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Today's News

  • Brunswick County beach loggerhead turtle critical habitats unwelcome

    Three Brunswick County beaches were designated critical habitat for threatened loggerhead sea turtles, but local beach, and turtle, advocates don’t see much of a benefit.

    On July 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA) and the Department of Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) created the critical habitat designation for loggerhead sea turtles under the Endangered Species Act. The critical habitats include North Carolina coastal counties.

  • Leland board takes field trip to consider water plant zoning

    Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO had to put their plans for a water plant on hold when Leland officials continued a vote to rezone the plat of land where they intend to build.

    At the May town meeting, the company requested the Leland board rezone property at 9901 Chappel Loop Road from R6 — or residential use for single-family housing — to allow for commercial use.

    H2GO is one of the wholesale customers of Brunswick utilities’ finished water, which it sells to 8,500 customers in the Leland/Belville/Navassa area.

  • With limited access to painkillers, addicts turn to heroin

     BOLIVIA — When the prescription painkiller problem was at its peak three years ago, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Steve Lanier began working on solutions to combat the problem.

    Three years later, the diversion of prescription medication is down in Brunswick County, but deaths and the rise in the use of heroin are on the rise because of limited access to the pills.

  • Jeffcoat Pottery fires up 40-year celebration at Calabash gallery

     If you go

    What: Jeffcoat Pottery Anniversary Exhibition

    When: reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 31; exhibition Aug. 1 through Sept. 6

    Where: Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive, Calabash

    Pottery demonstrations noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 and Aug. 27. Weekly drawings for free pottery and gallery gift certificates.

    Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will feature a collection of pottery by Joe and Tonda Jeffcoat titled “Jeffcoat Pottery: Celebrating 40 Years.”

  • Twin Lakes deed issue on Sunset Beach agenda

    SUNSET BEACH — Residents are poised to voice opposition at Sunset Beach Town Council’s upcoming meeting Aug. 4 about a proposal for two private lakes to be deeded to the town.

  • Sunset Beach Police Report July 14-27

    Sunset Beach police made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    July 14

    Larceny on Shoreline Drive West.

    July 15

    Breaking and entering, larceny on Dogwood Drive.

    July 16

    Seth Jones Perkinson III, 49, of 2701 Lemon Tree Lane, Charlotte, charged with DWI and driving left of center.

    Warrant issued for failure to appear for Kayla Renee Loftis, 23, of 430 Sunset Blvd., Unit 210, Sunset Beach.

  • Carolina Shores gets state reimbursement for ice storm costs

    CAROLINA SHORES — Four months after cleanup, the town of Carolina Shores has received more than $111,000 in state disaster assistance for debris management removal from this past winter’s ice storm.

    A check reimbursing the town $111,729.57 for its $155,000 cost undertaking debris cleanup from mid-February to March arrived last week through efforts of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety working through the Division of Emergency Management.

  • Celebrating summer vacation and a chance to cross the pond again

    When it came time to plan another vacation this year — sometimes newspaper people get to do that — I once again chose the UK.

    “Why are you going back to England?” minds inquiring into my bidniz demanded to know.

    Well, I needed to check on Prince George (last year I crossed the pond anticipating and just missing the tiny royal’s birth). Great Britain also has Great Cider, and I speak the language. Sort of.

  • Homemade Jam to sweeten Calabash on July 31

    Homemade Jam is a local band from southern Brunswick County, offering a variety of blues, country and Southern rock.

    The group performs at Calabash’s Summer Concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in Calabash Community Park.

    The band plays a variety of music from Merle Haggard to Molly Hachett.

  • Quick-freezing tomatoes

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

     

    I’m not sure you can ever have too many tomatoes, but sometimes you may have more than you can use while they still have good quality. Perhaps there are just a few left on the plants and you don’t have the enough or the time and energy to can them. How about quick-freezing?