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Today's News

  • Campaign under way to feed Brunswick County’s poverty-stricken children

    The Summer of NO Hungry Child is launching a campaign to raise 1,000,000 pounds of food to feed the more than 7,500 Brunswick County children existing in poverty.

    Every canned or boxed food item donated will be distributed by various churches and organizations in the county and will go directly to Brunswick County families with the greatest needs.

  • State reaches $131K settlement over claims allegations

    North Carolina reached a settlement with TeamHealth Holdings, as successor in interest to IPC Healthcare Inc., formerly known as IPC The Hospitalists Inc. (IPC).

    The agreement resolves allegations that IPC violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, the Defense Health Agency and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for higher and more expensive levels of medical service than were actually performed (a practice known as “up-coding”).

  • NCDOT to close, replace bridge in Shallotte

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close the Bridgers Road bridge over Mulberry Branch in Shallotte from at 7 a.m. Monday, June 5, through 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, to replace it.

    Traffic will detour west on N.C. 130 (Whiteville Road) then right onto the U.S. 17 North ramp, then east on Smith Avenue and then right onto White Road.

    The new bridge will have updated drainage structures to prevent ponding on the road. The bridge approaches also will be reinforced to prevent washout and other maintenance problems.

  • BCC tobacco-free policy to take effect July 1

    Brunswick Community College has long awaited the implementation of its tobacco-free policy, which has been in the works since 2008 when faculty senate made a formal request to the president.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     

    By John Nelson

    It’s one of those plants that give off a really memorable aroma: a sweet, clinging aroma that hangs in the still air of a shaded magical woodland, letting us know spring is almost over, with summer ready to roll in.

  • Bollingers celebrate 50th wedding anniversary
  • District court docket for May 8, 9, 10 and 12

     

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on May 8, 9, 10 and 12 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.

     

    Monday, May 8

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez:

  • How to tell what your dog is feeling

    “Look at him, he’s so happy!”

    Most pet parents will tell you they can tell what their pet is feeling simply by looking at them. For years mainstream scientists have dismissed reading a dog’s emotional facial expressions as wishful thinking. Recent research suggests we may be able to correctly guess our pet’s feelings after all.

  • Food trends

     

     By Cheryle Jones Syracuse

     

    When I listen to people talk about food or read some of the things posted on the Internet, I frequently hear concern and real confusion about the safety of the food we buy. Two words that get tossed around a lot are “hormones” and “GMOs” (genetically modified organisms).

  • What is this mystery plant?

                                          

    By John Nelson