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Today's News

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 6, 7, 10and 11 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Thursday, Sept. 6, DWI court

    Judge Nancy C. Phillips presided over the following cases with prosecutor Jamie Turnage and courtroom clerk Heather Jesina:

  • Joint board consolidation is ultimately best for county

    It would have been easy for Brunswick County commissioners to keep the status quo with the county’s board of health and board of social services.
    It would have been even easier for some board members to delay making a decision altogether and instead wait until after the November election to let a new county commissioners’ board tackle the problem.

  • West-South tennis
  • VIDEO INCLUDED: South rallies for win over West, stays unbeaten in conference

     There is now one volleyball team in the Waccamaw 3A-2A Conference with an undefeated record in league play.

    Down two sets to one, South Brunswick rallied for a 25-19 victory in the fourth set before holding off a late West Brunswick rally in the decisive fifth game for a 15-13 triumph, which earned the tension-filled victory for the Cougars on Sept. 19 (25-19, 24-26, 20-25, 25-19, 15-13).

  • West wins two conference soccer games

      The West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team improved to 4-0 in the conference by beating East Bladen 5-0 Sept. 19.

    The Trojans (4-0 in the conference) scored four goals in the first half and played substitutes in the final 20 minutes of the game.

    Junior Connor Johnston was the winning goalkeeper in West’s fourth straight shutout.

    East Bladen played without its best player.

  • Feral cat or house pet? Shallotte woman looks to slow growing feral cat population

    SHALLOTTE—A local resident’s love of animals has led her to reach out to help stop a feral cat colony in her neighborhood from increasing.

    Cindy Milam moved to Shallotte three years ago from Ocean Isle Beach. Already a cat lover, she had several indoor felines of her own. It didn’t take long for the neighborhood’s feral cat population to realize she was their friend.

    “One month after I moved here, one cat showed up. My kids were like ‘Mom, don’t feed it,’” Milam said.

  • BFA now taking applications for Christmas assistance program

     

    With summer over and school under way, it is time for one area organization to start gearing up for Christmas.

    The annual Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program takes organizers months of planning to deliver.

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency will begin taking applications, by appointment only, on Sept. 24. Applications will continue to be taken through Nov. 8, but don’t wait until the last minute. BFA officials say the closer the holidays get, the busier BFA employees and volunteers are.

  • Newly renamed justice center honors former sheriff

     

    BOLIVIA—Monday’s county commissioners meeting began with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office honoring former Sheriff John Carr Davis.

    Commissioners read a proclamation naming the John C. Davis Law Enforcement Center in Bolivia after him. Davis’ family surprised and surrounded him as he was recognized for his work. Davis received a standing ovation from the packed room as he was given a certificate of recognition.

     

    Personnel policy amendments

  • Warriors prepare to ride through Brunswick County

    The day to show your appreciation to warriors who have sacrificed for freedom is rapidly approaching.

    On Friday, Sept. 28, the Coastal Carolina Tour Warrior Ride 2012 will be cycling through the area. The ride is a four-day event and is the last Warrior Ride of 2012. Rides began in late March and took place in the Carolinas, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

    Warrior Ride founders Debra and Bob Racine of Oak Island started the nonprofit organization seven years ago as a way to incorporate recreation and rehabilitation and to give back.

  • Childhood keepsakes can easily become an adult hoarding pile

     

    For nearly 35 years, I have dodged an inevitable bullet—Mom cleaning out my childhood bedroom.

    Being somewhat of a transient most of my adult life, I was able to avoid the painstaking task of opening and sorting the boxes—that is until Labor Day weekend.

    I was pretty good at avoiding the problem until this year. I was pretty sure when I moved to Colorado with only what fit in my car that mom and dad weren’t going to be paying to fly 14 boxes of stuffed animals and books to my address.