Today's News

  • It doesn’t have to be another salad

     By Cheryle Jones Syracuse


    Eating out has become a part of many of our lives. Although it may be easier to eat more healthfully at home, there are still a variety of ways to eat at a restaurant and eat more healthfully.

    Although vegetables and salads may seem like the answer, they can also be a haven for added fat or sodium. Salad bars can be dangerous. Here are a few tips:

  • Grahams celebrate 64th anniversary

     Deacon Jesse and Deaconess Pauline Graham of Shallotte celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary Nov. 15. They were married in 1950 in Conway, S.C. They have five children, 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The couple raised their family in Ferrell, Pa., for 44 years before moving back to this area. Jesse Graham is the chairman deacon at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Shallotte.

  • Veal is not only healthy, but also quick and easy to prepare

     The unique flavor of veal is delicate and unobtrusive. What this actually means is that veal is easily incorporated into your favorite recipes, including roasts, pasta dishes, sautés, stir-fries and even casseroles that use ground meats.

  • Twenty questions that offer a lasting legacy

     Perhaps anticipated entry into the fifth month since my daughter’s death has elicited my renewed intrigue with the idea of legacies. It might also have been triggered by the work of a college classmate who is living with a dire prognosis of a life being seriously shortened by cancer. She wants to gift her family with memories, her remembrances of life, as a way to enhance their own.

  • Sight fishing for redfish

     The clear, cold shallow water looked more like a two-way mirror than the hot, dirty water we have seen most of this year. The last few live mullet rested in the live well before receiving their last assignment for the year. The conditions were perfect as we made our last few adjustments with the trolling motor and then allowing the wind to slide us closer to the redfish.

  • Two North Brunswick softball players make decisions about college

     LELAND — North Brunswick senior softball players Stacy Fodrie and Preston Ellenberg signed letters of intent Nov. 17 to continue their careers in college.

    Fodrie signed with Appalachian State University and Preston Ellenberg signed with Averett University, an NCAA Division III team in Danville, Va.

    “They’re definitely going to be huge assets for Appalachian State and Averett University,” North head softball coach Brittney Lehrschall said. “They’re good people. The character is there. They work hard.”

  • Cameryn Smith to golf at Queens University

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior golfer Cameryn Smith signed a letter of intent Nov. 17 to continue her career at Queens University of Charlotte.

    She is the first West Brunswick female to sign a golf scholarship

    Smith said she contacted Nancy Capps, the associate head women’s golf coach, early in the summer. Capps, a former LPGA Tour player who was the USGA Public Links champion in 1982 and runner-up in 1983, watched Smith golf and that led to a campus visit.

  • General elections winners weren’t all Brunswick’s choices

    Marty Cooke, the Brunswick County Board’s incumbent commissioner for District 2 will serve another term following his victory in the Nov. 4 election over John Holleman.

    Cooke, the republican candidate received 24,229 votes (62.17 percent of voters) to defeat the democrat challenger Holleman, who earned 14,742 votes or 37.83 percent of the vote.

    Brunswick County Board of Education

    Two Brunswick County Board of Education seats were up for re-election and voters decided to keep the incumbents in their seats in both races

  • U.S. 17/74/76 bridge foundation construction will cause traffic delays

    A new piece of the construction project on U.S. 17/74/76 will slow traffic with rolling roadblocks, adding to the congestion factors drivers in the North end of Brunswick County should be aware of.

    Wanda James, assistant resident engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation said the contractor, S.T. Wooten, is working ahead of schedule on the widening project on U.S. 17/74/76 between Leland and Wilmington.

  • OIB agree to split flood repair cost with property owners

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH–Ocean Isle Beach officials agreed to help a neighborhood fund a fix for flooding into the streets from backyard retaining ponds.

    At the Nov. 10 council meeting, Town Administrator Daisy Ivey told the board members the staff met with property owners in the Starboard by the Sea development and on the west side of Ashville Street about flooding issues in two retaining ponds around which several homes are built