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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Coleman birth

     Neal and Beth Coleman of Whiteville are the proud parents of a son, Stanley O’Neal Coleman, born at 11:14 p.m. Jan. 22 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington weighing 5 pounds, 4.8 ounces and measuring 17.5 inches in length.

    Maternal grandparents are Robin Price of Supply and the late Rufis H. Faulk.

    Paternal grandparents are Sandra Price of Crusoe and the late Richard Colenas Sr.

    Great-grandparents are Carl and Mackie Barefoot of Supply, Thomas Etheridge of Crusoe and the late Eula-Mae Etheridge.

  • Clemmons birth

     Jesse and Kristina Clemmons of Ocean Isle Beach are the proud parents of a daughter, Kinsley Chole Clemmons, born at 11:16 p.m. Jan. 20 at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches in length.

    She joins a brother, Bentley, 3.

    Maternal grandparents are Wayne and Nanet Taylor of Ocean Isle Beach.

    Paternal grandparents are Rose and Dale Clemmons Sr. of Supply.

    Great-grandfather is Harvey McDonald.

  • Shallotte jackpot winner claims multi-million-dollar prize

    A single mother from Shallotte has come forward to claim her $188 million Powerball prize, making her the largest jackpot winner in state history.

    Until recently, Marie Holmes of Shallotte supported her four children by working jobs at Wal-Mart, Food Lion, KFC, McDonald’s and Subway. The 26-year-old’s life changed forever when her Powerball ticket matched all six numbers in the Feb. 11 drawing, winning her a third of the $564 million jackpot.

  • Schools, BSRI closed as winter weather event forecast for area Monday into Tuesday

    Local crews are preparing for a winter weather event forecast for Monday night, Feb. 23, into Tuesday, Feb. 24.

    Brunswick County Schools will also be closed Tuesday, schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki announced Monday afternoon.

    It was also announced late Monday that Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. will be closed Tuesday due to inclement weather. Anyone with an emergency food need can call (910) 200-7266, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said.