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Today's News

  • The ‘selfie’ craze is here ... to stay?

     Unless one lived in a hermitage or cave without television or newspapers, “selfie” is not a foreign word. What is strange is its creeping infallibility. Part of the modern vocabulary, selfie has become much more than a description of a cellphone snapshot verifying one’s presence at a monumental site. It is more than simple proof of one’s existence at a particular location or with a special person. Selfies can be fun, taken lightly. They can also be frighteningly indicative of a certain egoism.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    I could be accused of featuring plants in the mint family too often, probably. It is definitely one of my favorite plant families. This week we have yet another member, and I think you’ll agree it is worth a thought or two.

  • Olive oil is not only healthy, but adds taste and flavor

     Like a lot of people these days, I’m trying to watch my weight without having to give up my indulgences. Good trick if you can do it! I checked out what is called the Mediterranean diet that is associated with sensible tasty portions and slower, more enjoyable eating. Olive oil is an integral part of this diet.

  • Sunset Beach police search for robbery suspect

    Police are asking for the public’s help locating a man accused of injuring a 90-year-old woman and stealing her purse during an Oct. 28 robbery in Sunset Beach.

    Sunset Beach Police are seeking information regarding a strong-arm robbery that occurred Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 28, in the parking lot of Walgreens in Sunset Beach. Deputy Police Chief Joe Smith said the woman was walking from her vehicle in the Walgreens parking lot to the store at 1:20 p.m. when a man approached, struggled with her, stole her purse and ran down Seaside Road.

  • Dolphin basketball teams set to begin seasons

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team celebrates its 20th year of existence this season, and Walter Shaw enters his 15th season as its head coach.

    The Dolphins finished the 2013-14 Region 10 regular season 7-3 and in a tie for first. They lost to Cape Fear in the Region 10 championship tournament and finished 20-12. Shaw, who guided BCC to its 10th 20-victory season in 14 years, was the Region 10 Coach of the Year.

  • Belville supports BCC for workforce development student

    BELVILLE — Belville officials will fund a student in Brunswick Community College’s workforce development program and may fund more in next year’s budget.

    BCC President Dr. Susanne Adams and Velva Jenkins, BCC’s vice president of continuing education, economic and workforce development, made a presentation to the Belville town board Monday night, Oct. 27.

    Adams told the board members and Mayor Mike Allen the college, which is celebrating its 35 the year, serves 1,600 curriculum students and more than 2,000 workforce development students.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Oct. 20

    Marjorie Ann Graham, 20, 206 W. West St. W, Southport, cited for possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Eduardo Rivera, 20, 4126 Ash Little River Road, Ash, cited for possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • OIB puts $1.25 million behind Causeway Drive eminent domain action

    Ocean Isle Beach officials began the legal process, and opened their checkbook, to claim land for a public park.

    Attorneys for the town filed an eminent domain action Oct. 21 under Chapter 40A of the North Carolina General Statutes to acquire a vacant lot at Causeway Drive and Second Street for public use.

    The town board of commissioners passed a resolution to take the legal action at the Oct. 14 town meeting.

    OIB commissioners authorized the condemnation of the land as part of the eminent domain process.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Oct. 17

    Injury to personal property; someone slashed a tire on each vehicle parked at a Holly Hills Drive residence.

    First-degree burglary and common law robbery; someone wearing a ski mask broke into a Holly Hills Drive residence and stole medication.

    Simple assault; someone who started screaming at the victim then struck him in the face with her hand.

  • Leland ordinance delays naming municipal park for first mayor

    LELAND — Renaming the Municipal Park across from Leland’s new town hall after former Mayor Russell Baldwin could be a long-term project.

    Mayor Brenda Bozeman first proposed in August commemorating Baldwin, who died Sept. 18 after a long illness, for his part in creating the town of Leland and serving as its first mayor.

    The discussion picked up again during the Sept. 18 town meeting after Bozeman announced Baldwin had died earlier in the day.