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Today's News

  • Communities in Schools sponsors Stuff the Bus event

    Communities in Schools (CIS) had its fourth annual Stuff the Bus event at the Leland, Shallotte and Southport Walmart stores on tax-free weekend to benefit the children of Brunswick County.

    “Stuff the Bus helps reduce the financial burden on families already hard hit by the economy. This year more than $13,000 worth of school supplies were collected for the children in Brunswick County,” said Linda Rumsey, director of the Adopt-A-School and Volunteer Program.

  • Centipede grass horrors: Why is my grass dying?

    By Charlie Spencer 

    Master Gardener

    It is that time of year when the Master Gardener information phone starts to ring off the hook. Homeowners who have centipede grass in their yards realize that there is something wrong with the grass. It is dying in places, usually in a circular pattern.

  • Consistently hot weather can cause turf woes

    The people who keep weather records tell me the last 60 days have been consistently the hottest since they started keeping records on such things. That’s probably not news to most of you. The heat has been brutal this year. 

  • Brunswick Community Hospital recognized for patient safety

    Brunswick Community Hospital was recently recognized as a leader in clinical quality and patient safety for its efforts to reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired infections, specifically Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA infections, which are difficult to treat if they develop.  

  • Menus for Brunswick County’s senior nutrition sites

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Aug. 23

    Meatballs/linguini, greens, blend juice, sugar cookies, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Aug. 24

    Pork chop/gravy, rice pilaf, succotash, fresh fruit—apple, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Aug. 25

    Turkey provolone steak/gravy, sweet potatoes, Italian green beans with onions, grape juice, banana pudding, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Aug. 26

  • Creating a simple veal stew dish with a creamy mustard sauce

    Have you ever just started out to make a simple dish for dinner and all of a sudden, it turns into a fantastic entrée?

    I’m sure this happens all the time to most of us, right? Seriously though, I did start out to create a simple veal stew and somewhere along the way ended up with a modified version of veal stroganoff. Most veal stew consists of braised veal combined with potatoes, carrots, onions, etc. stewed in a large pot with some stock over low heat for a couple of hours.

  • Community news briefs

    Next JumpStart event set

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s JumpStart Speed Networking event will now be open to all business people interested in promoting their businesses.

    A hot breakfast buffet will be included, courtesy of Starz Grille at Planet Fun in Shallotte. The cost is $10 per person for non-members. Members of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce can attend at no charge.

  • Dosher to have medication collection event

    Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport will once again sponsor a drive-through drug and medication collection event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24.

    Operation Medicine Cabinet is intended to give residents in and around the Brunswick County area an opportunity to safely dispose of out-of-date or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications. 

    In addition, Dosher will collect pet medications and used hypodermic needles as well, according to Dosher Hospital Community Relations Director Kirk Singer. 

  • Who woke up the sun? Solar minimum signals it’s time to begin the next cycle

    By Mark Jankowski
    Ingram Planetarium

    Wake up Sun, it is time for the next cycle. 

    Sun-lovers worried about the sun and its lazy low period of activity need not worry any more. NASA has stated the sun is finally waking up. The solar activity that happened during the first week of August was the factor that led to the recent news release that the sun was waking up from the unusual period of low activity called a solar minimum. 

  • Shallotte crime report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Obtaining property by false pretense at Aaron’s; suspect took a laptop that was not hers and pawned it for cash.

    •Larceny from a coin-operated machine at Twice the Ice; victim left wallet at the machine. Wallet was later returned but was missing $100.

    •Obtaining property by false pretense at Pawn USA; suspect pawned property that belonged to Aaron’s.