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Today's News

  • Brunswick Coalition moves two billboards

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Coalition decided on two new locations for its billboards geared toward prescription drug abuse prevention.

    The billboards are at 2618 Ocean Highway, a tenth of a mile south of Royal Oak Road in Shallotte, and 7270 U.S. 17 just south of N.C. 87 in Leland. The billboards will move to 5433 Main St. just south of Sellers Street in Shallotte, and at 101 N.C. 87 E. 600 feet east of U.S. 17 in Winnabow.

  • District presents $152M bond plan to school board

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County School administrators presented their long-range plan for the proposed $152 million bond referendum to the Brunswick County Board of Education, along with the recommended project list by school.

    District spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said Tuesday morning’s presentation was held so administrations could secure the school board’s approval before they forward the information to the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners. All school board members except Charlie Miller attended.

  • Shallotte police charge man in prescription forgery

    A Lumberton man is accused of forging a prescription for oxycodone in Shallotte.

    Shallotte police arrested 34-year-old Angus Locklear, 34, of Terrance Drive was arrested May 18, eight days after he entered CVS pharmacy on Main Street in Shallotte and presented a pharmacy employee with a handwritten prescription for 120 30mg oxycodone tablets, which is included in schedule II of the state Controlled Substances Act, a warrant shows.

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases May 16 during a grand jury session:

    Theresa Beckford, conspiracy.

    Elwood Bell, felony cocaine possession, possession of marijuana up to ½ ounce, marijuana paraphernalia possession, driving while impaired.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on May 9, 10 and 12 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 9

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Jones:

  • SB 875 passes Senate committee in Raleigh

    RALEIGH — A controversial bill to de-annex three portions of Sunset Beach was approved by a Senate committee following a hearing Tuesday in Raleigh.

    Senate Bill 875 Town of Sunset Beach/Deannexation, introduced by District 8 Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, was approved by the Senate Committee on State and Local Government after parties on both sides of the issue, including Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Watts, spoke at a midday hearing in the Legislative Office Building.

  • Summer survival

     Although the first day of summer isn’t officially for a few more weeks, this holiday weekend usually is the kickoff for summer events and activities. Typically our lifestyles change a little in the summer and some of our health habits need to change with them. Here are a few strategies from experts can help you make the most of the summer while fostering healthful habits.

     

    Summer Survival Tip 1: Get active

  • Selecting safe pet chew toys

     I love chew toys. Not for me, mind you, but for my dogs. I recommend nearly all dog owners invest a variety of interactive, engaging, and plain fun tooth and tug toys for their dogs. Chew toys help keep the teeth and gums healthy and strengthen jaw muscles. They also serve as important environmental enrichment aides and provide essential mental stimulation. Here’s a simple guide to what makes a great, and safe, canine chew toy.

     

    Where’s it made?

  • The value of renewability

     Change comes with a high cost for most people. Echoes of “we never did it this way” or “we always did it this way” are loud, long and rarely laudable. I can remember the angst my Sicilian mother-in-law felt when I failed to ask her advice regarding the “proper” way to make spaghetti sauce. My own Neapolitan mother was probably equally miffed, though she dared not show it, when she discovered I didn’t follow her recipe either!

  • Are you expecting too much of yourself after major medical treatment?

     By Linda Arnold

     

    “Time to get back in the saddle.”

    You may be saying this to yourself — or to someone close to you — or maybe you’re hearing it from others.

    With a number of folks undergoing chemotherapy or radiation — or recuperating from surgery or other major medical treatments these days — it’s a common phrase. And who doesn’t want to return to “normal?”