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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    When clouds appear, wise men put on their cloaks;

    When great leaves fall, the winter is at hand.

    Shakespeare, Richard III: II, 3.

     

    Can we talk about leaves?

     

  • To many, the classic Caesar salad is the king of all salads

    This popular classic salad, including all the tableside showmanship by waiters when preparing it tableside, became a sensation in America back in the 1920s. It is widely accepted that Caesar Cardini, a restaurant owner and chef in Tijuana, Mexico, whipped up a salad from scratch with leftover ingredients for a gathering of hungry Hollywood notables.

    To many, including me, this is the king of salads. It was probably the first main coursesalad, and topped with chicken or fish, is truly a main course.

  • BCC celebrates 30 years of small business support

    While officials are examining the potential for retail and other economic growth in Brunswick County using up-to-date data and input from residents as well as visitors, it is important to remember the overwhelming majority of the county’s employers are small businesses.

    The development of those entrepreneurial endeavors, here and across the Tar Heel State, have been supported for the past three decades by the Small Business Center (SBC) Network of the North Carolina Community College System.

  • Lots to love about Brunswick County

    Last week was easily the busiest so far this year for me with two fantastic community events just days apart, both at the Brunswick County Association of Realtors building at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply.

  • Southport men face drug charges

     Two Southport men face drug charges after being arrested Jan. 17.

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested 67-year-old Lamont Lee Proctor and 43-year-old Ivey Millard Gaskill after finding 74 grams of oxycodone, a powerful painkiller, in their possession, warrants show.

    Proctor is accused of selling Gaskill 28 grams or more of opiates, according to warrants, and the men used plastic bags and a Dewalt drill box to store the drugs.

  • Workout for Wexler to aid puppy in need of surgery

    A yoga event this Saturday, Jan. 31, at Sea Trail is taking place to help a rescued puppy in need of surgery and his mounting medical bills.

    Donations from Workout for Wexler, taking place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Sea Trail Conference Center in Sunset Beach, will go to help 4-month-old Wexler, a Yorkshire terrier puppy who was recently rescued from a breeder.

    “They were going to put him to sleep because he was having trouble with his hips and legs,” said Cheri McLain of Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE).

  • 'Poetry Opens Doors' to local writers

    Poetry writers and would-be writers unite.

    Starting Feb. 1, “Poetry Opens Doors” officially launches, and you’re invited to start writing and submitting poetic entries.

    The writing initiative is being spearheaded by local author Joan Leotta, along with Hickmans Crossroads Library branch manager Christi Iffergan and Kat Moore of Poetry Revisited.

  • Celebrating the Dream 50-Year Commemorative Concert is Feb. 6 @ BCC

     IF YOU GO

    What: Celebrating the Dream 50-Year Commemorative Concert

    When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6

    Where: Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College

    How much: $50 general admission; $65 reserved; $75 reserved with reception (plus tax and handling fees)

    Info: Countywide CDC, 383-1724 or Juanita Harper at (910) 619-6295; or go to www.celebratingthedream.org or www.bccowa.com (box office (910) 755-7416)

  • Learn how to take part in Great Backyard Bird Count

    Interested in counting birds for the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)?

    Local bird enthusiast and guest presenter Kurt Hugelmeyer will show how to make your bird-counting count at a program scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    The GBBC, sponsored by the Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology, has taken place in the United States and Canada since 1998. 2013 was the first year for the GBBC to go global.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Jan. 8-Jan. 26

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 8

    Breaking and entering and larceny of four flat-screen televisions on East Main Street.

    Jan. 26

    Larceny and obtaining property by false pretense reported on Water Oak Wynde. Neoprene hip waders were borrowed and never returned.