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Today's News

  • Saturday events convey hometown connections

    I’m pleased to report the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s Brunsco Has It Business Expo at Sea Trail in Sunset Beach and the GFWC-South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club’s ninth annual SOUPer Bowl at Shallotte Presbyterian Church were each a rousing success this past Saturday.

    I didn’t make it to the latter event because I was working at the former with my friend, colleague and occasional stylist Nancy Nalewajek, the Beacon’s bookkeeper, but my friend, colleague and Beacon staff writer Laura Lewis did.

  • District court docket for Jan. 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 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, Jan. 22

    Judge Jason C. Disbrow presided over the following case with prosecutor Shirley Smircic and courtroom clerk Jennifer Jones:

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    We have no bananas today, but we have something very, very similar, something that brings us a very decidedly Latin American addition to our menus. This wonderful stuff, hot and tasty, comes from a fruit that looks like a banana. In fact, they represent a different variety of the same hybrid plant which is the banana of commerce.  

  • Meats, potatoes and veggies taste better with romesco sauce

    Romesco sauce is a classic and very popular Spanish condiment, a spicy almond and red pepper pesto-like mixture. It’s such a popular sauce in Spain that it has been referred to as the “ketchup” of Spain.

  • Change your protein

    Editor’s note: Sixth in a series of eight columns on “Med instead of Meds.”

     

  • How much do you gossip — and how does it affect you?

    By Linda Arnold

         Gossip is tempting. We hear things about people all the time. But where do you draw the line between normal curiosity and being part of the rumor mill?

         Most of us have been the subject of gossip at some point in our lives, and we’ve all felt the sting of humiliation that goes along with it.

          On the other hand, we’ve all done some gossiping of our own, and we may have hurt someone’s feelings as a result.

  • Lent is a desert rainbow of remembrance

    When Lent arrives in the throes of springtime, I have a hard time with its accompanying theme of passionate suffering. New life sprouts around me, especially in the southern climes where warmth leaves late and returns early to soothe arthritic bones. The paradox of pain in the midst of rising spirits is a hard pill to swallow. I want to concentrate on the green leaves peeping out from their cold dirt hibernation, forget winter and enjoy springtime’s slide into summer. Lent has no place in those plans. Yet, here it is.

  • Two common puppy elbow and shoulder diseases you should know

    I love puppies, kittens and most every critter around (except for that black widow spider that nearly killed my late father when he was a kid). As a veterinarian for more than 25 years, I’ve also seen my share of inherited orthopedic diseases in the furry family members I serve. Here are two fairly common joint diseases I think every new puppy owner should know about.

     

    Elbow dysplasia

    “Elbow what?!”

  • How to successfully grow a vegetable garden

    One of the trendy things to do is have your own vegetable garden. You can grow what you want, the varieties you like and know exactly how everything has been treated.

    Unfortunately, that doesn’t guarantee your success in the challenging climate of southeastern North Carolina.

  • Benton appointed new headmaster of Charter Day School

    Laurie Benton of Leland has been appointed as headmaster of Charter Day School, effective Feb. 5, by its board.

    Benton graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education. She taught fourth grade in Durham for three years before becoming a third-grade teacher at Columbus Charter School in Whiteville, eventually becoming lead teacher.