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  • Birthday boy brings pet food 'presents' to animal shelter

    SUPPLY — Matthew Slaughter wanted to celebrate his ninth birthday June 18 by feeding homeless animals.

    That’s just what he did, requesting pet food in lieu of presents at his birthday party the following Saturday.

    Two days later, on the afternoon of June 23, Matthew and his family brought seven big bags of dog and cat food collected at his birthday party to donate to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Animal Protective Services.

    This isn’t the first time for Matthew to help the animals.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on June 23 and 24 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, June 23

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Kristin Cranfill:

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    We have two dogs at home, both rescues. Can I brag on them for a moment?

  • Should you buy organic produce?

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

     

    Organic food is getting a lot of attention these days. We’re not just finding it in specialty food stores, but local groceries, big box and even discount food stores. More and more consumers are looking for and purchasing organic foods despite its higher cost than conventional foods.

  • Baseball, apple pie and barbecue … what’s more American on the 4th?

     This holiday weekend, why not start some fireworks in your own backyard with some hot Independence Day barbecue recipes? I think that everything tastes better off the grill, so nothing could be simpler, right? Actually, there is more to barbecue than just tossing that raw steak on the grill.

     

    Timing is everything

  • What does freedom look like? Who bears the face of freedom?

     In the past number of weeks, the media have called our attention to a variety of atrocities. Heading the list is the mass kidnapping of nearly 300 young Nigerian schoolgirls by the militant Islamic Boko Haram. Not far behind are the multiple incidents of abuse and murders seen both locally and nationally.

    TIME magazine recently featured articles on date rape, saying America’s campuses are dangerous places for young women. One college town even earned the dubious honor of being named America’s Rape Capital.

  • In Jolly Mon King Classic, tough got tougher

     By Derek Treffinger

    The big weekend has come to an end. Tournament anglers slide their boats back onto the trailer either licking their wounds or counting the cash they won from the big king mackerel tournament last weekend. For some of you that are unaware of the event, the Yellowfin/Yamaha Jolly Mon King Classic took place Thursday, June 26, through Sunday, June 29, out of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.

  • Golf roundup

     Scores and highlights reported by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Sunbelt Senior Tour coming to Brick Landing

     The Sunbelt Senior Tour has been around these parts for 19 years. Founded by Don Barnes, the Sunbelt Senior Tour originally played most of its events in and around the Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach, S.C., and areas immediately to the north and south).

    This year, the Sunbelt Senior Tour will play at Brick Landing on Aug. 4-7.

    The Sunbelt Senior Professional Golf Tour prides itself on being the No. 1 developmental tour for players seeking to play on the Champions Tour.    

  • Braves’ top pick in draft scouted by Billy Best

     When the Atlanta Braves recently signed 18-year-old first-round draft pick Braxton Davidson — who received a $1.70 million signing bonus — Billy Best probably felt as if he had slammed a walk-off home run.

    Best, a Leland native, is a scout for the Braves and he scouted Davidson.

    “I was extremely happy for the kid,” Best said.

    The Braves had taken pitchers with their first selection in five of the previous six Major League Baseball first-year player drafts, and in this draft 19 of their 40 picks were pitchers.