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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson 

    Arrggh! Dealing with common names of plants makes me sound like a pirate.

  • Cruz graduates basic

     Army Pvt. Diaz Cruz, daughter of Jessica Cruz and stepdaughter of Joel Gonzalez of Calabash, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

  • Before and after Thanksgiving

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

    This is one of those columns that will be printed in the newspaper just before a holiday. I’m guessing that some folks are reading it before Thanksgiving, but others may not get a chance until after the holiday. With that thought in mind, I’m writing both before and after Thanksgiving tips.

    Before

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 5, 12, 13 and 14 in Bolivia.

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

     

    Wednesday, Nov. 5

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Megan Milliken and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of the Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases Nov. 17 during a grand jury session:

    Adam C. Abbott, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, heroin possession, felony heroin possession, felony cocaine possession.

    Daniel C. Barnes, seven counts of larceny from construction site, felony larceny.

  • GLFD station central for ninth annual train show Dec. 5-7

    Grissettown Longwood Fire Department in conjunction with the Intracoastal Model Railroad Club will present the ninth annual Christmas Train Show Dec. 5 through Dec. 7 at the GLFD station at 758 Longwood Road.

    Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 7.

    Train displays will fill the station and run the gamut, from the smallest “Z” scale toted in a suitcase to larger N, HO, O and G-scale models.

    There will also be train vendors, food including baked goods, Santa Claus and a train raffle.

  • Super Saturday cinches season in Ocean Isle Beach

    Ocean Isle Beach residents and visitors know to mark their calendars two days after Thanksgiving.

    The South Brunswick Islands coastal town will officially kick off the holiday season with annual Super Saturday festivities starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, with a parade, followed by an evening tree lighting and caroling, visits with Santa and a waterway flotilla.

    The celebration to launch the yuletide is sponsored by the Ocean Isle Beach Property Owners Association.

  • Flood the Streets with Art takes hold in Shallotte on Black Friday

    Free, local art is painting the town of Shallotte the day after Thanksgiving, for the sheer joy of giving instead of just buying.

  • BLT presents Fezziwig's Ball Murder Mystery

    As part of this year’s Dickens festivities in Southport, Brunswick Little Theatre is presenting Fezziwig’s Ball Murder Mystery, which also offers a Dickens twist.

    The party is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, and 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at BLT’s new theater at 8068 River Road SE, Southport.

    The event begins with a grand Victorian Ball, hosted by Mr. Fezziwig straight from “A Christmas Carol,” where guests can learn to dance the Roger de Coverly and sing a few carols.

  • Sunset Beach Police Report Nov. 11-22

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests Nov. 10-23. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 11

    Wendall Dane Fulford, 45, 5580 Watts Road SW, Ocean Isle Beach, arrested on order for arrest on parole and probation violations

    Nov. 14

    Mary Moore Fletcher, 36, 1435 Nix Drive, Lewisville, charged with obtaining controlled substance by fraud.

    Larceny of a wallet, forge and uttering (with financial transaction card), Colony Place 1.

    Nov. 18