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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach Fire Department poised for beach patrol

    SUNSET BEACH — The Sunset Beach Fire Department is poised to assume responsibility for oceanfront beach patrol operations.

    That’s what Sunset Beach Fire Chief Kevin Dempsey had to say about the changeover from public works to his department at the monthly Sunset Beach Town Council workshop Tuesday, March 17.

    Dempsey said he has a staff of part-time people ready to work during the upcoming beach season that launches in just a couple more weeks, Easter weekend, April 4-5.

  • Yea or nay on Avocados?

     By Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    What is it with avocados? People basically use the same logic to decide if they are going to eat them. They are high in fat and calories, but it’s good fat. What about you? Do you shun or crave avocados?

  • Lenten living is a liberating mission

     By Fran Salone-Pelletier

    When I read an article written by Richard M. Gula, director of personnel for the U.S. Province of the Sulpicians, I was taken aback. First, its title, “A Liberating Mission,” struck me. What might he be referencing? Whose mission would it be and how would it be a liberating one? The next sentences really set me on my pins. “We don’t call Jesus ‘the liberator’ for nothing. His liberating presence ... was a sign that God is at work in the world.”

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    My hometown, Columbia, S.C., was discovered and originally inhabited by a group of brave Irish explorers, who, after a perilous oceanic crossing, sailed up the mighty Santee River until it got so rocky that they had to disembark on the banks of the Congaree River. There they lived and prospered, establishing a ceremonial portion of town called Five Points, and there they began a tradition of celebrating the life and exploits of their beloved St. Patrick.

  • Chicken Katsu is a staple of Japanese cooking and easy to cook

     If you’re looking for some great recipes that will also let you practice healthy cooking, you really can’t go wrong with many Asian food recipes. They really aren’t difficult to cook and most of them are extremely healthy.

    There are so many different types of Asian food recipes, you’ll never get bored with any of them. The ingredients are all basically the same: lots of vegetables, meats and rice. The spices are basically where they differ.

  • Sullivan birth

     William and Laura Sullivan of Supply are the proud parents of a son, William Parker Sullivan, born at 11:33 p.m. Nov. 13, 2014, at Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital, on the campus of New Hanover Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 13-1/2 ounces and measured 20-1/2 inches in length.

    He joins a brother, William Cooper Sullivan, 9.

    Maternal grandparents are Ernie and Barbara Galloway of Varnamtown.

    Paternal grandparents are Curtis and Mary Sullivan of Winnabow.

  • district court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on March 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 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, March 2

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Courtney Sanford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

    Dolpha Fulton Bellamy, PG DWI level 5.

  • Trojan golfers win second match of season

     

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick won its second straight conference golf tournament, finishing first Monday, March 16, at Rivers Edge.

    Sophomore Tucker Vaughan had the Trojans’ top score, a 6-over-par 78 on the 6,440-yard course.

    West’s other top-four scorers were junior Landon Patterson, 84; senior Drew Boyer, 90; and senior Cole Snyder, 92

    West shot a 344, three strokes fewer than Laney in the seven-team match.

  • Lockwood Folly next site of Tournament of Champions

     The 2015 Tournament of Champions take place Nov. 14-15 at Lockwood Folly Country Club in Supply.

    It will be a great venue. This course, designed by Willard Byrd, was built in 1988 through an old hunting preserve. There are beautiful vistas of the Lockwood Folly River and surrounding salt marshes. Many holes run though ancient hardwoods and old pines near ponds and riverbeds. Basically, it’s a challenging course with a lot of beautiful vistas.

  • Kicking off the spring fishing season

     It looks as if the warm spring air is finally here to stay. Prickly pear trees are in full bloom and those with allergies are feeling the effects of the pollen. Dogwood trees are loaded with bulbs and most likely will burst into full bloom later this week. Every bird in the sky is singing songs and looking for love. These are all signals it is time to shake off the dust and get on the water. Are you ready? Do you have everything that you need?