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Today's News

  • BCC to offer continuing education classes

    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.
    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu. Call 755-7378 to register.

  • There is but one message shaped by a thousand voices

    A few weeks ago, my husband and I preached a sermon on unity. We did it together, a sort of Huntley/Brinkley approach; a unique experience for us and likely for the congregation, to be sure.
    Despite our commonality, as indicated in our identical Myers-Briggs designation, we have different approaches to life, diverse philosophies and often obviously opposite tastes in reading material. It was in the midst of those diversities our unity was apparent.

  • Ticks are here in Brunswick

    Seems like the ticks are trying to take over the world, at least the Brunswick County portion. If you stay outside much, these pests seem to be everywhere. The Extension agents are reporting what seems to be an inordinate amount of these obnoxious little creatures awaiting a meal, and that meal may be you.
    The Master Gardener Hot Line has received calls concerning ticks. Homeowners with natural landscapes will normally have more of a problem than others.

  • Extreme conditions help sort out summer winners, losers

    The brutal heat and humidity arrived a little early this year even though things have moderated somewhat in the last few days. Extreme conditions always help us sort out the plant winners and losers. Let’s take a look at some of those.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, July 5
    CLOSED
    Tuesday, July 6
    Macaroni and cheese/ham, vegetable blend, pears, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, July 7
    Stew beef au jus, mashed potatoes, green peas, blend juice, Jell-O, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.
    Thursday, July 8
    Chicken enchilada casserole, rice/beans, stewed tomatoes, fruit, blend juice, beverage.
    Friday, July 9

  • It’s time to think about salad recipes for these hot summer days

    The hot, lazy days of summer arrived in our area a few weeks ahead of schedule this year, so it’s time to find some quick and easy cool foods to prepare.
    In our area, Indigo Farms Produce, Holden Bros. Farm Market and, of course, our Farmers Market in Shallotte have an abundance of lettuces, squash, berries, corn, cucumbers, peppers, peas, fruits, melons and tomatoes.
    Take home everything that looks good. Don’t worry about how you’re going to use it all—you only need a salad bowl and an appetite.

  • Work heats up on Smith Avenue extension; delays on Main Street expected

    Road crews have been common sights on Smith Avenue in Shallotte the past couple of weeks, diverting traffic as they create the road’s new alignment as part of the Smith Avenue Extension project.

    Work is also continuing on the new section behind the Shallotte Crossing shopping center, and in the next month, crews will work on Main Street (U.S. 17 Business) to connect the two.

  • McIntyre comes out against NCIT project planned for Southport

    U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre has announced his opposition to the construction of the North Carolina International Terminal (NCIT) the N.C. Ports Authority has planned for 600 acres near Southport.

    On Tuesday, McIntyre issued a statement saying he had expressed concerns in the past about the project’s potential effects on Brunswick County’s quality of life and, so far, no answers have been forthcoming.

    “After years of public debate, I still have these concerns, and these questions remain unanswered,” he stated.

  • ADA suspended by state bar for withholding discovery

    The North Carolina State Bar Association has suspended a local assistant district attorney’s license to practice law in North Carolina.

    But as long as long as assistant district attorney Samantha Alsup follows Bar-ordered conditions, the suspension is stayed and she is free to practice law.

    District attorney Rex Gore said the Bar found Alsup withheld discoverable items, which he said was a mistake on Alsup’s part, not a malicious act.

  • Two arrested after traffic stop in Leland

    LELAND—Agents with Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested two suspects last week after a traffic stop in Leland.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, drug agents arrested Patrick Allen McInnis, 19, of 8705 Callaway Road, Aberdeen, and Robert Weaver Wood, 19, of 540 Burning Tree Road, Pinehurst, after a routine traffic stop around 10 p.m. June 24 on U.S. 74-76 in Leland.