Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 1:38 p.m. Oct. 31, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

  • District court docket for Oct. 16 and 17

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 16 and 17 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.


    Monday, Oct. 16

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following case with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham-Evans:

  • What and when to plant down South

    Coastal North Carolina is the ideal place for those of you who are tired of the snow but still like some change from one season to the next. That means you’re just as likely to hear a “youse guys” as a “ya’ll” in these parts. It also means most of what you knew about gardening —especially the types of plants to use and doing things at the right time — don’t apply. 

  • The power of forgiveness is an unfolding mystery

    I often write of my ongoing admiration of Richard Rohr, OFM. However, his recent series of meditations on the power of forgiveness has me reeling with awe and kneeling in contemplation of the wonder and strength encased in clemency. 

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson


    In the past several years, considerable attention has been devoted here in the South to trees that grow quickly, providing either a fast supply of shade or timber, or both. Here is a plant that is outstanding as a fast shade producer. Now it is indeed a tropical species, and it isn’t native, so if your heart is set on a native species for fast shade, you might have to keep looking.

  • Eat eggs — no yolking


  • How nutrition and obesity affect your pets’ health and behavior

    “Your food makes your mood.” Most of us clearly connect food and fitness with how we feel. Feast on fast food crashed out on the couch, and you end up feeling stuffed and sullen. Sip a fruit-and-veggie smoothie after a run, and you’re refreshed and recharged.

    What we often forget is that diet and health also affects how our pets feel and behave. Pet parents need to understand the connection between behavioral issues, diet and pet obesity and how they can keep their dog or cat happy and healthy.

  • Life lessons learned in ICU waiting rooms

    By Linda Arnold


    I’ve spent a good part of the past couple of weeks in an ICU unit, tending to a close friend, Larry, who is critically ill.  He’s also the husband of my lifelong best-friend-since-kindergarten, Patty.

    Talk about a perspective change! Remind me never to complain about traffic jams or lines at the grocery checkout.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Oct. 27, 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incident, taken from a department report.

    Oct. 27

    Larceny of $161 cash out of a purse on Dogwood Drive.

  • Southern-style food is synonymous with comfort food

    When I think of Southern-style cooking, I imagine poultry like chicken and pork cooked “low and slow” in the kitchen from early morning until time to eat later in the afternoon or evening. Greens thrown in a pot and cooked slowly until almost a “mushy” consistency, but unbelievably flavorful and delicious.

    Creating great Southern food incorporates many ways of cooking, such as grilling and barbecuing outside for family and friends and utilizing all of the fresh seasonal produce from the garden or famers market.