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Today's News

  • North Brunswick girls, boys win ECC championships

    LELAND — The North Brunswick girls’ and boys’ track and field teams won the East Central Conference track and field championships May 2 at Garry Bishop Stadium.

    North’s girls scored 176 points. Croatan was second (121.5) in the seven-team meet.

    North’s boys scored 224 points. Croatan was second (103) in the seven-team meet.

    In the girls’ meet, North won five individual events and used its depth to win the championship.

  • District court docket for April 17, 20 and 21.

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on April 17, 20 and 21 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, April 17

    Judge Jason Disbrow presided over the following cases with prosecutor Jamie Darroch and courtroom clerk Jennifer Jones:

    Miguel Garcia Jr., PG DWI.

  • The fresh crunch of spring onions will complement any salad

    With the arrival of our warm weather, the fresh crunch of spring onions will complement any salad.

    Though spring and green onions are often used interchangeably, there is a difference between them. Spring onions have larger leaves and are harvested after a small bulb has formed. Green onions are harvested before any bulb has formed. If you leave them in longer, you’ll end up with a nice, round regular cooking onion.

     

    Cooking with spring onions

  • How a gene defect in dogs could help treat epilepsy in humans
  • Blue space: A way to recharge your batteries

    By Linda Arnold

     

    We’re all aware of the healing powers of nature.

    Green space. Walking in the woods. Taking in the flora and fauna.

    Now scientists have given a name to the restorative health effects of being around wate: blue space.

    This research, cited by author Alexandrea Becker, deals specifically with the ocean. I’ve learned, though, that similar calming effects can be derived from other bodies of water — lakes, rivers, creeks … and even office fountains.

  • Local strawberries

    Local fresh strawberries are a real treat this time of year. The growers have had quite a season this year with the Mother Nature. With the really warm weather in late February, some of us were lucky to get early berries. Then the cold weather in March slowed things down. While the April rain was appreciated, it too slowed the ripening and picking. According to one local grower I spoke with, if the weather continues to be favorable, we will have berries through May.

  • Walking down the wrong road, talking

     

    One day my sister was busily discussing with me all that had happened in her young daughter’s life. She was engaged in a lively monologue of maternal advice and suggestions as I listened with the heart and ears of an older sibling who had been that route many years before. Neither of us noticed that we were not alone in the room, until a small voice interrupted our reverie. I smiled as I heard my niece tell her Mom, “You are walking down the wrong aisle, talking.” 

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

     

    Flower of this purple dye, hit with Cupid's archery,
Sink in apple of his eye. When his love he doth espy,
 Let her shine as gloriously as the Venus of the sky.

    Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 3 scene 2

     

  • More great accomplishments by my greatest accomplishment

    By Angie Sutton

    General Manager

    Here we are four years later: My little Batman went to college and will graduate this Saturday with a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in international affairs and pre-law.

    We found out last week he had been accepted to his first choice of law school, so here we go again, planning and apartment hunting. Didn’t I just do this?

  • On Campus with BCC: Singing praises of unsung heroes

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    It is the zealous efforts of individuals who often go unnoticed that allow Brunswick Community College to operate seamlessly. A light fixture that was not working one day is “magically” functioning the next. Colorful beds of flowers and manicured lawns bless the campus overnight. Cluttered hallways and lounges seemingly right themselves. These mysterious occurrences are the work of BCC’s unsung heroes. It is through their continuous commitment to excellence and dedicated devotion that our campus thrives.