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Today's News

  • Operation Summer Heat nets 35 arrests

     BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Steve Lanier wanted to send a message to the community last week when the Drug Enforcement Unit held “Operation Summer Heat, a countywide roundup of those accused of being involved in the county’s drug trade.

    On Thursday, July 31, the sheriff’s office made 35 arrests during the daylong operation.

  • ‘Yummy’ makes its way through Brunswick County

     LELAND — If you see Yummy roll into town, you know it’s feeding time.

    Yummy, a retired Brunswick County school bus, was transformed into a colorful, kid-friendly mobile feeding unit and has traveled across the county for the last three weeks serving meals to anyone younger than 18 for free.

    The Hungry Tummy Café, and its mascot, Yummy, are part of Brunswick County Schools’ summer food service initiative.

  • Swiss chard is available year round but is best in summer

     

    Swiss chard is available year round but is best in summer

    Chard is often referred to as Swiss chard because of its extensive cultivation in Switzerland. As a member of the beet family, it has also been referred to as silver beet, spinach beet, leaf beet, sea kale beet, white beet, strawberry spinach and even Roman kale.

    In our area, the two main types available are red chard and green chard. The red, which has a stronger flavor, has red stems and dark green leaves with red veins. The green has lighter green leaves with white stalks.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    If you’re a flatlander like me, it might be quite a while between your time at home and your visits to the beautiful Alleghany Mountains of West Virginia. I am, in fact, a big fan of eastern West Virginia, a fantastic place in the summer for natural history, and more especially, botany. I fell in love with the dark forests of this part of the country several years ago, led there my inveterate fellow-botanist and banjo champion, Bernie Cyrus.

  • The ground of love and truth is both terrifying and tender

     

     

    By osmosis, since Hubby Dear is a Merton fan and follower, I have become equally intrigued by a monk who was a man for all seasons. So, I jumped at the opportunity to review “The Ground of Love and Truth, Reflections on Thomas Merton’s Relationship with the Woman Known as ‘M’” by Suzanne Zuercher, O.S.B.

  • Watermelon with a twist

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of the Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Heather Jesina adjudicated the following cases July 7 during a grand jury session:

    Joshua Gomez Albarran, possession of firearm by felon, carrying concealed gun.

    Julia Baggely, forgery of instrument, uttering forged instrument, misdemeanor larceny, exploit disable/elder trust.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on July 24, 25 and 28 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.

     

    Thursday, July 24

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Jamie Turnage and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • 252nd CA/AAA Group Association annual reunion

     Officers of the 252nd Coast Artillery/Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group Association in Wilmington have announced plans for the 35th annual reunion scheduled for Friday, Sept. 5, and Saturday, Sept. 6. All former members of HQ and HQ Battery, 252d CA/AAA or any subordinate units are encouraged to attend.

    A business meeting and stag “shrimperoo” will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at the Covil Farms Clubhouse, Covil Farm Road (off Military Cutoff) in Wilmington. Cost is $12 per person in advance or $15 at the door.

  • Children baptized

     Immigrant families grace St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church in Shallotte where the parish family celebrated the baptism of three children July 26.