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Today's News

  • Author to read short stories Aug. 25 @ Hickmans Crossroads Library

    Author T.D. (Tim) Johnston will read short stories from his book, “Friday Afternoon and Other Stories,” at the next scheduled program at Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25.

  • African Children's Choir sings Sept. 18 @ BCCOWA

    The African Children’s Choir is making a return appearance to the stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18.

    Admission is free, but advance tickets are required. Call the Odell Williamson Auditorium box office at (910) 755-7416 for more information.

  • Summer Concert Series: Band of the Week: Carolina Breakers hit Holden Beach on Aug. 28

    A high-energy band with five — count ‘em, five — lead vocalists and a killer horn section make up The Carolina Breakers, one of the area’s dynamic beach music groups who play the next Holden Beach Summer Concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at the gazebo at the end of Jordan Boulevard.

    Motown, funk, rhythm-and-blues and disco, as well as special requests, fill “The Breakers” lengthy music-to-dance-to repertoire, too.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 8, 9, 10, 11 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, Aug. 8

    Judge Jason C. Disbrow presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy Cronk and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Aug. 16-21

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from department reports.

    Aug. 16

    Breaking and entering and larceny at two addresses on Magnolia Drive.

    Aug. 17

    Obtaining property by false pretense on Dunbar Drive.

    Attempted breaking and entering on Live Oak Drive.

    Aug. 18

    Larceny on Shoreline Drive West.

    Larceny on West Main Street.

    Aug. 20

  • West Brunswick ties South Columbus in soccer

    SHALLOTTE — Sophomore forward Alex Younts scored two goals in the second half as West Brunswick tied South Columbus 3-3 in a non-conference soccer game Monday. The game was West’s home opener.

    Younts scored all three of West’s goals. South Columbus scored off a corner kick and two penalty kicks in taking a 3-1 lead in the first half.

    In the second half, Younts scored with 28 minutes, 24 seconds left. He tied the game when he scored with 7:24 left. He stole a weak goal kick and ran up the middle to kick to the ball past the goalkeeper.

  • The Lawn Ranger rides again!

     Whether you have a faithful sidekick or not, it’s time for the “lawn ranger” to get busy. During these hot times when the grass is really growing, it’s important to saddle up that lawn mower often and keep the blades sharp. This month is also the right time to fertilize Bermuda, zoysia and St. Augustine if you’re following N.C. State University’s recommendations.

  • Pink chicken and ground beef

     Fact or myth? Chicken is safe if the juices are running clear? Here’s another: Burgers are safe if all the pink is gone. Both of these are myths.

  • Why do cats wag their tails?

    Cats are some of the most complex, curious and compassionate critters I know. Deciphering cat behavior is far more complicated and challenging than most other animals. Too often, we mistakenly apply canine experiences to explain why a feline acts a certain way. That doesn’t work. Cats are not small dogs. A good example is understanding why a cat wags its tail. For dogs, it’s a clear signal of happiness, excitement, or maybe a little nervousness. For cats, it’s an entirely different story.

  • I’m only one person; what can I do???

    Edward Everett Hale is quoted as saying: “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” His statement got me thinking. Too often I hear folks remarking about their singular inability to do anything about situations, both local and global. “I can’t” is the byword. It is their explanation and rationale. It is also a justification to be excused from participation and responsibility.