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Today's News

  • Iler outlines educational goals, opportunities for 2015 legislative session

    BOLIVIA — Teacher compensation, scholarships and adopt-a-school “fun days” are on state Rep. Frank Iler’s priority list for the 2015 state legislative session.

    Iler outlined his list of educational goals and opportunities at the Jan. 6 meeting of the Brunswick County Board of Education.

    Since 2013, Iler said he has visited all local schools and sat in classrooms.

  • Jaguar's Lair negotiations at impasse in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — After years of negotiating, the town of Sunset Beach and developer of Jaguar’s Lair are at an impasse, and the town has requested mediation.

    Announcement of the deadlock over completion of infrastructure work in the unfinished subdivision was made during Sunset Beach Town Council’s first monthly meeting of the new year Monday, Jan. 5.

  • New year brings wahoo action

     The new year is officially upon us and with it came dreary, wet weather. However, the fish off our coast are biting as if it’s sunny and 75 degrees. Thankfully, anglers got the opportunity to venture offshore on Friday, Jan. 2, and brought back exciting fish stories for the new year.

  • SWATCA: Fostering women’s golf

     I’d been hearing about something called the Southeastern Women’s Amateur Team Championship Association for several years. This is an organization to sponsors women’s team championships among several states that include the Carolinas.

    Each state sends a team of 10 players (eight scores count) and a non-playing team captain. Competition is over three days with scoring based on four-ball match play, modified foursome match play and singles match play. The team that amasses the most points wins. 

  • Dixon beats North in wrestling

    LELAND — North Brunswick won four matches in a conference wrestling match against Dixon Jan. 6. For the Scorpions, Patrick Burton won 17-4 at 152. Tyrone Watson won by fall at 170. Evin Bellamy won 11-7 at 195. Darnell Brooks won by fall at 138. North also won a match by forfeit.

     

    Dixon 45

    North Brunswick 25

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over one day of District Criminal Court on Dec. 23 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, Dec. 23

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Kristin Cranfill:

  • The end of things is often tied to their beginnings

     In a Smithsonian magazine article quoted in the November issue of Give Us This Day, page 240, physicist Lawrence Krauss “thought about the end of the universe and observed that a backward look reveals that the end of things is often tied to their beginnings.” The sentence fascinated me. At this time of year when we typically haul out the blank page of paper to list our resolutions, it also caused me to pause and think about endings and beginnings.

  • Slow cooker quiz

     By Cheryle Jones Syracuse

     

    It’s a great little appliance that cooks dinner while you’re away. What could be better than that? Of course I’m talking about a slow cooker. Most people call them by their trademarked name Crock Pot, but the generic term is slow cooker. There are many styles made by different companies available.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    We had a mysterious pine tree not too long ago, and here is another. There’s always a new pine species to learn about.

    This one is growing in a small park not far from my house, in the Shandon area of Columbia, S.C., where I live. Here, it is a common native species, and can be seen just about all over town, and for that matter, just about anywhere else in South Carolina (mostly though, in the piedmont counties).

  • Repeat after me: Shallots are not the same as green onions!

     What are shallots? Is the shallot an onion? Do not confuse shallots with green onions or scallions,as they are called in some areas. In Louisiana, gardeners tend to call both shallots and green onions, green onions. They are different plants. Apparently, early French settlers in Louisiana had to substitute green onions for shallots, hence the confusion.

    Shallots and green onions are not the same thing and don’t look alike or taste alike!