    BRICK LANDING

    MEN’S SPORTS CLUB

    The Men’s Club Tournament was Aug. 26. The format was two best nets.

  • Chip Beck and Happ Lathrop inducted into the Hall of Fame

    Whatever your career, whatever you love in this life, there is an organization for your passion.

    Are you a CPA? You will probably be a member of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants). Do you like to garden? There are many garden clubs in our area. Rotary Clubs allow business people to interact for mutual benefit. The Red Cross contains a legion of volunteers who will be front and center when a hurricane approaches the Carolina coast.

  • Trojans improve to 5-0

    West Brunswick scored two goals in the first seven minutes and went on to beat South Brunswick 9-3 in a non-conference soccer game Aug. 27 at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    “How about those first 10 minutes?” said West coach Tripp Smith.

    The next 70 minutes were special, too, as the Trojans improved to 9-3.

    West’s defense gave up two goals in the final 10 minutes, but the new unit continues to improve.