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Today's News

  • Six months later: Lung transplant patient breathing easier upon happy homecoming

    SHALLOTTE — Buddy Norris was definitely breathing easier.

    Nearly six months after receiving double-lung transplant surgery and intensive follow-up treatment in Atlanta, the Shallotte sign-maker is finally back home.

    Norris, 52, returned to his residence with his wife, Amy, this past Saturday, May 16, from Atlanta, where he had been living since undergoing surgery at Emory University Hospital just days before Thanksgiving last November.

  • Navassa teen reported missing found safe

    The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for a Navassa teen reported missing endangered.

    Micheal Arthur Hook, 16, was last seen on Ivester Court carrying a blue sleeping bag and was believed to be suffering from a cognitive impairment and was found safe.

    The center, which issued the alert Tuesday afternoon, canceled it late Tuesday night.

  • Oak Island man dies in N.C. 211 collision

    A third person has died since the beginning of May in a crash on N.C. 211.

    The latest fatality occurred about 9 a.m. Saturday, May 16, near the RiverSea development, Brunswick County Deputy Coroner Mark Gore said.

    The driver of a mid-size hatchback, 31-year-old Kenneth Paul Minnillo of Oak Island, crossed the center line, struck a concrete utility pole and died at the scene, Gore said.

  • grand jury

     Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases May 4 during a grand jury session:

    Charles Alfred Absher, DWI, assault with deadly weapon government official/employee, flee/elude arrest with motor vehicle, resisting public officer, assault government official/employee, reckless driving to endanger, failure to heed light or siren.

  • district court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on May 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 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.

     

    Monday, May 4

    Judges Jerry A. Jolly and Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutors Courtney Sanford and Jamie Turnage and courtroom clerks Kimberly Register and Courtney Graham:

  • Cereal for dinner: Taking cereal to a new level

     You’re tired, there’s no one else to fix dinner for tonight and all you feel like doing is pouring a bowl of cereal. But wait! Take an extra five minutes and prepare this luscious parfait, full of foods from three of the five food groups. This dish takes cereal to a new level.

  • Scars tell stories

     

     

    I don’t know Craig Scott. I do know a quote attributed to him. “From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, ‘I survived.’” The quote is powerfully real. It describes so many survival experiences, so many scars, so many stories.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Let’s be bees — busily buzzing bees. If I were one, this is where I would be.

  • Braising turns a tough cut of meat into a fabulous cooked meal

     Many of you have probably used a braising method when cooking meat or vegetables and didn’t even know it.

  • Officials say railroad track likely sparked wildfire

    The probable cause of a wildfire that burned nearly 500 acres damaged five homes and forced evacuations in three neighborhoods near Northwest last month is a nearby railroad track.

    No one was injured during the fire or evacuation and no homes were destroyed, but the N.C. Forest Service report estimated the damage at $980,000.