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Today's News

  • ABCPOA Meet the Candidates Night

    The Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Association is sponsoring a Meet the Candidates Night on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    The public is invited to this question-and-answer forum featuring candidates for the following contested positions: U.S. Representative, state General Assembly, Brunswick County commissioners and school board.

  • County commissioners cancel Nov. 21 meeting

    The Nov. 21 regular meeting of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners has been canceled because of a lack of time-sensitive matters for consideration and the proximity of the Thanksgiving holiday.

    The corresponding agenda meeting, scheduled for Nov. 15, has likewise been canceled.

  • Leland Police reports

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

    Sept. 13

    Edgar Villalba Romero, 29, Heirloom Drive, arrested on a failure to appear in court charge in New Hanover County.

    Sept. 14

    Larceny of a wallet from the Piggly Wiggly parking lot.

    Larceny of a cat.

    Sept. 15

    Harry Christopher Seeger, 29, Combine Lane, arrested on a warrant from New Hanover County.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office reports

    Deputies investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 19

    Simple physical assault on WWG Lane NW, Ocean Isle Beach.

    Breaking and entering on Golden Edge Drive, Shallotte.

    Larceny on Galloway Road, Bolivia.

    Assault on Midway Road, Bolivia.

    Breaking and entering and larceny of prescription medication on Knights Way, Leland.

    Larceny on Hickman Road, Calabash.

    Damage to real property on Cobblers Circle, Carolina Shores.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 12, 13 and 15 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, Sept. 12

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Samantha Etheridge:

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 12, 13 and 15 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, Sept. 12

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Samantha Etheridge:

  • 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 Sept. 19 during a grand jury session:

    Sharmaine Brown, selling/delivering cocaine, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, maintaining vehicle, dwelling or place for controlled substance, aggravating factors.

  • Why do dogs booty scoot?

     Butt-dragging. Carpet-surfing. Booty-scooting. These colorful terms have all been applied to one of the more common unusual actions of our canine companions: dragging and rubbing their rear end along the floor. Why do dogs scoot and rub their butts on the carpet? Let’s examine some of the many potential causes of “hiney-hauling.”

     

    Anal Sacs

  • Your food cravings — and how to tame the beast

     By Linda Arnold

     

    Chocolate. Potato chips. Ice cream.

    You know the triggers — and the power they have over you. Rest assured you’re not alone.

    Food cravings can have little to do with hunger, though, and lots to do with mental and physiological components. Let’s take a look at the main causes of these cravings and some tips for overcoming them. 

     

    Causes of food cravings

     

    Leptin resistance

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Pick a tree — any tree — and try to describe it using only eight words — in Latin. That’s what botanist Thomas Walter did in 1788, after studying and then naming this tree. His eight words (see below) indicate that the tree has paired needles, a short, oblong or egg-shaped cone and a smooth trunk.