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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

      By John Nelson 

    To be a dog, a mule, a cat, a fitchew, a toad, a lizard … I would not care.

    Shakespeare, Troilus & Cressida, V: 1.

     

  • Air Force Airman 1st Class Lynisa M. Aubin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

     Air Force Airman 1st Class Lynisa M. Aubin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    Aubin, who graduated from North Brunswick High School in Leland, completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Hurray for hummus, the healthful alternative

     

     

    Hummus has become my go-to appetizer when we have guests. It’s a more healthful alternative to sour cream or mayo-based dips. I like to serve it with fresh vegetables, multigrain crackers or cut-up pita bread.

  • Grilling season is here, so it’s time to review the basics

     Grilling season is here, so it’s time to review the basics

    The Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the beginning of the grilling season for many in the country, and no matter where you live, new equipment, new techniques, new cookbooks and new recipes await the seasoned grill master for yet another summer of delectable delights.

  • Employees resign after child left on school bus

     Two Brunswick County Schools employees in the transportation department have resigned after a two-week investigation about an incident when a sleeping student was left on a school bus unattended.

    District spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said bus driver Evelyn Miller and bus monitor Roswitha Delts resigned May 18 and May 22, respectively, after spending more than two weeks on paid administrative leave after a Virginia Williamson Elementary School first-grade girl was left on a school bus at Cedar Grove Middle School on May 13.

  • Navassa man pleads guilty to rape charge, receives prison sentence

     A Navassa man was sentenced to more than 25 years in state prison after pleading guilty to various sex crimes and a kidnapping charge in New Hanover County.

    Clarence Cornelius Jacobs Jr. pleaded guilty to first-degree rape, burglary, assault by strangulation and first-degree kidnapping in New Hanover Superior Court on May 26.

    Superior Court Judge Benjamin Alford ordered Jacobs to serve 25 to 36 years in the North Carolina Department of Correction.

  • Man accused of escaping from county jail awaits trial

     A Southport man accused of escaping from county jail in January is awaiting trial in Brunswick County Superior Court while his girlfriend and aunt, who are charged with aiding him during the escape, are scheduled to face charges in district court this week.

  • Students, parents rally to make second prom a success

     SHALLOTTE — Nearly 30 students from West Brunswick High School missed their junior and senior prom in April as they competed in state and national events, including a business and marketing DECA international competition in Orlando, Fla.

    Many of the students — and their parents — lobbied West Brunswick High School and school district officials to move the prom date, but their attempt was unsuccessful.

  • County prepares for busy hurricane season

     SUPPLY — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted the Atlantic hurricane season will be below normal, but that’s not preventing local, regional and state officials from preparing for a busy season.

    NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season “will likely be below normal, but that’s no reason to believe coastal areas will have it easy,” according to a news release issued May 27. 



  • Shallotte Middle duo and lifelong best friends earn medals at state competition

     SHALLOTTE — Two Brunswick County students among several who competed in the state Science Olympiad finals came home with Top 10 medals.

    Shallotte Middle School eighth-graders and Powell Palmer and Madison Ward captured sixth-place honors in a team event.

    On April 25-26, the self-proclaimed “BFFs” — or “best friends forever — made the trip to Raleigh weeks after claiming first-place honors at the regional level.