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Today's News

  • Cats get arthritis, too

      When I graduated from veterinary school 23 years ago, we were taught felines had the most efficient musculoskeletal system of any land mammal on the planet. Because cats were so well designed and adapted, they incurred very few injuries or diseases involving their joints and bones. Osteoarthritis, the most common cause of joint pain in animals, was something only rarely diagnosed in cats, if ever. Turns out we were wrong.

  • Many dessert recipes come from family, friends and the doctor’s office

     

    Family and friends have given many dessert recipes to me over the years, and many recipes I’ve just found while perusing through those “Family Day” or “Good Housekeepng” magazines while waiting around in the doctor’s office.

    Some of my favorite dessert recipes are classic French recipes, suitable for family meals or for entertaining family and friends. And the best part is they’re not so difficult to make!

  • what is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Flowers, of course, come in quite an assortment of sizes. The smallest flowers of any plant you are likely to see probably belong to the tiny, floating duckweeds. And the largest, at least in North America, must surely belong to various species of Magnolia. But what wildflower has the biggest bloom? Could it be this one?

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Flowers, of course, come in quite an assortment of sizes. The smallest flowers of any plant you are likely to see probably belong to the tiny, floating duckweeds. And the largest, at least in North America, must surely belong to various species of Magnolia. But what wildflower has the biggest bloom? Could it be this one?

  • Fishing under pressure with repeat clients
  • Match play – The best kind of golf

     

    We’re all used to watching the PGA Tour on weekends. Almost all PGA events are contested in medal (stroke) play. That means the score accumulates hole-by-hole until four days of play are completed. The lowest score at the end of 72 holes wins.

  • Warm temperatures bring tough fishing

    As we enter the first week of August, most Brunswick County residents are more concerned about staying cool instead of their next fishing trip. This time of year brings unbearably hot temperatures to our region that give most of our predatory fish a bad case of lockjaw. These species, such as king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and mahi mahi, refuse to eat. Every year different bait presentations are tried, yet the fish do not bite as well as they do in the fall and spring. This leaves charter fishermen like myself with the question, “Will they decide to bite today?”

  • Brunswick West opens with two victories in series

    The Brunswick West Debs have won their first two games in the Dixie Softball World Series in Monroe, La.

    If the Debs win two games Tuesday, they play for the championship Wednesday. If the Debs lose two games Tuesday, they will be eliminated.

    Brunswick opened the 10-team series Aug. 1 by beating Virginia (Crewe-Burkeville) 10-9.

    Myah Morse was the starting and winning pitcher, throwing four innings. Emily Clemmons threw three innings in relief. They gave up eight hits.

  • BCC students achieve goals through Project Finish Line

     SUPPLY — Several students in Brunswick Community College’s Continuing Education program are only a step or two away from securing their certifications in specialized job fields.

    Thanks to a $200,000 endowment grant, those BCC students will have the opportunity to finish their course work through Project Finish Line.

  • Shallotte Police report

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

    July 20

    Pedro Sosa-Campos, 25, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of no operator’s license, careless and reckless driving, no insurance and unsafe movement.

    Larceny of a Samsung Galaxy 6 phone worth $685 from the ATMC Wireless store.

    July 21

    Kevin Davis Nixon, 38, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

    July 22