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Today's News

  • BCC finishes 2-1 in weekend volleyball

     BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College volleyball team played three matches over the weekend at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Against Guildford Tech on Sunday, BCC won 25-27, 25-22, 25-16, 25-22.

    BCC trailed 8-1 in the first and fought off two game points before losing.

    The second game was tied 22-22 before BCC gained a point off an errant serve. An errant Guilford hit and a kill by Katrina Brown won the game.

  • Scorpions rout Trask 37-0

    ROCKY MOUNT — North Brunswick beat Trask 37-0 in a non-conference football game Friday, Aug. 29, the Scorpions’ first victory of the season.

    Senior running back Deshawn Montgomery scored three touchdowns and junior quarterback Tiger Bryant scored two.

    North was erratic in the first quarter, as it lost a fumble on its first possession and were penalized seven times — yet the Scorpions led 16-0 entering the second quarter.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 19, 20, 21, 22 and 25 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.

     

    Tuesday, Aug. 19

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutors Fred Gore and Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Information aversion means knowing less than we need to know

    Have you ever laughingly placed your hands in a defensive position in front of your face and declared, “That’s more information than I need to know!” Usually it happens when someone is offering personal, intimate, even graphic tidbits about health or hygiene. Embarrassment invades the space between speaker and listener and we’d rather not be party to the proffered data.

  • Fruit and veggie bites: Two food groups that help improve health

    It seems that everyone wants to find that perfect food, the one that’s going to solve all their health problems. I really don’t think there is such a food, but there are two groups of goods that can help improve your health and reduce your risk of chronic disease. What are these foods?

    Yes, you guessed it: fruits and vegetables.

  • Gravy, shrimp add flavor to Southern breakfast staple

    Grits are a staple of the Southern breakfast. For those unfamiliar with them, grits are nothing more than coarsely ground, dried corn. If you grind it a little finer, you have the Italian staple, polenta … grind it finer yet, and you have corn meal.

    I’ve heard that some places like to combine grits with hominy, which is soaked in lye. Why would you want to soak food in lye, and then actually eat it?

  • Smith announces birth

    Audrey Nicole Smith of Supply is the proud parent of a son, Bladen Kyler Smith, born at 4:11 p.m. Aug. 18 at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces and measuring 18½ inches long.
    Paternal grandparents are Lindberg and Carrie Lane Smith of Supply.
    Great-grandparents are the late Junior and Mina Smith of Shallotte and the late Bill and Rulane Lane of Supply.

  • Evans reunion set for Sept. 14

    John and Bessie Evans family reunion will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at United Vision Family Life Center, 2386 Al Clemmons Road SW in Shallotte.

    Come with a covered dish and a friend, expecting good fellowship, food and fun.

    For more information, call Cecilia at 754-6139 or Ilene at 754-4764.

  • Five poop scooping personalities unmasked

    Several hundred thousands times a year, people in England and Wales file complaints about piles of public dog poop. The costs of accommodating the digestive wastes of UK dogs during trots are estimated to run about $37 million per year. That’s a lot of poop bags, signs, trash bins and telephone calls. A recent scientific study set out to find out what’s up with people and their pet’s poop. Researchers identified five major poop personalities and hope to use this information to reduce all those piles and protests.

  • What is this week's mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

     

    Did you know there are four different palm species that are native to the southeastern USA?

    Of course, there are plenty of different kinds of palms grown in cultivation that are not native. One need only go to central and south Florida, or California, to understand that. But from northern Florida up to coastal North Carolina, there are indeed four different species that occur naturally in the wild.