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Today's News

  • Leland man sentenced to 11.5 years in prison for eighth DWI conviction

    BOLIVIA—A Leland man was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison after he was convicted of his eighth driving while impaired charge.

    According to assistant district attorney Chris Thomas, Wilbur Brown was convicted of habitual impaired driving, and sentenced as a habitual offender, this week in Brunswick County Superior Court.

    Superior Court Judge Thomas Lock sentenced Brown to 108 to 138 months in the North Carolina Department of Corrections.

  • Business briefs

    Braza joins Summit Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
    Edward Ricciardelli, MD, and the staff at Summit Plastic Surgery & Dermatology welcome the addition of Thomas Braza, MD, a fellowship-trained Mohs and reconstructive surgeon to its practice.
    Braza has performed thousands of Mohs micrographic procedures and is known for his quality care and personable bedside manner.

  • ATMC helps students go to leadership camp

    The Cooperative Council of North Carolina hosted its 2012 Leadership Camp June 18-22 at the North Carolina FFA Center at White Lake.
    Sponsored by ATMC, John Bernheisel of Bolivia, Janzen Jones of Southport and Savanna Michaux of Oak Island were chosen to attend this year’s camp.
    The leadership camp is an educational, five-day resident camping program consisting of speakers, workshops, recreation and small group sessions with special emphasis on how cooperatives operate and how to develop leadership skills.

  • 4-H students take part in Shamrock Chef Challenge

    In the tradition of Food Network’s varying competitions, 4-H youth took part in a three-day camp to train them for the inaugural 4-H Super Shamrock Chef Challenge.
    Planning started in January with a group of Extension staff and volunteers meeting, discussing and planning the camp. Campers were taught cooking techniques, nutritional values, food safety, shopping, budgeting and much more.
    Three teams were compiled, consisting of four youth and one teen. “Learn By Doing” was the motto for the week.

  • Know what to look for: Find the perfect, healthy pecan

    By Tom Woods
    Agricultural Technician

  • Nothing is better than fresh Brunswick Catch shrimp

    We’ve all thought it is true, but research by N.C. Sea Grant has proven it. Fresh wild-caught shrimp tastes better than frozen farm-raised shrimp. Now is the time. Nothing is better than fresh Brunswick Catch shrimp.
    Market price of shrimp usually goes according to size. Counts are not always uniform, but generally jumbo shrimp contain 21-25 per pound; large shrimp 31-40; medium 41-50; and small have 51-60 per pound.

  • Community briefs

    Summer quilt show is July 16-Aug. 15
    The Year of the Dragon is the theme of this summer’s quilt show at Franklin Square Gallery in Southport. The show, which runs from July 16-Aug. 15, is the 20th year the quilt guild has participated in a challenge show at the gallery.

  • Johnny Cash Tribute band to play at Amuzu Theatre

    Staff Report

    Amuzu Theater in Southport will present “The Ultimate Tribute to Johnny Cash,” featuring the The Johnny Folsom Four from Raleigh, for one show only at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.  
    Johnny Cash fans of all ages can enjoy hit songs like “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” “A Boy Named Sue” and many other favorites as the group honors the “Man in Black” through a portrayal of this American legend.

  • Religion briefs

    New Ebenezer to have Bible School
    Bishop Ronnie McCray, pastor, and New Ebenezer Faith Ministries, 1705 Southport-Supply Road in Bolivia, will host vacation Bible school nightly at 6 p.m. July 23-27. This year’s theme is “Bible Boot Camp: The Armor of God.”

  • Making crucial choices: Do we abide in fear or in abiding faith?

    I guess each of us, at one point or another in life, has had to make the crucial choice between fear and faith. We have had to opt for an abiding faith even if we are sometimes afraid.
    We cannot serve two masters. We will either elect to abide in fear or to have an abiding faith.
    The choice is not always clear nor comfortable. Fear is a powerful factor in our decision-making. I know I am often afraid. I am especially afraid of telling the truth when I know it will involve and evolve into communication that might well be confrontational.