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Today's News

  • Italian pasta dishes come in a variety of sizes and shapes

    All great pasta dishes start with fresh ingredients. Fresh plump tomatoes, onions, basil, fresh cloves of garlic will make for a delicious and flavorful meal.

  • Carlyle, Long celebrate birthdays

    Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash celebrate the 85th birthday of Norbit Carlyle and the 86th birthday of Alice Long.

  • How to serve veggies with a twist

    All the latest healthful eating recommendations encourage adults to consume at least two to three cups of vegetables each day. Depending upon their age, children should have one to three cups. To get that many you need to eat at least one veggie at every meal. While most of us know this, finding new ways to put vegetables on our plates can be difficult and monotonous. Luckily, there are some new kitchen tools on the market that can make putting vegetables on your plate easy and fun.

  • Being the best nurse for your pet, part 2

    “Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” — Hippocrates

    Last week we discussed strategies for administering pet medications at home. In addition to medical care, restorative rest is essential for healing. The trouble is convincing your pet to take it easy.

    If your dog or cat has undergone surgery, injured a leg or spine, or has a lung or heart condition, chances are strict bed rest is needed.

  • District Court docket for April 17, 18, 19 and 20

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on April 17, 18, 19 and 20 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Tuesday, April 17

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham-Evans:

  • Ocean Isle Beach Park expansion under way

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Expansion of Brunswick County’s Ocean Isle Beach Park on Old Georgetown Road SW will limit the public to a playground and tennis courts for nearly a year.

    The notice to proceed was delivered April 2 to Carmichael Construction Co. of Southport after county staff finalized a 360-day contract for the project, county parks and recreation director Aaron Perkins said.

  • Leland partners with Unity Group to expand Christmas festival and parade

    Leland and the Unity Group of North Brunswick have agreed to partner on an expanded North Carolina Christmas Festival and Parade.

    Leland Assistant Town Manager Niel Brooks updated a joint meeting of the town council and parks and recreation board April 25 about recent discussions with the Unity Group.

    “For years the town has done a tree lighting and the North Carolina Unity Group has done the parade. The town has had a desire to boost our Christmas activity but we do not control the parade. It is not our event,” he said.

  • County releases latest GenX water sample test results

    Brunswick County announced the latest results of testing for GenX in the water supply April 30.

    The Chemours Co. is the maker of GenX, the contaminant that was found the Cape Fear River, which provides the raw water the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and the Brunswick County Utilities Department uses for drinking water.

    Results from water samples taken April 5 show raw water entering the Northwest Water Treatment Plant had GenX levels of 6.78 parts per trillion, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said. The finished water was reported at 5.99 ppt.

  • New Calabash senior center nears completion

    CALABASH — Jim Fish’s vision for Brunswick County’s latest senior center in Calabash is beginning to take shape.

    The new façade is up on the former Calabash Marketplace building at 10050 Beach Drive and Gigi Smith is ready to reopen The Briar Patch Floral and Gift shop inside the building from the portable structure parked out front.

  • WBHS event celebrates all those continuing education beyond high school

    SHALLOTTE — The loud music, balloons and enthusiastic students on the stage of West Brunswick High School’s cafeteria initially caused some confusion Friday.

    That was, until assistant principal Jonathan Paschal explained what was up: College Signing Day, a time of celebration not just for athletes, but for anyone who plans on continuing their education after high school.