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Today's News

  • Respect for flag should extend to people

    As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s independence, we expect to see red, white and blue, starred and striped decorations throughout our community.

    The sight of the U.S. flag inspires passionate feelings about the freedoms we enjoy and emotions tend to run high where its proper display is concerned.

    The U.S. Flag Code is the ultimate reference for presenting our nation’s colors with reverence.

    Among its highlights:

  • Jumping to conclusions: Is it all in your head?

    By Linda Arnold

    Life Columnist

    "Just look at her — not a care in the world.” “If only I had his looks/job/money.”

    Go ahead, admit it. You’ve caught yourself making snap judgments like these about people around you, or those on television or online.

    Looks can be deceiving

    In these challenging times it can be particularly tempting to look at someone else and think they lead a charmed life. Outward appearances can be deceiving, though. You never know what someone else is going through.

  • Pledging allegiance to our flag

    The Fourth of July is around the corner. Celebrations galore will mark the day. Interestingly, a recent TIME magazine featured an article about the birth of America’s flag obsession.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

  • Burgers, burgers and more burgers on the Fourth of July!

    Everyone becomes a grilling expert on the Fourth of July and we all enjoy endless varieties of hamburgers cooked on the grill.

    You’ll know when a hamburger is done right: smoky, char-grilled outside and juicy on the inside. Just stack it between a toasty bun and covered with your favorite condiments. That’s what a burger is all about!

  • New drug offers help to dogs fearful of noise

    For thousands of dog owners, July 4 is the scariest holiday of the year. Pet parents with dogs afraid of loud noises dread the firecrackers and fireworks that paralyze their pooch with fear. A new drug recently approved by the FDA hopes to ease some of these sound anxieties with a unique gel medication. Before we reveal this breaking advancement, let’s review noise phobia in dogs.

  • Looking to cookbooks for food safety information often results in bad advice

    Dr. Ben Chapman, our food safety specialist at N.C. State, says cookbooks give readers (mostly) bad advice on food safety.

    I agree with Dr. Chapman when he says cookbooks and online recipes could be a much better source of food safety information. Putting the appropriate information, like cooking temperatures, cross contamination risks or storage times, right into a recipe would provide the cooks the info right when they need it.

  • Time for tomato troubles

    Whether you call it “pomme d’amour,” “pomodoro ,” “love apple” or just “tomato,” growing this vegetable that’s actually a fruit is a challenge in southeastern North Carolina. The plant clinic at the Arboretum on Oleander Drive in Wilmington is always full of tomato troubles this time of year: bacterial wilt, tomato spotted wilt virus, root-knot nematodes, early blight, late blight, ... the list goes on.

  • Club Profile: Calabash American Legion Nocha White Post 503

    Monthly meetings

    Post meetings 7 p.m. third Wednesdays

    Ladies auxiliary 9:30 a.m. first Tuesdays

    Sons of the American Legion 7 p.m. first Wednesdays

    Legion Riders 7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays

    House committee 5 p.m. first Mondays

    Governing board 4 p.m. second Thursdays

    American Legion Post Nocha White Post 503 launched in 1993 in Calabash.

  • District Court Docket for June 9, 12, 13 and 14

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on June 9, 12, 13 and 14 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.

    Friday, June 9

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez: