Today's News

  • Officials say winning lottery ticket obtained illegally

    The Oak Island Police Department, working with security officials from the N.C. Education Lottery, has arrested the husband of a $1 million lottery claimant, charging he obtained the winning ticket illegally.

    The husband, Sean Mewherter of Wilmington, was charged Wednesday with larceny by employee and possession of stolen goods more than $100,000.

  • Education briefs

    Appalachian names grads, dean’s list
    Appalachian State University has released its graduation list for the spring 2012 semester.
    A total of 343 graduate students and 1,774 undergraduate students received degrees during ceremonies in May, including 13 from Brunswick County.

  • Local students explore their roots through ATMC grant

    When Bolivia Elementary schoolteachers Sally Lewis and Lucy Ganfield told students to “Come Grow With Us,” they knew the kids were in for a “root” awakening.
    Studying the complete growing cycle of living things would stimulate the children and correlate with many aspects of the common core of study for reading, math and science learning objectives, so they applied for an ATMC Smart Connections grant and were awarded the grant last fall.

  • Club briefs

    Knights of Columbus elect 2012-13 officers
    At the May 14 council meeting, members of Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9036 elected the following Knights officers for the fraternal year 2012- 2013:
    Grand Knight: John Yencik
    Deputy Grand Knight:     Richard Rismiller
    Chancellor: Richard Lombardo
    Warden: Paul Murnane
    Advocate: William Anstock
    Treasurer: Paul Lombardi
    Recorder: Robert Houser
    Inside Guard: Thomas Smed
    Outside Guard: Thomas Davin

  • 4-H’ers learn lamb care by doing

    On Saturday, June 16, Oak Island 4-H youth Bobbi Jane Lawrence traveled to Edgecombe County to participate in her first lamb clinic, “Learn By Doing.” She had never even touched a lamb before arriving at the Edgecombe County Cooperative Extension to take part in the annual lamb clinic, where approximately 35 youth ages 7-19 took part.

  • Super Heroes in Training discover Health Rocks program

    Brunswick County 4-H’s summer fun programs kicked off on June 18 with the theme, Super Heroes in Training, chosen by the 4-H Teen Council and TiLT (Teens in Leadership Training) teens.
    On Monday, TiLT teens led Clover Buds, ages 5-8, in discovering what super hero strength they had. They designed capes, competed in super hero Olympics and got messy with super hero slime.

  • Catch these seafood resources

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about our local Brunswick Catch program. While researching local seafood, I found a great resource I’d like to share with you.

  • Don’t give up on ground pearls

    By Tom Woods
    Agricultural Technician

  • WBHS HOSA takes national honors

    The Health Occupations Students of America chapter at West Brunswick High School has recently earned national honors.

    Students Corryn Diemer and Morgan Myers placed first in the CPR and first aid category, according to HOSA adviser Sheila King, an allied health science teacher at the school.

  • Sunset Beach police investigate incidents, make arrests

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    Injury to personal property was reported in four separate incidents on 38th Street, at two addresses on 40th Street and one incident on 36th Street. The incidents were reported June 29 and July 1.

    An incident of obtaining property by false pretense was reported July 2 on Clubhouse Road.

    An attempted breaking and/or entering and injury to real property was reported July 3 on 30th Street.