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Today's News

  • Holden Beach woman reported missing

    A Silver Alert has been issued for a Holden Beach woman who was last seen Friday morning.

    According to the North Carolina Center for Missing Persons, a Silver Alert was issued Saturday for 71-year-old Judy Brown Brock of Greensboro Street. Brock is described as a white female standing 5-feet 2-inches tall and weighing 155 pounds. She has blue eyes and short brown hair.

    She is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

  • Wyatt and Yuricek use autographing hobby to rack up sweet collection

     SHALLOTTE – Think of a popular NBA player not named LeBron James.

    There’s a good chance West Brunswick ninth-graders Carter Wyatt and Abel Yuricek have the player’s autograph.

    Wyatt moved to the Shallotte area before almost three years ago and he instantly found a best friend in Yuricek.

    The two best friends, who are closer to brothers than acquaintances, share many of the same passions: football, basketball, baseball, video games and perhaps most importantly, seeking autographs.

  • Dolphins drop series opener, rebound to take two of three from Pitt

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team has repeated a mantra as long as Robbie Allen has been the head coach.

    When approaching a three-game series on the road, the team has a saying, “Two’s a must, three’s a plus,” meaning the goal is to win twice, but a third win to secure a sweep is icing on the cake.

    When the Dolphins traveled to Pitt Community College, one of the top teams in Region 10, last weekend, BCC didn’t get to enjoy the icing on the cake, but it did get the job done.

  • LCAC Gallery: Youth Art Month

    Each March the Leland Cultural Arts Center at 1212 Magnolia Village Way in Leland honors young artists. The public is invited to view artwork created by Brunswick County students on display in the LCAC gallery through March 23. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Members and high school shows open March 18 at Franklin Square Gallery

    With spring just around the corner, that can only mean one thing. It’s time to put away those winter clothes and get to the Franklin Square Gallery to see the High School Show and the Members Show.

    The annual High School Art Show opens on March 18 at the gallery and will run through Saturday, April 13. Students from North, South and West Brunswick high schools will display their paintings, drawings, prints, collages, photographs, and three-dimensional constructions. In all, there will be approximately 90 works of art – 30 from each school.

  • How can you stop those obsessive negative thoughts?

    Pop quiz: How many thoughts do you think a day? Hint: It’s a big number. Scientists estimate we think around 60,000 thoughts a day. Of course, that takes in repetitive thoughts like “stop at the red light” and “don’t touch the hot stove.” We do have a fair amount of choice, though, in what we allow into our heads each day.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    I never really had too much of a vacation this past year; work, work, work — that was me. Americans don’t take enough vacations, they say. Maybe over the spring break coming up we will be able to get away for a while. Somewhere warm.

  • God practices tough love

    Perhaps one of the most precious, yet one of the most misunderstood, perceptions of divinity is most apparent in our human desire for God to do everything for us at all times. We call God, Abba, because we want a Daddy God whose aim is to make our lives perfect without requiring our participation or effort.

    We pray to God, begging a plaintive “Please…please…won’t you do this or that?” We call it intercessory prayer or asking prayer and it is good for us to plea for ourselves and others.

  • Great cat, greater loss: What my cat’s death taught me about life

    I hope everyone is lucky enough to experience at least one “once-in-a-lifetime” pet. For me, that was a cat named Pellie. To put it simply, she was the greatest cat I’ve ever known. And by knowing, I mean sharing a few years with a spectacular species that’s hard to fully understand. But that’s not what this column is about. It’s actually about how Pellie left me and how little I understood her loss. Let me explain by taking you back to the beginning.

  • Here’s the scoop on milk dates

    If you pitch the milk in your refrigerator when it reaches the date printed on the carton, you might be wasting food. This is a sell-by date, not an expiration or use-by date. In fact, the Dairy Council of California says that milk is probably safe to drink past its date.

    Now, of course, they said “probably.” You need to take a couple things into consideration when determining how long milk is safe to drink. If care is not taken, it may not even last as long as the date indicates.