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Today's News

  • Caldwell beats BCC in men’s Holiday Classic

    Caldwell Community College beat Brunswick Community College 86-79 Dec. 17 in an opening-round men’s basketball game in the BCC Holiday Classic.

    Caldwell (5-5) is an NJCAA Division III team that finished second last season in the national tournament.

    BCC (6-6) led 56-48 with 13 minutes, 17 seconds left in the second half, but Caldwell rallied and tied the score 70-70 with 6:40 left.

    Caldwell took an 80-74 lead, but BCC’s Jaquan Grissett hit two short jumpers, cutting the lead to 80-78 with 74 seconds left.

  • May all your Christmases be white

    It’s Christmas time, so how about a Christmas tale?

    One of the reasons I left Florida years and years ago was to get away from the rather monotonous seasons that I grew up with.

    In Florida, the seasons aren’t based on the weather or the calendar. Instead of spring, summer, winter and fall there was allergy season, football season and spring training season.

    Oh, there is also a Christmas season.

    Throughout each of these seasons, the temperature didn’t change much, just the amount of yard work.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last three weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 27

    Larceny; Wal-Mart loss prevention personnel saw a juvenile steal merchandise from the business. Juvenile was cited and released.

    Two-vehicle crash on Village Road resulting in personal and property damage.

    Nov. 28

    David Cosme, 38, 1227 High St., Shallotte, cited and released for stealing merchandise from Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Dec. 5

    Breaking and entering, property damage and larceny from a coin-operated machine at West Brunswick High School on Whiteville Road, causing $900 damage.

    Embezzlement/larceny by employee; someone at Belk at Shallotte Crossing Parkway transferred $500 from one deposit bag to another.

  • Even short stuff is subject to commentary

    When people call me short, I no longer take offense. After all, it’s a statement of fact.

    My height, officially, is 4-foot-11¾. I can’t break that 5-foot barrier without wearing shoes or at least thick socks.

  • Students caught in technology crunch

    Brunswick County Schools are working hard to establish more digital learning environments for students, although the glitches they have encountered thus far have little to do with technology.

    The inability to keep pace with statewide and national trends not only affects student learning, but also the school system’s bottom line.

  • Bolivia Christmas Parade rolls out Dec. 20

    A lineup of llamas, horseback riders, county officials and other participants will highlight the annual Bolivia Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 20.

    Lineup starts at 10 a.m. at the Brunswick County Government Complex, with the parade launching at 11 a.m.

    The parade will proceed from the complex through Bolivia on Old Ocean Highway and will end at Bolivia Elementary School at 4036 U.S. 17 Business East in Bolivia.

    The road will be blocked off before the parade start time.

  • BLT Children's Theatre staging Winnie-the-Pooh workshops

    Brunswick Little Theatre’s Let's PLAY! Children’s Theatre Workshop is bringing something new to the 2015 winter session.

    The usual eight-week workshop, open to all children 4 to 12, will culminate in a weekend of performances of the short Disney musical “Winnie-The-Pooh KIDS.”

    This show is perfect for all experience levels, ages and genders and is a great vehicle for the drama games, exercises, prop and costume building, and all the other activities that have always made up the Let's PLAY! experience.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 1, 3, 5 and 8 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, Dec. 1

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Megan Milliken and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • The Superintendent: A golf course’s most valuable player

     

    Last month I attended the annual Conference & Trade Show of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendent’s Association. The event at the big convention center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., had three days of meetings, seminars, keynote speakers, networking and fun for the 1,800 members of the CGCSA.