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Today's News

  • Trojans split first two games in Eastern qualifier

    CARY—The Southwest Trojans began the Eastern qualifier for the Junior American Legion state championship series with two games Saturday morning. The Trojans lost 6-5 to Rocky Mount but beat Wayne County South 5-4 in a loser-out game Saturday afternoon.

    Below are summaries of the games:

    ROCKY MOUNT 6

    TROJANS 5

    The Southwest Trojans scored three runs with two outs in the seventh but fell one run short of Rocky Mount in a 6-5 loss in the first game of the Eastern qualifier Saturday.

  • Keeping clutter to a minimum harder than

    I stayed out of work last Friday to de-clutter my house.

    After going through my closet, I ended up taking two trash bags and a large box full of clothes to a local thrift store and taking out three or four bags of trash—mostly in the form of old gift bags and bows that at one point I must’ve thought were re-usable.

    It was a very cathartic experience, and I now have a much better view of my shoes. (I see several pairs that need to be donated, as well).

    After taking all the bags and boxes to the thrift store, I treated myself to lunch at an outdoor eatery.

  • Many Southern dishes were created with frugal ingenuity

    Southern food is home cooking, comfort food, Creole, Cajun, Carolina low country, soul food and Tex-Mex. It includes an abundance of fresh vegetables, rice or corn, inexpensive cuts of meat (usually pork or chicken) and fresh seafood.

    Popular Southern dishes include barbeque, country fried steak, catfish, smothered pork chops, black-eyed peas, grits, biscuits and gravy, fried green tomatoes, collard greens, okra and sweet potatoes. And no Southern meal is complete without libations, especially sweet iced tea and mint juleps.

  • Brunswick County Farm Bureau supports 4-H education, hatching chicks program

    Brunswick County Farm Bureau has now jumped on board to become the top supporter of the Embryology in the Classroom 4-H school enrichment program, donating $550 to the Brunswick County 4-H Embryology in the Classroom program to help purchase 90 curriculum books and eggs.

    The growing 4-H program, called Embryology in the Classroom, allows students in Brunswick County to observe chicks hatching in their schools.

  • Holden Beach couple gives $1.1 million to Clemson

    The College of Engineering and Science at Clemson University has received a $1.1 million gift from Samuel and Patricia Deal of Holden Beach. The money is earmarked for research on alternative energy sources.

    The announcement came at the 2008 Major Donors Breakfast recently at the Madren Center.

  • The first inhabitants of Ocean Isle Beach (10,000 B.C. to 1521 A.D.)

    The first people to live on and near Ocean Isle Beach were Native Americans who arrived here about 10,000 B.C.

    There are many Native-American arrowheads and pottery pieces in farmers’ fields around Ocean Isle. The primary tribe in the Ocean Isle Beach area was the Cape Fear Indians, but there were also a few settlements of Waccamaw, Iroquois, Catawba, Lumbee and Choctaw. All of these tribes spoke the Siouan language.

  • Despite health issues, Shallotte ceramist wins in S.C. competition

    SHALLOTTE—Shaleigh Scott has been through a lot, her sister Pam Flowers said.

    Despite numerous health problems that have kept her home-bound, Scott turned to creative pursuits to garner two first-place ribbons and a best-in-show award in the hobbyist category at the 40th Annual South Carolina Ceramics Association Show on June 13-14 in Columbia, S.C.

    Flowers convinced her younger sister to enter her work in the competition.

    “We both broke down when we realized the two pieces she entered had won,” Flowers said.

  • Residency performance Saturday at UNCW

    Wilmington-area audiences have an opportunity to witness the premiere of new works developed in residency at a gala performance of The Carolina Ballet in UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2.

    Raleigh-based Carolina Ballet, along with nearly 100 young dancers from both the United States and abroad, has been on the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus for a month-long summer residency.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ongoing

    Oak Island Art Guild exhibit, Oak Island Recreation Center, 3001 Oak Island Drive, 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit renewed every 60 days. For more information, call exhibit coordinator Miriam Pinkerton at 278-5562.

    Ongoing through Aug. 3

    Robert Delford Brown, “Meat, Maps and Militant Metaphysics,” Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington. This is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. For more information, call 395-5999 or visit www.cameronartmuseum.com.

    Every first Friday through December

  • Old Baldy Foundation to celebrate National Lighthouse Day

    As the afternoon wears into dusk Aug. 1, pirate ships will lurk at the entrance to the Bald Head Island Harbor preparing to “invade” the island.

    It will mark the beginning of the National Lighthouse Day celebration, sponsored by The Old Baldy Foundation and Bald Head Island Ltd.

    On Aug. 1, young mates can learn to walk, talk and act like a pirate while discovering the history of pirates along the Carolina Silver Coast with Blackbeard’s Crew, a living history performance group.