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Today's News

  • Listen to the sounds of silence and noise disappears

    I am always amazed at the synchronicity of things. Just when I think I have an interesting, even unique idea for a column, a multiplicity of similar topics appears before me. It happened again during the Christmas season –– a time when I crave quiet and am bombarded with noise mimicking joyfulness. Richard Rohr, now my daily companion, presented a series on silence. His thoughts and mine coincided!

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    A bizarre plant in a very small package ...

    Here is a fern that you won’t see unless you are way down on the ground, at least on your hands and knees, or better yet, crawling around in the grass. It is only a few inches tall, emerging from the ground in the late winter and early spring. It is one of those tiny little plants that is really delightful, but not very well known. You can find it pushing out of the ground right now, usually in open lawns, roadsides and grassy ditches.

  • Pork chop meals for two includes saltimbocca, an Italian classic

     Our family has always eaten a lot of pork chops. I remember my wife’s mother serving them quite often when we were first married. The chops were thinner then, and almost always bone-in. She would pan-fry them so you could just pick them up and eat them in bunches.

     

    These days, though, we prefer thicker chops and although we prefer bone-in, it really just depends on what’s available at the market.

  • Pork chop meals for two includes saltimbocca, an Italian classic

     Our family has always eaten a lot of pork chops. I remember my wife’s mother serving them quite often when we were first married. The chops were thinner then, and almost always bone-in. She would pan-fry them so you could just pick them up and eat them in bunches.

     

    These days, though, we prefer thicker chops and although we prefer bone-in, it really just depends on what’s available at the market.

  • Murder trial begins for man accused of killing 3-year-old boy

    BOLIVIA — A Brunswick County Superior Court judge ruled key evidence admissible Monday during the first day of the trial of a Wilmington man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy.

    Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis ruled on several motions in the trial of 29-year-old Montey Andrea Murray, who is charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse in the 2012 death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

  • Kerner throws one-hitter as BCC opens Region 10 season

     

    BOLIVIA — Ben Kerner threw a five-inning one-hitter as Brunswick Community College beat New River Community College 11-1 in the first  game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday, March 21, at Founders Field.

    The only hit Kerner allowed was a leadoff home run in the top of the fifth. Kerner struck out three and walked no one.

  • McCumbee, McAleer third in sports car race at Sebring

     Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer finished third in the Visual Studio 150 Friday, March 20, at Sebring International Raceway. They drove a Mazda MX-5 in the Street Tuner class for C.J. Wilson Racing on the 3.74-mile course.

    Greg Liefooghe passed Andrew Carbonell for the Street Tuner (ST) lead with one hour remaining and led the rest of the way to give Next Level European its first victory in the No. 83 Red Line Oil Porsche Cayman started by Eric Zimmermann.

  • Three Supply residents face heroin trafficking charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested a trio of Supply residents Thursday, March 19, on various drug charges.

    Agents arrested 18-year-old Tariah Mona Darling, 28-year-old Kristopher Daniel Schultz and 20-year-old Jonathan Velez after a brief investigation, according to a sheriff’s office news release issued Friday, March 20.

    Darling, Schultz and Velez are accused of “trafficking by transportation of 4 grams or more but less than 14 grams of heroin,” warrants show.

  • Topsail beats West Brunswick 11-1 in baseball

     SHALLOTTE — Topsail finished with 15 hits and West Brunswick made five errors as the Pirates beat the Trojans 11-1 in a conference baseball game Friday, March 20, at Mike Alderson Field.

    The loss was the first of the season for West (2-1 in the conference, 8-1 overall).

    Topsail, which won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A baseball state title in 2014, is 3-1, 7-1.

  • Gore strikes out side with bases loaded, West wins

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 6-5 March 18 as West senior pitcher Caroline Gore struck out three straight batters after North had loaded the bases in the top of the seventh inning.

    “Caroline had been struggling all year, getting back in shape and getting to the point where she had confidence in herself and believing in herself,” West coach Joe Noble said. “Tonight, she came in and she did a great job. I couldn’t have asked for her to pitch any better.”