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Today's News

  • Onions lend themselves to a variety of cooking methods

     Onions lend themselves to a variety of cooking methods

    Highly versatile, onions are an indispensable commodity throughout the world, lending themselves to a variety of preparations and cooking methods.

    So why do they make you cry?

    When you pierce an onion, you cut its cellular network, releasing a series of sulfur-based compounds that instantly combine and re-combine, causing sulfonic acid to be given off and triggering our tear response when we breathe it in. Now, aren’t you sorry you asked?

  • Apple earns highest Girl Scout honor for strong bones curriculum

     Apple earns highest Girl Scout honor for strong bones curriculum

     

    North Carolina Coastal Pines congratulates Trisha Angelique Apple of Ash for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.

  • Allen named top player in AAC baseball tourney

     

    Hed: Allen named top player in AAC tourney

     

    Staff Report

    Tournament Most Outstanding Player Hunter Allen went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and pitcher Nick Durazo worked five innings of one-hit shutout relief as No. 2-seeded East Carolina was a 9-1 winner against top-seeded Houston on Sunday, May 24, in winning the American Athletic Conference Baseball Championship at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla.

  • Habitat volunteer accused of stealing van, money from Leland ReStore

    A Habitat for Humanity volunteer is accused of stealing a van and money from the organization’s new Leland ReStore.

    Leland police arrested 20-year-old Steven Lynn Spell Jr., of Carolina Avenue in Leland, on Tuesday, May 19, and charged him with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, larceny of a motor vehicle and safecracking, according to a news release.

    Police responded to a break-in reported that day at the store on Village Road, the release said. A van belonging to the organization was stolen, along with $750 from a safe.

  • Two men charged in Calabash gun theft

    Two Tabor City men are accused of breaking into a Calabash business May 10 and stealing eight guns.

    Joseph Bryan Nealey, 37, of Swamp Fox Highway East, and Edward Devon Grainger, 30, of 832 Big Avenue, are each charged with felony breaking and entering and larceny of a firearm, warrants show. Nealey also is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office report

    Deputies investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    May 12

    Simple physical assault on Darnell Road, Bolivia.

    Assault on a female, assault on a handicapped person on Cardinal Avenue, Longwood.

    Fraud reported on Malmo Loop Road, Leland.

    Burglary with forcible entry on Bluewater Street, Southport.

    Larceny on Scorpion Drive, Leland.

    Vandalism on Southport-Supply Road, Southport.

  • Revaluation could increase county tax rate to 48.50 cents

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County’s proposed budget for 2015-16 would increase the tax rate to 48.50, up from 44.25 cents.

    County Manager Ann Hardy presented the county board of commissioners with a $214.2 million budget proposal at their Monday, May 19, meeting. The 2014-15 budget was $210.2 million

    Hardy said the budget will be balanced with $3.06 million from the fund balance.

  • Flounder bite rebounds after storm
  • UNCW brings radar to examine Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park

    BELVILLE — Researchers from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington tested out their newest technology to examine the history in Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park.

    Dr. Eleanora Reber of the UNCW Department of Anthropology and Drs. Scott Nooner and Eman Ghoneim of the UNCW Department of Geography and Geology brought a ground penetrating radar (GPR) to the park to look for the remnants of structures that once stood there.

  • Gulf Stream fishing in full swing

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    As I sat on the dock enduring what seemed to be a never-ending tropical storm, I thought of the familiar saying “this too shall pass.” Meaning, if I was patient enough, the storm will pass, the seas would become calm and the fish would begin to bite again.

    Well, thankfully, last weekend, the storm passed and the fish were definitely hungry.