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Today's News

  • Football fanaticism feels like home

    I suppose it had to happen eventually: Until this past Sunday, all of this season’s losses for my beloved Cleveland Browns, the pro football team for my hometown, were by fewer than five points. Until the previous Sunday, they’d won all their games this season by five or fewer points, too.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 13 and 14 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, Oct. 13

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases Oct. 6 during a grand jury session:

    Jay Johnson Waugh, second-degree sexual offense, indecent liberties with a child.

    Zachary Paul Jeffery, five counts of breaking and/or entering, five counts of larceny after breaking/entering, five counts of larceny of firearm, financial card theft.

  • Eat better, eat together

     When is the last time you sat down and ate a meal with your family?

    If you can’t remember, you’re not alone. A recent New York Times report said “sitting down to three square meals daily is going by way of the landline” because more and more consumers are snacking and grazing throughout the day. The same article reported that Americans are increasingly likely to eat alone at least 50 percent of the time.

  • Find the ghost of Tom Joad everywhere
  • Giving excellent praise, part two

     You will recall that we started discussing how we praise kids earlier this month. Excellent praise is: 1) credible, 2) process focused not person focused, 3) specific, and 4) focused on important components. Giving excellent praise supports youth in developing a positive self-concept — the way one perceives oneself. Today, we’ll address the third and fourth components of excellent praise.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Winter is still a long way off, but the leaves have been falling for several weeks now. Won’t be long before sweaters and jackets, and a steaming bowl of nice hot oatmeal will be part of the morning routine.

  • You can taste the difference in fresh, homemade salsa

     Homemade salsa requires little more than a good food chopper or blender, quality ingredients and imagination. The traditional chip salsa is called “pico de gallo,” a mixture of tomato, onions and peppers. Real salsa incorporates many more ingredients. There are also fruit salsas, bean salsas, nut salsas and meat or vegetable salsa.

  • Neville birth

     Cody and Jessica Neville of Winnabow are the proud parents of a son, Luke Mark Neville, born at 1:48 p.m. Aug. 30 at Betty Cameron Women and Children’s Hospital weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches in length.

    He joins sister Emma age 21 months.

    Maternal grandparents are Mark and Jennifer McMahon of Wilmington.

    Paternal grandparents are Troy and Kathy Neville of Winnabow.

    Great-grandparents are David and Jayne Hoffman, Charles and Annell Dyckman and Marylin McKnight and Melba Neville.

  • Chestnut and Ingram marry

     Kelly Chestnut of Conway, S.C., and John William Ingram VI of Ash were married Sept. 20 in Ash.

    Rupert Porter officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of LouAnn and Edward Chestnut of Conway, S.C.

    The groom is the son of Michelle and John William Ingram V and Shannon and Randy Ward of Ash.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    Brittany Chestnut-Pribyl from Minnesota served as maid of honor.