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Today's News

  • District court docket

        The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 27 and 28 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, Jan. 27

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor C. Ashley Gore and courtroom clerk Kristin Cranfill:

    Jose Francisco Abalo, PG speeding 64/55.

  • Grand jury

     Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases Feb. 1 during a grand jury session:

    Pamela Lynn Ackermann, possess/distribute meth precursor.

    Jamar Levon Bellamy, sell schedule I controlled substance in public park, sell/deliver heroin, two counts of possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver heroin, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • 10 healthful foods to include in your kitchen makeover

    In last week’s column, I gave you a quiz to determine if your kitchen needed a healthful makeover. I’ll repeat one of the key statements: If you want to eat more healthfully, you have to be able to easily prepare foods that are good for you. Having the right kinds of food on hand is critical.

  • Zika virus and pets: Five things to know

    You’re probably familiar with malaria, yellow fever, dengue, Chikungunya and West Nile virus. The latest unwelcome addition to this mosquito-borne disease list is Zika virus. Here are five things every pet owner needs to know about Zika virus.

    1.     What is Zika virus?

  • Do you suffer from Intention Deficit Disorder?

     

    There you are, drifting along in life. No matter how hard you try, you never seem to accomplish your goals. You’re always getting sidetracked.

    What’s up with that? And is there an app for it?

    With everything on your platter, it may seem like it’s all you can do to get to the bottom of your to-do list.  And then it feels like you’re just existing, rather than really living, your life.

     

    WHAT are you doing — and WHY?

  • Thoughts for meditation during Lent

     

     

    Springtime brings renewal, a greening of winter’s barren brownness. It also ushers in the Lenten season of deepening reflection, retrospection, remembrance, repentance, and reconciliation. It is a greening, a softening of the hardened spirit and soul.

  • what is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

     

    “With sudden roar the aged pine tree falls – one crash, the death-hymn of the perfect tree, declares the close of its green century.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Woodnotes”

     

  • Use of spices and bread crumbs make for a ‘devilish’ dish

     According to Webster’s dictionary, deviling is just “preparing food with hot seasoning.” The term is apparently linked to Hell’s temperature. Deviling is more liberally applied to recipes that are coated in mustards and hot sauces and crumbs and then baked, grilled or eaten as is. The effect can then be doubled by serving a deviled sauce alongside!

  • Hall 60th anniversary

      Morris and Hilda Hall of Shallotte celebrate their 60th anniversary Feb. 4, 2016, at Lover’s Leap in Virginia. The Halls, both originally from Virginia, have two daughters and four granddaughters, and can be seen every Monday and Wednesday morning at Hardees in Supply “dancing up and down the aisles to country music.”

  • Hall 60th anniversary

      Morris and Hilda Hall of Shallotte celebrate their 60th anniversary Feb. 4, 2016, at Lover’s Leap in Virginia. The Halls, both originally from Virginia, have two daughters and four granddaughters, and can be seen every Monday and Wednesday morning at Hardees in Supply “dancing up and down the aisles to country music.”