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Today's News

  • Dolphin basketball teams set to begin seasons

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team celebrates its 20th year of existence this season, and Walter Shaw enters his 15th season as its head coach.

    The Dolphins finished the 2013-14 Region 10 regular season 7-3 and in a tie for first. They lost to Cape Fear in the Region 10 championship tournament and finished 20-12. Shaw, who guided BCC to its 10th 20-victory season in 14 years, was the Region 10 Coach of the Year.

  • Belville supports BCC for workforce development student

    BELVILLE — Belville officials will fund a student in Brunswick Community College’s workforce development program and may fund more in next year’s budget.

    BCC President Dr. Susanne Adams and Velva Jenkins, BCC’s vice president of continuing education, economic and workforce development, made a presentation to the Belville town board Monday night, Oct. 27.

    Adams told the board members and Mayor Mike Allen the college, which is celebrating its 35 the year, serves 1,600 curriculum students and more than 2,000 workforce development students.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Oct. 20

    Marjorie Ann Graham, 20, 206 W. West St. W, Southport, cited for possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Eduardo Rivera, 20, 4126 Ash Little River Road, Ash, cited for possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • OIB puts $1.25 million behind Causeway Drive eminent domain action

    Ocean Isle Beach officials began the legal process, and opened their checkbook, to claim land for a public park.

    Attorneys for the town filed an eminent domain action Oct. 21 under Chapter 40A of the North Carolina General Statutes to acquire a vacant lot at Causeway Drive and Second Street for public use.

    The town board of commissioners passed a resolution to take the legal action at the Oct. 14 town meeting.

    OIB commissioners authorized the condemnation of the land as part of the eminent domain process.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Oct. 17

    Injury to personal property; someone slashed a tire on each vehicle parked at a Holly Hills Drive residence.

    First-degree burglary and common law robbery; someone wearing a ski mask broke into a Holly Hills Drive residence and stole medication.

    Simple assault; someone who started screaming at the victim then struck him in the face with her hand.

  • Leland ordinance delays naming municipal park for first mayor

    LELAND — Renaming the Municipal Park across from Leland’s new town hall after former Mayor Russell Baldwin could be a long-term project.

    Mayor Brenda Bozeman first proposed in August commemorating Baldwin, who died Sept. 18 after a long illness, for his part in creating the town of Leland and serving as its first mayor.

    The discussion picked up again during the Sept. 18 town meeting after Bozeman announced Baldwin had died earlier in the day.

  • Brunswick County goes to the polls Tuesday

     

    The Nov. 4 general election will feature races to determine Brunswick County’s representatives on the county and school boards and at the state and national level.

    It also includes Brunswick County residents seeking to serve statewide.

    Brunswick County

    Incumbent county commissioner Marty Cooke faces a challenge from John Holleman for the District 2 seat.

    Charlie Miller, the incumbent board of education member for District 3, faces opponent William C. Flythe.

  • Trying to be everywhere at once

    Remember how I wrote the other week about how great it is we have so much going on in Brunswick County at this time of year?

    I take it back. It’s not as great as I thought it was, and here’s why: We apparently have a minimum of four big events happening on a given weekend and I’ve got three reporters on staff. And as spectacular as they are, they can’t be everywhere at once. Plus, my repeated (some might say ridiculous) requests for a device to clone them continue to be ignored.

  • 15 helpful tips for voting in 2014

    By Bob Hall

    Guest Columnist

    As an independent watchdog group, Democracy North Carolina receives all kinds of reports on our hotline at (888) OUR-VOTE. We encourage voters to review the candidates at www.ncvotered.org and call the hotline if you have any problems as you vote.

    Here are 15 tips to make your voting experience easier, which we’ve vetted through the State Board of Elections:

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Wednesday, Oct. 15

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham: