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Today's News

  • Bolivia couple dies in apparent murder-suicide

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office identified a Bolivia couple found dead in an apparent murder-suicide Monday morning, Aug. 15.

    A medical examiner said 54-year-old Helen Ann Santilli and her husband, 60-year-old Richard Albert Santilli, each died of a single gunshot wound at their home in the 400 block of Kingswood Court in Winding River Plantation, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

  • Bolivia man claims Cash 5 jackpot ticket worth $535,318

    Carl Greggs Sr. of Bolivia is the latest player to beat the odds of 1 in 749,398 to win the Cash 5 jackpot in the drawing Friday, Aug. 12.

    Greggs claimed his prize Monday, Aug. 15, at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $370,708.

    Greggs bought the $1 Quick Pick ticket at Kopp’s Kwik Stop 2 on George II Highway in Southport, matching all five numbers in the nightly Carolina Cash 5 drawing to win the $535,318 jackpot. The winning numbers were: 9-14-19-24-35.

  • Public utilities announce annual change from chloramines to chlorine in water

    Every summer, Brunswick County and the towns, cities and other utilities that purchase water from Brunswick County implement an annual flushing program.

  • Any respectable kitchen needs these essential herbs and spices

    For those who aren’t quite sure what the difference is between herbs and spices, most herbs come from grassy plants and spices from barks or seeds. Another distinction is that herbs tend to grow in temperate climates, while most spices come primarily from tropical regions.

    But in this day and age, “spice” has also come to mean all dried plant seasonings, including spices, herbs, blends and dehydrated vegetables.

  • Peeling away the vegetative layers of your garden

     Sam Marshall, Horticulture Agent

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

     

    Whether you are a seasoned veteran or are just venturing into gardening in southeastern North Carolina, most of us would agree that a diverse yard is visually more appealing.

    Plants in bloom at different times of the year offer us a change in scenery throughout the season and plants of different sizes and heights add visual and textural interest to a landscape that can lend itself to the aesthetic as well as to the functional.

  • Do you light the fuse or keep the fire going?

     By Linda Arnold

     

    When you take on a project, do you bust out of the gate? Or, does it take you awhile to get going?

    And, when things are moving along, do you follow them through to completion? Or, are you off to the next shiny object?

    Each of us has a natural tendency to fall into one camp or the other. That’s not to say you can’t make improvements in the other area. It’s just not your natural inclination.

     

    Light my fire

  • Do you light the fuse or keep the fire going?

     By Linda Arnold

     

    When you take on a project, do you bust out of the gate? Or, does it take you awhile to get going?

    And, when things are moving along, do you follow them through to completion? Or, are you off to the next shiny object?

    Each of us has a natural tendency to fall into one camp or the other. That’s not to say you can’t make improvements in the other area. It’s just not your natural inclination.

     

    Light my fire

  • To do spiritual writing is a learned experience

     Are you a person who has always wanted to write about your understanding of a Scriptural parable you read or heard? Are you someone who has done journaling but is now stuck in a kind of spiritual stagnation? Have you experienced Scripture as words without much real application to your life? Or, are you an individual who has been told writing is not your skill and spiritual writing is only for experts with academic degrees?

     

  • Doggie diarrhea, gas and constipation Questions you’re probably too embarrassed to ask your veterinarian

     It can be embarrassing to ask your veterinarian about pooch poots, runny stools and bowel irregularity. To save you from a potentially awkward exchange, here are some answers about doggie digestive dilemmas to clear the way for a fruitful conversation with your vet.

     

    Farts and gas

  • Pickle pointers

                 Here are a few pointers for those thinking of trying your hand at making pickles this year. Pickling is a way to preserve food using salt, vinegar and/or sugar. Pickle products are classified on the basis of ingredients used and the method of preparation. There are two general classes: