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Today's News

  • Nuts for nutrition

     Long maligned for being too high in fat and calories to fit into a healthy diet, nuts are emerging as the health food of the year. This is thanks in part to research pointing to consumption of nuts being associated with better health, lower weight and decreased risk of early death.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Let’s go to the movies.

    Everybody will know this plant as “The Sound of Music’s” ticket to five Academy Awards, the plant that Maria and the Von Trapp Family were so crazy about. Not only for them, but it was also the favorite flower of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria, Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm, and Ludwig II, who built those fairy-tale castles in Bavaria.

  • Browning your meat is essential for a great French stew

     All chefs learn about it early in their training; they also know it as the browning reaction.

    If you are planning to make a full-flavored French stew, known as either beef bourguignon or beef in burgundy, your first instructions are to brown the meat, a messy and time-consuming step. You may choose to ignore this step and just dump the raw beef chunks into the stewing liquid. This shortcut may save you time, but the flavors enhanced by the browning reaction will never be activated. Your great French stew will likely taste flat and lifeless.

     

  • Sloups celebrate 50th anniversary

     William Charles Sloup Jr. and Margot Stanton Sloup of Southport are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married July 11, 1964, in Elyria, Ohio. The couple has two sons and a granddaughter. 

  • Alec Boyd Marmura baptism

     St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church in Shallotte welcomes Alec Boyd Marmura, who was baptized July 4. From left are William H. Marmura, Stacey B. Marmura, Michael J. Marmura, Father Ryszard Kolodziej and Janet R. Marmura. Tina D. and Matthew T. Marmura are godparents.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on July 1, 2, 7 and 8 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.

     

    Tuesday, July 1

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • Aching hearts need time and remembrance for healing

     The phone rang on a Sunday morning. I grabbed my cup of coffee, thinking it would be a daughter calling to share news, views and gulps of laughter as we typically do on weekends. I was correct, to a degree. However, the news to be shared would not evoke laughter. My daughter phoned to tell me that her sister, my eldest daughter, had died earlier that morning.

  • Leland woman faces cruelty charges after more than 100 animals seized from her home

    A Leland woman has been arrested and charged with 10 counts of animal cruelty after more than 100 animals were rescued from an apparent hoarding situation Tuesday afternoon, July 15, from her home near Belville.

    Mary Eva Faith Stoltz, 33, was arrested that day and booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said. She was released after posting $5,000 bail.

  • Brunswick County Junior Dixie Boys

     The Brunswick County Junior Dixie Boys baseball team finished 0-2 in the state tournament at Smithville Park.

    In its first-round game July 12, Brunswick County lost 5-2 to Columbus County.

    In a second-round game July 13, Brunswick County lost 7-4 to Bessemer City. The loss eliminated Brunswick from the tourney.

    Against Bessemer City, Brunswick was held hitless for four innings and finished with three hits. Bryce Guyer had a hit. Hayden Hughes had a hit and two walks. Jacob Cheers had a hit and one RBI.

  • West Brunswick expected to hire football coach July 15

     After much speculation, Bob Hanna will be the head football coach at West Brunswick High School, West athletic director Jimmy Fletcher said.

    Hanna is expected to be approved by the Brunswick County Board of Education on July 15, Fletcher said. The final holdup to Hanna’s hiring was the completion of the requisite background check.