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Today's News

  • The benefits of turf and turf management

    I just finished taking a weeklong class offered once a year at North Carolina State University on turf management. I have always been one of those gardeners who would prefer planting beds and flowers instead of a nice green lawn. I honestly have a new appreciation for turf after this course.

  • How to select container plants

    In late winter and early spring, garden centers are receiving their new plant material. When you go to the garden center, how do you decide what to buy, given so many choices and so many types?

    The first thing to do is check out the label that is attached to the plant. This will indicate the hardiness zone, mature size of the plant, sun and shade requirements and what the watering requirements are for this particular plant. 

  • March is Nutrition Month: Eat right with color

    March is National Nutrition Month, focusing on the importance of nutrition for health, happiness, and overall well-being, and is celebrated every year by the American Dietetic Association (ADA).

    This year’s theme is “Eat Right with Color” and aligns with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans released on Jan. 31. Consumers are encouraged to include a colorful variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and dairy on their plates every day.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, March 7

    Fried chicken filet/gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple juice, banana pudding, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, March 8

    Sliced roast beef au jus, brown rice, vegetable blend, grape juice, Jell-O, white bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, March 9

    Stuffed cabbage roll, field peas, peaches, brownie, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, March 10

  • Crispy Cornell Chicken and Syracuse Salt Potatoes are a perfect fit

    Invented in the 1940s in Ithaca, N.Y., by Bob Baker, a professor of food science at Cornell University, Cornell Chicken is crispy-skinned grilled chicken basted with a white vinegar-based barbecue sauce that has been a favorite across Western New York for many years.

    Baker was a specialist in poultry and was also credited with helping to invent chicken nuggets.

  • Students make honor roll at Bolivia

    Bolivia Elementary has announced the following students have been named to its honor rolls for the second nine weeks:

    Second grade

    A team: Dylan Bevill, Rebekah Gibby, Courtney Madison Grotzinger, Eden Hodge, Paul Jackson, Isaak McKenney, Serena Priestly, Cameron Pearce Quinn, Courtney Robbins, Christian Shelton, Wyatt Walter, Summer Whitlock.

  • What’s on Orion’s arm?

    Yes, that’s right, it’s our solar system. Our sun is just one of 200 billion stars all locked on a gravity merry-go-round. We all revolve in a circle around a black hole known as Sagittarius A.

  • Community sports briefs

    CALABASH VFW DART LEAGUE

    The Calabash VFW steel tip dart league results for Feb. 8. First: Jerry Morano, Darleen Riley and Lee Harrison. Second: Larry Clark, Bob Gallagher and Mike Walton. Third: Tom McCormack, Jack Goin and Ken Anderson.  

    On Feb. 15, Ray Ketcham, Jack Goin and Pat Perryman were first. Second: Pete McGerr, Hank Olson and Richie Thomas. Third: Barbara Goin, Marge Gallagher and Jim Day.

    TEE OFF FOR Technology MARCH 24

  • Attaining goals: How to set them and overcome obstacles

    BY MIKE REEVES

    TFTBC COACH

    Getting what you want at school, and in life, seems impossible.

    Prescription: Set goals and overcome obstacles to achieve your dreams.

    Have you ever noticed how some people are able to go after what they want and get it? They seem to be unstoppable.

    Many people overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Yet, others get stuck from their own inertia. They get distracted, they get discouraged and they give up. Many never even start.

  • Bowling news

    Brunswick County Bowling Center Scores

    McDonald’s Amusement Classic, Feb. 21: Keith Croom 213, 245, 210, 668; Marvin Hedgspeth 233, 203, 222, 659; Demaris Lance 226, 210, 203, 639; Craig Croom 235; Dar Anuszewski 181, 183, 524; Dawn Clardy 172; Karen Moshoures 206.

    Tony Russo Sr., Feb. 22: Tom Haley 195, 200, 188, 583; Felix Remer 163, 224, 192, 579; Howard Boyd 210, 503; Ron Fuller 181, 181, 503; Frank Sisler 201; Helen Gatts 192, 181, 518; Bernice Thergesen 156, 185, 490; Bobbie Henry 151, 199, 477; Marilyn Laurie 201.