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Today's News

  • NCLCV announces Green Tie Award winners

    The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) announced the honorees for its annual Green Tie Awards on May 8.

    Among them is Representative of the Year Deb Butler, D-Wilmington, who represents the northern portion of Brunswick County. Though she was omitted from the House committees studying GenX, Butler raised her voice and galvanized citizens to speak out against the pollution of the Cape Fear River.

  • Recruiting foster and adoptive parents

    The Brunswick County Department of Social Services will provide Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety — Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP) training to become a foster/adoptive parent beginning Thursday, June 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brunswick County Department of Social Services at the county government complex in Bolivia.

    To register for training or for more information, contact Tamela Jones at 253-2112 or tamela.jones@brunswickcountync.gov.

  • Carolina Shores public hearing set for June 7

    The Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a proposed zoning amendment map June 7 at 2 p.m. at town hall, 200 Persimmon Road.

    The purpose of hearing is to receive comments on Title IX: Planning and Regulation of Development, Chapter 91 Unified Development, Section 91.09 that the official zoning map shall be amended as follows:

  • Summer Youth Leadership Series to begin June 19

    The Disability Resources Center in Wilmington is sponsoring a Summer Youth Leadership Series.

    This eight-week series starting June 19 is an opportunity for youth and young adults ages 16-24 with disabilities to participate in leadership workshops and tours of UNCW and CFCC.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 12:16 p.m. May 23, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 12:27 p.m. May 22, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • District court docket for May 7, 8 and 9

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on May 7, 8 and 9 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.

     

    Monday, May 7

    Judge C. Ashley Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez:

    John Robert Adkins, PG speeding 59/45.

  • Celery is excellent as a vegetable, side dish or in stuffing

    We usually take celery for granted, right? It adds crunch to potato salads, flavor to chicken stock and what would turkey stuffing be without celery?

    I’ve been writing this food column for just more than 13 years now, and recently a friend of mine asked me if I could write a column about celery. I said no problem. Luckily, I have many celery recipes, so it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. We tend to forget how often we use celery in recipes, so I’ve included some common uses and a few recent recipes of mine.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Wetlands are natural habitats featuring a lot of water … usually. They are dynamic ecosystems, exhibiting a number of complicated physical and biological interactions. They also provide home for a huge array of plant and animal species.

    Across North America, unfortunately, many kinds of wetlands are becoming increasingly rare, as they have commonly fallen victim to urbanization and landscape manipulation. Of course, when wetlands are sufficiently disturbed or destroyed, their resident plants and animals also suffer, commonly disappearing.

  • Finding your ‘why’ and living on purpose

    By Linda Arnold

     

    A friend said to me recently, “On the outside it looks like I’m living the dream. Yet, I have this hollow feeling inside, a nagging that keeps tugging at me. And then I feel guilty for not being more grateful.”

    If you feel like you’re drifting or “stuck,” you’re in good company. Lots of folks are in this boat  and beating themselves up because they just don’t feel “jazzed.”