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Today's News

  • McCrory stresses need to close skills gap during Leland visit

     LELAND — If North Carolina wants to compete with other states in attracting industry and growing existing businesses, it must close the skills gap and improve transportation and infrastructure, the governor says.

    Gov. Pat McCrory outlined his plan to improve industry in the Tar Heel State during a news conference on the Brunswick Community College campus in Leland on Friday, Feb. 13. He spoke in front of several community leaders as well as representatives from eight existing Brunswick County industries.

  • Meteorologists expect ‘dangerously cold’ temperatures

     A winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) is no longer in effect, but the cold is here to stay through the end of the week.

    The winter weather advisory issued earlier in the week was lifted after very little precipitation fell Feb. 16-17, said Steve Pfaff, an NWS meteorologist in Wilmington.

    But the forecast prompted Brunswick County Schools to operate on a one-hour delay for students Tuesday, Feb. 17.

  • African childrens choir visits Camp Methodist

     SHALLOTTE — The regular scheduled Wednesday night service at Camp United Methodist Church had a global feel last week as a children’s choir from a different continent.

    The Watoto African Children’s Choir performed at Camp United Methodist Church off Main Street on Feb. 11 as part of a tour through the Tar Heel State. The show consisted of vibrant, original African music, dance routines and personal testimonies.

  • Treatment court graduates share testimonies at ceremony

     BOLIVIA — Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis said Brunswick County Treatment Courts program wouldn’t be possible without the help of several willing people ranging from county commissioners to professional drug counselors.

    She knew she’d need assistance from the entire community when she made her vision of establishing a local treatment court a reality in 2008. Lewis continued to thank those who assisted her in making the treatment a reality at a recent treatment court graduation ceremony Jan. 29.

  • Uncle of escaped inmate arrested following bond hearing

     Another relative accused of aiding 23-year-old William Earl Hewett of Southport during his alleged escape from the county jail faces charges following his Feb. 12 arrest.

    William Hewett’s uncle, 41-year-old Robby Wayne Hewett, was charged with felony harboring an escapee and accessory after the fact Feb. 3, but wasn’t arrested until Feb. 9, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Undrena Gause re-enlists in Air National Guard

    Air Force Maj. Corey A. Gause of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., had the honor of re-enlisting his wife, Staff Sgt. Undrena Gause of Ocala, Fla., into the West Virginia Air National Guard. After 10 years of Air Force active duty and three years in the Air Force Reserve, Staff Sgt. Gause took 10 years from service to raise their two children, Corey A. Gause Jr. and Kaitlyn K. Gause.

    In civilian life, Capt. Gause is a Pentagon senior career civil servant and Staff Sgt. Gause is a lead MRI technician at Fairfax Radiology in Reston, Va. They live in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

  • Bring a dish to share

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

     I think we all have the opportunity to attend potluck or covered dish dinners. You know what I’m talking about…an event where everyone brings a dish to share. But, are you sharing more than the food?

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

     “Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen,”Willa Cather, My Antonia.

     

    Winter. Winter. Winter. On and on. And it probably won’t even snow here where I am. I have to admit that even though it is cold and nippy for this child of summer, our southern winters always include some beautiful, sparkling days. And the big trees don’t seem to mind winter too much.

  • The aroma of fresh-baked bread is the perfect addition to any meal

     When it comes to meal planning, I don’t always remember to include a vegetable and/or beans and some kind of greens, like a garden salad, spinach, broccoli…something in the green family, and occasionally a pasta or starch of some kind.

    My wife can attest to this fact. On more than one occasion, I’ll tell her what fantastic entrée that I’m concocting and she’ll ask me, “What vegetable on you planning to serve with that?”

  • Seven face drug charges in separate cases

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested four people in Supply on drug charges Monday, Feb. 16, following an investigation prompted by tips and complaints from the community.