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Today's News

  • Drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports, are:

    •Reginald Antoin McMillian, 24, of 815 Apt. B 11th St., Southport; charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine and resisting a public officer. At press time Tuesday, McMillian was in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

  • Volleyball program adds South setter

    Brunswick Community College continued stockpiling players for its inaugural season of volleyball with the signing of South Brunswick High School senior Meghan Goldstein on Monday.

    A 5-foot-3 setter, Goldstein was a four-time all-conference, three-time all-county and two-time all-region selection. She was named Brunswick County player of the year in 2006.

    Goldstein said she had planned to attend either BCC or Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington for two years before transferring to a four-year school.

  • UPDATECalabash commissioners fire town administrator

    CALABASH—Town commissioners have voted to fire town administrator Donna Prince “without cause.” They will buy out the remainder of her contract, which was to expire in November.

    The unanimous vote came Feb. 20 following a specially called, closed meeting attended by the town’s five commissioners, Mayor Anthony Clemmons and attorney Mark Lewis.

  • It's a dog's life

    A man in Toronto, Canada, offered a $15,000 reward for the return of his chocolate Labrador retriever.

    “There isn’t any sum of money that I would associate with him,” said Bert Clark, quoted in the Toronto Star. “Life isn’t about money — it’s about the connection you make with other souls. Huckleberry was like my soulmate.”

    A woman in Land O’Lakes, Fla., spent $4,200 on a pacemaker for her 10-year-old pug, a breed that has an average lifespan of 10 to 12 years.

  • Crabmeat is nutritious, low in fat and high in protein

    Although crabs are available year round in coastal areas, their consumption is most associated with the summer, undoubtedly from the summer tourist migration to the shores.

    King and snow crabs come from the north Pacific and are prized for their legs. Unless you live in Alaska, these are always shipped and sold frozen.

    Dungeness crabs are found on the Pacific coast, while stone crabs hail from Florida waters. Along the eastern seaboard, it is the blue crab that reigns supreme.

  • Supply Elementary announces honor rolls, awards

    Supply Elementary School recently had its second nine weeks awards day.

    The following students were recognized:

    Terrific Kids

  • BCC offers high school firefighting course

    According to Velva Jenkins, Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Brunswick County is one of the fastest growing communities in North Carolina and the nation, and with that growth comes the need for more emergency responders, including firefighters.

    To help meet the demand, Brunswick Community College is now helping students get started in a career with fire services before they graduate high school.

    BCC started a new Firefighting Technology course on Jan. 29. Students ranging from 16 to 18 years old are eligible for the five-month course.

  • BCC announces honor roll, dean's list

    Brunswick Community College has announced its honor roll list and dean’s list for the fall 2007 semester.

    To qualify for the honor roll list, students must maintain a 3.0-3.49 GPA for the semester.

    Honor Roll

  • BCC continues its Black History Month events

    BCC's Feb. 12 Black History month event featured local business owners ranging from Yolanda Rogers and Wanna Whitted, co-owners of GiGi’s shoe boutique, to Training Wheels founder Tami Easter.

    Joe and Moe Auto Service co-owner Joe Stanley and Black Pages USA President Gerry McCants also shared their advice to help motivate everyone in the audience to succeed and follow their dreams.

    After the presenters spoke, the floor was opened for a question and answer session.

    All agreed hard work and determination are the keys to success.

  • Soulful Sanctuary

    With the afternoon sun beaming down, Lonzie Bryant stood outside Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church and basked in the warmth and history.

    The 62-year-old church trustee can recall his childhood, when a more primitive structure preceded the two-story brick church building in the African-American community on Cedar Grove Road.

    He remembers homemade pews, no central heat in winter and no air conditioning or fans in summer, when windows were lifted to let some air in.

    “Most people came to church with a mule and cart,” he said.