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Today's News

  • Hamilton-Hobbs

    Dana Carol Hamilton and James Jodale Hobbs were married Aug. 7 at the Southport Community Center, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.
    The Rev. J.D. Simmons of Pine Valley Church of God officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hamilton III of Bolivia and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nichlious Corn II of Burnsville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hamilton Jr.

  • Needhams celebrate 60 years

    Basil “Boomer” and Doerthe Needham of Carolina Shores celebrated 60 years of love and devotion at a family reunion Oct. 7-8 at several beachfront cottages in Sunset Beach. They met in 1942 in their high school math class in Bayside, N.Y., while competing for the best test grades in the class.
    Boomer joined the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1946, graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1950 and sailed as a deck officer with Grace Line for seven years, attaining the rank of lieutenant. He remained active in the U.S. Naval Reserve until 1957.

  • Early to bed, early to ride: Family adjusts to staggered bus, start times

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories about staggered start times in Brunswick County Schools.

    The clock on the dining-room wall showed 6:10 a.m. as Union Elementary School fourth-grader Abbigail Buckley ate a bowl of Frosted Flakes on another early school morning.

    Her mom, Kim, wore her restaurant server’s uniform as she tended to the coffeepot and other duties in the kitchen.

  • Sixth annual Warrior Ride hits Brunswick County roadways this Friday and Saturday

    About 27 veterans injured in combat will ride through Brunswick County Oct. 7 and 8, and event organizers want area residents to come out to support the warriors.

    The Warrior Ride is in its sixth year in Brunswick County, nonprofit event organizer Deborah Racine said.

  • Now’s a great time to plant Japanese maples

    Japanese maples make quite a statement in the landscape. There are hundreds of named cultivars available. You can find them in just about any color from deep red foliage to bright green, creamy white, yellow, pink or orange.
    Almost any variety will have spectacular fall color along with an amazing architectural branching structure. Many varieties have colorful leaves throughout the season. Another benefit to these maples is they can tolerate some shade—not deep shade, but dappled light.

  • Choose workplace snacks with your waistline in mind

    Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    N.C. Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center


    Last week I talked about the potential food safety pitfalls of eating at your desk. Habitually eating at our desks can be hazardous to your health for a couple of other reasons.

  • Prevent bagworm defoliation of conifers

    Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

  • Pennsylvania Dutch food is still quite popular in the South

    Back in 1683, many German-speaking people, including Mennonites from Switzerland and Holland and the Amish, an offshoot of the Mennonites, began migrating from Europe to Pennsylvania. They tilled the land and built big barns and homes.
    Since then, they have come to be known as the Pennsylvania Dutch.
    One of the more popular dishes was slippery pot pie, made with square noodle dough cooked with either beef or chicken and its broth, along with potatoes and onions. A crumb pie, called shoo-fly pie, and funeral pie, a combination of raisins and lemon, were also favored.

  • The most important decision you make for your pet

    The most important decision you make for your pet
    Pet owners and veterinarians are always looking for that one tip, trick or advancement that will help pets live longer, healthier lives. Me, too. And I found it.
    The most important decision you make each day for your pet is what you feed it. Same goes for us. Of all the variables in life we can control, diet and nutrition have the greatest influence on health. Want your pet to live longer? Feed it well. You want to be functional well into your eighties? Start with how you’re fueling your body.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    BRICK LANDING
    The Brick Landing Plantation Ladies Golf Association played a game of If Ida on Sept. 29 at Brierwood. Players discarded their worst hole and applied full handicap for game score. Sharon Brown and Irene Dowdy tied for first in the first flight with a score of 63. Mary Tacea was third with a 65. Peg Agrimonti came in first in the second flight with a 69. Ellen Rogoff was second with a 70 and Peg Campana took third with a 75.