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Today's News

  • The versatility and speed of the classic French sauté

    Many of us have cooked meat in a hot pan lightly covered in olive oil and then deglazed the pan with either a rich beef or chicken stock or our favorite white or red wine. This classic French sauté method is credited to Pierre Franey, whose series of “60-Minute Gourmet” cookbooks taught a generation of Americans about the versatility and speed of this classic technique.

  • Forgiveness is our detour from the path of destruction

    Usually, I am not eager to enter political conversations. I drag my feet because I know my information is sketchy at best and ill-informed at worst. Without knowledge of the whole story gained and gleaned from worthy sources, I fear expounding on facts that are not demonstrably accurate. The old adage encouraging one to be silent lest one’s ignorance becomes apparent impels my muteness.

  • Elephants may be better drug detectors than dogs

    Elephants have long been known for their prehensile proboscis. Researchers recently discovered that tucked in that trunk is perhaps the planet’s most sensitive sniffer. Newly published genomic data concludes that elephants possess five times more smelling genes than humans and more than twice as many as dogs. This leads to the logical conclusion that you may spot an elephant snorting through your luggage the next time you check in at the airport.

  • What is this week's mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

     

    It’s a long time until Halloween, but here’s a spooky little plant.

    This is actually one of the most common wildflowers in eastern North America. It grows in all the eastern states, including Florida (maybe not the Keys), all the way out to the upper part of California and the Pacific Norwest, mostly skipping the southwestern states. (You could also find it in parts of South America and Asia.) It is fond of very shady forests.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 26, 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.

     

    Tuesday, Aug. 26

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutors Fred Gore and W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • Oak Island man wins $10,000 in N.C. Education Lottery

    An Oak Island man is among people who have won money in the North Carolina Education Lottery this month.

    Todd Leonard was the winner of $10,000 in the Millionaire 7’s.

    Since Aug. 28, players in N.C. Education Lottery games ottery players won more than $16.8 million playing instant games and more than $6.5 million playing draw games. Sixteen prizes awarded were worth between $10,000 and $50,000, said Chris Bushnell, spokesman for the N.C. Education Lottery.

  • North Myrtle Beach beats Trojans 26-13

      LITTLE RIVER, S.C. — North Myrtle Beach beat West Brunswick 26-13 in a non-conference high school football game Friday, Sept. 5.

    West scored on a 2-yard run by junior quarterback Hunter Ashburn in the second quarter and on a 77-yard touchdown pass from Ashburn to junior receiver Quinlyn Moore in the second quarter.

    The score put West ahead 13-10 with 3 minutes, 35 seconds left in the half. The lead lasted 20 seconds, as North Myrtle Beach returned the ensuing kick to the West 8 and scored on a run on the next play.

  • Leland man pleads guilty to robbery, kidnapping

    A Leland man will spend between 12 and 16 years in state prison after pleading guilty to common law robbery and kidnapping during which two men were killed.

    Twenty-one-year-old Jalani Lamar Smith pleaded guilty Sept. 2 to four counts of common law robbery and two counts of first-degree kidnapping, New Hanover County Superior Court records show.

    Judge W. Allen Cobb Jr. sentenced Smith to serve two consecutive prison terms of 73 to 100 months.

  • West golfer Smith second in tourney

     BOILING SPRING LAKES — West Brunswick senior Cameryn Smith finished second in a conference golf meet Thursday, Sept. 4, at The Lakes Golf Club.

    Smith shot 43-39 — 82 on the 5,526-yard course. Laney’s Caroline Cahill finished first, shooting a 40-36 — 76.

    In the team competition, Ashley High School was first (269), beating Laney by 20 strokes. Hoggard and South Brunswick tied for third (299). West was fifth (302) in the seven-team tournament. Only four golfers broke 90.

  • South beats West 3-1 in volleyball