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Today's News

  • Staying connected is vital, and takes work

    By Linda Arnold

     

    The need for human connection.

    Aside from our opposable thumbs, it’s one of the main things that sets us apart as a species.

    Numerous studies have concluded that isolation and loneliness are at the root of many of our negative conditions: depression, lethargy, suicidal tendencies, etc.

  • Galloway-Gore engagement

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Kacey Lynette Galloway of Varnamtown and Kevin Matthew Gore of Shallotte Point. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gary Ross and Cindy Galloway of Varnamtown. The prospective groom is the son of Matthew Gore and Henry and Kimberly Gales of Shallotte Point. Both bride and groom attend Charleston Southern University in Charleston, S.C. A June 9, 2018, wedding is planned at Poplar Grove Plantation, located on a peanut plantation by the Topsail Sound in Scotts Hill near Wilmington.

  • Can dogs eat strawberries?

    May blossoms with rich red fields exhaling the unmistakably sweet fragrance of one of my favorite fruits, strawberries. Bursting with flavor and packed with powerful nutrients, I was recently asked by a reader if dogs can eat strawberries? The short answer is a resounding “Yes!” with the longer answer being, “Yes, but …”

  • District court docket for May 22 and 26

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on May 22 and 26 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, May 22

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez:

  • An important food safety question

    Here’s a quick food safety question: Which of these foods needs to be refrigerated for safety?

    ·      Cut watermelon

    ·      Washed, cut leafy greens

    ·      Sliced tomatoes

    ·      Fresh cut cantaloupe cubes

    ·      Fruit salad

  • Details Matter

     

  • Cobb salad is as popular today as it was back in the ‘40s


    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.

    The Cobb salad is one of the earliest main dish salads to appear on restaurant menus and continues to be a very popular salad. Its origin is credited to Bob Cobb, owner of The Brown Derby, a once-famous eatery in Hollywood in the early ‘30s and ‘40s.

  • Sunset Beach concert postponed

    Because of rainy weather, the Sunset Beach Concert featuring Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot that was scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7,  has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at the Village Park gazebo.

  • Boaters can never be too careful on the water

     Often times, people overlook the dangers involved with watersports activities. Whether it’s fishing, wakeboarding, jet skiing or hunting, unfortunate events do occur on the water and without proper education and experience, an incredibly fun day on the water can turn to a disaster within minutes. Unfortunately, this past week I experienced this good to bad transition first hand while working at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center (OIFC). 

  • Clearing up misconceptions about golf instruction