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Today's News

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: The representative’s legislative updates will continue to be published for the duration of the General Assembly’s short session, which has been extended beyond its expected July 1 conclusion.

     

  • Sometimes memories can sting worse than wasps

    I’m finding it a little more difficult than usual to bang out this week’s column because my hand and forearm are smarting after I got stung by a swarm of wasps this past Sunday.

    Here’s what happened: I worked myself into a tizzy worrying about my house back in South Carolina, so I decided to drive up and check on it in person, just to give myself some peace of mind. When I got there, I walked up to my front porch, exactly the way I did when I lived there, and pulled open the storm door, as had been my routine.

  • Pruden sets school superintendent standard

    This time next year, Brunswick County Schools will likely have a new superintendent.

    We hope that person matches Edward Pruden’s caliber. While we have not agreed with everything he has done during his tenure as the school district’s leader for the past four years, it is obvious he genuinely cares about students and their success. It is the most important character trait a school system leader should have.

  • 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 police incident and arrest reports.

    July 21

    Breaking and entering and larceny at Ocean City Chevrolet by someone taking tools from a toolbox in a Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. vehicle.

    July 22

    Larceny of motor fuel from Go Gas on Main Street by someone pumping fuel and driving off without paying for it.

    Larceny of a wallet taken from a room at the Days Inn.

    July 23

  • 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 police incident and arrest reports.

    July 18

    Embezzlement and larceny by employee who had been filing false returns and keeping the monies from a business at 1114 New Pointe Blvd.

    July 19

    Mark Gregory Stacy, 44, 1103 Larchmont Court, arrested on a charge of driving while impaired on Low Country Boulevard.

  • Jeffcoat Pottery fires up 40-year celebration at Calabash gallery

     If you go

    What: Jeffcoat Pottery Anniversary Exhibition

    When: reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 31; exhibition Aug. 1 through Sept. 6

    Where: Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive, Calabash

    Pottery demonstrations noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 and Aug. 27. Weekly drawings for free pottery and gallery gift certificates.

    Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will feature a collection of pottery by Joe and Tonda Jeffcoat titled “Jeffcoat Pottery: Celebrating 40 Years.”

  • Sunset Beach Police Report July 14-27

    Sunset Beach police made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    July 14

    Larceny on Shoreline Drive West.

    July 15

    Breaking and entering, larceny on Dogwood Drive.

    July 16

    Seth Jones Perkinson III, 49, of 2701 Lemon Tree Lane, Charlotte, charged with DWI and driving left of center.

    Warrant issued for failure to appear for Kayla Renee Loftis, 23, of 430 Sunset Blvd., Unit 210, Sunset Beach.

  • Celebrating summer vacation and a chance to cross the pond again

    When it came time to plan another vacation this year — sometimes newspaper people get to do that — I once again chose the UK.

    “Why are you going back to England?” minds inquiring into my bidniz demanded to know.

    Well, I needed to check on Prince George (last year I crossed the pond anticipating and just missing the tiny royal’s birth). Great Britain also has Great Cider, and I speak the language. Sort of.

  • Homemade Jam to sweeten Calabash on July 31

    Homemade Jam is a local band from southern Brunswick County, offering a variety of blues, country and Southern rock.

    The group performs at Calabash’s Summer Concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in Calabash Community Park.

    The band plays a variety of music from Merle Haggard to Molly Hachett.

  • Quick-freezing tomatoes

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

     

    I’m not sure you can ever have too many tomatoes, but sometimes you may have more than you can use while they still have good quality. Perhaps there are just a few left on the plants and you don’t have the enough or the time and energy to can them. How about quick-freezing?