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Today's News

  • Homemade Jam to sweeten Calabash on July 31

    Homemade Jam is a local band from southern Brunswick County, offering a variety of blues, country and Southern rock.

    The group performs at Calabash’s Summer Concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in Calabash Community Park.

    The band plays a variety of music from Merle Haggard to Molly Hachett.

  • Quick-freezing tomatoes

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

     

    I’m not sure you can ever have too many tomatoes, but sometimes you may have more than you can use while they still have good quality. Perhaps there are just a few left on the plants and you don’t have the enough or the time and energy to can them. How about quick-freezing?

  • To eat shrimp, you should know the best way to peel them

     There is a right way and a wrong way to peel shrimp. Boiled or uncooked, if you’re going to eat shrimp, you need to know the best way to peel them.

  • Couples celebrate 40th wedding anniversaries

     Louis and Barbara Berinoto and Bill and Louise Gerber celebrate their 40th wedding anniversaries at Brunswick Plantation by renewing their vows before family and friends Saturday, July 19. They have been friends since their high school days in New Jersey where they resided until relocating here seven years ago.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Which plants display the showiest, most flamboyant flowers? Some will insist they are the various orchid species. The orchid family truly is a giant group, easily the largest plant family in the world, in terms of number of different species. Orchids as a family cover the earth — almost. They are indeed known from all but the coldest parts of the planet. Many are epiphytic, or growing on the branches of trees, but quite a large number, too, are terrestrial, at home on the ground. Some are even weeds.

  • To read spiritual books is also to read books spiritually

     Good people, holy people of all ages and in all faiths, usually spend considerable time in prayer. They do their devotionals, or finger their beads, or say rosaries or center themselves in meditation. They attend worship services, listen to sermons, share hospitality or fellowship. They read inspirational books and pamphlets, participate in Bible studies or religiously oriented meetings and workshops. They also encourage others to follow suit, to join them in a search for God.

  • Governor to sign bill that reviews Common Core standards

     Only a year after Common Core’s implementation in Brunswick County K-12 schools, state legislators have passed a  bill that will review North Carolina’s education standards. The bill has passed through the House of Representatives and is expected to be signed by Gov. Pat McCrory.

    The House passed the legislation 71-34 and the Senate approved the bill last week.

  • Cole, Foss marry in Hawaii

     Navy Lt. Pamela Cole and Air Force Capt. Matthew C. Foss were married May 31 on the beach of Diamond Head in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    The groom is the son of Michael and Gloria Foss of Bolivia. He is a 2000 graduate of West Brunswick High School and earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in business/finance from McPherson College in Kansas. He is serving in Okinawa, Japan, as the chief linguistic officer of the Pacific Rim.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over six days of Brunswick County District Criminal Court on July 15, 16, 17, 18, 21 and 22.

    Codes: DWI, driving while impaired, 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.

     

    Tuesday, July 15

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Fisherman’s find on Holden Beach linked to Civil War-era ship

    The Museum of Coastal Carolina has a new artifact to display for visitors thanks to a local man’s curiosity.

    Gary Mullen discovered two iron chain links that date back to the early 19th century.

    Mullen’s Indiana Jones moment didn’t come from treasure hunting or metal detecting; he was just walking along Holden Beach in February when something caught his eye.