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Today's News

  • Zaxby’s Restaurant planned for Shallotte

     SHALLOTTE — Site and landscape plans for a Zaxby’s Restaurant were on the agenda for Shallotte’s Sept. 13 planning board meeting.

    Shallotte Properties LLC submitted the request for a 90-seat restaurant at 4736 Main St., the site of the former Hardee’s and The Grille restaurants.

    The property is zoned central business and the existing building on the property will be demolished.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 29, 30, 31 and Sept. 1, 2 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, Aug. 29

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy Cronk and courtroom clerks Kimberly Gonzalez and Courtney Graham:

  • Your dog loves you more than food

     Good news doting dog owners: New research proves you’re more than a treat dispenser to your pooch. Given the choice, chances are your dog would prefer your praise over food. This surprisingly unsurprising revelation was the conclusion of a small scientific study conducted by neuroscientists from Emory University. These results have important implications for how we train and treat our canines.

  • Look beyond the image you see and view the person in plain sight
  • Green graduates from basic training

     U.S. Air Force Airman Daveion R. Green graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Do so many options lead to non-commitment?

    By Linda Arnold

          Coke, Diet Coke, Caffeine-free Coke, Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke — you name it.

          We have so many choices today, and I wonder whether all our options have created some negative side effects.  While I’m all for progress — and choices — it seems that one of the side effects is indecisiveness.

  • Peeling away the vegetative layers and exploring the shrub layer

     By Sam Marshall

     

    We have been discussing over the past few weeks the benefits of additional vegetative complexity in home lawns and gardens. Shrubs are arguably one of the best ways to add complexity to your landscape, as they cover the spectrum of both height and spread. You also can add a greater number of shrubs to a home yard as they generally take up less space, which makes them ideal choices for smaller areas. This column will focus on shrub selections for home landscapes.

     

    Selecting the right shrubs

  • Safe Plates food safety manager classes
  • When grilling vegetables, avoid those with high water content

     I’ve collected a number of grilling recipes over the years, dividing them into entrees, side dishes and dessert categories. Outdoor grilling isn’t just for steaks, hamburgers or hot dogs. Try grilling combinations of different vegetables or even fruits.

    Many vegetables do really well on a grill, but try to avoid those with a high water content, like cucumbers, celery or greens. Some of the best grilling vegetables are asparagus, eggplant, onions, a variety of peppers and even cabbage.

     

  • Coast Guard assists man who suffered seizure on BHI

    The Coast Guard assisted an 80-year-old man after he suffered a seizure on Bald Head Island early Tuesday morning.

    Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call from Coast Guard Station Oak Island at 3:55 a.m. that the Bald Head Island Fire Department requested medical transport for the man, according to a Coast Guard news release.

    Sector North Carolina watchstanders launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Oak Island at 4:20 a.m.