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Today's News

  • Man sentenced to more than seven years for burglary

    A Clarkton man will spend at least seven years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping and first-degree burglary in Brunswick County.

    Superior Court Judge Ebern “Tripp” Watson sentenced 39-year-old Jeffery Leon Collins to between 89 and 119 months in the North Carolina Department of Correction with credit for time served.

  • Problem of underage drinking remains within our county and society

    By now, most are aware of the growing opioid epidemic in Brunswick County. Opioids cover a range of highly addictive substances including prescription painkillers, synthetic opioids and black tar heroin, and are abused by no specific age group, class, gender or race.

  • District court docket for Sept. 27, 28 and 29

     

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 27, 28 and 29 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.

     

    Wednesday, Sept. 27

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez:

    Daphne A. Aguilera, PG improper equipment.

  • Cruciferous vegetables fight cancer

     

  • Use integrated approaches to manage pests

    By Sam Marshall

     

    Arguably the biggest issue in any lawn, ornamental landscape or vegetable garden is pest problems. Whether it be from insects, disease or weeds, damage from pests may cause lawns and landscapes to look unattractive or vegetable gardens to be unproductive.

    When pests problems occur, a common question is, “What can I spray to make it go away?” with little regard as to why a problem occurred in the first place.

  • The slippery slope of little white lies

    By Linda Arnold

     

    ‘The more you lie, the easier it gets — and the better you get at it.’)

     

    We’re taught from an early age, “Honesty is always the best policy.”

    You may recall the book “The Last Lecture,” by Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch,” written after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The lecture was a message for his kids about what really matters in life.

  • Your pet’s health IS skin deep, part 2

    Last week we looked at hair loss, bald spots, and red, inflamed skin in dogs and cats. This week we explore dry, flaky and oily skin, common lumps and bumps, and what discolored skin spots really say about your pet’s health.

     

    Dry and flaky vs. oily and greasy

  • What is this mystery plant?

    “Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and filet gumbo
 ‘cause tonight, I’m gonna meet ma cher amio …”

                                     — Hank Williams, 1952

     

  • Nothing can spoil a great tailgating party

    Touchdowns … fight songs ... cheerleaders ... food. What’s a football game without a tailgate party? From burgers to hot dogs and baked beans to potato salad, no pre-game is complete until the hunger is tackled. Tailgating is as American as apple pie or political scandals.

    If you can’t make it to the big game, throw a bash at your home.

  • Sinning by silence

    Let me begin with a disclaimer. I am not nor ever have been engulfed in poverty. I have never been embraced by homelessness. I have only slightly and lightly engaged with the unending brick walls of regulatory systems. So, I come as an outsider looking in. I come as one who has only observed the frustration of always asking, always begging, always being beholden to another. I have not experienced it on a regular basis.