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Today's News

  • Are liver pudding, livermush and scrapple the same thing?

    A popular Southern breakfast treat is livermush, or liver pudding. It is said to be one of the first pork foods made in America. It’s a flexible dish and makes an excellent breakfast alongside some fried or scrambled eggs.

    I grew up eating scrapple, said to have actually originated in the farmlands of eastern Pennsylvania. The word scrapple originated from “scrap” or “scrappy,” and consisted of ground leftover pig scraps that were boiled and then combined with cornmeal and other spices.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

  • Making the connection for a healthy life

    By Linda Arnold

     

    Pop quiz: The most important factor in living a healthy life for most of us is:

    ·      Good nutrition

    ·      Regular exercise

    ·      Smoking cessation

    ·      Limited alcohol consumption

  • When a birthday is more than a number

    CELEBRATION! That was the key word. I had to spell it out in capital letters because it was a capital event. April, our dear across-the-street neighbor of whom I have sometimes written, turned 40 on April 10.

  • What to do when your pet has diarrhea and your vet is closed

    One of the most disturbing, embarrassing and often disgusting disorders a pet can develop is diarrhea.

    Runny stools can distress more than your pet’s tummy. Your pet becomes upset because it had an accident, often on a favorite rug or bedspread. You get agitated because you’ve got to clean up the mess. Many times, you feel helpless and don’t know what to do next. And, if your luck is like mine, this tends to happen on the weekend when most veterinary clinics are closed.

  • Carbs are not created equal

    I know you’ve heard people say “I don’t eat carbs” or “I’m cutting down on carbs.” Perhaps you wonder to yourself, “Should I be doing that, too?” Is it healthy to eat or not eat carbs?

  • New Hanover County Arboretum welcomes spring

    We have been on a roller coaster ride this year with April temperatures in February and February temperatures in April. Even with the crazy fluctuations, our spring blooming plants are still putting on a grand show. And, nothing says “it’s spring” quite like the annual Master Gardener Plant Sale at New Hanover County Arboretum. This year’s event is Thursday through Saturday, April 20-22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 23, from noon to 5 p.m. 

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:35 a.m. April 16, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:35 a.m. April 16, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • Suspicious vehicle sought in Sunset Beach after break-in

    The Sunset Beach Police Department is seeking a suspicious vehicle following a break-in Thursday afternoon, April 12, in Sea Trail.

    A residence off Rice Mill Circle was broken into by force. The residents were not home at the time of the entry.

    A suspicious vehicle has been identified as a four-door black Honda or Nissan with a white hood.

    Anyone seeing a vehicle matching this description is asked to contact the Sunset Beach Police Department at 910-579-2151 or 911 after hours and on weekends.