Today's News

  • School board extends superintendent Tubb’s contract to June 2020

    BOLIVIA— The Brunswick County Board of Education extended Brunswick County Schools superintendent Les Tubb’s contract through June 30, 2020.

    The decision came after the board announced at its Tuesday, July 12, meeting Tubb received an “above average” rating during his evaluation earlier in the day.

    Tubb’s contract originally ran from April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018 at a salary of $144,000 a year.

  • Burglar steals artifacts, money from Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

    WINNABOW — Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site was closed to the public Sunday, July 10, following a break-in and theft of artifacts and money earlier that morning.

    The site along the Cape Fear River includes the colonial ruins of Brunswick Town and Confederate Civil War Fort Anderson.

    Site manager Jim McKee said he received a call at 2:18 a.m. Sunday that museum security had been breached and artifacts had been taken.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on June 27, 28, 30 and July 1 in Bolivia.

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


    Monday, June 27

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Jones:

  • Feline physics: Cats understand ‘cause and effect’ more than we guessed
  • Food safety and pregnancy

     When I teach food safety classes, we talk about highly susceptible populations. This means people who have a higher risk of getting sick from a foodborne illness (sometimes called food poisoning). People with weaker immune systems can get sick from a smaller number of pathogens than the general population. Highly susceptible populations include older adults whose immune systems are weakening due to because of age, preschool-aged children whose immune systems are still developing and people whose immune systems are weakened because of medication or a medical condition.

  • Who is my neighbor?

     When I hear talk of building walls to keep people away, to keep them out of our workplaces, schools, country, our very hearts and lives, I also hear a question posed in Scripture. It’s a familiar story told by the Lukan community in the gospel proclaimed in many churches. It’s the tale of a scholar of the law who stood tall with a provocative query. “Teacher,” he asked, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”

  • How much is your vacation costing you?

     By Linda Arnold


         With summer in full swing, you’re likely planning some sort of vacation or timeout. Maybe it’s a traditional trip — or a change-of-pace staycation.

         I’m always intrigued by the different ways folks use their leisure time. How ‘bout you? Do you like to be on the go, exploring new places? Or would you rather curl up with a good book in the hammock?

  • What is this mystery plant?

     by John Nelson

    “Now, my Lord Hastings and Sir William Stanley,

    Leave off to wonder why I drew you hither

    Into this chiefest thicket of the park.”Shakespeare, Henry VI Part 3 (Act 4, Scene 5)


  • Prokops celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

     Ellen and Michael R. Prokop Jr. of Shallotte are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married July 14, 1956, in Worcester, Mass., and moved to Brierwood Estates in 1993 from Darnestown, Md. They have six children and six grandchildren, all of who will accompany them on a cruise from Charleston, S.C., to the Bahamas to celebrate the occasion.

  • Local farmers markets have an abundance of fruits and veggies

     Fruits and vegetables are now at the peak of their season, so all you have to do is just clean them, peel or cut them and just toss them into a salad bowl and enjoy their raw, fresh taste.

    Local farmers markets like Indigo Farms Produce and Holden Bros. Farm Market have an abundance of lettuces, squash, berries, corn, cucumbers, peppers, peas, fruits, melons, and, of course, tomatoes. Take home everything that looks good, but don’t worry about how you’re going to use it all; you only need a salad bowl and an appetite.