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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

  • Five-ingredient main dishes

     For the past several weeks in this column, I’ve been talking about a lesson developed by Alice Henneman from the Extension Service at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Alice works in Lancaster County, Neb. She tested many recipes for all meals of the day, including snacks and desserts. She was going for good for you, as well as good and easy.

  • Balsamic vinegar brings out the fresh flavor of herbs and fruits

     Balsamic vinegar has a variety of uses. Have you ever tried drizzling a little on a baked potato instead of using butter or sour cream? How about over steamed vegetables or in place of soy sauce in stir-fried vegetables? Some use it as a substitute for salt with either meat or poultry.

    I think one of the best uses of balsamic vinegar is over fresh tomatoes and mozzarella, with just a little touch of basil. It just seems to bring out the flavor of the basil.

  • Mother's day memories make me smile

     


    My mother died in April 2011, six months shy of her 98th birthday. I received the news while I lay in a hospital bed clinging to life by a thread. Her life and mine had been entwined for nearly 74 years. They were years filled with laughter and tears, sorrows and joys. They are now memories of life attacked with the bravissimo peculiar to Italian heritage.

  • Trojan golfers finish 11th in state tourney

     

    The West Brunswick boys’ golf team finished 11th out of 12 teams in the NCHSAA Class 3A golf state tournament at Longleaf.

    Forestview High School won the team competition for the fourth straight  year.   Its  four players in two rounds shot a 585. West shot a 651.

  • West golfer Patterson 5-over par after first round at state

     West Brunswick’s Landon Patterson shot a 5-over-par 76 in the first round of the NCHSAA Class 3A golf state tournament May 11.

    He is tied for 25th in the two-day tourney at Longleaf. Six players shot a 75. The top score is 1-under par.

    Patterson was even-par on holes 1 through 9. He birdied the par-4, 395-yard first hole. He scored a bogey on the par-5, 525-yard fifth hole and scored a bogey on the par-4, 396-yard sixth hole. He scored a birdie on the par-3, 174-yard eighth hole.

  • Three West Brunswick squads open playoffs Wednesday

     West Brunswick athletics director Jimmy Fletcher has set the times for the first round of the playoffs.

    They will begin Wednesday, May 13:

  • Lady Trojans seeded No. 11 in softball playoffs

     

    The West Brunswick softball team will open the Class 3A state playoffs at home against Union Pines.

    West is seeded No. 11 and is 16-5. Union Pines is seeded No. 22 and is 8-11.

    North Brunswick (16-5) is seeded No. 6 in Class 2A and will open at home against No. 27 Southern Vance (8-8).

    Times, dates of games not yet set.

  • Lady Trojans open soccer playoffs at Cardinal Gibbons

       The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team will open the NCHSAA 3A state playoffs at Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons.

    West, 8-9-3 and seeded No. 30, will play a team that is seeded No. 3 and is 21-1-0.

    The East bracket comprises 32 teams.

  • Preliminary 3A, 2A baseball playoff brackets

     

    1. Sanford, Terry 22-0 vs. 32. Morehead 8-9.

    16. Southern Lee 15-7 vs. 17. Northwood 14-7.

    8. Corinth-Holders 12-6 vs. 25. Rockingham County 13-7.

    9. Orange 19-3 vs. 24. Triton 13-7.

    5. Western Alamance 18-4 vs. 28. Northern Vance 11-9.

    12. Lee County 11-7 vs. 21. Rocky Mount 10-7.

    13. Northern Guilford 13-9 vs. 20. Jacksonville 13-9.

    4. West Craven 19-3 vs. 29. Gray’ s Creek 11-10.

    3. Topsail 20-2 vs. 30. Cedar Ridge11-11.