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Today's News

  • When bills become law, support should be there

    When legislators representing local constituents feels strongly enough about an issue to support its passage into law, it’s good business to make sure someone thinks through all the details of how it will be implemented.

    That doesn’t seem the case with two bills recently passed that will affect local detention centers, including ours right here in Brunswick County.

  • Woodard birth

    Jason and Felicia Woodard are the parents of a daughter, Katelyn Nicole Woodard, born at 7:46 p.m. Dec. 15 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    She joins a brother, Joshua, 9, and Hailey, 2.

    Maternal grandmother is Mary Bell of Supply.

    Paternal grandparents are Connie and Percy Woodard of Supply.

    Great-grandmother is Allene Bryant of Bolivia.

    Great-grandmother is Lydia Gause of Maryland.

  • Brunswick County grand jury returns indictments in Superior Court

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Marie Jordan returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Dec. 10:

    Kenneth Brogden Bailey III, 29, of 725 Ocean Blvd. West, Supply; felony breaking and/or entering.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 20 and 31 in Bolivia.

    Thursday, Dec. 20

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Erin Holden and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth:

    Kyle Christopher Angers, probation violation, admits, probation modified and continued; probation violation, admits, probation modified and continued; probation violation, admits, probation modified and continued.

    Dewitt Rankin Beaver, probation violation, admits, probation modified and continued.

  • Parker-Cox

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Sarah Amanda Parker of Supply and Joshua Eugene Cox of Ash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ricky and Linda Parker of Supply. The prospective groom is the son of Pamela and Tom Anello of Ash and Eugene Cox of Atlanta. A March 29 wedding is planned at Wachesaw Plantation in Murrells Inlet, S.C.

  • Remembering a great man is just the beginning

    Annually, we remember Martin Luther King Jr. by celebrating the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America.

    We recall the timeless values he taught us through his example—values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility, service, universal and unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence. Those traits defined Dr. King’s character and empowered his leadership and revolutionary spirit.

  • Simmons completing rehab

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have assigned Brunswick County native Cedric Simmons to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League.

    “We are happy to have the ability to put Cedric in game situations like this,” Cavaliers General Manager Danny Ferry said in a Jan. 2 press release.

    “This gives Cedric a great opportunity to finish the last step of his rehab from his ankle sprain.”

  • Teams gear up for '08 season

    Decorations have been packed away, New Year’s resolutions decided and the calendar flipped.

    This week the Sprint (formerly Nextel) Cup teams begin on-track preparations for the 2008 season. And while team members may still swap how-I-spent-my-holiday-vacation stories, it’s time to re-fire the engines.

    Monday marked the start of NASCAR Preseason Thunder—the sport’s annual January test sessions. First Up: The Sprint Cup Series, which kicks off its 2008 preparations at Daytona International Speedway.

  • BCC rallies past Rockingham

    SHALLOTTE—As one Rockingham Community College coach was heard muttering upon leaving the West Brunswick High School gym Saturday evening, “You can’t win games if you play only 20 minutes.”

    The Brunswick Community College Dolphins proved that wrong, storming from 20 points down to take a 103-79 victory in a Carolinas Junior College Conference game.

    The visiting Eagles (0-3 conference, 6-5 overall) led 41-21 with 6:24 to play in the first half. The Dolphins (3-1 conference, 13-2 overall) cut the margin to 12 points, 52-40, at the intermission.

  • BCC Lady Dolphins now down to six players

    SHALLOTTE—Brunswick Community College women’s basketball coach Kenneth White didn’t have to look too far down his bench Saturday in the Carolinas Junior College Conference game with Louisburg College at the West Brunswick High School gym.

    He only had one reserve and assistant coach Keisha Lighty on the bench with him.

    The defending conference champion Lady Hurricanes romped to a 101-40 victory to improve to 12-1 overall and 6-0 in the league. BCC fell to 2-9 overall and is winless in eight conference games.