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  • Many dessert recipes come from family, friends and the doctor’s office

     

    Family and friends have given many dessert recipes to me over the years, and many recipes I’ve just found while perusing through those “Family Day” or “Good Housekeepng” magazines while waiting around in the doctor’s office.

    Some of my favorite dessert recipes are classic French recipes, suitable for family meals or for entertaining family and friends. And the best part is they’re not so difficult to make!

  • what is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Flowers, of course, come in quite an assortment of sizes. The smallest flowers of any plant you are likely to see probably belong to the tiny, floating duckweeds. And the largest, at least in North America, must surely belong to various species of Magnolia. But what wildflower has the biggest bloom? Could it be this one?

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Flowers, of course, come in quite an assortment of sizes. The smallest flowers of any plant you are likely to see probably belong to the tiny, floating duckweeds. And the largest, at least in North America, must surely belong to various species of Magnolia. But what wildflower has the biggest bloom? Could it be this one?

  • Former Leland police officer makes first appearance on attempted murder charges

     A former Leland police lieutenant accused of leading officers on a high-speed chase last September made his first appearance in Brunswick County Superior Court this week on multiple felony charges, including attempted murder.

  • Leland man accused of posing as out-of-town lawyer faces contempt charges

     A Leland man who was disbarred earlier this year is accused of impersonating a lawyer in Columbus County traffic court.

    Fifty-seven-year-old Nicholas Andrew Stratas was arrested July 28 and charged with three counts of criminal contempt of court, clerk of court Jess Hill said.

    Stratas identified himself as James Smith, a New Hanover County lawyer, and said he was representing a defendant on a speeding violation during a traffic court session last week, Hill said.

  • Emergency response personnel conduct hazardous materials exercise

     SUNNY POINT — First responders rushed to the scene at the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point last week to assess a simulated situation in which a tractor-trailer carrying explosives collided with a railcar that contained hazardous materials.

    Brunswick County Emergency Services officials organized the full-scale exercise that was held July 28 just a stone’s throw from the terminal entrance at Sunny Point.

  • Former school board member indicted on embezzlement charges

     A former Brunswick County Board of Education member was indicted last week on embezzlement charges more than two years after his arrest.

    A grand jury indicted Raymond Carl Gilbert on two counts of embezzlement by an officer of a charitable organization.

  • Teen injured in boating accident near Ocean Isle

     A teenage girl was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center after suffering head injuries during a boating accident last week near Ocean Isle Beach.

    The teen was injured July 28 while she was on the boat in the Intracoastal Waterway.

    Brunswick County emergency response personnel took the girl from the scene of the accident to a landing area adjacent to Odell Williamson Municipal Airport before she was airlifted to the hospital in Wilmington.

  • Leland man pleads guilty to felony charge six years after his arrest

     A former Leland church pastor accused of sexually assaulting a child six years ago pleaded guilty to one count of crimes against nature, a felony, in Brunswick County Superior Court last week.

    Superior Court Judge Ebern T. Watson sentenced 51-year-old James Tyrus Johnson of Leland to serve five to six months in prison, which was suspended, and a year of unsupervised probation.

  • Two Shallotte men face felony sex charges

     Two Shallotte men have been charged with multiple felony sex charges in separate cases.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 49-year-old Thomas Nicholas Tribble of Salem Lane on Saturday, Aug. 1, and charged him with 22 counts of second-degree sexual offense.

    He is accused of “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously” engaging in a sex offense with a victim “who was at the time mentally disabled” between May 2014 and March 2015, warrants show.