Today's News

  • Pets enhance health, sense of community

    In this week’s edition, in addition to a regular weekly column by Calabash veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward, we profile a new program at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center in Supply that brings canine comfort to visitors. Called Wagging Welcome, it uses specially trained and groomed canine volunteers to meet and greet people at the hospital every weekday and shows the positive impact pets can have on people.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Ancient and very beautiful, a plant group that has always fascinated humans: the ferns.

  • When thinking Italian cuisine, it’s more than just pasta

     One of my favorite ethnic foods, if not the favorite, is Italian. We had many family-owned Italian restaurants to choose from back in Akron, Ohio.

    You could go to any of those Italian restaurants and choose from chicken Parmesan, pasta Alfredo, spaghetti and meatballs, or maybe even a pizza. It was easy to think some type of pasta, a good marinara sauce, a piece of crusty Italian bread and a glass of red wine was the beginning and the end of Italian cuisine.


    Italian cuisine is regional

  • Detectives seek man wanted on felony charges

     Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a West Virginia man accused of breaking into a Calabash home and stealing a TV and other items last week.

    Luther Melvin Johnson II, 46, is accused of breaking into a home on Thomasboro Road on Jan. 12, according to a sheriff’s office news release issued Tuesday, Jan. 19.

    Johnson is accused of stealing a Hewlett Packard laptop computer, 20 pairs of underwear and an RCA electronic tablet worth a total of $609, arrest warrants show.

  • Scorpion players honored at Leland Hot Stove League banquet


    LELAND — Two North Brunswick baseball players were honored during the 12th annual Leland Hot Stove League banquet Saturday, Jan. 16, at North Brunswick High School.

    Garrett Scoggins was awarded the Nelson Best Scholarship. He is studying engineering at N.C. State University and has a 3.9 GPA. He also is on N.C. State’s club baseball team.

    Scoggins was a member of the Brunswick County team that won the Dixie Boys World Series in 2011. He was a four-year letterman for the North Brunswick Scorpions.

  • VIDEO: Roy White at Leland Hot Stove League banquet

    Roy White talks about his most memorable game when he was playing in Japan with Sadaharu Oh. White hits three home runs — but Sadaharu Oh gets the headline in the newspaper.

  • VIDEO: Roy White at Leland Hot Stove League banquet

    Roy White talks about coaching first base for the Yankees — and being told to change his coaching style.

  • VIDEO: Roy White at Leland Hot Stove League banquet

    Roy White recounts a story Ken Griffey Sr. told him about about Yogi Berra. The story: Berra wants to platoon Griffey and Omar Morena.

  • VIDEO: Roy White at Leland Hot Stove League banquet

    Roy White talks about how as a youngster he became a switch hitter — by hitting rocks.

  • Turner helps N.C. State gymnasts beat Penn State

    Courtney Turner scored a career-high 9.825 on the uneven bars in helping the North Carolina State University gymnastics team beat Penn State 194.700-194.125 Jan. 9 University Park, Pa., in N.C. State’s first meet of the season.

    The Nittany Lions were ranked 17th in the NCAA Preseason Poll and N.C. State 27th. This is the first time the Wolfpack has won at Penn State.

    The Pack had individual wins in beam, floor and all-around competition. Turner, a West Brunswick graduate, tied for third in the uneven bars, one of seven top-three finishes for N.C. State.