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Today's News

  • Hornes celebrate 50 years

  • Brunswick County 4-H program hosts annual fashion revue for participants

     Brunswick County 4-H hosted its annual fashion revue on May 17 at the Cooperative Extension office. 

    After a welcome and introduction by 4-H agent Blair Green, members showed off their homemade garments during a fashion show. Participants were judged on such criteria as construction, fit and presentation.

    Participating in the 9-11 age division were: Alexis Apple, daughter of Trisha and Donald Apple of Ash; Lydia and Mary Ellen Lewis, daughters of Jim and Vicki Lewis of Calabash; and Amanda Rossell, daughter of Timothy Rossell of Bolton. 

  • The North invades the South again but it doesn’t work with plants

    Many people who move down into Southeastern North Carolina from more northern and colder climates bring with them a preference for plants they grew so beautifully in the North. 

  • They add color to the landscape but don’t get too attached to Mimosas

     Mimosas are putting on their summer show of silky, pink flowers all over southeastern North Carolina. With beautiful flowers and incredibly fast growth, you would think this medium-sized tree would be a popular addition to the landscape. Unfortunately, this plant tends to be a little on the trashy side with seedlings popping up all over the place. 

  • They add color to the landscape but don’t get too attached to Mimosas

     Mimosas are putting on their summer show of silky, pink flowers all over southeastern North Carolina. With beautiful flowers and incredibly fast growth, you would think this medium-sized tree would be a popular addition to the landscape. Unfortunately, this plant tends to be a little on the trashy side with seedlings popping up all over the place. 

  • Senior site menus

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

    Monday, June 7

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

    Tuesday, June 8

    Barbecue chicken, corn casserole, green peas, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, June 9

    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, applesauce, sugar cookies, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, June 10

  • A toast to summer: Make it fruity and bold with a splash of fun

    High-sugar, low-carb, alcohol or no, there’s a cool beverage for every inclination. The sunny season and chance to raise a cool one with friends on the patio or by the pool can’t arrive soon enough. So as summer descends upon us, let’s just relax in the comfort of our home and enjoy this time while it lasts.

    The fruity drink you choose may be a berry-flavored vodka creation, a blender drink using fresh fruits or a twist on lemonade. Seeking something more adventurous? How about a trying a gelatin shot, which is not just for the college set anymore?

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on May 19, 20, 24 and 25 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.

    Wednesday, May 19

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Joy Easley and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick:

  • Voters deserve more than last-minute political maneuvering

    What exactly is it state Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. believes he is doing?

    Surely, he can’t believe most of his constituents think he is acting in the community’s best interest with the latest bills he has introduced in the General Assembly’s “short session.”

    Remember, this is a time when he and fellow legislators are supposed to be considering only “non-controversial” bills.

  • Baking in Nashville is icing on the cake for Brunswick artist

    Lorie Burcham was already busy baking elaborate cakes in coastal Carolina with her thriving six-year-old business, Crumb de la Crumb.

    Then her cousin, Shane Stevens, a songwriter and fellow Brunswick County native, summoned Burcham to Nashville.

    He said she could make a lot more money crafting cakes in Music City.