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Today's News

  • Calabash Fire Department sets record calls for 2017

    The Calabash Fire Department had another busy month, setting a yearly record for calls during 2017 with 2,125 responses for the year, spokeswoman Honey Chiocco said.

    Chiocco said it was the second highest number of calls for a fire department in Brunswick County, second only to Leland, which had 2,188 calls.

  • Another warning about the ‘s’ word

    Here we go again — or not: A weather

    update I received over the weekend from the National Weather Service office in Wilmington warned of the possibility of snow returning to Brunswick County this week.

  • Congrats to Caraway on reaching milestone in coaching

    West Brunswick head wrestling coach Jimmy Caraway’s career is remarkable for its longevity alone. It seems not many people these days remain in the same profession for 21 years, as he has.

    Caraway began his career as an assistant wrestling coach at Lumberton in 1995 and moved to its head coach position three years later, remaining there until he took the job as head wrestling coach at West Brunswick before the 2005-06 season.

    His tenure at West has produced a two-time individual state champion in Harrison Campbell and several regional and state qualifiers.

  • District Court docket for Jan. 3 and 4

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 2 and 3 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.

    Tuesday, Jan. 2

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez:

    Robert Timothy Aycock Jr., PG DWI.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly, we passed a major clean water bill in the House of Representatives, we had several oversight committees, including transportation, and I opened the first local district office in memory by a state representative in Brunswick County.

  • You decide: Where is the economy headed in 2018?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    January is my busiest month of the year for making public presentations. People want to know what the economy will be like in the year ahead. For businesses, economic forecasts are important for production and hiring plans. Government officials want to know what the economy will mean for their tax revenues and public expenditures. And, of course, the relative strength or weakness of the economy is one of the key determinants of the availability, types and pay of jobs for workers.

  • Every viewpoint is a view from one point
  • The popularity of the blender led to today’s food processor

    Most kitchens these days are filled with the latest and greatest countertop appliances, from specialized coffee makers and indoor grills to mixers and food processors! But back in the day, our favorite small appliance was the Waring Blender, made popular by Fred Waring, a well-known entertainer of the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

  • The Big Freeze leaves impact on local gardens

    We survived The Big Freeze of 2018.  It’s not quite “hit the beach” weather this weekend, but at least the daytime temperatures are well above freezing.

  • Olive oil swap

    Editor’s note: Third in a series of eight columns on “Med instead of Meds.”