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Today's News

  • Blevins receives Distinguished Service Award at national agents meeting

    Mark Blevins received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during its annual meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in Salt Lake City.

    This award is given to agents with more than 10 years of service in Cooperative Extension and have exhibited excellence in the field of Extension Education. This award is only presented to 2 percent of the County Extension Educators in North Carolina each year.

  • What does the fox say?

    Lynne Borden caught this red fox at rest about 7 p.m. Aug. 6 in her yard at Lockwood Folly in Holden Beach. “This red fox has been visiting our yard regularly, but decided to take a leisurely rest in our birdbath,” she wrote. According to National Geographic, the red fox’s resourcefulness has earned it a legendary reputation for intelligence and cunning.

  • Sunset Beach sinkhole attributed to rainfall

    Heavy rainfall last week is blamed for a sinkhole that opened up at 796 Sunset Blvd. in Sunset Beach.

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation went on-site last Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 8, closing one lane of the mainland street.

    NCDOT back-filled the hole, Sunset Beach Town Clerk Lisa Anglin said.

  • Winnabow woman dies after being hit by car

    A woman is dead after being hit by a car Thursday, Aug. 10, in Winnabow.

    Sarah Fowler, 33, of Winnabow was in the westbound lane of Old Mill Creek Road just before 6 a.m. Thursday when she was struck by a 2006 Chevy Impala driven by Charles Rayl, 25, of Winnabow, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper David Adams said.

    She died at the scene.

    Adams said it was not clear why Fowler was in the roadway.

    No charges will be filed in the incident, Adams said.

  • Southport man accused in shootings during two-county chase

    A Southport man is accused of shooting at two people during a chase that began in Leland and ended in Wilmington on Wednesday morning. No one was injured.

    Terrell Jamal Pompey, 28, of Stuart Avenue is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, shooting into an occupied vehicle and possession of firearm by a felon out in New Hanover County, according to a Wilmington Police Department news release.

  • Smiths celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Johnnie and Violet Smith of Ash celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 16 with a celebration at Cypress Creek Church in Whiteville. The couple, who wed June 16, 1957, in Conway, S.C., have two children and five grandchildren.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

     

    "If you prick us, do we not bleed?"

                — Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, III: 1.

     

  • When making your own tomato sauce, use only the best ingredients

    If you love pasta as much as I do, a good tomato sauce is one of the first things you should learn to make. You can either cook the tomatoes for a very short time or let them simmer and bubble for at least 40 minutes. Tomatoes only begin to release their acid juices after about 10 minutes, so it will take at least half an hour simmering to evaporate.

  • Watering responsibly in the summer

     

     By Sam Marshall

     

  • Are you putting too much pressure on yourself?

    By Linda Arnold

     

    Let’s face it: There are enough external critics in the world without having to listen to that voice inside your head.

    And, while most of us want to learn, grow and improve our lives, this can become a slippery slope. If you never stop to take stock of where you are and appreciate all the things you’ve accomplished, you’ll always be yearning — and putting more and more pressure on yourself.

     

    Is your life in order?