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Today's News

  • Mideastern 3A Conference track photos

     West Brunswick’s girls’ and boys’ track teams won the Mideastern 3A Conference championship track and field meet April 21 at West.

    In the three-team girls’ meet, West scored 83 points, Topsail 62.5 and South 32.5.

    In the boys’ meet, West scored 71.5 points, South 50 and Topsail 45.5.

    In the girls’ meet, Paige Lowery won the 100 hurdles (19.30) and the 300 hurdles (55.35).

  • County keeps pay-as-you-go for parks, but will review priorities

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners agreed it won’t add more debt to the county budget to finance park projects, but will review the priority list once more before continuing the pay-as-you-go policy in the 2015-16 fiscal year.

    County staff reviewed the pay-as-you-go policy — only using money available from the fund balance for capital projects — after Commissioner Randy Thompson asked to consider alternatives during an April 9 budget workshop.

  • County seeks limit to liability if beach communities post lifeguards

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners agreed to seek legislative help to ensure coastal communities aren’t at risk if they choose to put lifeguards on their beaches.

    At their Monday, April 20, meeting, commissioners voted to send a resolution to the General Assembly asking to enact legislation to provide immunity or limit liability for municipalities or counties that provide lifeguard services.

  • 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 incident and arrest reports.

    April 13

    Vanceston Carter was issued a trespass notice and was advised not to return to a New Pointe Boulevard business after causing a disturbance with employees.

    Larceny of flowers from the entrance to Mallory Creek Subdivision.

    April 14

  • 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 incident and arrest reports.

    April 14

    Identity theft; victim reported filing taxes and learning someone was using her Social Security number.

    Larceny of military identification on Owendon Drive.

    April 15

    Vandalism by someone cutting an air hose valued at $315 at a business on Main Street.

  • Apple Inc. joins land conservation near Green Swamp

    A conservation effort led in part by Apple Inc. will conserve several hundred acres in Brunswick County while also providing timber to use for the company’s packaging.

    The Conservation Fund, which works to promote environmental and economic success, announced April 16 in purchased more than 3,600 acres in Brunswick County and more than 30,000 acres in Maine in partnership with Apple.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on April 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 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, April 6

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Courtney Sanford and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • Grissetts’ 50th wedding anniversary

     Malcolm J. and Brenda Todd Grissett of Ocean Isle Beach celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary March 7 at a surprise reception at Beulah Baptist Church. Their family and special friends honored them for 50 years of faith and love that have been filled with blessings from above.

  • Five-ingredient recipes

     Over the years that I’ve been teaching about food, cooking and nutrition, the one request I seem to get over and over again is people wanting ideas on how to prepare quick meals. They also want these meals to be good for them. That’s always a challenge.

  • The fourth ‘R’ in education

     Years ago, we hummed a tune regarding the three R’s –– readin’ and ‘ritin’ and ‘rithmetic –– all taught to the tune of a hickory stick! Nowadays, we’ve retained the infamous R’s and denounced the punishment of the hickory stick. We try to make education available to all. Sometimes, our success is called into question, but always we make the attempt. However, I wonder if we give short shrift to a fourth R, or even stop to consider it a crucial component in the educational process. The fourth R is relationship.