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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    Bottom. ”Thisby, the flowers of odious savours sweet, — “

    Quince. “Odours, odours.”

    Bottom. “— odours savours sweet …”

    — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 3, Scene 1

  • Taking a detour from the high road

    By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    Do you often find yourself bending over backwards for others in your life?

    You try your best to accommodate family members, coworkers, friends, etc. Yet, it never seems to be your turn.

    You think you’re taking “the high road,” although it doesn’t get you where you need to go. Maybe it’s time to recalculate your internal GPS.

    I don’t like going against my core instincts. None of us do.

  • It’s more than just another April story

    Just when I think I’ve run out of April stories, another episode arrives to fill my spirit and lift my heart. I feel like those authors whose books entrance folks with tales of individuals who become as familiar as family members through the details of their lives told in stories of joy and sorrow.

  • Clyde Babson celebrates 84th birthday

    Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash celebrate the 84th birthday of Clyde Ramon Babson, who was born Aug. 22, 1934.

  • Eat another meal with your family during the month of September

    September is National Family Meals Month, a national event designed to show the importance of family meals. One of the goals of this celebration is to challenge families to share one more meal at home each week.

  • Cases of common medicine cabinet canine catastrophes

    I didn’t know if I was looking at a cocker spaniel or miniature Cujo. Gracie, a 3-year-old sweetie I’d known since puppyhood, was a hot mess of mangled fur, dripping drool and wild eyes. At that moment, she was about as sweet as a jalapeño pepper.

    “I turned my back for a second and she swiped my allergy medication off the counter. I didn’t think it would hurt her. Then she started acting like this a couple hours later. Can you help her?”

  • Candidate forum Sept. 12 in Southport

    A candidate forum will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Southport Community Center at 223 E. Bay St.

    Sponsored by Southport Indivisible-Stepping Forward, the event features candidates for Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, sheriff, and state House and Senate.

    Attendees may greet candidates, hear issues discussed, ask questions, get information about ballots and voting, and register to vote. Refreshments will be served.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Aug. 30

    Released at 10:14 a.m. Aug. 31, 2018, by Elizabeth Bynum, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office accreditation manager

  • NCDOT schedules N.C. 211 lane closures through March 2019

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will have daily intermittent lane closures from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Stone Chimney Road/Old Ferry Connection from N.C. 211 to the Intracoastal Waterway beginning Wednesday, Sept. 5, through Sunday, March 31, 2019, weather permitting.

    The work will consist of widening, paving, and replacing the pavement markings with one lane remaining open to traffic at all times and no lane closures occurring during holidays or holiday weekends.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Aug. 29

    Released at 8:53 a.m. Aug. 30, 2018, by Elizabeth Bynum, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office accreditation manager