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Today's News

  • BBs found in soup at South Brunswick Middle School

    On Thursday afternoon, staff at South Brunswick Middle School discovered they were serving up a little something extra in the day's meal.

    According to information released by Brunswick County Schools, BBs were found in vegetable soup at the school. According to Jessica Swencki, spokesperson for Brunswick County Schools, a student during the 8th-grade lunch block allegedly dropped a handful of BBs into the soup. The student reached behind the serving line to place the BBs.

  • Brunswick County woman killed in wreck

    A Brunswick County woman was killed Wednesday afternoon after the car she was driving collided on U.S. 17 with a vehicle driven by another driver who ran a red light.

    Bolivia resident Barbara Brunson, 72, died after her car was hit by a pickup truck driven by Danny Chase, 51, of Shallotte around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of N.C. 211.

    Brunson was heading west on N.C. 211 in a 1994 Mazda Miata when Chase's northbound 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac truck ran a red light and hit Brunson's driver's-side door, N.C. Trooper Mat Strangman said.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 4, 5 and 9 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Jan. 4

    Judge Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr. presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Bruce Jeffrey Adler, PG improper equipment.

  • McMullan family donates to Closer to Home SECU Hospice House Campaign

    The McMullan family has made a donation to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation Closer to Home SECU Hospice House Capital Campaign to build an inpatient hospice facility in Brunswick County.
    In honor of the McMullan family’s pledge, a patient room patio garden will be named in memory of Vera “Grandma Mac” McMullan, who was served by Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.
    The family appreciated the care and support hospice provided.

  • Religion briefs

    Trinity UMC plans Sunday services
    “Bullied” will be the title of the Rev. Jeff Roberts’ and associate pastor Michelle Sabin’s sermons on Sunday, Jan. 22, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport.
    Four worship services will be available: a casual service at 8 a.m., contemporary services at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. The 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services in Murrow Hall will have music by Promise, the Trinity worship band.

  • Getting the best buy is not always easy, but it’s worthwhile

    There were utterings and mutterings galore. It had continued for months. Hubby Dear was experiencing angst over the growing inadequacy of his hand-me-down desktop computer.

  • Nature Conservancy secures land near Green Swamp

    The Nature Conservancy acquired 463 acres in Brunswick County on Dec. 29. The property, which is on the east side of the Conservancy’s Green Swamp Preserve, includes 100 acres of longleaf pine. The conservancy hopes to plant additional longleaf pine on the tract, improving wildlife habitat.
    Longleaf pine is fire-dependent, so the area will be managed with controlled burning. Acquisition of the new property will also help the conservancy continue its restoration of longleaf pine in the Green Swamp.

  • Chocolate is the new health food

    Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and consumer Science Staff
    North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Brunswick County Center

  • How to prune crape myrtles

    By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Late January to early March is the time to do needed pruning on tree form crape myrtles. The important concept here is “needed” pruning. We aren’t going to dwell on the barbaric practice of topping these beautiful plants.
    If you have a size problem with a crape myrtle, this is the time to think about removing the plant and replacing it with a plant that better fits the space available. Do not give in to the practice of taking a saw and cutting these beautiful trees off at shoulder height.

  • This January is enjoyable in the garden

    I have been enjoying the weather this year in Brunswick County, a far cry from this time last year. The mild weather has prevented most of my perennials from going dormant and I still have annuals in the garden blooming. My pansies are full of color and have doubled in size. Will this change in the next few weeks?
    The one task I just cannot seem to enjoy this time of year is watering. Most of our winters are moist, but this year my containers are drooping just about every day. When it rains, it never seems to provide enough moisture to nurture the soil.