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Today's News

  • WAA to present 27th Spring Art Show

    The Waterway Art Association will present its 27th annual Spring Art Show and sale April 23-27 at Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road NW in Calabash. The show will be on display in the exhibition space of the library.

    The annual art show will include works by members and non-members of Waterway Art Association and will include 2D works in oils, watercolor, pastel and mixed media. The show is open to the public with free admission from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the week. More than $2,500 will be awarded for a variety of categories.

  • Sample A Taste of Calabash this Saturday

    CALABASH — It’s that time once again to savor the flavors of the Seafood Capital.

    The third annual A Taste of Calabash is the biggest yet, organizer Helen Kapalka says.

    This year’s event, headquartered in Calabash Community Park at 868 Persimmon Road, serves up 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with participating restaurants offering samples of their finest dishes throughout the town.

  • Fire fees concern raised in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioner Gere Dale is among officials in southern Brunswick County concerned about a possible fire fee hike.

    At the town board of commissioners monthly meeting last Thursday, April 12, Dale distributed information from the county on fire fees that he said raises concern about what the county plans to do.

    “I was very upset when I read this exhibit,” he said, handing out copies of the information to fellow board members.

  • Former BEAT president files complaint against ex-board member

    A founder and former president of the nonprofit Brunswick Environmental Action Team has taken legal action against a former BEAT board member, claiming she harassed him.

    Neil Gilbert of Sunset Beach filed a civil injunction and complaint for a no-contact order “for stalking or nonconsensual sexual conduct” March 7 against Kristen Colleran of Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Electronics recycling gets a financial boost

    Brunswick County is among 72 county and city governments that have been bestowed state money for local electronics management programs.

    In February, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Waste Management awarded $700,000 for the programs, which offer residents opportunities to recycle old electronics, including televisions and computer equipment.

    Brunswick County received $10,197.23, county solid waste and recycling coordinator Micki Bozeman said.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department April 8-13 2018

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    April 8

    Alan Shaw, 18, of Wickersham Road, Charlotte, was cited on a possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana charge.

    April 13

    Edward Ronald McCormick, 17, of Sunset Bluff, Beaufort, S.C., was arrested on charges of speeding and consuming alcohol while younger than 21.

  • District court docket for April 2, 4 and 6

     

     

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on April 2, 4 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, April 2

    Judge C. Ashley Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Sarah B. McPherson and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham-Evans:

  • Shallotte man sought in Sunset Beach break-in arrested in S.C.

    A Shallotte man wanted in a Sunset Beach break-in was arrested April 13 in Little River, S.C.

    Sunset Beach police charged 24-year-old Antaun Linear Miller, 24, of Forest Drive with breaking and entering, larceny, safecracking and injury to real property in an April 12 break-in on Cotton Mill Court in Sea Trail.

    Someone broke in through a back window and stole several items around lunchtime when no one was home, according to an incident report. Some evidence was left behind and arrest warrants were issued the next day.

  • Are liver pudding, livermush and scrapple the same thing?

    A popular Southern breakfast treat is livermush, or liver pudding. It is said to be one of the first pork foods made in America. It’s a flexible dish and makes an excellent breakfast alongside some fried or scrambled eggs.

    I grew up eating scrapple, said to have actually originated in the farmlands of eastern Pennsylvania. The word scrapple originated from “scrap” or “scrappy,” and consisted of ground leftover pig scraps that were boiled and then combined with cornmeal and other spices.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson