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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Dec. 21-31 2017

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

    Dec. 21

    Hit-and-run of a truck by another vehicle on Magnolia Drive.

    Dec. 23

    Laurie Eubanks, 41, of Shady Rest Place in Shallotte was arrested on outstanding warrants.

    Dec. 26

    William Michael Ramsey, 22, of Gray Road in Lexington was stopped for speeding and cited on simple possession of less than one-half ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

  • Nonprofit Profile: Brunswick Family Assistance

    4600-10 Main St., Shallotte

    (Twin Creek Plaza)

    (910) 754-4766

    brunswickfamily.org

    brunswickfamily@yahoo.com

    2018 will mark the 37th year for Brunswick Family Assistance, which launched in 1981 as a private, nonprofit volunteer information center to aid those in need in Brunswick County.

    Like the Energizer Bunny, Shallotte-based BFA has been going ever since.

  • You decide: Is North Carolina’s economic shift complete?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    In a few weeks, I will celebrate the 40th anniversary of my job interview at North Carolina State University. I had left a snow-covered Ithaca, N.Y., home of Cornell University where I was finishing my Ph.D., and exited the plane on the tarmac (yes, airline passengers did that in the good ol’ days) at RDU Airport. It was bright and sunny and 70 degrees. I thought to myself. “I could get used to this!”

  • On Campus with BCC: Brunswick Guarantee: A report to the community

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    In fall semester 2017, Brunswick Community College launched the Brunswick Guarantee (BG), a scholarship program funded by Brunswick County to provide free in-state tuition, fees and books ($750 per semester) to qualified high school graduates from Brunswick County public, private, or home schools. Commissioners approved funding the initiative until June 30, 2020, with a maximum investment not to exceed $200,000 per year.

  • ‘Roy Moore Up The Crick’

    To the editor:

    We are Southerners who sure are slick,

    So Roy Moore we sent up crooked crick;

    Heard our voice;

    A lousy choice;

    To many he had been a pretty poor pick.

    James Thomas Horn

    Bolivia

  • Take care to avoid getting, spreading flu virus

    A week before Christmas, a child in the

    central part of our state became the first child flu fatality for the 2017-18 flu season, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there were nine pediatric flu deaths in the United States as of Dec. 16. It said almost half of all children who die from flu or complications related to it have no known medical condition that puts them at higher risk.

  • District court docket for Dec. 18, 19 and 21

     

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 18, 19 and 21 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, Dec. 18

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

  • Mediterranean eating style

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

     

    Your resolution is to eat heathier in 2018. How are you going to do that? I have an idea that doesn’t involve excessive dieting, a major lifestyle change or unusual foods. This is eating the “med” way.

  • 5 canine supplements your veterinarian may recommend

    The shopping bag thudded onto the exam table.

    “These are the ones I have out on the counter. There could be a couple more I missed. I was in a hurry.”

    Good thing I had plenty of time to sort through the enormous mound of supplements, vitamins, and magic pills covering the table. OK, I’m joking about the “magic pills,” but one label promised it “works like magic.” Needless to say, I was skeptical.

  • A clean slate: yours to create

    By Linda Arnold

    New Year’s Day is my favorite holiday. Three hundred sixty-five brand new days. Twelve delicious months. Fifty-two amazing weeks.  

    It’s the ultimate new beginning. The chance to take lessons learned from last year and put them into effect. OK, I’m strapping myself in.

    New beginnings

    Whatever does or does not happen on a global level in 2018 remains to be seen. Our world is going through some big changes. And, no doubt, you’re feeling a bit unsettled with all the unpredictability.