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Today's News

  • Couples celebrate 40th wedding anniversaries

     Louis and Barbara Berinoto and Bill and Louise Gerber celebrate their 40th wedding anniversaries at Brunswick Plantation by renewing their vows before family and friends Saturday, July 19. They have been friends since their high school days in New Jersey where they resided until relocating here seven years ago.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Which plants display the showiest, most flamboyant flowers? Some will insist they are the various orchid species. The orchid family truly is a giant group, easily the largest plant family in the world, in terms of number of different species. Orchids as a family cover the earth — almost. They are indeed known from all but the coldest parts of the planet. Many are epiphytic, or growing on the branches of trees, but quite a large number, too, are terrestrial, at home on the ground. Some are even weeds.

  • To read spiritual books is also to read books spiritually

     Good people, holy people of all ages and in all faiths, usually spend considerable time in prayer. They do their devotionals, or finger their beads, or say rosaries or center themselves in meditation. They attend worship services, listen to sermons, share hospitality or fellowship. They read inspirational books and pamphlets, participate in Bible studies or religiously oriented meetings and workshops. They also encourage others to follow suit, to join them in a search for God.

  • New charter school opens in Brunswick County

     SOUTHPORT — While many youngsters across Brunswick County are enjoying their last month of summer fun, 86 students filed into the brand new South Brunswick Charter School for the first day of school.

    South Brunswick Charter, which is operated by Roger Bacon Academy (RBA), opened its doors July 22 and became the second charter school in the county.

    RBA also operates Charter Day School in Leland.

  • Lightning strike causes fire in Brick Landing

     Local fire departments responded to a pair of lightning strikes that caused minor damage Thursday night, July 24.

    The first lightning strike took place at 1914 Mariner’s Wacche condominiums near Brick Landing Plantation in the Shallotte Point area.

    Lightning struck the roof of one condo unit about 11:30 p.m. and went into the attic of one condo, Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Mike Potts said.

    There was minor damage to the condo, which is expected to be repaired, Potts said.

  • Governor to sign bill that reviews Common Core standards

     Only a year after Common Core’s implementation in Brunswick County K-12 schools, state legislators have passed a  bill that will review North Carolina’s education standards. The bill has passed through the House of Representatives and is expected to be signed by Gov. Pat McCrory.

    The House passed the legislation 71-34 and the Senate approved the bill last week.

  • Detectives ask for public’s help locating larceny suspects

     Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating five people they say committed multiple larcenies from businesses in the Holden Beach area.

    They are looking for a white woman, a white man and three black men, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    The white woman has long brown hair and was last seen wearing a pink shirt, black and white paints and Reef sandals.

    The white man was last seen wearing an orange shirt and gray stretch pants.

  • Cole, Foss marry in Hawaii

     Navy Lt. Pamela Cole and Air Force Capt. Matthew C. Foss were married May 31 on the beach of Diamond Head in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    The groom is the son of Michael and Gloria Foss of Bolivia. He is a 2000 graduate of West Brunswick High School and earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in business/finance from McPherson College in Kansas. He is serving in Okinawa, Japan, as the chief linguistic officer of the Pacific Rim.

  • Bolivia man accused of taking nude picture of juvenile

     A Bolivia man faces a sex charge after allegedly sending a photograph of a nude girl to someone else who posted it online.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit arrested 19-year-old James Rudolph Brown IV, of Earla Loop Road, who is charged with first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, warrants show.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over six days of Brunswick County District Criminal Court on July 15, 16, 17, 18, 21 and 22.

    Codes: DWI, driving while impaired, 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.

     

    Tuesday, July 15

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham: