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Today's News

  • Cumin perks up bland foods and flavors meats and sausages

     Popular worldwide, cumin is a fairly pungent spice that is used to flavor many traditional Indian dishes. It has quite a powerful aroma and taste, so when using cumin, use it sparingly, as some types of cumin are stronger than others.

    Before using it for the first time, you might want to take a little smell. That should be a good indication as to whether it is a suitable spice for you to use in your cooking. Most people either really like it or hate it.

  • District court docket for March 10, 13, 14, 15 and 17

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on March 10, 13, 14, 15 and 17 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 Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Friday, March 10

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Artists to lead WAA workshops

    Waterway Art Association has scheduled two more artists to lead workshops during April.

    The workshops will be held at Bellinger Artworks Studio, 283B Koolabrew Drive NW off Calabash Road near Carolina Shores. One-day workshops are $35 for WAA members and $40 for non-members. Advance registration and payment are required.

    Artist and muralist Ruth Cox of Myrtle Beach, S.C., will lead a session on oil/basics of composition from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 20.

  • Listen Up: James Keelaghan entertains Brunswick County on April 9

    Renowned Canadian performer James Keelaghan headlines the next Listen Up Brunswick County concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in the Virginia Williamson Events Center in Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    Lauded as one of Canada’s finest singer-songwriters Keelaghan reigns as a “poet laureate of the folk and roots music world” with an insatiable appetite for finding the next unique storyline.

  • Easter events start hatching this weekend

    It’s time for Easter events to celebrate the season, starting with the Calabash Easter egg hunt scheduled for 11 a.m. this Saturday, April 1, in Calabash Community Park at 868 Persimmon Road.

    Children will gather Easter eggs and be treated to fun games and crafts. Admission is free. Bring your own Easter basket. The rain date is April 8.

    For more information, call Calabash Town Hall at 579-6747.

    Holden Beach fun

    The town of Holden Beach hosts a Nighttime Easter Egg Hunt for youth and adults at 7 p.m. Friday, April 14.

  • Club Profile: Coastal Garden Club

     

    President: Sherry Jeffries

    Meeting times: General membership 9:30 a.m. on the fourth Mondays of each month, September through May, at Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 Main St. in Shallotte.

    Information: Go to coastalgardenclub.org; email info@coastalgardenclub.org.

    At this time of the year, everything is starting to come up roses, and other spring plants and posies, for Coastal Garden Club.

  • Boat captains say Lockwood Folly dredging ‘dire’

    HOLDEN BEACH — At least a half dozen people including local boat captains turned out last week to outline concerns about the Lockwood Folly Inlet, which they say is in critical need of dredging or boat operators are going to pay the price this summer.

  • Rabon re-files to de-annex Sunset Beach senior complex

    District 8 Sen. Bill Rabon has filed a new Sunset Beach de-annexation bill, this one applying to only one property.

    Rabon, R-Southport, filed Senate Bill 289 on March 15 in Raleigh to remove the 6.22-acre Sunset Creek Commons property at 1401 Seaside Road from the corporate limits of Sunset Beach.

    On March 16, the bill passed first reading in the state Senate and was referred to the Senate Rules and Operations Committee.

  • Carolina Shores anticipates revenue increase

    CAROLINA SHORES — Thanks to new construction, the town is expecting a coinciding revenue boost in the coming fiscal year.

    That was just one of the topics at a town board of commissioners budget retreat last Thursday, March 23, which included review of the budgetary process and timeline, goal-setting and capital projects.

    Town finance director Julie Munday outlined other conditions facing localities, including this will be the second year past re-valuation.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, March 22-27 2017

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incident and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 22

    Antonio Livingston, 28, of Harris Trail SW, Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

    Lisa Harden, 51, of Pigott Road, Shallotte, was arrested on a conspiring to traffic opium warrant from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    March 27