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Today's News

  • Resolutions are never really resolved

    The New Year is already nearly two months old. So are the resolutions made with great verve and grim determination, only to be subject to procrastination or disillusion. Now, the season of Lent emerges for all of us “second-chancers.” We are given a new opportunity to be transformed into who we really are —if we will receive and accept the gift of prayerful time.

  • Growing pains: Baxter’s baffling condition

    Baxter couldn’t stand, much less walk.

    As I looked down at the shaking German shepherd puppy, it was hard to imagine this was the same dog that only a week ago had nearly knocked me over as he bounded into my veterinary clinic. What was going on?

  • Eat the MED way

    Editor’s note: Last in a series of eight columns on “Med instead of Meds.”

    For the last two months I’ve been writing about “Med instead of Meds for Better Health,“ a way of eating that can help reduce your chances of a chronic illness and needing to take medication. The “med way” is modeled after the traditional eating style of people that live in the Mediterranean region.

  • Moderation is the right approach for fertilizing turf

    As one of the old guys in the gardening world, I’ve seen lots of changes in the last 35 years as conventional wisdom evolves and changes our recommendations. Pruning flush cuts, tree wraps and planting holes filled with Black Cow have all gone the way of the mammoth and the dodo bird. It seems our long-standing recommendation to wait until mid- to late April to fertilize warm-season grasses may be next on the scrap heap of horticultural history.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 2:04 p.m. Feb. 16, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 2:04 p.m. Feb. 16, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • Sheriff’s office asking for public’s assistance in locating missing teen

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a teen they say was last seen Thursday evening.

    Sixteen-year-old Shimeck Williams was last seen at 6 p.m. on Feb. 15 wearing a white shirt and shorts, and he may be wearing a blue North Brunswick hoodie.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 253-2777 or 911.

  • NCDOT announces improved litter website

    Those interested in adopting or sponsoring a highway now have a user-friendly tool that shows routes available for cleanup in all 100 North Carolina counties thanks to a new litter management website, https://apps.ncdot.gov/LM, with an interactive map.

    The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Roadside Environmental Unit website helps current volunteers see where their assigned roadways are, markets the Sponsor-A-Highway program, and makes it easier for volunteers to report the amount of litter collected.

  • NCDOT closes portion of Clemmons Road

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation has closed Clemmons Road, from Gilbert Road to Lennon Road, in Bolivia until Friday, March 2, at 5 p.m. for repairs and resurfacing.

    The NCDOT reminds motorists to stay alert, use alternate routes when possible during this period, drive with caution, obey the posted speed limits and allow extra travel time.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 12:10 p.m. Feb. 14, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906