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Today's News

  • Trojan cheerleaders at BB&T Jamboree
  • Audubon course starts Aug. 19

    Cape Fear Audubon has been promoting a concept of creating a bird-friendly habitat.

    Now a continuing education course, Creating a Sustainable Natural Habitat for Landscaping, is being offered at the Leland Campus of Brunswick Community College, 2050 Enterprise Dr NE in Leland.   The course will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings, starting Aug. 19 and ending Sept. 25. Some field trips will be scheduled on Saturdays.  The course covers the same basic concepts of the bird-friendly habitat.

  • Laughter is great medicine, but not enough to survive pain

    I like to think by the time you read this, actor-comedian Robin Williams will have spent the last few days yukking it up again with his mentor, Jonathan Winters.

    Like most of us, I was saddened to read Williams’ death this past Monday is an apparent suicide. He’d publicly discussed his past substance abuse and ongoing struggle with depression even though he was one of the funniest people on earth.

  • Take extra care on wet roads

    Traveling along our roads lately has become more treacherous thanks to persistent rainy weather. It creates an added risk in Brunswick County, where it seems motorists are surrounded by waterways at all times.

    Although water is often visible on the surface of the road during and after a heavy rainfall, what motorists do not or cannot see is where the real danger lies.

  • Quicker freezing techniques for vegetables

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

     

    A couple weeks ago I shared instructions for freezing tomatoes. It’s quick and easy and there is no need to blanch or cook the tomatoes first. I heard positive comments about this method of preserving tomatoes. People like quick and easy.

  • Governor signs new charter schools law

     Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill into law Aug. 6 that requires charter schools to disclose the names of employees and salary information.

    The action follows months of charter school scrutiny as Roger Bacon Academy (RBA), which operates two charter schools in Brunswick County, failed to comply with several public records requests from local media outlets, an infraction punishable by charter revocation.

  • Go to back to school or open house

     Back to school season is upon us and you are probably combing the aisles of your favorite retailer for the best deals on No. 2 pencils and lunchboxes. In the midst of the annual rush to get everything on the school supplies list and make sure your child has done his or her summer reading, there are a few other steps you can take to start the school year on a path to success.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Our mystery plant may not be familiar to you, because it is fairly uncommon. You will surely know the family to which it belongs, however: the philodendron family.

  • Superintendent upholds school’s decision to keep book

     Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden upheld Cedar Grove Middle School’s decision to keep a controversial novel on the shelves of its libraries.

    Frankie Wood, 72, appealed the school’s decision to keep “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” as part of the eighth-grade curriculum June 30.

    Wood was scheduled to speak at the board of education’s monthly meeting Aug. 5, but chose not to address the board because she said she hadn’t received Pruden’s response.

  • Gang prevention program funded by Board of Education

     Local law enforcement and education officials left an Aug. 5 Brunswick County Board of Education meeting feeling great about G.R.E.A.T.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Brian Sanders made a presentation to the board about the county’s Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program, an evidence-based and effective gang and violence prevention program built around school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curricula.