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Today's News

  • Leland denies H2GO water plant site rezoning in second split vote

    LELAND – Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO’s plans for a water treatment plant are in limbo after Leland officials denied a request to rezone their intended plant site.

    H2GO is one of the wholesale customers of Brunswick utilities’ finished water, which it sells to 8,500 customers in the Leland/Belville/Navassa area.

  • Leland live oaks could be costly to cut down

    If money grew on trees, Leland’s problem with Live oaks would take care of itself.

    But an update on nuisance trees in the Magnolia Green development indicates a real solution will be expensive for the town.

    Leland Public Works Director Steven Spruill first reviewed the tree issue in October 2013 after receiving complaints about the trees becoming a nuisance in the right of way of the residential streets like, Grandiflora Drive.

  • Belville hires new Public Works/ Parks and Recreation technician

    BELVILLE – Belville filled one open position during the Aug. 25 town meeting, with one more still open.

    That’s 33 percent of the administration in a town with only three full time employees.

    Mayor Mike Allen said Pat Walsh resigned from the Public Works/ Parks and Recreation technician roles earlier in the summer.

    But the vacancy attracted 52 applications from as far away as Pennsylvania.

    “Some applications you would call way overqualified and other were not very realistic,” Allen said.

  • BCC finishes 2-1 in weekend volleyball

     BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College volleyball team played three matches over the weekend at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Against Guildford Tech on Sunday, BCC won 25-27, 25-22, 25-16, 25-22.

    BCC trailed 8-1 in the first and fought off two game points before losing.

    The second game was tied 22-22 before BCC gained a point off an errant serve. An errant Guilford hit and a kill by Katrina Brown won the game.

  • Scorpions rout Trask 37-0

    ROCKY MOUNT — North Brunswick beat Trask 37-0 in a non-conference football game Friday, Aug. 29, the Scorpions’ first victory of the season.

    Senior running back Deshawn Montgomery scored three touchdowns and junior quarterback Tiger Bryant scored two.

    North was erratic in the first quarter, as it lost a fumble on its first possession and were penalized seven times — yet the Scorpions led 16-0 entering the second quarter.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 19, 20, 21, 22 and 25 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 Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Tuesday, Aug. 19

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutors Fred Gore and Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Information aversion means knowing less than we need to know

    Have you ever laughingly placed your hands in a defensive position in front of your face and declared, “That’s more information than I need to know!” Usually it happens when someone is offering personal, intimate, even graphic tidbits about health or hygiene. Embarrassment invades the space between speaker and listener and we’d rather not be party to the proffered data.

  • Fruit and veggie bites: Two food groups that help improve health

    It seems that everyone wants to find that perfect food, the one that’s going to solve all their health problems. I really don’t think there is such a food, but there are two groups of goods that can help improve your health and reduce your risk of chronic disease. What are these foods?

    Yes, you guessed it: fruits and vegetables.

  • Gravy, shrimp add flavor to Southern breakfast staple

    Grits are a staple of the Southern breakfast. For those unfamiliar with them, grits are nothing more than coarsely ground, dried corn. If you grind it a little finer, you have the Italian staple, polenta … grind it finer yet, and you have corn meal.

    I’ve heard that some places like to combine grits with hominy, which is soaked in lye. Why would you want to soak food in lye, and then actually eat it?

  • Smith announces birth

    Audrey Nicole Smith of Supply is the proud parent of a son, Bladen Kyler Smith, born at 4:11 p.m. Aug. 18 at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces and measuring 18½ inches long.
    Paternal grandparents are Lindberg and Carrie Lane Smith of Supply.
    Great-grandparents are the late Junior and Mina Smith of Shallotte and the late Bill and Rulane Lane of Supply.