Today's News

  • Do you use a ‘secret ingredient’ for your summer potato salad?

     Summer barbecues mean ribs, steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs and plenty of baked beans and a variety of salads.

    My favorite summer salad is potato salad and everyone has their own special way of making it. Some like using white potatoes, while others like using red or Yukon Gold or even sweet potatoes. Whatever kind of potatoes you use, most contain a combination of onions, celery, peppers and hard-boiled eggs. Where the biggest difference comes in, though, is the seasoning.


    The secret ingredient

  • New books available at Rourk Library in Shallotte

     The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.


    “The Truth About Psychics” by Sylvia Browne. Explains how you can spot a fraud and shows how to tap into your own spiritualism and develop legitimate psychic skills.

  • Some facts about the sun

     There are plenty of hot sunny days ahead as we head into summer. During spring of this year, we had a few days that gave us a taste of the hot days to come. With the summer approaching, here are a few Sun facts to think about next time you are in the sun getting a suntan and avoiding the dreaded over sun exposure, sunburn. Here’s to the power of the Sun.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Nicholas Shaun Anderson, 26, of 9044 Shady Forest Drive, Calabash, with larceny and misdemeanor possession of one-half ounce of marijuana at Walmart. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny of cash at Rourk Library; suspect took $15 gift card and $35 in cash from victim’s unlocked vehicle.

  • Cleveland Indians select West Brunswick’s Jay Gause in draft


    Jay Gause nearly slept through the biggest day of his young and promising baseball career. But the second round of the Major League Baseball draft began at noon Tuesday, and when Gause, a West Brunswick High School pitcher, hadn’t been selected by the seventh round in the early afternoon by any of the 30 teams, he napped.

    Around 6:30 p.m., Gause was awakened by a call from the Cleveland Indians informing him they had selected him in the 25th round.

  • Few speak out at public hearing

    BOLIVIA—A handful of people representing local nonprofit agencies made their final pleas for funding Monday evening during a public hearing for the county’s proposed $196 million budget.

    Commissioners are expected to vote on the budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year at their June 21 meeting. The proposed budget, which takes effect July 1, does not include a tax increase of any new fees and is 1.3 percent less than the current fiscal year’s budget.

  • Convicted murderer sentenced to life in prison could be paroled in 2013

    A man convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison could be paroled by 2013.

    According to the N.C. Post Release Supervision and Parole Commission, Terrance Jones, 34, could be released on parole May 19, 2013. Jones was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Oct. 17, 1994 for his role in a Nov. 28, 1993 murder in Brunswick County.

  • Veterans task force, Brunswick County Hospital Authority to meet Wednesday

    A recently established task force intended to benefit county veterans will meet Wednesday afternoon to elect officers and discuss various issues affecting veterans.

    Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren assembled a community task force to address the needs of the county’s estimated 15,000 veterans, he said.

    The Community Veterans Task Force of Brunswick County will meet at noon Wednesday, June 9, at PJ’s Restaurant in Southport.

  • This week’s column brought to you by the First Amendment: Leave us alone

    One of these three doesn’t belong: newspapers, free press and government reinvention.

    Unless you’re with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in which case you spent one year discussing a government-induced renaissance of the media. In that case, you would apparently think the three go together.

    But every other free-thinking, logical American should be able to identify the problem with government intervention in the media.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.