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Today's News

  • Special operations report

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From Sept. 3-9, special operations deputies issued 37 total traffic citations and charges.

    Deputies conducted patrols in Leland, Winnabow, Northwest, Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte, Supply and Calabash.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Trojans beat North 4-0 in soccer

     The Trojans improved to 2-0 in the conference by beating North Brunswick 4-0 Sept. 12 at West.

    Junior forward Luis Espinosa scored two second-half goals. Freshman midfielder John McNeil scored in the first half and junior midfielder Zack Odell scored the first goal of the second half.

  • Cattle owners may vote on referendum

    All cattle owners in North Carolina are invited to vote on the state’s Cattle Industry Assessment Referendum on Thursday, Oct. 4.
    The N.C. Cattlemen’s Association requested and was granted permission from the N.C. Board of Agriculture to conduct a referendum to continue the assessment and voting will take place at the Cooperative Extension office in each county.

  • Local students win 4-H scholarships

    Students from across the state have received 4-H scholarships from the North Carolina 4-H Development Fund to attend institutions of higher learning.
    The foundation has awarded 76 scholarships to students from 45 of North Carolina’s 100 counties, including one in Brunswick County.
    Kendrick Morgan, 20, son of Lonnie Mitchell Jr. and Darrilyn Morgan of Shallotte, received the Edward Gore/General Hugh Shelton 4-H Renewable Leadership Scholarship. He currently is attending N.C. State University, where he is studying sociology.

  • Curbing childhood obesity

    This is a sad statistic: One out of every three American children is already overweight or obese.
    September is National Childhood Obesity Month, a time designated to bring further awareness to this problem and encourage action.
    In the past four decades, obesity rates in the United States have soared among all age groups. This rise in obesity has affected our youth in alarming fashion. More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States ages 2-19 are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic.

  • Growing great evergreens for screens and hedges

    Tom Woods
    Agricultural Technician
    Story by Charlotte Glenn
    Need some privacy? Want to screen out the view into your neighbor’s yard? Consider planting a living fence of evergreen shrubs, but look beyond the common disease-plagued Leyland Cypress! Local garden centers carry many evergreens suitable for screening…and fall is the perfect time to plant.

  • Education briefs

    BCC offers short-term classes for fall
    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement cultural enrichment and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.

  • Religion briefs

    Rosh Hashanah service set for Sept. 16
    Temple Shalom’s Rosh Hashanah evening
    service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 162 Waccamaw Medical Park, near Conway Medical Center. Rosh Hashanah morning service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17. For more information, call 903-6634.
    Country breakfast to be served Sept. 15
    Enjoy a country breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept.15, at Mount Calvary AME Church, 325 Main St. in Leland. This event is open to the public. Orders of $25 or more can be delivered.

  • ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’ is a parable for us today

    Good teachers use storytelling to clarify meaning. Great teachers use parables. The greatest of them draw upon both story and parable.

  • Gallery to showcase student art

    When John Kerr retired to Southport after many years of teaching and school administration in Connecticut, he thought he’d try his hand at painting.
    “I always had a strong feeling I could do that, if I only had the time to try.”
    He signed up for Rusty Hughes oil painting class at he Franklin Square Gallery, then the watercolor class, then figure-drawing, and now spends four days a week at his easel.