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Today's News

  • Woman dies in head-on collision on N.C. 211

     A 60-year-old Ohio woman died in a head-on collision May 4 in Southport.

    Deborah Dunkle, of Cleveland Heights, was driving north on N.C. 211 when she swerved at the West Trace intersection to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of her and struck a dump truck instead, N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper C.S. Thompson said.

    Dunkle was pronounced dead at the scene, Thompson said.

    The wreckage caused lengthy traffic delays on N.C. 211 that afternoon, forcing traffic to detour to Midway Road in Bolivia.

  • Veteran’s Amnesty Day offers military members, spouses a fresh start

     For veterans or their spouses looking for a fresh start in the criminal justice system, a first-of-its-kind Veteran’s Amnesty Day provided that opportunity last week in New Hanover County.

  • BCC loses to PHCC, season ends

     

    The Brunswick Community College baseball season ended in a 9-5 loss May 12 to host Patrick Henry Community College in the NJCAA Division II Region 10 championship tournament in Martinsville, Va.

    BCC finished with 13 hits as Chase Gehringer and Dillon Stewart hit home runs, but PHCC also had 13 hits.

    PHCC scored three runs in the first inning against starter Patrick Corcoran. Gerhinger hit a two-run home run in the top of third, but PHCC also scored twice in the inning. A PHCC run in the fourth put it ahead 6-2.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

  • Five-ingredient main dishes

     For the past several weeks in this column, I’ve been talking about a lesson developed by Alice Henneman from the Extension Service at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Alice works in Lancaster County, Neb. She tested many recipes for all meals of the day, including snacks and desserts. She was going for good for you, as well as good and easy.

  • Balsamic vinegar brings out the fresh flavor of herbs and fruits

     Balsamic vinegar has a variety of uses. Have you ever tried drizzling a little on a baked potato instead of using butter or sour cream? How about over steamed vegetables or in place of soy sauce in stir-fried vegetables? Some use it as a substitute for salt with either meat or poultry.

    I think one of the best uses of balsamic vinegar is over fresh tomatoes and mozzarella, with just a little touch of basil. It just seems to bring out the flavor of the basil.

  • Mother's day memories make me smile

     


    My mother died in April 2011, six months shy of her 98th birthday. I received the news while I lay in a hospital bed clinging to life by a thread. Her life and mine had been entwined for nearly 74 years. They were years filled with laughter and tears, sorrows and joys. They are now memories of life attacked with the bravissimo peculiar to Italian heritage.

  • Trojan golfers finish 11th in state tourney

     

    The West Brunswick boys’ golf team finished 11th out of 12 teams in the NCHSAA Class 3A golf state tournament at Longleaf.

    Forestview High School won the team competition for the fourth straight  year.   Its  four players in two rounds shot a 585. West shot a 651.

  • West golfer Patterson 5-over par after first round at state

     West Brunswick’s Landon Patterson shot a 5-over-par 76 in the first round of the NCHSAA Class 3A golf state tournament May 11.

    He is tied for 25th in the two-day tourney at Longleaf. Six players shot a 75. The top score is 1-under par.

    Patterson was even-par on holes 1 through 9. He birdied the par-4, 395-yard first hole. He scored a bogey on the par-5, 525-yard fifth hole and scored a bogey on the par-4, 396-yard sixth hole. He scored a birdie on the par-3, 174-yard eighth hole.

  • Three West Brunswick squads open playoffs Wednesday

     West Brunswick athletics director Jimmy Fletcher has set the times for the first round of the playoffs.

    They will begin Wednesday, May 13: