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Today's News

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 13, 14, 15 and 18 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.

     

    Wednesday, Aug 13

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

    Patricia M. Acri, PG improper equipment.

  • Lessons from grandchildren are precious and powerful

    Typically, grandparents are the conveyors of wisdom and advice. However, during a recent visit to Connecticut, I had the marvelous experience of being both recipient and participant in the wisdom of two granddaughters: Audrey, a college junior, and Katie, entering her freshman year. Each young woman has her own distinct personality, preferences and angst. Both share a common work ethic, the desire to be and do their very best, whatever the endeavor.

  • It’s summertime, and fruits and vegetables are at their peak

    If there’s one food that really captures the essence of summer, it’s salad. Ripe produce are overflowing from our gardens, and when fruits and vegetables are at the peak of their season, there’s no need to do anything fancy with them.

  • Canning your own homemade salsa

    What do you think about these statements?

    ·      “My salsa is so hot and spicy no bacteria can grow in it.”

    ·      “I’ve added vinegar and lots of tomatoes to my salsa, I don’t need to pressure can it.”

    ·      “It’s my mother’s recipe for salsa; it’s worked in the past. This is how we’ve always done it, I know it’ safe.”

  • Note-taking skills for back to school

    By Katie McKee

     

    Guest Columnist

     

    I have seen learners of all ages scramble to write down every word a teacher said only to leave class with a stack of chaotic notes that do not help with studying later. Implementing a note-taking strategy that uses keywords, questions, notes and summaries will help you focus on relevant information and organize it for studying.

  • Pet food trends for 2014-15

    I’m a pet foodie. I’m also a people foodie but my real passion lies with pet food. I’m constantly scouring journals and news outlets for any pet food news. Recently the Institute of Food Technologists(IFT) released a list of nine top pet food trends, particularly dog and cat foods. I thought I’d share their findings and give my opinion on each observation.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

     

    Poison ivy isn’t “evil.” (Neither are spiders or hurricanes.)

    Some plants do cause problems, of course. Poison ivy is a “problem” plant for humans, in that it causes lots of people to break out in allergic reactions, sometimes severely. And yet poison ivy is, in fact, a widespread native species, providing wildlife food for a variety of critters. It is a common component of many natural ecosystems and has been here in our landscapes a lot longer than we humans have.

  • BCC wins volleyball opener

     BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College volleyball team beat the St. Andrews’ junior varsity 25-15, 26-24, 25-9 Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    BCC has a new coach this season, Justin Hoskins, and the Dolphins played before an enthusiastic crowd of many fellow student-athletes.

    Morgan Sullivan served the Dolphins to a 10-4 lead in the first game and the Dolphins controlled the rest of the game for the victory.

  • Scorpions lose football opener 23-0 to Whiteville
  • Play It Forward

     Only in golf do we think we are touring pros.

    Here’s the deal. Most of the other sports we watch on TV are team sports, with highly trained, muscular professional players. Each sport has specialty players: catchers, pitchers, outfielders and infielders in baseball; linemen, receivers, quarterbacks, halfbacks, punters and kickers in football — and on and on in sports like soccer and lacrosse and field hockey.

    In golf, you are a one-person team playing against a golf course.