Today's News

  • Try a chef salad made with different meats over a bed of lettuce

    A famous Detroit department store popularized a version of a chef’s salad in its in-store restaurants back in the early ‘60s. Shoppers at J.L. Hudson’s Department Store would spend hours looking for bargains and would then would go upstairs and have lunch in its dining room.

    The store was later known as Dayton-Hudson and then Marshall Field’s. Today, the stores have all converted to Macy’s, and some in the Detroit area still serve a popular chef salad, called the Maurice Salad, in their restaurants.


  • Enjoy fresh salsas

    Salsa is the Spanish word for sauce. Salsas are not always that spicy red sauce served with chips. What’s great about salsas is they can be low in calories, full of flavor and available with a variety of ingredients, especially fruits and vegetables.

    Salsas can be made with everything from tomatoes, jalapeños and habaneras to mangos, strawberries and even beans. If you have some end-of-the summer fruits and vegetables, this could be the perfect way to experiment with different salsa recipes and flavors.

  • Treat this, not that
  • Consider planting herbs for fresh flavor this fall

    By Sam Marshall


    Cooler days and nights are not too far off on the horizon. The trees and flowers will soon make their show and another gardening season will soon come to an end for which some of you are no doubt very grateful. But for those who just cannot let it go, gardening is still a possibility and especially if you like fresh herbs, there are lots of ways you add some color to bleak winter days and still eat fresh from the garden.


    Herbs for cooler weather

  • How does the 80/20 Rule affect your life?

    By Linda Arnold


    With all the talk about balance in our lives, it’s no wonder we can feel out of kilter at times.  

    Media headlines encourage us to examine our priorities. Jobs demand more of us. And then there’s the tug of family, not to mention community involvement.

    Let’s face it. A lot of you likely feel you could use more time. So, why do you keep spending more time on things that don’t yield results and less time on things that do?

  • Leland man dies in Friday morning single-vehicle fire
  • Test shows no West Nile Virus found in Brunswick County

    After conducting a confirmation test, the State Laboratory of Public Health determined there was no West Nile Virus in a pool of mosquitoes collected in central Brunswick County on Aug. 28, according to a county news release issued Monday, Sept. 11.

    The State Laboratory notified Brunswick County on Sept. 8 the virus was found in the pool of mosquitoes, which were of a type not known to bite humans. Out of an abundance of caution, Brunswick County released the information to residents the same day.

  • Horseplay Farms to host military, first responder appreciation day Sept. 16

    Horseplay Farms will honor military and first responders Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at an event open to all.

    The day will open with a flag-raising and dedication ceremony at 11:30 a.m. There will be food, drinks, live music and games to celebrate the occasion. A farm tour, horsemanship demonstration, dunk tank, bounce house, face painting and even a wacky pony photo booth are among the activities.Live music by Pistol Hill, a beer tent by Check Six Brewery, a bake sale and raffles will round out the event.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 29

    Obtaining property by false pretenses by exchanging property not belonging to the suspect.

    Trespassing at a Coral Stone Court residence.

    Okeora Brianna Barnes, 24, of Coral Stone Court, was arrested on an order for arrest from New Hanover County on a failure to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge.

    Aug. 30

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 28

    Vandalism by puncturing tires of a truck parked in the Shallotte Presbyterian Church parking lot on Rourk Drive, causing $105 in damage.

    Aug. 29

    Larceny of a business sign worth $1,200 from B. Joseph Causey Jr. Attorney at Law office on Main Street.

    Kristin Marie Randolph, 25, was arrested on a warrant on a failure to appear in court charge.