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Today's News

  • Triggers that lead to overeating

    In researching materials for our upcoming Heart Healthy cooking classes, I found a great handout that addresses those things that trigger people to overeat. It is part of a program developed by North Carolina Cooperative Extension called “Give Your Heart a Healthy Beat.” The ideas in the handout are so good, I have to share. I think we’ve all heard (or said) some of these at one time or another. If you’re trying to trim down, locate your problem area, etc., maybe there’s a tip here that can help you.

  • Compost year round with worms

    By Sam Marshall

    Horticulture Agent

    Looking for a more cost-effective way to fertilize your lawn or garden? Did you know that almost 75 percent of discarded materials in North Carolina can be composted? Ever considered using earthworms to help you accomplish this task? Composting with earthworms, or vermicomposting, is a highly effective way of turning food and yard waste into nutrient-dense fertilizer that can boost plant health and increase flower and fruit production.

    What is vermicomposting?

  • Veterans Memorial becoming a reality

     The is an awesome place to live. Brunswick County is filled with the most generous, caring people in the world. There is a real sense of community service and patriotism here.

    Two weeks ago, 10 of our area golf pros played 100 holes of golf in one day to raise money for Folds of Honor. Each week there are charity golf events for every cause from breast cancer, to Communities in Schools to hospice care. It’s impossible for me to cover them all, but I try to single out a few each year to showcase the length and breadth of our charity golf tournaments.

  • Trojans defeat Stallions 38-14

     TABOR CITY — West Brunswick beat South Columbus 38-14 in a non-conference football game Thursday, Sept. 11, the first victory of the season for the Trojans (1-3).

    In the first half, junior running back Shikeem Hill returned a kickoff for a touchdown and Junior Delton Bessent returned an interception about 30 yards for a score.

    In the second half, sophomore running back Anthony McCray scored on touchdown runs of 21 and 46 yards.

  • Port Loop Road water outage planned Monday

    BOLIVIA — Some people living and working off Long Beach Road near N.C. 211 will be without water late Monday night and will need to boil water for at least 24 hours after water is back in service.

    Water will be out of service from about 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, until 2 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16,for homes and businesses on Port Loop Road.

  • West football, soccer games will be played Thursday, Sept. 11

    West Brunswick will play its football game at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at South Columbus.

    North Brunswick will play its football game at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at home against South Brunswick

    West Brunswick will play junior varsity and varsity soccer games at 5/6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at home against New Hanover.

  • UPDATE: Leland man facing felony charge arrested
  • Sunset Beach council grills firm on park materials, delay

    SUNSET BEACH — Town council had questions for representatives of the firm hired to design Sunset Beach Town Park at the monthly town board meeting Monday night.

    Jeff Thompson with Withers & Ravenel, the engineering and landscape architecture firm hired to design the park, blamed a contractor’s placement of materials in an outside area for triggering a land-disturbance notice from the North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources and subsequent work halt on the park work site last month.

  • Pet Sense Adopt-A-Thon set for this weekend in Shallotte

    Animals and animal groups will highlight an adopt-a-thon at a local pet store this Saturday and Sunday in Shallotte.

    The Petsense “Forever Home” National Pet Adopt-a-thon is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, both in and outside the local Petsense store in Shallotte Crossing Shopping Center.

    The event will take place rain or shine, store manager Gail Monat said.

  • Name change could signal whole new image for Carolina Shores

    Do the “Communities of the Town of Carolina Shores” need a name change?

    That was a suggestion a citizen had at last week’s town board of commissioners meeting.

    The idea, in fact, came from resident Theodora “Teddy” Altreuter, who previously served as mayor when the town was still “married up” with the neighboring town of Calabash, prior to their 1998 divorce, that is.