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Today's News

  • When we build spaces, there is room for everyone
  • Forceful faith lies in the shadows of life

    Traditionally in the northern hemisphere, the week of prayer is celebrated Jan. 18-25 and is sandwiched between the feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul. It also encompasses a time of remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a Day of Prayer for the Unborn. According to the World Council of Churches, “At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that ‘they may be one so that the world may believe.’ “

  • Miracles can be found in ordinary experiences

    There is no humdrum in life. Can you, do you, believe it?

    There is no same ol’, same ol’, even if we try to make it so.

    These are not the words mouthed by a deranged individual person. They are not the rantings of a Pollyanna person living in denial or avoidance of reality.

  • Four face cocaine charges

    Four people have been arrested in Brunswick County on multiple drug charges.

    Alexander Dwayne Lacewell, 29, of Greentree Road in Wilmington was arrested Feb. 2 and charged with felony conspiring to sell/deliver cocaine.

    Warrants show Lacewell conspired with Joshua Strickland, Emanuella Pollard and Anthony Parker to sell cocaine on Feb. 1.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    Most people tend to overlook tree bark as rather uninteresting at best. It’s too bad, because bark is a fascinating and often attractive plant “invention” and is actually rather complex in its various appearances and origin. Of course, it is only developed on woody plants. Clearly, bark varies considerably from species to species, and some types of trees are easily identified by the kind of bark they have.

  • Registered sex offender faces additional sex crime charges

    A registered sex offender is facing three child sex crime charges.

    Lowell Curtis Alsbury, 37, of Robinson Park Trail in Supply was arrested Feb. 8 and charged with felony indecent liberties with a child and two counts of first-degree sexual offense.

    Warrants show the incidents took place with a 12-year-old child between Nov. 27, 2014, and Nov. 27, 2015.

    Alsbury remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $50,000 bail.

  • Little River man arrested in connection with December death of Shallotte man

    A Little River, S.C, man has been charged in connection with the December shooting death of a Shallotte man.

    Kevin Ronette Stanley, 37, was arrested Feb. 5 and charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and obstructing justice in connection with the death of 42-year-old Brian Nunn, according to a Horry County, S.C., Police Department news release.  

  • Why you are your most important valentine

    Flash bulletin: Did you know your ability to love someone else is directly related to your ability to love yourself? And I don’t mean in a conceited, narcissistic type of way.

    At your core level it’s essential that you have — or develop — a healthy sense of self-respect. Otherwise, you run the risk of holding back and being on guard so you never fully invest yourself in a relationship. Or you risk totally giving yourself over to someone else to “complete” you. 

  • Southport man accused of threatening hospital employee

    A Southport man is accused of threatening a hospital employee.

    Jonathan Adam Whitt, 35, of Fish Factory Road was arrested Feb. 9 and charged with felony assault on a firefighter or specified medical personnel, misdemeanor injury to real property, misdemeanor resisting a public officer, misdemeanor assault on a female and misdemeanor communicating threats.

  • Ash man accused of fleeing from deputy

    An Ash man faces two felony charges, including a felony charge of fleeing a Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy.

    Jody Dewayne Riley, 43, of Project Road NW was arrested Feb. 8 and charged with felony fleeing/eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Riley attempted to drive away from a deputy on Longwood Road on Feb. 7. Warrants also show at the time of his arrest he had an unspecified amount of cocaine in a plastic container.