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Today's News

  • UPDATECalabash commissioners fire town administrator

    CALABASH—Town commissioners have voted to fire town administrator Donna Prince “without cause.” They will buy out the remainder of her contract, which was to expire in November.

    The unanimous vote came Feb. 20 following a specially called, closed meeting attended by the town’s five commissioners, Mayor Anthony Clemmons and attorney Mark Lewis.

  • It's a dog's life

    A man in Toronto, Canada, offered a $15,000 reward for the return of his chocolate Labrador retriever.

    “There isn’t any sum of money that I would associate with him,” said Bert Clark, quoted in the Toronto Star. “Life isn’t about money — it’s about the connection you make with other souls. Huckleberry was like my soulmate.”

    A woman in Land O’Lakes, Fla., spent $4,200 on a pacemaker for her 10-year-old pug, a breed that has an average lifespan of 10 to 12 years.

  • Crabmeat is nutritious, low in fat and high in protein

    Although crabs are available year round in coastal areas, their consumption is most associated with the summer, undoubtedly from the summer tourist migration to the shores.

    King and snow crabs come from the north Pacific and are prized for their legs. Unless you live in Alaska, these are always shipped and sold frozen.

    Dungeness crabs are found on the Pacific coast, while stone crabs hail from Florida waters. Along the eastern seaboard, it is the blue crab that reigns supreme.

  • Supply Elementary announces honor rolls, awards

    Supply Elementary School recently had its second nine weeks awards day.

    The following students were recognized:

    Terrific Kids

  • BCC offers high school firefighting course

    According to Velva Jenkins, Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Brunswick County is one of the fastest growing communities in North Carolina and the nation, and with that growth comes the need for more emergency responders, including firefighters.

    To help meet the demand, Brunswick Community College is now helping students get started in a career with fire services before they graduate high school.

    BCC started a new Firefighting Technology course on Jan. 29. Students ranging from 16 to 18 years old are eligible for the five-month course.

  • BCC announces honor roll, dean's list

    Brunswick Community College has announced its honor roll list and dean’s list for the fall 2007 semester.

    To qualify for the honor roll list, students must maintain a 3.0-3.49 GPA for the semester.

    Honor Roll

  • BCC continues its Black History Month events

    BCC's Feb. 12 Black History month event featured local business owners ranging from Yolanda Rogers and Wanna Whitted, co-owners of GiGi’s shoe boutique, to Training Wheels founder Tami Easter.

    Joe and Moe Auto Service co-owner Joe Stanley and Black Pages USA President Gerry McCants also shared their advice to help motivate everyone in the audience to succeed and follow their dreams.

    After the presenters spoke, the floor was opened for a question and answer session.

    All agreed hard work and determination are the keys to success.

  • Soulful Sanctuary

    With the afternoon sun beaming down, Lonzie Bryant stood outside Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church and basked in the warmth and history.

    The 62-year-old church trustee can recall his childhood, when a more primitive structure preceded the two-story brick church building in the African-American community on Cedar Grove Road.

    He remembers homemade pews, no central heat in winter and no air conditioning or fans in summer, when windows were lifted to let some air in.

    “Most people came to church with a mule and cart,” he said.

  • Sweet Celia

    Celia is a full-grown gray tiger-and-white tabby who loves to dip her paws in the water can and lick your hands. To see her, call Cat Tails at 253-1375 or visit its Web site at www.cattails.org. You can visit Celia, as well as all the other cats and kittens available for adoption, at Cat Tails in the Corner Stone center at 6622 Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach. Visiting hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays. Other hours are by appointment. Cat Tails is also desperate for volunteers.

  • After the holiday plant care

    Poinsettia’s keeping quality depends on several factors. Many home gardeners have no trouble keeping a poinsettia looking good through the winter, but bringing it into “flower” in subsequent years is a challenge for the best of gardeners. They are still considered actively growing even now and will need water, sunlight, and fertilizing through February.

    Pruning Camellias