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Today's News

  • Help clear the air in Brunswick County

    I had family vacationing on one of the islands recently.

    They missed the hurricane, the fireworks and the “Tammy” premiere but they didn’t miss all the Brunswick County happenings.

    Maybe they were keeping a lookout because they had Brunswick County on their mind in eager anticipation for their week off at the beach.

    But the county has also made it into the news for other reasons recently.

    One of the first questions I got after they arrived was, what was going on with that Brunswick County sheriff?

  • Need for news remains constant through days, decades
  • Leland Police report

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

    The Leland Police Department is investigating a series of vehicle break-ins and larcenies that occurred on July 16 in the Brunswick Forest development.

    Two of the break-ins and larcenies happened in the Brunswick Forest development on Lillibridge Drive and the two more occurred on Foxbow Cove.

  • 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 police incident and arrest reports.

    July 10

    Larceny by someone taking $50 from the victim’s wallet at the Sunoco gas station on Naber Drive.

    July 14

    Simple assault by someone striking the victim with a closed fist on Mulberry Street.

    Obtaining property by false pretense by someone returning items to Walmart to obtain a $20.15 gift card.

    July 16

  • 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.

  • We live by standards … not opinions
  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of the Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Heather Jesina adjudicated the following cases July 7 during a grand jury session:

    Melissa Melody Banks, financial card fraud, financial card theft.

    Heather Nicole Barnes, two counts of breaking and/or entering, two counts of larceny after breaking/entering.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on July 9, 10 and 14 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.

     

    Wednesday, July 9

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Kristin Cranfill:

  • Getting the blues

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

     

     

    It’s Blueberry Month. No, I don’t make this stuff up. There actually was a proclamation from the United States Department of Agriculture back in 1999 that made July National Blueberry Month.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

     

    By the time the rising sun had gilded the tops of the towering hills, the mountains and vales rang with the harmonious shouts of the pious and cheerful tenants of the groves and meads.— William Bartram, Travels