Today's News

  • Brunswick Community College offers courses during ‘minimester’

     SUPPLY — For most students, winter break is a time to put the textbooks and laptops on the shelf for a month or so until spring semester begins in January. But Brunswick Community College is offering interested students an opportunity to complete additional credit hours through holiday courses.

    The college offers courses in what’s called a “minimester” from Dec. 5 through Jan. 2, vice president of academic and student affairs Sharon Thompson said.

  • Bonkers for bacon? You are not alone

    When I recently espied the can of Betty Crocker Maple Bacon Frosting at the grocery store, my first reaction was to recoil in horror.

    Does Miss Betty, assuming she’s an actual person, which I doubt, really intend for us to eat bacon with our cake? Bacon and pancakes hydrated with syrup, I’ve always voted yes. But bacon with cupcakes are a no-go.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 30 and 31 and Nov. 3 and 4 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Thursday, Oct. 30

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Megan Milliken and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • Take the holiday challenge

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    The food holidays will be here before we know it. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I don’t need to remind you that about the many eating opportunities that will quickly follow. We make 200 food decisions every day. That’s in a normal day; just think of the decisions you’ll need to make during the holiday time. We can help make some of those food decisions good for you.

  • Seeing with the eyes of the crucified

     Typically, my mornings begin with a cup of coffee and my devotional, “Give Us This Day,” followed by a trek to the computer to receive my electronic spiritual boost from the Center for Action and Contemplation, Father Richard Rohr’s site. His daily words seem always to be just what I need to read, hear, and heed. They were particularly spot on a week or so ago.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    A botanist living here in the sunny South sometimes feels the urge to tease his northern counterparts once it starts getting to be cold. Way up north, it always snows a lot in the winter, and all the plants are frozen. All the botanists will be tramping inside out of the snow, taking off their boots and furry parkas, settling into their nice warm herbarium, and poring over the specimens they collected all through the growing season, which is something like May through August, and they’ll be dreaming of a flowery landscape.

  • Brown ground beef ahead of time for quick and convenient use

     When planning for your weekly meals, sometimes it’s more convenient to make some things ahead of time. This may be especially true for ground beef, especially if you plan on making some chili, casseroles, tacos or even spaghetti sauce during the week.

    Maybe it’s just me, but when browning ground beef, do you typically end up with large chunks that are hard to break down? Don’t you just hate that? Or maybe you just like it all chunky.

  • Harris graduates

     Army Pvt. Aaron D. Harris has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, Harris studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

  • Lewis graduates

     Army Spc. David K. Lewis, son of David R. Lewis of Leland, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

  • Napolitano doesn’t fumble opportunity Wingate gave him

     In his junior year at West Brunswick High School, Nick Napolitano was a backup catcher on the Trojan baseball team, the only sport he had played in his first three years at West.

    This month, Napolitano will play the final regular season game of his Wingate University athletic career — not in baseball, but in football, a sport in which he has excelled, receiving honors on the field and in the classroom.