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Today's News

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 30, 31 and Jan. 4, 5 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Dec.30

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Joy Easley and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick:

    Marcella R. Anderson, simple possession schedule IV controlled substance, complied with deferred prosecution.

    Tabatha Christine Bakan, a.k.a. Tabatha Christine Varnam, driving while license revoked, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Get your dance moves on in 2010 with array of classes

    Looking for something new, active and fit to do in 2010?

    Try moving your feet to music.

    Instructors are stepping up with an array of dance classes in a variety of styles, from beginner to advanced, throughout Brunswick County.

    Every day of the week, students are dancing somewhere at an area venue.

  • Couple's kindness shows Northerners meaning of Southern hospitality

    Shirley Bemis and her husband Wayne moved to Bolivia a little more than a year ago.

    They left behind the cold northern weather of New Hampshire for the coast’s warmer temperatures.

    “We’re New Hampshire Yankees,” Shirley said, adding, “but we’re country people at heart, too.”

    Southern hospitality has been among the many things the Bemises have enjoyed since relocating to our milder temperatures, but a recent encounter at a local store truly warmed their hearts.

  • Beat the cold-weather blues with some comfort-tainment

    After dealing for the last two weeks or so with frosty windshields, keeping track of gloves and enough static in my hair to power the entire Beacon office, it’s hard for me to believe that in about six months, I will be complaining about the heat.

    Mid-July is when I usually break out my DVD of “Fargo,” where I enjoy watching the snow fall and secretly thank my lucky stars I’m not seven months pregnant in Brainerd, Minn., solving grisly murders in 15-below-zero weather.

  • A different kind of ball room

    LOCKWOOD FOLLY--Friendly competition, camaraderie and fun are the main reasons people enjoy shooting pool, and for a group of friends in this golf course community, another reason is neighbor Bob Marston’s new billiards room.

    The group of about a half-dozen Lockwood Folly residents plays three nights a week, and Marston’s friends say the night they enjoy most is when he hosts the game.

  • Brunswick representatives attend forum on investing in children's futures

    “Smart Investing: Communities Thrive When Children Thrive” is an initiative funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to find out what North Carolinians think are the most important priorities for the state, specifically related to young children.

    The foundation funded eight forums across the state, and several representatives from Brunswick County attended the forum in Fayetteville last month.

  • Sunset River Marketplace to feature watercolors by Richard Staat

    CALABASH—Sunset River Marketplace is featuring paintings by watercolor artist Richard Staat in a show titled “Watercolors with a Transparent Touch,” from Jan. 11 through Feb. 20.

    The eclectic exhibition includes figural pieces as well as landscapes and coastal scenes. A reception, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16.

  • MARTIN LUTHER KING OBSERVANCES

    MLK OBSERVANCE THURSDAY

    A Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, in the Brunswick County Commissioners Chambers located in the David R. Sandifer County Administration Building at the Brunswick County Government Center in Bolivia. Everyone is invited to attend. Nonperishable food items will be accepted at the event. For more information, contact Andrea White at 253-2016.

    SOUTHPORT SETS TWO-DAY CELEBRATION

  • Winter exercise takes a hike

    Ah, winter exercise.

    There’s nothing I like better than to get up on a frosty morn (any of the ones we’ve seen this month), stretch my arms toward Mr. Coffee and do a lengthy sit-down on the couch in front of the television.

    I say I’m tuning in for exercise-at-dawn, and I do. But it has nothing to do with any outrageous outdoor running or power-walking on dangerously icy pavement. You have got to be kidding.

    But what’s not to love about FitTV’s exercise guru Gilad Janklowicz?

  • West Brunswick girls rout Whiteville

     WHITEVILLE—The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team dominated from the first minutes in beating Whiteville 49-29 in a Waccamaw Conference game Friday night.

    Breana Gause scored 18 points, had 10 rebounds and made five steals for the Trojans, now 2-2 in the conference, 7-4 overall. Sheena Suttlemyre scored 12 points, had 12 rebounds and two seals.