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Today's News

  • Lack of participation in national nutrition program creates $500K deficit

     BOLIVIA — A federal schools nutrition program designed to feed Brunswick County elementary and middle school students at no cost to the student has created a sizable deficit for the local school district. 

    While many students are eating for free through a Community Eligibility Provision, it’s costing the district $500,000, district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said during a budget work session Tuesday, March 10.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 23, 24, 26 and 27 and March 3 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, Feb. 23

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Courtney Sanford and courtroom clerk Kristin Cranfill:

  • Washing up is important

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

     

    The older I get, the more Mom was right. If your mom was like mine, she always had you wash your hands before eating. I wish more people would remember what their moms said.

  • Heartfelt love is an everyday happening

     By Fran Salone-Pelletier

     

     

    It was Valentine’s Day, just a month ago. Hubby Dear and I were home enjoying a warmth neither thermostat nor outdoor thermometer could offer. It was our weekend conversation time. We were recounting the week’s events with a renewal of wonder that we were alive and kicking despite the aches and pains of aging. Our stories bore a repeated gratitude for all we have been given and received across the years.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     Which plant group displays the showiest, most flamboyant flowers? Sunflowers and daisies? Lilies, daffodils and amaryllis? Or maybe the iris family? It’s fun to ponder this weighty question now, as spring is about to erupt, and not too soon! But many of us will insist the most spectacular flowers are found among the various orchid species.

     

  • Roasted corned beef will remind you a little bit of pastrami

     Roasted corned beef will remind you a little bit of pastrami

    With an Irish background, I remember eating many traditional Irish dishes, especially corned beef and cabbage, which we always had on St. Patrick’s Day. But we liked it so much, we ate it quite often throughout the year.

  • Sunset Beach work session March 17

    Discussion about beach patrol operations is on the agenda of Sunset Beach Town Council’s upcoming monthly work session Tuesday, March 17.

    The session is scheduled for 9 a.m. in the town hall conference room.

    Other agenda items up for discussion include the town budget calendar and adoption, a board of adjustment term expiration appointment, planning board membership structure and a Sunset at Sunset staff member assignment.

  • Consalvo- Fulford engagement

     Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Christina Marie Consalvo and Justin Alford Fulford, both of Bolivia. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gene and Linda Consalvo of Pinehurst. The prospective groom is the son of Al and Teresa Fulford of Supply. An April 11 wedding is planned during a private ceremony on Holden Beach.

  • Hill celebrates 100th birthday

     On March 2, family and friends gathered at Capt. Nance’s Seafood Restaurant in Calabash to celebrate the 100th birthday of Essie Daniels Hill. Nieces and nephews came from New Jersey, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and the Carolinas to show their love and appreciation on her special day.

  • Artist Marie Kasper to lead watercolor workshop March 21

    Award-winning artist Marie Kasper of Calabash will conduct a watercolor workshop, “Shells in the Sand,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Brunswick Senior Resources Inc., 3620 Express Drive in Shallotte.

    The cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members of the Waterway Art Association.