Today's News

  • Sunset Beach Police Deartment May 31-June 3, 2017

    The Sunset Beach Police Department made the following arrests.

    May 31

    Jaime Urbanski, 39, of Stone Cutter Drive was arrested on an outstanding driving while impaired warrant.

    June 1

    Amber Mintz 18, of Shallotte Point Loop Road, Shallotte, was arrested on a larceny by employee charge.

    June 2

    Chelsey L. Moore 26, of Ellison Court, Greenville, was cited on charges of simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Calabash Fire Department, May 2017

    During the month of May, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 164 calls: two structure fires, three woods/brush fires, eight fire alarms, 11 motor vehicle accidents, 31 public assistance, two mutual aid and 107 EMS first-response calls.


  • Club Profile: North Brunswick Kiwanis Club


    Dave Ritter, president

    Cynthia Bryant, president-elect

    Eric Mens, secretary

    Debbie Watkins, treasurer

    Joe Calla past president



    First Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Greens Blossoms Club Room and the third Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at Leland Town Hall in the Long Leaf Conference Room.





    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer


  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Man at the veterinarian’s office: “Doctor, my dog doesn’t have a nose!”

    Vet: “Goodness! How does he smell?”

    Man: “Terrible!”

  • How to create more joy in your life


     By Linda Arnold


    Ahhhhhh … that vacation feeling. Toes in the sand and tropical sunsets definitely recharge the batteries!

    One of my favorite things about this past vacation was a group of festive folks called “The Joy Squad.” They made regular rounds to our resort pools, handing out popsicles, offering to clean our sunglasses and creating chances to win fun prizes.

  • Love is a strange thing. It takes you by surprise

    I recently read and re-read Fredrik Backman’s novel, “A Man Called Ove.” I’d already viewed the movie version, so this would be time No. 3 with Ove and his strangely surprising life. Though I had returned the book to the library and had conversed with others about it multiple times, I could not let it go. It would not let me go.

  • Now what should I do with that catch of the day?

    Memorial Day weekend on the South Brunswick Islands signaled the beginning of a new season of beach activities, fishing, golfing, cookouts and anything else you might want to do during the start of our summer.

    It’s the start of our grilling season too, and that means plenty of hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks, grilled chicken and pork, and plenty of seafood. For the fishing enthusiasts, it also means deciding what to do with your catch of the day once you return home.

  • Are dog DNA tests worth it?

    It was in 2007 when I first glimpsed the future of veterinary medicine. I was invited to peek at a new canine DNA test developed by Mars Veterinary appropriately named the Wisdom Panel. At the time, the test was limited to detecting basic breed origins and a few predictive metrics such as size.

    Fast-forward to present day and the science behind DNA is progressing rapidly beyond most pet parents’ imaginations. The question is: Should you have your dog’s DNA tested? What can these tests tell you and how accurate are they? Great questions with gray answers.

  • District court docket for May 15, 16, 18 and 19


    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on May 15, 16, 18 and 19 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 Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, May 15

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Eat more fruit

    Eat more fruit. We’ve all heard this as a recommendation. I also know dietitians, nutritionists and moms tell people to eat fruit as a snack. I’ve said that many times myself in this column. But, I also know that’s easier to say than do in real life.