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Today's News

  • Fewer problems indicated locally for veteran care

    CALABASH — In the wake of the nationwide VA hospital scandal about a lengthy backlog of care and waiting lists, there seem to be fewer issues locally.

    “As far as a list, we’ve not seen or heard of one as far as local clinics or Fayetteville,” Anita Hartsell, Brunswick County Veterans Services director, said last week.

    Hartsell attended a meeting June 16 and “found no secret list” or backlog of patient care regionally.

  • Narcotics arrests made

       

     

    Tommy Lanier, 55, of Cotton Patch Road, Shallotte, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and/or deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on June 6. Three hundred and forty grams of marijuana was found in the residence. He was detained briefly at the Brunswick County Detention Facility and released under $5,000 bond. Cotton Patch Road is in the Shallotte Point community of Shallotte.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on June 11, 12 and 16 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 Corrections.

     

    Wednesday, June 11

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Quintin McGee and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

    It’s summertime and the livin’ is HOT. After last winter, I’m not complaining, just sayin’ if it’s hot outside, you need to be thinking about hydrating. This simply means providing your body with the fluid it needs to keep itself healthy. When it’s hot outside, you need to think about this more often.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

  • How I learned the power of surrendering

     I have always had a problem with the concept — more importantly, the reality — of surrendering. It evoked feelings of inadequacy, loss of control, enslavement and acquiescence to the power of another person or situation. I did not like it — not one bit! Searching the dictionary or thesaurus only added to the upset. Words like yield, concede, capitulate, crumble, cave-in, throw in the towel and forfeit were offered as definitions. None of them eased my sense that abandonment would be wrenching.

  • I’m almost 65 — How should I prepare for Medicare?

    By Jennifer Prince Sherman

    Guest Columnist

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

  • District 8 Senate update

    By Sen. Bill Rabon

    Guest Columnist

  • Toppings on your hot dog can create endless possibilities

     A few days ago, we decided to have some hot dogs on the grill for dinner, along with some baked beans, potato salad and coleslaw. Being from northeast Ohio, my favorite topping is Stadium Mustard, which had its origin at the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. (Stadium Mustard is sometimes available in Shallotte at Big Lots store!)