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Today's News

  • Burgers, burgers and more burgers on the Fourth of July!

    Everyone becomes a grilling expert on the Fourth of July and we all enjoy endless varieties of hamburgers cooked on the grill.

    You’ll know when a hamburger is done right: smoky, char-grilled outside and juicy on the inside. Just stack it between a toasty bun and covered with your favorite condiments. That’s what a burger is all about!

  • New drug offers help to dogs fearful of noise

    For thousands of dog owners, July 4 is the scariest holiday of the year. Pet parents with dogs afraid of loud noises dread the firecrackers and fireworks that paralyze their pooch with fear. A new drug recently approved by the FDA hopes to ease some of these sound anxieties with a unique gel medication. Before we reveal this breaking advancement, let’s review noise phobia in dogs.

  • Looking to cookbooks for food safety information often results in bad advice

    Dr. Ben Chapman, our food safety specialist at N.C. State, says cookbooks give readers (mostly) bad advice on food safety.

    I agree with Dr. Chapman when he says cookbooks and online recipes could be a much better source of food safety information. Putting the appropriate information, like cooking temperatures, cross contamination risks or storage times, right into a recipe would provide the cooks the info right when they need it.

  • Time for tomato troubles

    Whether you call it “pomme d’amour,” “pomodoro ,” “love apple” or just “tomato,” growing this vegetable that’s actually a fruit is a challenge in southeastern North Carolina. The plant clinic at the Arboretum on Oleander Drive in Wilmington is always full of tomato troubles this time of year: bacterial wilt, tomato spotted wilt virus, root-knot nematodes, early blight, late blight, ... the list goes on.

  • Club Profile: Calabash American Legion Nocha White Post 503

    Monthly meetings

    Post meetings 7 p.m. third Wednesdays

    Ladies auxiliary 9:30 a.m. first Tuesdays

    Sons of the American Legion 7 p.m. first Wednesdays

    Legion Riders 7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays

    House committee 5 p.m. first Mondays

    Governing board 4 p.m. second Thursdays

    American Legion Post Nocha White Post 503 launched in 1993 in Calabash.

  • District Court Docket for June 9, 12, 13 and 14

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on June 9, 12, 13 and 14 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.

    Friday, June 9

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez:

  • Sunset Beach de-annexation proceeds in Raleigh

    SUNSET BEACH — A state bill to de-annex a senior complex has been approved by the Senate and passed second reading Tuesday, June 27, in the House.

    It was unclear at press time whether Senate Bill 289 to de-annex Sunset Creek Commons from Sunset Beach will require a third reading, but it was approved on second reading by a 98-14 vote Tuesday afternoon, according to an update on the North Carolina General Assembly website.

  • Events commemorate America’s 241st birthday

    Glorify the freedom, laud the liberty, enjoy the independence.

    Patriotism prevails as Americans celebrate the country’s 241st birthday with an array of events planned in coming days, starting with the North Carolina Fourth of July Festival in Southport and concluding with fireworks over the Calabash River.

    Here’s a closer look at area events.

    N.C. Fourth of July Festival

  • Belville adds farmer’s market, community liaison and OKs 2017-18 budget

    BELVILLE — The Seaview Crab Company will bring seafood and a farmer’s market to the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park two days a week through October.

    Business owners Joe Romano and Nathan King spoke to the board of commissioners Monday night to thank the town for the opportunity to add a sixth location for their products.

    Romano said they opened in 2006 and have operated open-air seafood markets for seven years on Carolina Beach Road, Market Street and Marstellar Street in Wilmington as well as in Spout Springs and Sanford.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    June 20

    Communicating threats at Southeastern Preschool Educational Center on Thomas Garst Lane.

    Larceny of a $1,200 riding lawn mower from Wal-Mart on new Pointe Boulevard.

    June 21

    Simple assault and misdemeanor larceny of $40 in a parking lot on Reed Road.