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Today's News

  • Calabash mystery writer unveils second book

    Author Tom Rieber loves a good mystery, especially when it involves his protagonist, Nick Thomas.

    The Brunswick County writer recently unveiled his second book and latest mystery, “Devil’s Parody,” a thriller centered around Rieber’s main character, Thomas, as he goes face-to-face with a reclusive sociopath in the remote Vermont woods, “where he is conducting a deadly experiment into the gambler’s mind,” according to promotional material about the book.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over six days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 13, 14, 15, 16, 19 and 20 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Tuesday, Dec. 13

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Smart Start gets grant for garden

    Smart Start of Brunswick County received a $2,500 grant donation from the St. James Service Club for its project, Just Watch It Grow! It will teach children to grow, taste and learn to enjoy a variety of vegetables and promote outdoor physical activity through planting pizza gardens.

  • CIS asks volunteers to Adopt a School

    Communities in Schools (CIS) provides the Adopt A School and Volunteer Program to Brunswick County Schools to enhance the quality of education by bringing the community and its resources to the children.

  • Religion briefs

    Celebrate the new year
    Be a part of the New Year’s celebration at Sunset Beach Community Church, 1643 Seaside Road in Ocean Isle Beach (just behind Hardee’s) beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 31.
    Join with other believers as we reflect on the blessings of 2011 and seek God’s will for 2012. Casual attire is acceptable. The Rev. Richard Farrand, pastor, will be officiating this special service. Communion will be shared.

  • Lord, that we might see: a resolution that entails revolution

    It’s that time again. We are on the cusp of a new year. Resolutions hang in the air, ready to be made or ignored, to view as enjoyment or annoyance. One of my siblings recently wrote that she was eager to see the end of 2011 with all its downers, illness, death, accidents, financial worries and more. She anticipated a new start with a new year. It was off with the old and on with the new.

  • Tree canopies help manage stormwater

    By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Would you think that it’s a good deal if a simple project could beautify an area and increase property values? How about improving air quality and stormwater runoff? If it also cooled the neighborhood on hot days and made people happy, would you be interested?

  • Safe food handling

    By Myra Burgess
    Family Nutrition Program Assistant
    Expanded Foods & Nutrition Program
    County Cooperative Extension

  • Landscape for winter with bountiful bark

    Winter can be a drab, blah time in the garden but it certainly doesn’t have to be. In spring and summer, it is easy to find color for any spot in your landscape. There aren’t many plants that bloom this time of year. To add interest during the off-season, focus on interesting textures, colors and shapes.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Jan. 2
    Closed.
    Tuesday, Jan. 3
    Grilled barbecue chicken, new potatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits, dinner roll, beverage.
    Wednesday, Jan. 4
    Macaroni and cheese, diced ham, vegetable blend, orange juice, biscuit/whole-wheat dinner roll, beverage.
    Thursday, Jan. 5
    Stuffed cabbage roll, field peas/snaps, peaches, brownies, whole-wheat bread/white bread, beverage.