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Today's News

  • New drug offers help to dogs fearful of noise

    For thousands of dog owners, July 4 is the scariest holiday of the year. Pet parents with dogs afraid of loud noises dread the firecrackers and fireworks that paralyze their pooch with fear. A new drug recently approved by the FDA hopes to ease some of these sound anxieties with a unique gel medication. Before we reveal this breaking advancement, let’s review noise phobia in dogs.

  • Looking to cookbooks for food safety information often results in bad advice

    Dr. Ben Chapman, our food safety specialist at N.C. State, says cookbooks give readers (mostly) bad advice on food safety.

    I agree with Dr. Chapman when he says cookbooks and online recipes could be a much better source of food safety information. Putting the appropriate information, like cooking temperatures, cross contamination risks or storage times, right into a recipe would provide the cooks the info right when they need it.

  • Time for tomato troubles

    Whether you call it “pomme d’amour,” “pomodoro ,” “love apple” or just “tomato,” growing this vegetable that’s actually a fruit is a challenge in southeastern North Carolina. The plant clinic at the Arboretum on Oleander Drive in Wilmington is always full of tomato troubles this time of year: bacterial wilt, tomato spotted wilt virus, root-knot nematodes, early blight, late blight, ... the list goes on.

  • Club Profile: Calabash American Legion Nocha White Post 503

    Monthly meetings

    Post meetings 7 p.m. third Wednesdays

    Ladies auxiliary 9:30 a.m. first Tuesdays

    Sons of the American Legion 7 p.m. first Wednesdays

    Legion Riders 7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays

    House committee 5 p.m. first Mondays

    Governing board 4 p.m. second Thursdays

    American Legion Post Nocha White Post 503 launched in 1993 in Calabash.

  • District Court Docket for June 9, 12, 13 and 14

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on June 9, 12, 13 and 14 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.

    Friday, June 9

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez:

  • Events commemorate America’s 241st birthday

    Glorify the freedom, laud the liberty, enjoy the independence.

    Patriotism prevails as Americans celebrate the country’s 241st birthday with an array of events planned in coming days, starting with the North Carolina Fourth of July Festival in Southport and concluding with fireworks over the Calabash River.

    Here’s a closer look at area events.

    N.C. Fourth of July Festival

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    June 20

    Communicating threats at Southeastern Preschool Educational Center on Thomas Garst Lane.

    Larceny of a $1,200 riding lawn mower from Wal-Mart on new Pointe Boulevard.

    June 21

    Simple assault and misdemeanor larceny of $40 in a parking lot on Reed Road.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    June 19

    Larceny of merchandise worth $338 from Wal-Mart on Main Street.

    Larceny of a purse from a shopping cart and obtaining property by false pretenses at Wal-Mart on Main Street.

    June 20

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, June 19-24, 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrest.

    June 19

    Someone pumped gas at the Market Express and drove off.

    June 21

    Someon came into the Minuteman 14 and stole several items.

    June 24

    Roger Wilson, 58, of Euclid in Rockford, Ill., was cited on a simple possession of marijuana charge.

  • Notable scores and golf highlights of area leagues

     Beachcombers

             Results from Friday, June 16. The group played a format of one low net on par 5 holes, two low nets on par 4s and three low nets on par 3s per foursome. Joe Capone, Chuck Good, Chris Kelly and Vic Bryant won first place with a score of 105. Capone was the low gross winner with a 79. Bryant, who was named golfer of the week, shot a 62 in the low net game to capture top honors.

     

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