Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Sept. 10-20

    Released at 10:05 a.m. Sept. 25, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Focusing on your W.I.N.: What’s Important Now

    By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    With so much fighting going on in our world, it’s easy to focus just on getting the win. At all costs.

    I’m thinking you’ll agree there’s more division among political ranks now than in recent memory … or ever.

  • The Boy in the Mirror becomes a symbol of all humanity

    I wish I could attach the video I recently received. It was one of a series depicting the glory of parenting sent to me by way of the adoring eyes of grandparents who are likely compiling a treasure trove of memories of a little boy whose hyphenated first name is already indicative of marvels to come. Of course, I must admit my bias toward such hyphenation!

  • Causes and remedies for canine ‘stank mouth’

    "You might not want to do that.”

    I looked up as I felt a gentle hand pull me away.

    “I don’t really recommend kissing Buttons. Her breath is kind of … let’s just say she could use a breath mint!”

    One of my favorite perks of being a veterinarian is getting kisses from my patients. I love puppy snuggles, kitty headbutts and good, old-fashioned face-lickings. Nothing gives me greater joy than the affection of the pets I serve. I wasn’t going to let this whiff warning prevent Buttons and I from smooching.

  • What is kombucha and why are people drinking it?

    Kombucha. Ever heard of it? It’s a fermented beverage made from tea that’s becoming increasingly popular. Originally available only in organic and health food stores, kombucha is now widely available in grocery stores and convenience stores, and many people brew kombucha themselves at home. People are buying so much of it that overall sales of kombucha and other fermented beverages in the U.S. was about $556 million in 2017.

  • District Court docket for Oct. 3 and 8

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 3 and 8 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.


    Wednesday, Oct. 3

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez:

    Maria Aguillon-Prado, exceeding safe speed, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Dosher releases community health survey results

    Results from 843 participants in Dosher Memorial Hospital’s triennial community health needs assessment last spring show nearly 48 percent indicated chronic disease is the “biggest” health concern for the community, down from about 68 percent reported in 2015.

    Drug/alcohol abuse was reported by nearly 30 percent of participants compared with 13 percent in 2015. Mental health also saw an increase from 1.5 percent three years ago to more than 5 percent this year.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past month. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 7

    Heather Renee Butler, 30, of Quail Drive SW, Supply, was cited on an order for arrest in New Hanover County.

    Winford Theodore Grainger III, 33, of Halyburton Memorial Parkway, Wilmington, was arrested on a felony charge of possession of cocaine and misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    Oct. 2

    Wire fraud by pretending to sell a vehicle for $10,701.

    Oct. 3

    Check fraud by duplicating and cashing a $1,700.30 check.

    Oct. 4

    Possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia at a Wildwood Street residence.

  • Red Cross calls for winter blood drives

    Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is urging individuals and organizations to be winter heroes by hosting a blood drive.