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Today's News

  • 4-H to offer summer programs starting June 17

    The line of school buses at the Brunswick County Government Complex was a sight to see last Thursday, June 10, as they made their way back to the garage to be parked for summer. It was a sure sign school is officially out.
    As the 4-H staff noticed them outside their office windows, it reminded them the Brunswick County summer fun “Exploring the World of 4-H” program would begin in less than 24 hours.

  • Dealing with wet gardens and landscapes

    Most gardeners view rainfall as a good thing. But too much of a good thing—namely rain—can be bad. Disease is always an issue when there is abundant moisture and plants don’t have time to dry out.
    Many ornamentals, particularly annuals and tender perennials, suffer in the form of leaf spots and root rot. If annuals are not planted on raised beds, too much rainfall can cause them to die.

  • Trouble with tomatoes? It could be tomato spotted wilt virus

    While there are many plant diseases that make growing tomatoes a challenge in the Southeast, a relatively new disease threatens to make homegrown tomatoes almost impossible for many local gardeners.
    Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) is different from most tomato diseases because it is caused by a virus rather than a fungus or bacteria. Most virus diseases in plants cause the infected plant to show strange color patterns on the leaves or flowers and may cause stunting, but usually do not kill their host plant outright.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, June 21
    Chicken/dumplings, pickled beets, peaches, biscuit/margarine, beverage.
    Tuesday, June 22
    Pork roast/gravy, sweet potatoes, black-eyed peas, pineapple, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, June 23
    Sloppy Joe on bun, corn, turnip greens, applesauce, hamburger bun, beverage.
    Thursday, June 24
    Macaroni/cheese with ham, vegetable blend, pears, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Friday, June 25

  • Dosher opens new sleep disorder laboratory

    Dosher Memorial Hospital, 924 N. Howe St. in Southport, has opened a sleep disorder laboratory for the diagnosis and treatment of potentially serious sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, excessive snoring, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on June 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8 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, June 2

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

    Lori Bolivar Aaron, operate vehicle no insurance, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Former university tennis coach pleads guilty to DWI in New Hanover County

    A former university tennis coach arrested last year in downtown Wilmington has pleaded guilty to driving while impaired.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team Sgt. Billy Caulk, Nick Keith Stutsman, 49, of 175 Plum Nelly Road, Athens, Ga., pleaded guilty to DWI in New Hanover County Court on May 27.

    At the time of his arrest, Stutsman was the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Mercer University in Macon, Ga.

  • Holden Beach man charged with DWI, careless and reckless driving after crash on bridge

    A Holden Beach man was charged with driving while impaired and careless and reckless driving after a crash on the Holden Beach bridge delayed traffic for several hours.

    Tony Lynn Whittington, 56, of 299 Sandpiper Drive, Holden Beach, was charged with driving while impaired and careless and reckless driving on Friday, June 4.

  • Missing Brunswick man found dead in Hyde County

    A Brunswick County man missing since May has been found dead.

    According to the Hyde County Sheriff’s Office, Tracy Paul Whalen, 49, was found dead June 8 in Hyde County. No foul play is suspected.

    Whalen was first reported missing to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, May 30, though he had been missing for about a week, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson April Stanley said.

  • New task force created for veterans discuss hospital, cemetery

    SOUTHPORT—Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren has assembled a group of community members, many of whom are veterans, to serve on the Community Veterans Task Force of Brunswick County to address the needs of the county’s estimated 15,000 veterans.

    The fledgling group met last Wednesday at PJ’s Restaurant in Southport, where they appointed officers, set a meeting schedule and reviewed a letter sent to task force members from Daniel Hoffmann, director of the Veterans Affairs Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Network.