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Today's News

  • Tired of potatoes? Try some creamy, white cheddar grits instead

    We seem to gravitate toward potatoes whenever planning our meals. Hash browns for breakfast, French fries for lunch and mashed potatoes for dinner. We may change it around a bit and make some potato pancakes, scalloped potatoes, fried potatoes, potato salad or potatoes au gratin.

    Do we see a trend here? Creamy grits are a perfect substitute for potatoes at any meal — breakfast, lunch or dinner. When planning your next meal, why not consider some creamy grits? Or better yet, make some cheesy creamy grits.

  • Life lessons extend beyond Mother’s Day

     

     

    By Linda Arnold

     

    This past Sunday marked my eighth Mother’s Day without my mother, and it’s always a time of reflection.

    Sometimes it seems longer than eight years, and sometimes it doesn’t seem that long.

  • Opioid epidemic puts police dogs in danger

    Viper was an outstanding police dog. Trained to track and take down the most dangerous criminals, Viper was prepared to handle danger and risk.

    What he and his handler couldn’t anticipate was a packet of drugs dumped by a fleeing suspect that would ultimately lead to Viper’s death. During the chaos of the July 2011 chase near my North Carolina practice, Viper most likely bit into the scent-covered bag of high-potency drugs, ingesting a lethal dosage.

  • District court docket for May 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

     

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on May 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 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, May 1

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Great food preservation resources
  • Leland Police reports

    Leland 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.

    May 1

    Breaking and entering a Poe Street residence and larceny of prescription medications worth $1,000.

    Breaking and entering a Pickett Road residence, larceny of miscellaneous items worth $720 and $60 in cash and injury to real property.

    Breaking and entering an Old Fayetteville Road residence, larceny of a $300 Xbox and injury to real property by damaging a door.

  • 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.

    May 8

    Bradley David Lea, 26, was arrested on a charge of simple assault on a female.

    Lost ring possibly misplaced by the victim.

    Suspicious person making unusual statements and raising concerns of employees at the North Carolina Division of Employment Security office on Main Street.

  • Novant Flip Flop Ball May 19

    Wear your flip-flops and have a ball while helping community health at the same time.

    That’s what Novant Health Foundation Brunswick Medical Center’s sixth annual Flip Flop Ball is all about.

    Festivities launch at 7 p.m. Friday, May 19, with cocktails at 101 Stone Chimney Place at 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply. Dinner is served at 7:45 p.m.

    Tickets for the Flip Flop Ball are $100 and include island cuisine and dancing. Cocktails will also be available for purchase.

  • Brunswick County Summer Concerts tune up for season

    It’s that time of year again — free Brunswick County Summer Concerts and Movies time, that is.

    The season already kicked off with a concert and movie in April and early May in Leland.

    More is in store in coming weeks and months in seven other Brunswick County towns.

  • 36th Little River Blue Crab Festival set for May 20-21 in South Carolina

    The weekend after Mother’s Day means only one thing in Little River, S.C.: It’s time once again for the Blue Crab Festival.

    This year’s annual two-day festival unfolds from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, on the Little River Waterfront.

    What began in 1981 as a small waterfront gathering, the World Famous Blue Crab Festival has grown into a premier event that draws visitors from all over the country and even overseas.