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Today's News

  • Tidings of comfort, joy and contentment

    By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    "And to all a good night.” I find the last line of “The Night Before Christmas” to be so comforting and so appropriate right now.

    You know the feeling when you’re ready to go to bed and you stop to reflect on the day (unless you’re running tomorrow’s to-do list through your head or you haven’t hit the OFF button on the TV remote).

  • Christmas presence is a surprising gift all year long

    We are deep into Christmas countdown. Everything around us screams, “We have only a few days in which to accomplish all we had planned to do.” Such a short time remains for all the unexpected or forgotten obligations. The pace quickens as the stores are depleted even of their shopworn choices. Jingling bells jangle the nerves. Comments are heard all around that “this Christmas stuff gets old fast!”

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Dec. 12

    Released at 11:23 p.m. Dec. 13, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

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  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Dec. 11

    Released at 4:05 p.m. Dec. 12, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

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  • Frink graduates from basic training

    Air Force Airman 1st Class De’montae M. Frink has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

    Frink completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • A Christmas gift hidden in the closet

    "It’s supposed to be a SURPRISE!”

    It was about 7:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve when my pager announced my dinner would have to wait.

    “I had her hidden in a closet all day and now she’s not moving!”

  • Have food, will travel

    Many folks are planning to travel over the holidays. This may lead to two different potential food safety problems. The first is what to do with any food left behind in the home refrigerator and the other is foods you may be taking with you.

  • Duke Energy to include Brunswick Nuclear Plant in staff reductions

    Duke Energy will buy out or lay off some members of its workforce across the company’s six-state coverage area, including those at Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport.

    Karen Williams, Duke Energy’s Brunswick Nuclear Plant spokeswoman, said Thursday it is looking across the entire company to reduce staff. The plant employs more than 800 people.

  • Leland Police reports

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

    Nov. 27

    Obtaining money by false pretense by posing as the victim’s family member to steal $4,800.

    Breaking and entering and injury to real property by cutting open a screen door to enter a Red Bay Place residence.

    Nov. 28

  • Shallotte Police reports

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

    Nov. 27

    Keyon Lee Waddell, 18, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of larceny in New Hanover County and no operator’s license.

    Obtaining property by false pretenses by scamming a victim out of $55,000.

    Nov. 29

    Obtaining property by false pretenses by scamming victims out of $150,000.

    Nov. 30