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Today's News

  • Former BEAT president files complaint against ex-board member

    A founder and former president of the nonprofit Brunswick Environmental Action Team has taken legal action against a former BEAT board member, claiming she harassed him.

    Neil Gilbert of Sunset Beach filed a civil injunction and complaint for a no-contact order “for stalking or nonconsensual sexual conduct” March 7 against Kristen Colleran of Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Electronics recycling gets a financial boost

    Brunswick County is among 72 county and city governments that have been bestowed state money for local electronics management programs.

    In February, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Waste Management awarded $700,000 for the programs, which offer residents opportunities to recycle old electronics, including televisions and computer equipment.

    Brunswick County received $10,197.23, county solid waste and recycling coordinator Micki Bozeman said.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department April 8-13 2018

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

    April 8

    Alan Shaw, 18, of Wickersham Road, Charlotte, was cited on a possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana charge.

    April 13

    Edward Ronald McCormick, 17, of Sunset Bluff, Beaufort, S.C., was arrested on charges of speeding and consuming alcohol while younger than 21.

  • District court docket for April 2, 4 and 6

     

     

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on April 2, 4 and 6 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, April 2

    Judge C. Ashley Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Sarah B. McPherson and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham-Evans:

  • Shallotte man sought in Sunset Beach break-in arrested in S.C.

    A Shallotte man wanted in a Sunset Beach break-in was arrested April 13 in Little River, S.C.

    Sunset Beach police charged 24-year-old Antaun Linear Miller, 24, of Forest Drive with breaking and entering, larceny, safecracking and injury to real property in an April 12 break-in on Cotton Mill Court in Sea Trail.

    Someone broke in through a back window and stole several items around lunchtime when no one was home, according to an incident report. Some evidence was left behind and arrest warrants were issued the next day.

  • Are liver pudding, livermush and scrapple the same thing?

    A popular Southern breakfast treat is livermush, or liver pudding. It is said to be one of the first pork foods made in America. It’s a flexible dish and makes an excellent breakfast alongside some fried or scrambled eggs.

    I grew up eating scrapple, said to have actually originated in the farmlands of eastern Pennsylvania. The word scrapple originated from “scrap” or “scrappy,” and consisted of ground leftover pig scraps that were boiled and then combined with cornmeal and other spices.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

  • Making the connection for a healthy life

    By Linda Arnold

     

    Pop quiz: The most important factor in living a healthy life for most of us is:

    ·      Good nutrition

    ·      Regular exercise

    ·      Smoking cessation

    ·      Limited alcohol consumption

  • When a birthday is more than a number

    CELEBRATION! That was the key word. I had to spell it out in capital letters because it was a capital event. April, our dear across-the-street neighbor of whom I have sometimes written, turned 40 on April 10.

  • What to do when your pet has diarrhea and your vet is closed

    One of the most disturbing, embarrassing and often disgusting disorders a pet can develop is diarrhea.

    Runny stools can distress more than your pet’s tummy. Your pet becomes upset because it had an accident, often on a favorite rug or bedspread. You get agitated because you’ve got to clean up the mess. Many times, you feel helpless and don’t know what to do next. And, if your luck is like mine, this tends to happen on the weekend when most veterinary clinics are closed.