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Today's News

  • Brunswick Community Hospital recognized for patient safety

    Brunswick Community Hospital was recently recognized as a leader in clinical quality and patient safety for its efforts to reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired infections, specifically Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA infections, which are difficult to treat if they develop.  

  • Menus for Brunswick County’s senior nutrition sites

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Aug. 23

    Meatballs/linguini, greens, blend juice, sugar cookies, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Aug. 24

    Pork chop/gravy, rice pilaf, succotash, fresh fruit—apple, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Aug. 25

    Turkey provolone steak/gravy, sweet potatoes, Italian green beans with onions, grape juice, banana pudding, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Aug. 26

  • Creating a simple veal stew dish with a creamy mustard sauce

    Have you ever just started out to make a simple dish for dinner and all of a sudden, it turns into a fantastic entrée?

    I’m sure this happens all the time to most of us, right? Seriously though, I did start out to create a simple veal stew and somewhere along the way ended up with a modified version of veal stroganoff. Most veal stew consists of braised veal combined with potatoes, carrots, onions, etc. stewed in a large pot with some stock over low heat for a couple of hours.

  • Community news briefs

    Next JumpStart event set

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s JumpStart Speed Networking event will now be open to all business people interested in promoting their businesses.

    A hot breakfast buffet will be included, courtesy of Starz Grille at Planet Fun in Shallotte. The cost is $10 per person for non-members. Members of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce can attend at no charge.

  • Dosher to have medication collection event

    Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport will once again sponsor a drive-through drug and medication collection event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24.

    Operation Medicine Cabinet is intended to give residents in and around the Brunswick County area an opportunity to safely dispose of out-of-date or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications. 

    In addition, Dosher will collect pet medications and used hypodermic needles as well, according to Dosher Hospital Community Relations Director Kirk Singer. 

  • Who woke up the sun? Solar minimum signals it’s time to begin the next cycle

    By Mark Jankowski
    Ingram Planetarium

    Wake up Sun, it is time for the next cycle. 

    Sun-lovers worried about the sun and its lazy low period of activity need not worry any more. NASA has stated the sun is finally waking up. The solar activity that happened during the first week of August was the factor that led to the recent news release that the sun was waking up from the unusual period of low activity called a solar minimum. 

  • Shallotte crime report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Obtaining property by false pretense at Aaron’s; suspect took a laptop that was not hers and pawned it for cash.

    •Larceny from a coin-operated machine at Twice the Ice; victim left wallet at the machine. Wallet was later returned but was missing $100.

    •Obtaining property by false pretense at Pawn USA; suspect pawned property that belonged to Aaron’s.

  • Manufactured home sellers seeing business pick up after 2009 ‘disaster’

    Solid oak cabinets, walk-in closets and simulated or solid surface countertops are luxuries you might not expect from a manufactured home, but led by customer requests, those are they types of amenities available in today’s market.

    And homebuyers are responding.

    Local manufactured home sales companies are reporting better business during the first half of 2010 than all of 2009, but difficulty obtaining mortgage loans remains an issue for buyers.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 5, 9 and 10 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.

    Thursday, Aug. 5

    Judge Nancy C. Phillips presided over the following cases with prosecutor Sarah Garner and courtroom clerk Heather Jesina:

  • Upcoming pageant promotes community involvement

    It’s not an “as seen on TV” beauty pageant.

    Little girls are told not to wear make-up. Flippers, which are fake teeth used to fill in gaps caused by missing teeth, and hairpieces are not allowed. Pageant director Holly Shepard said little girls “should look like little girls.”

    “Pageants don’t have a good name, and I’m trying to let everybody know it’s not what you see on TV,” she said.