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Today's News

  • Carolina Shores stormwater work holds own in rampant rain

    CAROLINA SHORES — A spate of rain over the past few weeks has proven the town’s stormwater improvements are doing what they should, town officials said Monday.

    Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall cited field observations about recent heavy rains in a public works update distributed at the Aug. 6 town board of commissioners workshop.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Aug. 1-6 2018

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

    Aug. 1

    Breaking and entering reported on Dolphin Street. Victim said nothing appeared to be missing.

    Aug. 4

    George M. Hayes, 20, of Boone Street, Shallotte, received a state citation on a simple possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana charge and released.

    Aug. 5

  • Silver Alert issued for missing Brunswick County man

    The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered Brunswick County man.

    James K Clarida Jr., 45, is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. He is described as a 6-foot-4 black man weighing about 200 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes.

    Clarida, who was last seen wearing a black shirt and jeans at 655 Tryon Road in Shallotte, may be heading to Horry County, S.C., in a red 2007 Lexus IS250 with North Carolina license plate EHF9800.

  • State board OKs OIB pesticide case settlements

    The North Carolina Pesticide Board recently approved settlements for two men working on Ocean Isle Beach golf courses.

    Clint W. Bryant, pesticide applicator and superintendent for Lion’s Paw and Panther Run golf courses, agreed to pay $800 for using a pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. The pesticide used to treat the Bermuda grass at the golf courses stated on the label: “Do not use on athletic fields, golf courses, residential or turf farms.”

  • Hurricane Matthew recovery outreach effort under way

    A new email outreach effort from North Carolina Emergency Management is reaching homeowners who were impacted by Hurricane Matthew to encourage them to apply for housing recovery program assistance.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    Last week I journeyed to Nebraska, and I’m here to give you a very brief report (which must begin with my first and almost certainly last dinner of mountains oysters …).

    Wide-open spaces! Gorgeous scenery with farms and windmills, little towns with grain silos. Here and there were pronghorn antelopes, which I had never seen before. Meadowlarks, hawks and bluebirds were common companions as we filled our plant presses with botanical treasures.

  • Two powerful words to use with any request

    By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    The first 30 seconds. That’s when initial impressions are formed.

    We’ve all been there. You have an important request, and you’re wondering what to do. How will you come across?

    You may think you’re being direct, although others could interpret it as blunt. Or you think you need to provide more background, and your request can come across as wishy-washy.

    This is where you need to size up your audience — even if it’s only an audience of one.

  • What happens when a three-letter word demands a fourth letter?

    Does the headline grab you? Is it intriguing or simply confusing? Perhaps it’s both … and more. The three-letter word I am referencing is ALL. All is such a common creature, easily spoken but hardly understood, or deeply heard. All commands attentiveness to the entirety of things, of people, of creation as subjects to be reverenced rather than objects to be reviled. All makes walking divinity’s narrow road much more confusing and complicated than the apparent simplicity of the broad, unfettered, well-paved road of life.

  • Why regular pet dental cleanings are important

    Every pet owner I know wants to provide the best for their dog or cat. When it comes to best care, one thing every pet owner can, and should, do is have their pet’s teeth cleaned by their veterinarian at least yearly.

    This is nonnegotiable for me. Even if you can’t brush, rinse, give treats or apply gels, you can take your pet to the veterinarian for professional teeth cleaning.

    I know why you don’t; you’re worried about cost and concerned about safety. I get it. Let’s explore these objections a little further.

  • Fiber up: How to get enough fiber in your daily diet

    Only one in 20 Americans eats enough fiber! This means 95 percent of us are not getting enough fiber in our daily diet.

    Most people know fiber adds bulk to the diet and it is important for a healthy intestines and good bowel movements. But dietary fiber can also help to reduce the risks of developing high cholesterol, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer. Fiber is also great for people trying to lose weight because it makes you feel full and slows the emptying of the stomach.