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Today's News

  • A clean slate: yours to create

    By Linda Arnold

    New Year’s Day is my favorite holiday. Three hundred sixty-five brand new days. Twelve delicious months. Fifty-two amazing weeks.  

    It’s the ultimate new beginning. The chance to take lessons learned from last year and put them into effect. OK, I’m strapping myself in.

    New beginnings

    Whatever does or does not happen on a global level in 2018 remains to be seen. Our world is going through some big changes. And, no doubt, you’re feeling a bit unsettled with all the unpredictability.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

  • Leland man rings in 2018 with lottery win

     

    Carl Beatty of Leland bade farewell to 2017 with a $370,734 Cash 5 jackpot.

    “It’s a good way to end the year,” he said in a news release issued by the North Carolina Education Lottery.

    Beatty bought the $1 Quick Pick ticket at the Circle K on Castle Hayne Road in Wilmington, beating the odds of 1 in 749,398 to match all five numbers in the Dec. 27 drawing.

    “I couldn’t believe it when I checked the numbers on my cell phone,” he said. “When I told my wife, she was extremely excited.”

  • Magical moments stir the heart

    The Jan. 6 feast of the Epiphany looms large in some denominations and in many countries. This is the designated time for gift exchanges, in the manner of the Magi who traveled afar to meet, greet, and gift the Christ Child with their presence, homage, and love. In a manner far different from the commercial hustle and bustle of Christmas buying, these are the gifts of the gold of our lives, the incense of compassion, and the myrrh of suffering. They are the gifts of relationship. 

  • Leland man rings in 2018 with lottery win

    Carl Beatty of Leland bid farewell to 2017 with a $370,734 Cash 5 jackpot.
    “It’s a good way to end the year,” he said in a news release issued by the North Carolina Education Lottery.
    Beatty bought the $1 Quick Pick ticket at the Circle K on Castle Hayne Road in Wilmington, beating the odds of 1 in 749,398 to match all five numbers in the Dec. 27 drawing.
    “I couldn’t believe it when I checked the numbers on my cell phone,” he said. “When I told my wife, she was extremely excited.”

  • A pork loin roast and tenderloin are not the same

    Pork loin roasts taste their best when rubbed with a spice mixture and then cooked on a rotisserie, barbecued over indirect heat or baked in the oven. They should not be braised or stewed, as they have a tendency to lose tenderness and will fall apart when cooked using moist heat.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 12:10 p.m. Jan. 2, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Weather-related closures continue, Brunswick County Schools on delay Tuesday

    Many government offices in Brunswick County opted to close Wednesday, Jan. 3, and have remained closed because of expected snow and ice that could make safe travel impossible.

    Brunswick County Schools remained closed for students Monday, Jan. 8, Superintendent Les Tubb announced Sunday afternoon. The day was an optional teacher workday with a 2-hour delay for staff. According to a district Facebook post, the district will be on a 2-hour delay Tuesday, Jan. 9.

  • No one injured in Holden Beach, Southport fires

    No one was injured in two separate fires in Holden Beach and Southport reported after the start of the new year.

    The cause of the fire that destroyed one house and damaged at least one other house about 2:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Charlotte Streetin Holden Beach remains under investigation, Fire Marshal Scott Garner said.

    Personnel from Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad, Tri-Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Supply Volunteer Fire Department, Civietown Fire Rescue, Shallotte Fire Department and Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department responded. 

  • Calabash warms to 2018 with annual New Year’s Eve bonfire

    Calabash will once again herald the approaching New Year with a blazing hot riverfront bonfire.

    The town’s seventh annual “Cheers to the New Year” is planned from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Sunday, Dec. 31, in the Hurricane Fleet parking lot at 9975 Nance St. next to the Calabash River.

    The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and gather around a traditional roaring bonfire monitored by the Calabash Fire Department.