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Today's News

  • BCC splits doubleheader in season opener on new field

     Opening the 2012 baseball season on a chilly, overcast day on its new home field, the Brunswick Community split a doubleheader with Catawba Valley Community College.

    BCC, which entered the game ranked No. 18 in the NCJAA Division II baseball poll, won the first game 5-3 in nine innings and lost the second game 10-2 in seven innings.

  • Holden Beach to receive federal, state funding for beach nourishment

    Holden Beach will receive $637,383 in federal and state funds under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program.

    Of the amount allotted, $447,960 will be directed to beach renourishment and $189,423 will be directed to beach grass and sand fencing.

    Holden Beach was hit hard by Hurricane Irene, and these funds will be used to help the community make repairs to the damages that were incurred by the storm.

  • BCC: Teaching the world to farm fish

    Every day the water splashes as thousands of mouths are fed.

    Students at Brunswick Community College aren’t just sitting at their desks—they are getting their hands wet as they learn the skills to become fish farmers.

    The hands-on aquaculture program has garnered so much interest during the last few years, educators decided to open the course this spring semester to continuing education students—and its gone global.

  • Preparing for the future: Growing a Shallotte business

    SHALLOTTE—It’s large enough to be competitive in large metropolitan cities, but it calls Shallotte home.

    “I had no idea how large your business was” is a phrase often heard by Coastal Printing & Graphics Inc. owners Jimmy and Melody Bellamy.

    The print shop on Village Road is deceiving from the outside. Inside the building extends to house a large-scale commercial printing business that just recently expanded its capacity.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    Officers with the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Missing person on Scotland Street; victim was traveling from Bladenboro to Ocean Isle Beach. The subject was located.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on East Fourth Street; suspect entered the victim’s storage area and took a bicycle and two surfboards.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Assault by dragging; the suspect drug the victim with his vehicle in the Walmart parking lot.

    •Julian Ivory Johnson, 19, of 2094 Empire Road SW, Supply, was charged with two counts of failure to appear for no operator’s license and failure to appear for drug paraphernalia. Johnson was a passenger in a vehicle during a traffic stop.

  • South relay 12th at state swim meet

     The South Brunswick boys’ 200 freestyle relay had the Cougars’ highest finish Feb. 9 in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state swimming and diving championships at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary

    Stephen Seeber, Avery Oliver, Brian Atack and Myles Williams were 12th in 1 minute, 36.83 seconds. The winning time was 1:29.45.

    In the 200 medley relay, Seeber, Nic Reschly, Brian Atack, Myles Williams were 16th in 1:53.28. The winning time was 1:39.35.

  • New Greenpeace ‘Rainbow Warrior’ flagship in Southport this weekend

    The new Greenpeace "Rainbow Warrior" flagship will be in Southport this weekend. The custom-built vessel has recently arrived from Europe and is one of the most advanced sailing ships in the world.

    The ship will be open for public tours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, and again on Sunday, Feb. 12.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 25, 26, 27, 30 and 31 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.

    Wednesday, Jan. 25

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Homebuilders Association installs officers

    The Brunswick County Homebuilders Association’s annual officer installation banquet was attended by about 70 members on Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, at Magnolia’s in Sea Trail, highlighted by the formal installation of the 2012 officers and board members.
    Outgoing HBA President Ron Medlin presented the following awards in recognition of outstanding contributions to the HBA in 2011:
    President’s Award: Ernie Crews, Ernest G. Crews Construction.
    Key Man Award: Cathy Six, Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty.