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Today's News

  • Blue Alert system for law enforcement agencies implemented across state

    The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons, which is overseen by the State Highway Patrol, has announced the implementation of the N.C. Blue Alert system. The system is used to notify the public when any law enforcement officer in North Carolina has been violently attacked and a suspect is being sought.

  • Library features Leotta at Lunch with the Author on Feb. 28

    Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road will welcome local writer Joan Leotta to Lunch with the Author at noon Tuesday, Feb. 28.

    Leotta’s latest book, “Summer in a Bowl,” introduces the joys of gardening to Rosa as she helps Aunt Mary tend her garden and create a soup that will preserve their summer fun.

    Lunch will be served, including Leotta’s soup recipe included in her book.

    For more information, call the library at (910) 575-0173.

  • USDA announces availability of affordable housing funds

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development announced federal funding is still available through its Single Family Housing Direct Loan program for eligible low-income rural residents who want to purchase or build a home. No down payment is required.

    “The Single Family Housing Direct Loan program helps improve quality of life in rural North Carolina serving low-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities,” Mel Ellis, acting state director, said in a news release.

  • Scorpions lose in third round of state basketball playoffs

    LELAND — The North Brunswick girls’ basketball team reached the third round of the Class 2A basketball playoffs before losing 76-52 Saturday to Northside-Jacksonville.

    Northside led 25-6 after the first quarter and clinched the victory in the second quarter, when it outscored North 25-10 for a 50-16 halftime lead. Northside led 61-24 after three quarters.

    North ends the season 23-4. Northside is 24-5.

    This was the fourth game this season between these teams.

  • WBHS production showcases Black History Month

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick High School theater students are coming together to show Black History Month is the history of America in their production of “Freedom Riders,” by Tom Quinn.

    Pastor Bill Negron, who’s co-directing with WBHS theater arts teacher Jennifer Creighton-Negron, said this has been the message for the last nine years WBHS has performed Black History Month pieces.

  • My view on the Hill during the Bowling Green Massacre

    It’s still vivid in my mind despite it being nearly six years later. Memories like that just sear in your mind, no matter how hard you try to forget.

    But as a former Western Kentucky University student who resided in Bowling Green, Ky., for nearly five years from fall 2009 to spring 2014, it’s time to for me to finally talk about what happened in May 2011 on the Hill.

  • Sheriff’s office seeks two ice plant thieves

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two people who broke into a Supply store and stole various items Feb. 9.

    The two broke into the Cubelet Ice Plant at 2739 John T. Holden Road and stole various items, including tools and collectibles, according to a sheriff’s office Facebook post.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kip Hester at 713-8360.

  • District court docket for Feb. 6, 7 and 8.

     The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 6, 7 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, Feb. 6

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • District court docket for Feb. 6, 7 and 8.

     The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 6, 7 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, Feb. 6

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Can you spot the mistakes?

     Doug Powell says he can’t watch cooking shows on television. Why not? He complains the music is terrible, the chefs awful and the food safety non-existent.

    I happen to agree with Dr. Powell. I usually can’t watch cooking shows because the food safety practices concern me. On one half-hour show, I spotted at least three things, including recipes for home canning and meat cooking temperatures, that were just wrong!