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Today's News

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Feb. 15

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Business briefs

    Regional Vendors’ Expo is March 3 at NBHS
    The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce will have its first Regional Area Vendors’ Expo (RAVE) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at North Brunswick High School, highlighting the best of this area in an endeavor to introduce the community to local businesses and emphasize the importance of shopping local.

  • Southport business plays lead role in biofuel industry

    Alganomics LLC, a Southport-based business of culturing algae for biomass, installed in cooperation with Cape Fear Solar Systems LLC, a photovoltaic solar system to offset energy used during the process of culturing algae for biofuel.
    With the aim to add new alternative energy sources to the renowned tubular photo bioreactor processes, a 4.8 kW solar electric system and hybrid windmills were installed at the algae culturing plant at Oak Island’s Wastewater Treatment Facility.

  • Club briefs

    Precinct meeting set for March 6
    The N.C. Democratic Party has declared that all precincts should conduct their annual precinct meeting at 6 p.m. March 6 at the Brunswick County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1420 Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.

  • Education briefs

    Local schools get grants from Lowe’s
    Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded 32 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants in North Carolina, including two in Brunswick County.
    These schools received grants during the fall 2011 grants cycle, which encompassed more than 585 schools and parent organizations that were awarded a grant for parent-initiated school improvement projects benefiting K-12 public education across the United States.

  • Religion briefs

    Trinity UMC sets March 4 services
    “The Apprentice Mary Magdalene” will be the title of the Rev. Jeff Roberts’ and associate pastor Michelle Sabin’s sermons on Sunday, March 4, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport.
    Based on scripture from Luke 8:1-2, this is the second in a sermon series titled “The Apprentice,” based on the TV series, a look at some of the followers of Jesus.

  • Confession is a process of renewal through the practice of honesty

    This review began as a personal sense of honor since I was asked by the publisher to do it. That gave way, I must confess, to a growing interest in the topic and the manner in which it was presented.

  • Food poisoning can be dangerous

    By Myra Burgess
    Family Nutrition Program Assistant
    Expanded Foods & Nutrition Program
    Brunswick County Cooperative Extension

  • Take command of your leftovers

    By Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center

  • Potassium is needed by plants

    By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    As we deal with nutrient management laws and high nitrogen prices, we sometimes lose track of just why we really use fertilizers to produce crops.
    We know we need them because the soil sample results tell us to apply them. We know adequate fertility leads to improved yields, but why? We have spent so much time looking at the negative aspects of fertilizer that I thought it might be enjoyable to look at why a nutrient like potassium is needed by plants.