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  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Let’s take a look at an aquatic plant. This one is actually a minuscule fern specialized for floating, and it has tiny roots hanging into the water. The branches bear scale-like leaves. As with other ferns, no flowers or seeds are produced; the plants reproduce by spores.

    Our plant is a native species, occurring mostly in the coastal plain counties of the Southeast, and it may be found widely in eastern North America. It’s an annual, which means that the plants last only one season.

  • All-purpose vinegar is not just for cooking

     

    I’ve read that vinegar was accidentally discovered more than 10,000 years ago when someone, after a batch of wine had gone bad, wondered what could be done with the sour wine. Today, vinegar probably has more uses than any other product I can recall.

    The name is from the French “vinaigre,” which literally means sour wine.

     

  • North Brunswick football photos
  • Trojans open season with runaway victory

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick Trojans beat the Socastee (S.C.) Braves 43-28 in a season-opening football game played over two evenings.

    West led Socastee 19-6 with 3 minutes, 8 seconds left in the first half of the game Friday, Aug. 19. That’s when the game was suspended because of lightning. For West, Anthony McCray scored on an approximate 60-yard run, Tariq Thomas scored on a 40-yard run and Maliek King scored on a 7-yard run. Brandon Wehrly kicked an extra point.

  • West Brunswick football photos

    West Brunswick leads Socastee (S.C.) 19-6 with 3 minutes, 8 seconds left in the first half of a season-opening football game.
    Because of lightning, the game was suspended until 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission to game will be free.
    For West, Anthony McCray scored on an approximate 60-yard run, Tariq Thomas scored on a 40-yard run and Maliek King scored on a 7-yard run.
    Brandon Wehrly kicked an extra point.

  • North Brunswick beats East Columbus 8-0

    LELAND — North Brunswick beat East Columbus 8-0 in a non-conference boys’ soccer game Thursday, Aug 18.

    North scored four goals in the first half. Senior Raunel Dominguez took a pass and scored 3 minutes, 15 seconds into the game.

    About eight minutes later, senior Jose Scope scored off a rebound.

    The score went to 3-0 when senior Robert Fairbanks tapped the ball past the goalkeeper.

    Senior Shawn Hargett scored the final goal of the half with 1:45 left when the East Columbus defense never challenged his run to the goal.

  • Shallotte police arrest woman on drug charges

     

    A Myrtle Beach, S.C., woman is accused of fraudulently acquiring oxycodone pills from a Shallotte drug store.

    Holly Leann Gladish, 31, of Gordon Street was arrested Aug. 9 and charged with two counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or forgery and uttering a forged instrument.

  • Leland man accused of selling marijuana to minors

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Leland man accused of selling marijuana to teens.

    Douglas Howard Secor, 43, of Huckabee Drive NE was arrested Aug. 9 and charged with three counts of felony selling/delivering marijuana to a minor, three felony counts of selling/delivering marijuana to a minor younger than 16 but older than 13 and maintaining a dwelling for selling marijuana.

    Warrants show Secor sold marijuana to a 13-year-old, a 14-year-old and twice to 15-year-olds from his home between June 5 and July 22.

  • S.C. man arrested, charged after manhunt in Shallotte

    A Georgetown, S.C., man is accused of leading Shallotte police and Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies on a two-hour search after they pulled over his vehicle on Main Street in Shallotte on Friday, Aug. 12.

    Charles Dylan Wayne Lowrimore, 19, of Pickens Street,was arrested and charged with felony possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, breaking and entering and carrying a concealed weapon, police Detective Sgt. John Holman said.

  • Charges consolidated for man convicted of murder, sentence remains

    A Wilmington man who won a successful resentencing for a 2014 Brunswick County murder conviction had his charges consolidated Monday, Aug. 15, but he will still serve a life sentence in prison without parole, according to the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office.

    James Ketchum, 46, was convicted of first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and felon in possession of a firearm in the shooting death of 33-year-old Jason Anderson of Leland.