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Today's News

  • Choose nuts instead

    Editor’s note: Second in a series of eight columns on “Med instead of Meds.”

     

    I know this isn’t going to be a hard concept to sell, but here it goes: eat more nuts.

  • #ColdKills: Help pets left out during severe cold

    I’m veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward, and I’d like to talk to you about an important topic today.

    A few years ago, I became very concerned about animals being left in hot cars. And so, I made a video to raise awareness. I’m happy to report the topic of leaving animals or children in hot cars during summer months has become an important one in our society.

    I’m also concerned about animals being left outside during severe cold weather. I made a video to raise awareness about just how cold it actually gets in a doghouse left outside overnight.

  • Un-committing: When can it be a healthy behavior?

     

    By Linda Arnold

     

    Un-committing? I’ll admit I did a double take when I first heard this concept.

     

    We’re always told to make a commitment — and to stick with it. While that’s generally good advice, there are times when you need to take stock of everything on your platter and figure out what you’re really committed to in terms of completion.

  • What I learned on the day the oatmeal boiled over

    “Good morning!” Those were the lovely words I heard as Hubby Dear came into the kitchen. Mr. Cheeriness is he whose awakened eyes are twinned with his lips, causing both to be operative simultaneously. My response, offered politely and sometimes even gently, yet lacked his exuberance. 

  • Tomatoes are not a main ingredient in a classic Bolognese

    Bolognese sauce, also known as simply ragu, is a meat-based sauce that originated in Bologna, Italy. It is a slowly cooked sauce made with onion, celery and carrots, ground or chopped beef and ground pork. White wine and milk are added, along with a small amount of tomato paste or whole, cooked tomatoes. The dish is then gently simmered for hours to produce a thick, creamy sauce.

  • Calabash woman accused of assaulting same man twice in a week

    A Calabash woman accused of stabbing a man late last year is accused of assaulting him again less than a week later.

    Gloria Thomas, 76, of Wampee Street was arrested Dec. 29 and charged with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.

    Warrants show Thomas used a steak knife to stab the man in the foot Dec. 29. She was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility and released that day on $2,500 bail.

  • Former Holden Beach commissioner Pat Sandifer dies

    Former Holden Beach commissioner Patricia “Pat” Sandifer died unexpectedly at her home Friday morning, Jan. 5, at age 77.

    Sandifer served the town as a commissioner from 1999-2001 and 2005-2007.

    She was also the owner of Holden Beach Properties, a real estate company on the island.

  • Three men face meth charges

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office arrested three men on methamphetamine-related charges.

    Jamie Fernandes Rosario Eppard, 36, of W.W. Gene Lane in Ocean Isle Beach was arrested Dec. 28 and charged with maintaining a vehicle, dwelling ort place for a controlled substance, felony counts of conspiring to sell methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession.

    Warrants show Eppard conspired Dec. 18 with two others to sell methamphetamine, a schedule II controlled substance.

  • Pastor snowballs into ‘N.C. Green Swamp Weather Rock’ fame

    When snow and ice befell the region last week, church pastor Anthony Clemmons did his part to turn the deep-freeze into a new enterprise.

    The longtime pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Bolivia virtually went viral after unveiling his “North Carolina Green Swamp Weather Rock” on weather videos posted on Facebook.

    By the end of the week, Clemmons found new fame with his broadcasts that were picked up by a Wilmington TV station.

  • Georgia man accused of using match.com to scam Southport woman