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Today's News

  • What is this week's mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

     

    It’s a long time until Halloween, but here’s a spooky little plant.

    This is actually one of the most common wildflowers in eastern North America. It grows in all the eastern states, including Florida (maybe not the Keys), all the way out to the upper part of California and the Pacific Norwest, mostly skipping the southwestern states. (You could also find it in parts of South America and Asia.) It is fond of very shady forests.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 26, 27, 28 and 29 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.

     

    Tuesday, Aug. 26

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutors Fred Gore and W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • Oak Island man wins $10,000 in N.C. Education Lottery

    An Oak Island man is among people who have won money in the North Carolina Education Lottery this month.

    Todd Leonard was the winner of $10,000 in the Millionaire 7’s.

    Since Aug. 28, players in N.C. Education Lottery games ottery players won more than $16.8 million playing instant games and more than $6.5 million playing draw games. Sixteen prizes awarded were worth between $10,000 and $50,000, said Chris Bushnell, spokesman for the N.C. Education Lottery.

  • North Myrtle Beach beats Trojans 26-13

      LITTLE RIVER, S.C. — North Myrtle Beach beat West Brunswick 26-13 in a non-conference high school football game Friday, Sept. 5.

    West scored on a 2-yard run by junior quarterback Hunter Ashburn in the second quarter and on a 77-yard touchdown pass from Ashburn to junior receiver Quinlyn Moore in the second quarter.

    The score put West ahead 13-10 with 3 minutes, 35 seconds left in the half. The lead lasted 20 seconds, as North Myrtle Beach returned the ensuing kick to the West 8 and scored on a run on the next play.

  • Leland man pleads guilty to robbery, kidnapping

    A Leland man will spend between 12 and 16 years in state prison after pleading guilty to common law robbery and kidnapping during which two men were killed.

    Twenty-one-year-old Jalani Lamar Smith pleaded guilty Sept. 2 to four counts of common law robbery and two counts of first-degree kidnapping, New Hanover County Superior Court records show.

    Judge W. Allen Cobb Jr. sentenced Smith to serve two consecutive prison terms of 73 to 100 months.

  • West golfer Smith second in tourney

     BOILING SPRING LAKES — West Brunswick senior Cameryn Smith finished second in a conference golf meet Thursday, Sept. 4, at The Lakes Golf Club.

    Smith shot 43-39 — 82 on the 5,526-yard course. Laney’s Caroline Cahill finished first, shooting a 40-36 — 76.

    In the team competition, Ashley High School was first (269), beating Laney by 20 strokes. Hoggard and South Brunswick tied for third (299). West was fifth (302) in the seven-team tournament. Only four golfers broke 90.

  • South beats West 3-1 in volleyball
  • Reward offered in Sunset Beach home theft

    A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of parties responsible for the theft of items from a Sunset Beach residence.

    According to the Sunset Beach Police Department, in the early morning hours of Aug. 14, one or more unknown subjects entered an unoccupied residence at 819 Shoreline Drive West.

  • Supply man accused of sex crimes located

    A Supply man accused of multiple sex crimes has been located and arrested in Lexington, according to a press release issued early Friday morning by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.

    Timothy Wayne Willard, 34, of Corbin Lane, was wanted on three counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count each of second-degree sexual offense and crimes against nature.

    The incidents involving victims younger than 16 took place between July 1 and Sept. 1, warrants show.

  • Local feline to get famous on 'America's Funniest Home Videos'

    SUPPLY — It was just an ordinary day when one of Tammy Jo Bellamy’s cats climbed a tree and needed to be coaxed down.

    The difference is what happened when the gray kitty, named Edward J. or “Eddie” for short, went out on a limb that broke, dropping him unexpectedly to the ground.

    Bellamy also happened to have her video rolling to record the event, which has now been accepted for a future airing on ABC-TV’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”