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Today's News

  • Do not let litter trash our county

    Before Hurricane Florence decided to head for our coastline this week and make a mess, state and local officials were encouraging residents to clean up the litter in their communities.

  • Importance of candidate forums to democracy cannot be overstated

    By Carol Roberts and Barbara Burrell

    Guest Columnists

    Voting is a fundamental right and for nearly 100 years the League of Women Voters (LWV) has assisted citizens in exercising that right. LWV believes all eligible voters should have an equal opportunity to exercise their right to vote. As a nonpartisan organization, the League cannot tell people for whom to vote, nor can it endorse candidates or provide funding for campaigns. The League does advocate for policies that ensure our elections remain free, fair and accessible.

  • Exploring time travel and its implications

    By Don Price

    Guest Columnist

    Imagine, if you will, you wanted to experience the wonders of time travel. You have been reading about the writers of our constitution and decided you really would like to experience life in their history-making environment.

    Or, suppose you have been dreaming about a future where technology has advanced to the point where cell phones are a part of ancient history, and you wanted to enjoy all those wonderful benefits available at that time.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    Summer ends now; now, barbarous in beauty ...
                                    — Gerard Manley Hopkins

  • Gratitude for ‘the three B’s’ in life

    By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    My heart is so full.

    I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on my life over the past several weeks as I prepared to be inducted into the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame.

    I’m deeply honored by this recognition. And it was hard to condense my thoughts into a brief acceptance speech.

    What came up for me was extreme gratitude for all the people in my life — and the events along the way that seemed like random loose threads, yet were woven into a rich tapestry.

  • Life is rediscovered at a pool party

    Come to the party … a pool party to celebrate whatever needs to be celebrated. Come and be with us. Celebrate the “us-ness” we are before it’s too late to remember it or too soon forgotten. Pray for sunshine to add a glow to our presence. Pray for a hold-back on rain which might evoke tears. Pray in thanksgiving for pools, parties, and people to love.

  • Like most people, I hate mosquitoes

    That annoying buzzing in your ear? I hate it. It’s the sound of the deadliest animal on the planet: the mosquito. I hate them, too.

    To most Americans, it’s merely a nuisance; to about two million people worldwide and untold millions of dogs, cats and other animals, that sound can be a harbinger of disease and death. We’re not talking about the death of a few 1800s Amazonian explorers; we’re talking nearly 440 million deaths worldwide each year. All by a critter not much bigger than a grain of rice.

  • Cooking for a crowd during this fall season

    It’s the time of year when local clubs, organizations and church groups are getting back together for the year. Many of these groups will be planning food functions. These could be fundraising dinners, bake sales or potluck lunches for members. Food events do present food safety risks. There have been multiple outbreaks and hundreds of illnesses linked to community-based meal events in the past decade.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Sept. 5-6

    Released at 11:36 a.m. Sept. 7, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Sept. 7-9

    Released at 12:46 a.m. Sept. 10, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906