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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

  • Tough love: Is it harder to take or to dish out?

     By Linda Arnold

     

    Off and on I’ve had to engage in the art of tough love. Now I know how it got its name! I’m just wondering whether it’s tougher on the receiver — or the sender.

    Tough love has been defined as “an expression used when someone treats another person harshly or sternly with the intent to help them in the long run.”

     

    Prunes Theory of Life

  • There is pain and power in deciding

     Decision-making is, at once, the most difficult and the most liberating of all human activities. Even the most forthright and determined persons feel the unique suffering involved in making a choice. We all know each “yes” we pronounce commits us to a “no” as well. Every choice has a consequence.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 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, Aug. 10

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Courtney Sanford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • District 8 Senate update

    By Sen. Bill Rabon

    Guest Columnist

    Budget

    Senate and House budget conferees met with Gov. Pat McCrory at the executive mansion Aug. 18 and agreed upon a total budget amount of $21.735 billion. Last week, the Legislature agreed to extend the continuing resolution until Aug. 31 in order to continue budget negotiations. The Senate will work through the weekend to meet this deadline.

    Transportation

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we sent a Medicaid reform bill to a conference committee to be renegotiated, we also sent a sales tax and economic incentives bill to conference, we finally approved the unemployment insurance reform bill and continued to wait on budget target amounts.

  • Growing tourism, slowing summer into fall

    Back in January, I wrote about my Aunt Donna and Uncle Bob Czaplinski who came down to Sunset Beach for the first time to escape two of the worst winter months back in our hometown of Cleveland. I’m pleased to report they enjoyed their time in Brunswick County so much, they’ll return again come January.

  • County board should not support risky business

    The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution July 6 saying it supports seismic surveying in the Atlantic Ocean to promote future offshore drilling efforts off the coast. But commissioners decided to take another look at the issue after a number of residents voiced their concerns over the decision at the board’s July 20 meeting.

  • Mother of slain baby pleads guilty, agrees to testify against alleged killer

    The Leland mother of a 15-month-old boy who died in January pleaded guilty to a felony charge and agreed to testify against the man accused of killing her son.

    Angel Marie Ray pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact felony of child abuse in Brunswick County Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon, Assistant District Attorney Lee Bollinger said.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Aug. 18-22

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 18
    Breaking and entering, larceny, damage to real property on 33rd Street.
    Julia Ann Warren, 22, of 1004 Stanley Road, Supply, arrested on warrants.
    Kyle James Warren, 35, of 1004 Stanley Road, Supply, arrested on warrants.

    Aug. 19
    Larceny on Canal Drive.

    Aug. 20
    Breaking and entering, larceny, damage to real property on Magnolia Drive.

    Aug. 22