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Today's News

  • Parent challenges ECHS extracurricular activities policy

     BOLIVIA — The mother of a Brunswick County Early College High School student is upset the Brunswick County Board of Education won’t allow her daughter to play soccer at her home high school.

    Dana Varnam, whose daughter attends the school on the campus of Brunswick Community College, went to the board’s policy and curriculum committee meeting Thursday, Feb. 19, to find out whether her daughter would be allowed to play with the team at West Brunswick.

  • Movie magic delivers reality checks
  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

     

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, we had less activity than normal because of the weather in the Raleigh area, we had no vote sessions in the House of Representatives and few votes in the Senate, and we were able to put more work behind the scenes into some of the bills we hope to file and pass.

  • Water plant plans are clear

    It was last June when Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO approached Leland Town Council about rezoning property on Chappel Loop Road so it could become the site of a reverse osmosis plant. In July, H2GO officials took Leland council members and Mayor Brenda Bozeman on a tour of such a plant in Kill Devil Hills so they could see firsthand what H2Go’s plant would be like.

    The Leland board ultimately denied the request based on public misgivings over potential chemical, noise and light pollution and other disruptions to residential areas.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 10, 11, 12, 13 and 16 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, Feb. 10

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

  • Thyme to remember

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    I was sorting through my spice cupboard looking for some thyme. It got me thinking about that 1960s recording by Simon and Garfunkel. The real name of the song is “Scarborough Fair,” but most of us remember it for the melody line of “parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.” (I bet you’re humming it right now!)

  • If an envelope could talk, here’s what it would say

     A recent letter to the editor caught my eye. There seemed to be a plaintive cry hidden in the words of sorrow and loss. Someone had lost an envelope containing money that was her allowance, dollars to be spent carefully over the coming weeks. Perhaps the cash would be used frivolously. Maybe it would be offered in compassionate caring for another or as an unexpected gift — just because. The reason mattered not. The loss was palpable.

     

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Golly-gee, it’s a geophyte!

    This is an easy term with which to come to grips. “Geo-” of course means “earth” and “phyton-“ means “plant.” OK, an earth-plant — but actually in the sense of its having some sort of subterranean structure from which it can keep coming back, at least for a few seasons.

  • Old-fashioned recipes just like Grandma used to make

     

     

     

    Years ago (if you can remember back that far) when you were a child, do you remember Grandma spending all day in the kitchen, cooking those scrumptious meals and desserts that only she could make the old-fashioned way?


  • Willard birth

     Ethan and Elisabeth Willard are the proud parents of a daughter, Ava Kate Willard, born at 6:16 p.m. Jan. 17 at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measuring 19 inches in length.

    Maternal grandparents are the late Charles “Chuck” Moore and Beverly Moore of Wilmington.

    Paternal grandparents are Philip and Heather Kinlaw of Supply and Chauncey and Missy Willard of Lake Wylie, S.C.