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Today's News

  • Rouzer appointed to House Natural Resources Committee

    Congressman David Rouzer has been appointed to serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources.

    “Our natural resources are a major attribute to the quality of life in our state and throughout the nation,” Rouzer said in a news release. “North Carolina is home to many national parks and forests, and our beaches and waterways are precious resources, as well. It is an honor to have the opportunity to represent North Carolina on this important committee, and I look forward to advocating for Southeastern North Carolina in this additional capacity.”

  • C. Ashley Gore sworn in as district court judge

    C. Ashley Gore was sworn in Jan. 3 as district court judge for the 13th Judicial District, covering Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen counties, in the Superior Courtroom of the Columbus County Courthouse.

  • UNCW selected as part of $250M biopharmaceutical partnership

    The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is part of a $250 million public-private national initiative to bring safe drugs to market faster and educate a new biopharmaceutical workforce. The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), based at the University of Delaware, will involve more than 150 companies, educational institutions, nonprofits and government partners.

  • Shallotte police reports

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

    Jan. 1

    Larceny and obtaining property by false pretense, taking items off store shelves at Wal-Mart and exchanging them for a $236.67 gift card.

    Injury to real property by setting fire to a picnic table in Mulberry Park causing in $982 damage.

    Jan. 2

    Donna Nance Hurt, 57, was arrested on charges of larceny and trespassing.

  • Chicago tribute band Beginnings colours BCCOWA stage Jan. 26

    Chicago tribute band Beginnings appropriately kicks off and continues the ongoing BCCOWA concert series for 2017 on the main stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College next at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night, Jan. 26.

    In the fall of 2002 Beginnings was born out of the love and respect for the music of one of the greatest American rock bands of all time — Chicago.

  • The national economy: Are happy days here again?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    What a difference a month made.

    In the four weeks after the 2016 elections, the stock market (measured by the Dow-Jones Industrial Average) soared 7 percent, close to the milestone 20,000 level. To put this number in context, at the bottom of the Great Recession, the Dow-Jones average was 6,600, having lost over half its value during that historic downturn.

  • When editing serves as therapy

    Back in November, I came across a blog post that described editing as therapeutic. The author, Helen Stevens, wrote, “Following the recent American election, Helen Angrove, a U.S. colleague, posted this in an online forum:

    ‘…it has been unexpectedly calming and heartening both to work on something that needs real concentration and to work on a document that clearly demonstrates this client’s commitment to honesty, integrity and inclusivity. Proofreading as therapy. Who knew?’

  • Cannon find revives history

    It has been said that in order to shape our future, we must appreciate our past.

    Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site offers one of the best ways to accomplish that.

    As a location for field studies and the host of programs throughout the year, the site is designed to bring history to life. Culturally significant finds here help us understand how our county, our state and our nation came to be.

  • District court docket for Jan. 3, 4, 5 and 6

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 3, 4, 5 and 6 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, Jan. 3

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

  • Shopping cart makeover

     It’s the third week into 2017 and I’m going to bring up those New Year’s resolutions again. If your goal is to eat more healthfully this year, I have some simple ideas to try in the grocery store. Rethink what you’re putting in your cart.