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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.

  • Santa comes a little early for some in Shallotte

    SHALLOTTE—Santa Claus has made a special delivery to Shallotte Senior Center.

    The senior center received 200 Fraser fir trees fresh from the North Carolina mountains last week.

    This year for the first time, the center will sell Christmas trees at its Main Street location. All proceeds will go to the up-fit of the new Shallotte Senior Center on Express Drive.

    The first day the trees arrived, volunteers sold five before the lot was completely constructed.

  • Trojans dominate third quarter, beat Vikes 79-66

     West Brunswick third-year basketball coach Eric Davis saw his team struggle defensively during the first half of season opener against West Columbus Nov. 20 and knew exactly what he had to do.

    After full-court pressure failed to slow down the visiting Vikings for the first 16 minutes, Davis reverted back to the Trojans’ bread and butter, an aggressive, half-court man-to-man defense that has been a staple of West Brunswick’s varsity boys’ basketball team since Davis’ arrival.

  • West Brunswick wrestlers open season

     The West Brunswick High School wrestling team opened its season Nov. 20 by winning two of three matches at Shallotte Middle School. West beat Hoggard 54-24, lost to South View 61-15 and, in a nonconference match, beat South Brunswick 62-15.

    In the first match, West trailed 24-18 but won six straight matches by pin en route to the 54-24 victory.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 7, 8, 9 and 13 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, Nov. 7

    Judge Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr. presided over the following cases with prosecutor Quintin McGee and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

    Benjamin Martin Adams, PG fail to stop stopsign/flashing red light.

  • Caring for living Christmas trees

    By Charlotte Glen
    Pender County Horticulture Agent
    Many garden centers offer rosemary plants pruned in the shape of Christmas trees. Following the holidays, these hardy shrubs can be planted in the landscape and enjoyed for years to come.
    In addition to pre-cut Fraser firs, many garden centers offer living trees grown in containers for sale as Christmas trees. If you are tempted to buy one of these to use both for holiday decoration and as a permanent addition to your landscape, keep the following tips in mind to ensure your tree has long and healthy life.

  • It’s time to freeze some cranberries

    I bet there are cranberries in your house right now. Cranberries are a must for most families at Thanksgiving.
    What’s your favorite way to serve them? For some, it has got to be the jellied cranberry sauce…complete with those little ridges straight from the can. Other families look forward to a sauce made with fresh whole cranberries and oranges, or maybe you prefer a special jelled cranberry mold.

  • Giving thanks stirs the heart and fills the spirit with love

    When late November looms and the air grows chill, even in the sunny South, I become more meditative. I am drawn to thankfulness.
    Hubby Dear quickly reminded me that Meister Eckhart, a German theologian trained in Paris, wrote: “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” So this year I thought I’d invite folks to join me in contemplation of gratitude.

  • Community briefs

    Hospital seeks new volunteers
    For those interested in giving back to the community, Brunswick Novant Medical Center is now recruiting new volunteers to fill numerous volunteer roles throughout the hospital.
    Applications must be submitted by Friday, Nov. 30, to attend the next volunteer informational meeting from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Brunswick Novant Medical Center.

  • Museum, planetarium honor their volunteers

    The Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium had their annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Oct. 30. These facilities could not operate without the active support of their outstanding volunteers, officials said.
    Volunteer coordinator Judy Sobota thanked all of the volunteers for their service and noted it is always difficult to select a few volunteers for special mention when all the volunteers are so deserving and appreciated.