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Today's News

  • Calabash Fire Department, June 2017

    During the month of June 2017, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 173 calls: two structure fires, three woods/brush fires, 10 fire alarms, five motor vehicle accidents, one gas leak, one investigation, three mutual aid, 38 public assistance, two other and 108 EMS first-response calls.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, June 24-July 2, 2017

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    June 24

    John Bozeman 25, of Saint Andrews Drive, Wilmington, was issued a citation on a charge of concealed weapon, which was seized.

    June 26

    James Eppard 36, of WWG Lane NW, Ocean Isle Beach, was issued a citation on a shoplifting charge and banned from Food Lion.

    June 28

    Stolen vehicle reported on Queen Anne Street. Vehicle recovered from local towing company.

  • Teen wanted in car theft case turns self in

    A teenager accused of taking part in a stolen vehicle case earlier this week has turned himself into authorities, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said.

    According to a sheriff’s office news release, Dajuan Christian Thompson, 17, was wanted on a charge of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The incident happened Wednesday in the Bolivia area.

  • Identity of bicyclist killed in July 4 Leland wreck released

    Leland police have released the name of a bicyclist killed on U.S. 17 on Tuesday.

    Sergio Perez Jimenez, 61, of Leland died July 4 after 47-year-old Christopher Craig Johnson of Carolina Shores struck Jimenez's bicycle at 7:40 p.m. on U.S. 17 just south of the 74/76 overpass. The department has charged Johnson with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

    Johnson was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility Tuesday and released Wednesday on $15,000 bail, according to jail records.

  • Leland police: Bicyclist hit, killed on U.S. 17

    A pedestrian riding a bicycle has died following a fatal accident on the Fourth of July, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said. More information will be made available Wednesday morning after the person's family has been notified, he said.

    We will update this story as more information becomes available.

  • Will you ever measure up to your pets’ expectations?

    By Linda Arnold

    Life Columnist

    Allow me to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am,” says a refrigerator magnet in my kitchen.

    Because no matter what’s taking place in the world-at-large, our pets tend to have an exalted opinion of their humans.

    And what is it about those furry ones that steals our hearts?

    Happy dance

    For starters, how ‘bout that happy dance that occurs every time you walk through the door, whether it’s been 10 minutes or 10 days?

  • ‘Pistaco’ shows love abides in the end

    Love stories mingled with terror are not my usual reading fare. However, “Pistaco: A Tale of Love in the Andes,” written by Lynne Monahan intrigued me. At first, I was drawn to the fact the author had lived in Connecticut, my birthplace. There was another serendipitous surprise: the hero of the piece is described as a priest who served his early ministry in the Archdiocese of Hartford — where I had also spent many years in church work, as did Hubby Dear.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

  • A mix of greens, fruit, cheese and nuts makes ‘the perfect salad’

    As the temperatures have risen in the last few weeks, the appeal of crisp, healthy and delicious summer salads has been increasing. Salads are probably one of easiest dishes to prepare and you can choose from a variety of different type of greens, fresh veggies, cheeses, nuts and fruits.

    For all you meat lovers out there, salads can work as either an appetizer or a meal and feature hot-weather favorites like grilled chicken, steak, shrimp and salmon tossed with some fresh greens, seasonal fruits and vegetables.

  • How to preserve foods by freezing them

    We recently completed a four-week series on food preservation at the Extension office’s demonstration kitchen. In this class we made a peach and blueberry jam, pressure-canned carrots and made quick-pack pickles. Participants put on aprons and got into the kitchen complete these processes firsthand. In addition to these canning techniques, the students had lots of questions about another method of food preservation: freezing foods.