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Today's News

  • Balsamic vinegar's unique flavor brings out the sweetness of fresh fruits

    Unlike most other vinegars, balsamic vinegar is a perfectly tuned balance of sharp, sweet, rich and piquant. It is believed the best balsamic vinegars hail from the Modena and Reggio-Emilia regions in Italy, where the use of barrels made from various woods give these vinegars their exceptional flavor.

    ORIGINS AND HISTORY

  • Education news

    Kefalas graduates

    Ashleigh Kefalas, daughter of John and Carolyn Kefalas of Ash, was one of 170 members of the class of 2008 at St. Andrews Presbyterian College.

    Kefalas received a bachelor of arts in biology with a specialized program of study in equine science during commencement exercises on May 3 on the college campus in Laurinburg.

    St. Andrews Presbyterian College is a four-year liberal arts and sciences college situated on 600 acres around a 70-acre lake in the Sandhills region of North Carolina.

  • BCC honors outstanding students

    Brunswick Community College celebrated outstanding student accomplishments at its annual Celebration of Champions on Friday, May 2.

    The recognition program acknowledges the hard work of more than 100 students in various academic programs.

    BCC President Dr. Stephen Greiner began the program by welcoming everyone and recognizing the faculty for helping the students succeed.

    Sharon Thompson, vice president for academic services, introduced each department and the lead instructor of each department spoke about their nominated students.

  • BCC continuing education schedules

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction, according to Karen Ladley, public information officer at the college.

  • Students are ROCAME champs

    Middle school and high school students from Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender school systems competed in math and science events at the annual ROCAME Regional Jamboree on April 26 at E. A. Laney High School in Wilmington.

    Brunswick County won the championship trophy (overall points) for the third consecutive year.

    The middle school event winners were:

    Write It Do It: second place, Hailey Winstead and Maranda Hansley (SBM)

    Egg Drop: first place, L. J. Webster and Alex Ray (Waccamaw)

  • Winding River Players present 'A real win/win'

    The Winding River Players theatre group hosted a dinner theater on Saturday, April 26, with more than 150 guests. It was in celebration of Winding River Plantation’s new Property Owners’ Club. A cast of 44 and more than 10 behind-the-scenes volunteers worked together for eight weeks to produce “Celebrity Apprentice,” an original script written and directed by Sue MacCallum.

  • Bald Head Island hosts Wounded Warriors

    BALD HEAD ISLAND—The community, businesses and developer of Bald Head Island recently teamed with the Wounded Warriors Project to host three soldiers and their families on the island for a weekend retreat.

    The soldiers, who visited April 10-14, have all suffered severe injuries during service.

    While on Bald Head Island, the families had a chance to spend quality time together to relax and heal while escaping the rigors of everyday life.

  • 9-year-old named Cup's honorary skipper

    Mallory Ward has been named as Honorary Skipper for the Southport Leukemia Cup, according to a news release.

    The 9-year-old daughter of Sabrina Ward of Nakina will serve as hostess for the May 16-18 event.

    The Leukemia Cup is a regional fundraising event, hosted by The Cape Fear Yacht Club and Southport Sail and Power Squadron, with proceeds going to the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

  • 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.

    Ongoing through June 15

  • Little River gets ready for Blue Crab Festival

    For the 27th year, a sleepy fishing village just south of the Carolinas border will come alive and get crabby as the award-winning Little River, S.C., Blue Crab Festival unfolds this Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18.

    Situated beneath historic live oak trees on the unincorporated town’s waterfront, the festival will encompass plenty of food, round-the-clock entertainment, rows of arts and crafts booths and children’s activities.

    Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.