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Today's News

  • Former law enforcement officer faces drug, embezzlement charges

    A former law enforcement officer faces drug and embezzlement charges.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit agents arrested 42-year-old John Blasingame, of Amber Pines Drive in Leland, after a traffic stop on Chappell Loop Road in Leland on Thursday night, May 4.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:24 a.m. May 4, 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

    Released at 11:58 a.m. May 3, 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

    Released at 12:58 p.m. May 3, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

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  • Hans chosen president of state Community College System

    The State Board of Community Colleges on May 1 elected Peter Hans, formerly of Southport, as the ninth president of the North Carolina Community College System.

    Following the board meeting, Hans was introduced at a news conference attended by Gov. Roy Cooper, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore.

  • Carter named to state Environmental Justice and Equity Board

    Veronica Carter of Leland was named to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary’s Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board during a May 2 ceremony in the agency’s Green Square Lobby.

  • Ash man dies in single-car crash

    An Ash man died in a single-car crash early Wednesday evening.

    George Lee Collins Jr., 59, was driving a silver Dodge Avenger  west on Little Prong Road in Ash about 5:30 p.m. when he lost control, ran off the road, struck a ditch and flipped several times, N.C. State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Matthew W. King said in a news release.

    Collins, who was traveling alone, died at the scene. He was not wearing his seat belt.

    Speed is a factor in the crash, King said.

    Trooper T.W. Inman responded to the crash, he said.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 8:22 a.m. May 1, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

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  • Reluctant spring challenges gardeners

    April hasn’t felt much like spring so far. We were teased with a couple of days in the 80s that reminded us of

    beaches, sand bar parties, shrimp boiled in beer, guys in really short shorts and girls with big hair. Or, maybe that was just me.

    Regardless of your warm-weather memories, the reluctant spring continues to be a challenge in the garden. Soil temperatures are in the mid-60s, so our lawns, newly-planted flowers and shrubs aren’t doing what they normally do.

  • Eat your daily frog for more productivity

    By Linda Arnold

    Guest Columnist

    Do you have too much on your plate?

    If you’re like a lot of folks, you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed these days. Too much to do and too little time.

    Perhaps never before in human history have there been more possibilities. That’s the good news. The flipside is you may be drowning in options.

    So, how can you get a handle on this?

    The best productivity habit you can ever get into is very simple: Do your worst task first thing in the morning.