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Today's News

  • Tips for growing a good tomato

    So today, for all you tomato lovers out there who are looking for new growing tips or simply some validation of old tips, I’ve put together a list of commonly recommended tips and tricks for growing great organic tomatoes. Perhaps you’ll find some of your favorite growing methods here. But if you don’t, please leave a comment and share your tried and true methods so that all of us OCTG’s (Obsessive, Compulsive Tomato Growers) can benefit. 

  • What you should know about the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

    The buzz in the nutrition world is all about the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that have just recently been released. But what do you need to know as a consumer? In “Selected Messages for Consumers,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend making changes in three basic areas. How hard can that be? Let’s take a look.

    Balancing calories

    Enjoy your food, but eat less.

  • Community briefs

    New Hope Clinic sets hours

    New Hope Clinic is a nonprofit, free medical clinic for Brunswick County residents who have no insurance, no Medicaid and no Medicare, and have a household income that falls below 150 percent of the federal poverty level.

    Patients must complete eligibility verification annually by bringing proofs of income and residence in Brunswick County on Mondays from 1-3:30 p.m. or the first four Thursdays of each month from 1-4:30 p.m.

  • Senior site menus

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

    Monday, Feb. 28

    Herbed baked chicken filet, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, collards, butterscotch pudding, grape juice, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, March 1

    Macaroni and cheese, diced ham, vegetable blend, pears, biscuit/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, March 2

    Sloppy Joe/bun, corn pudding, turnip greens, applesauce, beverage.

    Thursday, March 3

  • Tasty romesco sauce can be used on meats, potatoes or veggies

    Would you like to have an all-purpose sauce that you can mix with pasta, shrimp, chicken or vegetables, either before or after they are cooked, much like you would a pesto? Even use it as a dipping sauce for meats and veggies?

    Romesco sauce is a classic and popular Spanish condiment, a spicy almond and red pepper pesto-like mixture. It can be used on everything from grilled fish and meats to cold vegetable salads.

  • When others destroy our sense of personal safety, what to do?

    What defines safety for you? Is it cuddling up closely to the person you love? Is it snuggling down in your own bed at home? Is it going back to your childhood house, enjoying breakfast talks with mom and dad?

    Many of us have definitions of the things that make us feel safe. Many of those are closely associated with our homes.

  • Shelter could benefit from nonprofit group

    From the information we’ve reviewed so far, it seems there could be some good cost savings for Brunswick County taxpayers if the county were to allow a nonprofit group to run the county’s animal shelter.

    Last week, Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE), made a pitch to the Brunswick County Health Board to take over shelter operations. 

    Brunswick County Health Director Don Yousey has said he thinks the concept is a good plan, one that could ultimately save the county money.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 10, 14 and 15 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, Feb. 10, DWI Court

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

  • Ash teenager dies from single gunshot wound

    An Ash teenager died Tuesday from a single gunshot wound.

    According to information provided by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call at about 3:47 p.m. and found David Purifoy, 14, of Ash, had been shot in a wooded area near Inman Road in Ash.

    Purifoy was taken to Brunswick Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s detectives are assisting North Carolina Wildlife in an investigation, but the shooting appears to be accidental, according to the sheriff’s office.

  • Shallotte presents first landscape award

    SHALLOTTE–The Shallotte Appearance Committee decided several months ago to recognize area businesses that go above and beyond to beautify the community.

    They formulated the Landscape Recognition award. On Monday  town officials presented the first framed certificate and placed a sign in the ground to recognize the recipient, Autumn Care of Shallotte on Mulberry Street.

    Autumn Care, a nursing and rehab facility, was recognized for its recent work to landscape and beautify its property.