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Today's News

  • Novant Health volunteers to host fundraiser

    Collective Goods, previously known as Books Are Fun, will be at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center on Thursday, June 22, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, June 23, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    They specialize in children’s storybooks, cookbooks, general interest books, New York Times best sellers, stationary, scrapbooking, early learning projects, educational products and top-selling tech items. Enter through the main entrance of the hospital. Collective Goods accepts cash and all major credit cards.

  • BCLC volunteer and tutor workshops

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council (BCLC) is seeking volunteers to work with adult students one-on-one who desire to improve their skills in reading, writing, math, GED preparation or basic computer skills.

    On Wednesday, June 21, there will be an Orientation Workshop from noon to 2 p.m. and an Adult Basic Literacy Tutor Workshop from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. There is a $20 fee for tutor materials. All volunteers must attend an orientation workshop. All workshops are at the BCLC office at 282 Ocean Highway E. (U.S. 17) in Supply.

  • Shallotte Tractor Supply to host pet adoption event

    Tractor Supply Company in Shallotte at 5100 Main St. will host pet and livestock adoptions Saturday, June 17, with Southern Squeal, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Purina Days is an annual in-store event from June 14-18 that highlights pets and livestock, as well as the tools needed to properly care for them.

  • Lane closures under way on U.S. 17 bridge in Belville

    Motorists traveling on the U.S. 17 bridge over Jackeys Creek, two miles south of U.S. 74/76 in Brunswick County, are encountering lane closures that started Monday, June 12. The closures are needed so state Department of Transportation crews can safely inspect the bridge and make any necessary repairs.

    Lane closures are in place daily from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. through Friday, June 16. One lane will remain open for traffic in each direction.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    There are two mysteries this week. First off, if you don’t know what these funny-looking things are in the photo, I’ll have to tell you straightaway they are hearts of palm and they do indeed come from a palm tree. The second mystery will be the actual name of the plant involved here.

  • The quest to find an uncommon plant

    By Sam Marshall

     

    What started as a casual endeavor to find an exquisite and uncommon plant has recently morphed into somewhat of an obsession for me.

    And for good reason.

  • Staying connected is vital, and takes work

    By Linda Arnold

     

    The need for human connection.

    Aside from our opposable thumbs, it’s one of the main things that sets us apart as a species.

    Numerous studies have concluded that isolation and loneliness are at the root of many of our negative conditions: depression, lethargy, suicidal tendencies, etc.

  • Galloway-Gore engagement

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Kacey Lynette Galloway of Varnamtown and Kevin Matthew Gore of Shallotte Point. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gary Ross and Cindy Galloway of Varnamtown. The prospective groom is the son of Matthew Gore and Henry and Kimberly Gales of Shallotte Point. Both bride and groom attend Charleston Southern University in Charleston, S.C. A June 9, 2018, wedding is planned at Poplar Grove Plantation, located on a peanut plantation by the Topsail Sound in Scotts Hill near Wilmington.

  • Can dogs eat strawberries?

    May blossoms with rich red fields exhaling the unmistakably sweet fragrance of one of my favorite fruits, strawberries. Bursting with flavor and packed with powerful nutrients, I was recently asked by a reader if dogs can eat strawberries? The short answer is a resounding “Yes!” with the longer answer being, “Yes, but …”

  • District court docket for May 22 and 26

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on May 22 and 26 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, May 22

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez: