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Today's News

  • Shallotte Middle School students collect enough food to feed up to 50 families

    SHALLOTTE—Students at Shallotte Middle School understand the importance of helping others during the holiday season.

    As part of the school’s ninth annual Turkey Trot, students collected $685 and enough nonperishable food items to fill 21 18-gallon recycle bins.

    “The ones who donated donated more than ever before,” said Holly Borden, teacher and Turkey Trot organizer.

  • A cactus will stick around after the holidays

    Ask most folks about a plant at Christmas and they’ll mention poinsettias or Christmas trees. Both of those are traditional parts of our holiday celebrations, but neither usually sticks around much past early January. 

    If you want a great Christmas plant that will do great year after year, consider what is now called a “holiday cactus.” These natives of the tropical rainforests of Central and South America boast colorful blossoms in shades of pink, red and white at the tips of each arching stem. 

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Assault by pointing a gun and communicating threats on Mount Pisgah Road in Supply; suspect pointed a gun at victim and communicated threats.

    •Fire investigation at the end of Joseph Lewis Trail; hay in a barn caught on fire. The barn, 50 bails of hay and a tractor were reported damaged.

  • Make good plant choices; read labels

    Tom Woods 
    Master Gardener

    Reading nutritional labels can help you make the best food selections for your body’s needs. Taking time to read plant labels can help you to do the same for the plants.

    Before you buy a plant, you need to read and understand information on its label. This is as important for plants as it is for seed, fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides. 

  • Community briefs

    Arts Council  grant winners

    The Brunswick Arts Council (BAC) has announced the recipients of the 2010-2011 Grassroots Art Grant, made available through a Grassroots Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

    BAC will award almost $13,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations for support of their work involving art programs in the community. The funds will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the recipient organizations. All projects will benefit citizens of Brunswick County. 

  • Balsamic vinegar brings out the flavor of fresh tomatoes and basil

    The only true balsamic vinegars in the world are from Modena and Reggio, Italy. The tradition started there and is still “artisan-made” today. These vinegars from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy are truly the finest you can buy. 

  • Bolivia Elementary students receive awards

    Bolivia Elementary School has announced its first nine-weeks awards.

    Second grade

    A honor roll: Dylan Belvill, Ari Bonello, Rebekah Gibby, Eden Hodge, Paul Jackson, Isaak McKenney, Serena Priestley, Pearce Quinn, Courtney Robbins, Christian Shelton, Noah Spencer, Brian Springs, Wyatt Walter, Summer Whitlock.

  • ECHS students help out with Relay for Life

    Brunswick County Early College High students and teachers have been supporters of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life since the school was founded in 2006. This year, thanks to the efforts of senior Haylee Jones, the school’s involvement has reached a new level.

    “The fight for a cure for breast cancer is very personal to me because I lost my mother to breast cancer. So this year, I decided to have my graduation project focus on Relay for Life,” Jones said. 

  • Sunset Beach man charged for stealing metal items

    SUNSET BEACH—A Sunset Beach man was arrested Monday and charged in connection with recent thefts of metal items from residences.

    Michael Lee Marti, 416 Stokes Drive, was charged with three counts of misdemeanor larceny. More charges may be pending, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

    In a separate incident, larceny of a laptop computer was reported Nov. 28 at a house on Lakeshore Drive.

  • Students win awards at Jessie Mae Monroe

    Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary has announced its first nine-weeks awards.

    Citizen of the month

    Kindergarten: Ja’lashia Marlowe, Dallas Russ, Cy’neia Bellamy, Chez Mastry, Gladys Marin-Dominguez, Camdyn Johnson.

    First grade: David Dominguez, Jaidin Smith, Jacob Boothe, Alyssa Gentile, Jade Harbin, Corbin Skipper.

    Second grade: Dulce Dominguez, Tajah McCray, Lillie McLamb, Caleb Vanasse, Kevin Ramirez, Yuli Rendon, Daliyah Stanley, Daivon Thomas.