Today's News

  • Have a doggone good time this weekend with your four-legged friend

    This weekend, Brunswick County will go to the dogs.

    October seems to be the month for a variety of festivals, fundraisers and competitions, but this weekend is devoted to the canines in the county.

    Being a dog owner myself, I am brought to tears every time I see one of those commercials showing animal abuse and neglect while a sad, sentimental song plays in the background. They affect me so much, I either have to quickly change the channel or scoop up my own puppy and hold her, telling her she is loved and will never end up in that situation.

  • Holocaust survivors share stories with students

    Students sat silently and wide-eyed as they listened to Bronia Merlin describe the night Nazi soldiers entered her home, took her from her family and sent her to Auschwitz-Birkenau, a German Nazi concentration and extermination camp.

    Merlin was only 18—the same age as many of the students hearing her heroic story.

    Merlin, a Wilmington resident, and Alford Schnog, of Bald Head Island, spoke to the students last month as part of Alexandra Heath’s senior project. Heath wanted to show effects the Holocaust had on its survivors.

  • Meet Sammy

    Sammy (ID No. A011411) is a female, tricolor Catahoula Leopard Hound. The staff at Brunswick County Animal Shelter thinks she’s about two years old. She has been at the shelter since Sept. 8. The shelter’s adoption fees are based on age. Adoption fees for dogs are $65 for ages six months or older, and $46 for dogs five months old or younger. Fees include rabies shot, physical exam, heartworm test (for older dogs only) and spay or neuter. Female cats and kittens, $55; includes physical exam, feline leukemia/FIV (feline HIV) tests, rabies vaccination and spay surgery.

  • Update: First 500 H1N1 vaccines arrive in Brunswick County

    Brunswick County Health Director Don Yousey said the health department has received the first 500 doses of H1N1 vaccine.

    The first shipment of the vaccine is in nasal-spray form, and health officials expect more vaccines, including injectable vaccines, to be shipped weekly.

  • Casseroles were an American staple during the Depression

    The casserole is not only the name of the dish, but also the name of the container in which it is cooked. When you combine a variety of foods, whether they are all vegetables or in combination with meats, and heat them in a broth or stock, you have actually created a casserole.

    Casseroles vary from the typical cream sauce-based creations to quiches, to savory pies, to Shepherd’s pie and even breakfast and dessert casseroles.

    Casseroles vs. savory pies

  • Elementary students get settled into school year in uniforms

    WINNABOW—When Town Creek Elementary School opened its doors for the first time this August, students were greeted with a new school and a new dress code.

    The Brunswick County Board of Education adopted a uniform policy for Town Creek, Lincoln and Belville elementary schools this April following a request from school employees.

    Students, parents and school officials were surveyed to see if uniforms would be accepted in the elementary schools. At a redistricting meeting for Town Creek, the issue also was discussed.

  • Shallotte crime report

    The Shallotte Police Department made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Shoplifting at Scotchman on Whiteville Road; suspect took a 12-pack of Miller Lite.

    •Harassing telephone calls and communicating threats on Gurganus Road.

    •Harassing telephone calls at Bath & Body Works.

    •Counterfeit currency at BB&T on Main Street; employee found a $20 counterfeit bill police say is relevant and related to another investigation.

  • Local youth to participate in 4-H week activities

    Youth all over Brunswick County will be joining together in celebration of National 4-H Week as activities began on Sept. 21 at the Brunswick County Commissioner’s meeting where an official proclamation was made to observe Oct. 4-10 as National 4-H Week.

  • Save Our Community hosts second Bible Quiz Bowl

    SOC (Save Our Community) hosted its second youth Bible Quiz Bowl on Sept. 19 at First Baptist Church in Southport.

    The program opened with the song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” with deacon Norman Jones serving as master of ceremony. Christina Brown of Friendship Baptist read the scripture, Matthew 19:14-19, and Kenneth White Jr. of Brown’s Chapel AMEZ prayed.

  • Oak Island crew wins $25,000 in mackerel tournament

    Four county competitors landed the four heaviest fish in the 31st annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament over the weekend in Southport.

    Larry L. Deal of Oak Island and the Mako Warrior crew won $25,000 by landing a 40.30-pound king mackerel.

    John N. Brown of Bolivia and the M&M crew won $10,000 by landing a 38-pound king mackerel.

    Mike L. Wright of Southport and the Spread M. Wide crew won $5,000 by landing a 36.05-pound king mackerel.

    Derek Savage of Holden Beach and the Twister crew won $2,500 by landing a 35.80-pound king mackerel.