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Today's News

  • Back-to-school pet challenge: Two things to try with your pet after the school bell rings

     It’s back-to-school time! Yellow buses cruising neighborhoods, stores shouting sales on student supplies and millions of children begging for an extra hour of sleep. As you prepare your family for the coming school year, don’t forget your pets. Those lazy days of summer are soon to be interrupted by early morning chaos and frenzy, creating anxiety in many dogs and cats.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    You think it’s hot now? It’s just the beginning of August. It’s time for everyone to take a deep, air-conditioned breath and figure out ways to deal with the weather.

    One way is to remember that before long, there will be signs of autumn (so soon?) and eventually everything will be cooling off, with displays of autumnal blooming everywhere. Our mystery plant is one of the autumn-bloomers and it packs an olfactory punch.

  • Mix and match varieties of lettuce for a new taste combination

     The past few weeks have been blisteringly hot, and the appeal of crisp, healthy and delicious summer salads has been rising with the temperature. As the temperature rises, my appetite goes down. Heavy food tends to take a back seat during these warm days and lighter meals seem more appealing.

  • There’s something about a man and his dog that evokes smiles and defies sorrows
  • Shallotte aldermen discuss sales tax, other issues

     SHALLOTTE  — The issue of sales tax redistribution under consideration by the General Assembly was the primary topic of discussion during the town’s regular board of aldermen meeting Aug. 4.

    Mayor Walt Eccard told the board he joined 14 other mayors and Brunswick County commissioners in signing a letter opposing the proposed redistribution. He presented an analysis prepared by the county showing Shallotte could plan on losing an estimated $280,000 in tax receipts over a four-year period if the state makes the changes.

  • Shallotte aldermen discuss sales tax, other issues

     SHALLOTTE — The issue of sales tax redistribution under consideration by the General Assembly was the primary topic of discussion during the town’s regular board of aldermen meeting Aug. 4.

    Mayor Walt Eccard told the board he joined 14 other mayors and Brunswick County commissioners in signing a letter opposing the proposed redistribution. He presented an analysis prepared by the county showing Shallotte could plan on losing an estimated $280,000 in tax receipts over a four-year period if the state makes the changes.

  • Stable weather patterns improve fishing

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

  • Golfers, be aware of the sun

    We can all take steps that will help us live a long, active, happy life. We can stop smoking, eat healthy natural foods, exercise, walk regularly and protect ourselves from the sun.

    My family is prone to skin cancer. My husband has had numerous Mohs treatments (a micrographic surgical process to remove basal cells) over the years. I am applying Fluorouracil cream to a crusty spot on my left ear. Our daughter Kim had a basal cell removed from her nose six months ago.

  • Detectives investigate Longwood shooting

     Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a reported shooting in Longwood last week.

    According to an incident report, someone fired at least one shot at 23-year-old Jaquann Kyree Randall at 7638 Victory Drive just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4. It’s unclear whether Randall was injured.

    No description of the shooter was available and no arrest has been made.

  • Supply men sentenced to prison terms after pleading guilty to drug charges

     Two Supply men were sentenced to prison last week after pleading guilty to drug charges in separate cases in Brunswick County Superior Court.

    Senior Resident Judge Ola M. Lewis sentenced 31-year-old Matthew Deante Hewett of Turkey Trap Road to 67 to 93 months in the North Carolina Department of Correction after he pleaded guilty to three counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, Assistant District Attorney Chris Thomas said.