Today's News

  • Do dogs go to heaven?

    "Do dogs go to heaven?” the 5-year old girl asked me earnestly as her bright blue

    eyes dimmed a little. “I want to know if God will take care of Buster.”

    In more than 25 years of being a veterinarian, this is perhaps the most difficult question I’m ever asked. This time, a little girl was asking because it was time to say goodbye to the only pet she’d ever known.

  • Does bone broth boost health?

    Bone broth is one of the hottest foods on the market today. Sales of shelf-stable bone broth more than tripled in 2017 compared with 2016.

    So, have you tried it? Even know what it is? Some folks are drinking or cooking with bone broth to improve their health. Can bone broth really boost your health, or is this just another example of food marketing?

    Registered dietitian Lynn Grieger did some analysis for Food and Health Communications. Here’s some of the story from this well-researched article.

  • Silver Alert issued for man last seen in Sunset Beach

    The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for a 23-year-old man last seen at Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.

    Paul Milton Simms, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, is described as a 6-foot-1 white man weighing 185 pounds with blue eyes and long brown hair. He was last seen wearing a camouflage coat and could be headed to Oak Island, Hiddenite or Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The alert, issued just before 6 p.m. Thursday, did not indicate when Simms was reported missing.

  • 10-year state transportation plan includes Brunswick County projects

    The N.C. Department of Transportation unveiled its draft 10-year transportation plan for 2020-2029 at the monthly state Board of Transportation meeting in Raleigh.

    The plan, called the Draft 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), includes 20 new highway projects in Division 3. The division covers Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender, Onslow, Duplin and Sampson, counties.

  • Rabon appointed to standing Senate committees

    Senate Leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, appointed Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, chairman of the Senate Pensions, Retirement and Aging and Rules and Operations of the  standing Senate committees for the 2019-20 biennium.

    Rabon also was appointed to serve as a member of the Finance, Appropriations/Base Budget, Appropriations on Department of Transportation, and Redistricting and Elections committees.

  • Butler elected Democratic Whip

    The N.C. House Democratic Caucus elected Rep. Deb Butler, D-Wilmington, as Whip on Jan. 10. The House Democratic Whip serves a key leadership role in communicating with caucus members on key votes and working to develop caucus strategy.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Jan. 8-9

    Released at 2:48 p.m. Jan. 10, 2019, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • FEMA reaches out to North Carolinians in hotels following Hurricane Florence

    North Carolina residents who are still staying in hotels after Hurricane Florence can expect a call from the Federal Emergency Management Agency about their long-term housing plan.

    If you are in FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance program, FEMA advisors will be contacting you to set up an appointment to meet with them, as well as voluntary agencies and state partners to discuss steps for moving toward a more permanent housing solution.

  • Waccamaw Conference scheduled for Feb. 9

    Winyah Rivers Foundation and its Waccamaw Riverkeeper program, along with its partners North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium and Horry County (S.C.) Museum, will host the 2019 Waccamaw Conference from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Horry County Museum, 805 Main St. in Conway, S.C.

  • FEMA community workshop Jan. 17

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency will host a community workshop for homeowners, business owners and renters about the importance of mitigation and the benefits of whole community preparedness from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way in Leland.