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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    I see thy glory like a shooting star

    Fall to the base earth from the firmament.

                      William Shakespeare, King Richard II, Act 2, scene 4

     

  • Lewis holds county’s third Opioid Task Force meeting

    A group of nearly 100 community stakeholders in Brunswick County and surrounding areas gathered March 28 as part of the Brunswick County Opioid Task Force, led by Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis.

    Lewis initiated the task force to address the specific needs regarding the growing opioid addiction epidemic in Brunswick County.

  • Early followers were people of the way

     Early followers of Christ were not known as Christians, but as people of the Way. This nugget of information has always intrigued me. Perhaps the intrigue is evoked by the various movements that still arise in society. Early on, there was an understanding that following a person was itself a recognition that each day is a unique opportunity to enter the process of dying and rising. We have models, examples, in the various persons who opted for Christ as described in Scripture.

  • The best pasta dishes are simple and use fresh ingredients

     Pasta is available in fresh and dried forms. Fresh pasta cooks much quicker than its dried counterpart. Most of us use the dried form since it’s readily available, and it’s what we’re used to, but once you’ve used fresh pasta, you might not want to go back to its dried form.

     

  • County gets name out by helping with Wilmington events

    Brunswick County residents will represent the county, and try to draw a few visitors across the bridge, by participating in the North Carolina Azalea Festival this weekend and the Wells Fargo Championship Golf tournament May 1-7 at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington.

    Leland Mayor Brenda Bozeman said a contingent of 30 Leland residents will assist with the Azalea Festival parade.

    “It’s a group of individuals, different people from all over Leland,” she said. “I’ve always said we have the best volunteers.”

  • Rap concert denied in Navassa may take place in Leland

    A rap concert that was denied in Navassa Park last week has found a possible new location, if its permit is approved.

    A concert by rapper Rick Ross was promoted as scheduled for April 7 at Navassa Park with tickets on sale at Wilmington businesses Dr. Stylz and G&K Hair Studio and in Jacksonville businesses New Fashion and All About Music.

    On March 21, Brunswick County Parks and Recreation director Aaron Perkins said he received a phone call alerting him the concert was being promoted but didn’t have an application to hold it on county property.

  • H2GO reverse osmosis plant well sites, bids pushed past commissioner opposition

    Brunswick Regional Water & Sewer H2GO has begun spending to prepare to build its reverse osmosis (RO) plant, despite board members who oppose the plant claiming the majority of commissioners are acting prematurely.

    The H2GO board approved purchasing two, 1.2 acre parcels of land for RO plant well sites at the March 21 meeting.

    The land purchases each only cost $20,000, but board members Jeff Gerken and Trudy Trombley, who were elected to oppose the RO plant, questioned the spending.

  • County funds park improvements despite call to sell it

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners agreed to provide matching funds totaling nearly $110,000 to support grant funding for the Holden Beach county park during their regular meeting Monday night.

    But it wasn’t before commissioner Randy Thompson proposed selling off the park to cover the costs of other programs.

    County commissioners voted to buy 37 acres that stretch from Holden Beach Road SW to the Intracoastal Waterway, just west of the Holden Beach Bridge for $3.5 million in November 2014 to convert into a nature park.

  • Behold beer as economic fuel and inspiration

    Benjamin Franklin, as it turns out, never said, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” I’m not sure who actually said it or if anyone famous ever did, but it doesn’t matter much to me anyway. As far as I’m concerned, a good beer is one of life’s pleasures.

    If I’m at a local restaurant, bar or festival, I’m more likely to try a craft beer I’ve never had before or one I know I can’t get anywhere else to satisfy my palate.

  • Developer seeking de-annexation claims Sunset Beach violated statutes

    SUNSET BEACH — The developer of a senior complex who is seeking de-annexation told state legislators the town of Sunset Beach violated statutes and created “an imaginary list of town inspections” tied to the development of Sunset Creek Commons at 1401 Seaside Road.

    Holly Smith of Ilex Properties LLC sent the town copies of detailed emails and correspondence she sent last month to District 8 Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, and District 17 Rep. Frank Iler, R-Oak Island, outlining issues she had with the town about the 72-unit senior complex.