Today's News

  • Murder trial witness says defense attorney paid him

    BOLIVIA—The defense in the murder trial of Craig Bryant, the man accused of killing Shallotte Realtor Adam Bradshaw in 2008, promised to show “incredible” doubt in opening statements, but witnesses had different stories to tell.

    After presiding judge Thomas H. Lock denied two motions by the defense to dismiss the case at the conclusion of the prosecution’s case, Mike Willis, defense attorney delivered his opening statement.

  • Ocean Isle Beach couple wins more than $660,000 in lottery

    Dale Strickland of Ocean Isle Beach had a big suprise for his wife last week.

    After hearing a Southport couple had won $100,000 playing the lottery, he broached the subject with his wife, Beth, a retired teacher.

    “A couple from Southport won $100,000,” he said to her. “Tell me 10 things you would do with $100,000.”

    The first few items on her list, such as new beach chairs, sounded conservative to Dale. So he asked her to walk to the ocean with him to talk more.

  • BCC volleyball photos

     The BCC volleyball team lost its season opener 25-8, 25-19, 25-23 to Lenoir on Sept. 5 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center. Here are photos of some of the action.

  • Brunswick Community College reappoints trustees

    On Aug. 16, Alan Holden, John Jones and Bobby Long took the oath of office as reappointed members of the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees.
    Holden was reappointed for his second term by the governor’s office.
    Jones was reappointed for a fifth term by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners.
    Long was reappointed for his third term by the Brunswick County Board of Education.

  • Religion briefs

    Spaghetti dinner planned for Sept. 22
    Calabash Presbyterian Church, 8820 Old Georgetown Road in Sunset Beach, will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Menu will consist of spaghetti with meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. Takeouts are available.

  • Hayes receives doctorate

    The Rev. Donald R. Hayes, vicar of Christ Church of the Isles in southern Brunswick County and rector of St. Patrick’s Anglican Church in Murrells Inlet, S.C., obtained his doctorate of theology from St. Andrew’s Theological College and Seminary in Charlotte on Aug. 25.

  • A totally tasted life demands complete commitment

    School days have begun. Teams have been practicing for the season’s sports. Volunteers are already in place to assist teachers and students with their tasks.
    Parents sigh with the mixed feelings of relief that routine has returned and sadness that their offspring will again be absent from their gaze.
    There is both a sense of eagerness in the air and one of dismay that vacation has ended. The ease of summer’s less scheduled, perhaps unscheduled, life has morphed into a continuing challenge of marked time, an ongoing impulsion to learn and grow.

  • 4-H’ers take part in dairy event

    During the month of July, a group a 4-H’ers took a trip to N.C. State’s dairy facilities. The young campers, along with their leaders, had the opportunity to learn about the campus’ own source of dairy products.

  • Finding holiday recipes online

    I know it’s early in the season, but it seems once kids are back in school and Labor Day has passed, people begin to think about those winter holidays. I had a couple phone calls and email requests about making homemade canned products for Christmas gifts.
    Please beware—while numerous recipes circulate on the Internet, in recipe blogs, and on television shows, not all of them are safe.
    Canning chocolate sauce

  • As summer winds down, turn to your turf

    By Tom Woods
    Horticultural Technician

    The following information is courtesy of Charlotte Glen, Pender County Cooperative Extension horticultural agent.
    When areas of your lawn that were healthy in the fall fail to green up and grow right away in the spring, cold damage (often referred to as winter kill) is the likely culprit. Minimize winterkill in your lawn by applying potassium fertilizer and raising your mowing height this month.