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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

     “Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen,”Willa Cather, My Antonia.

     

    Winter. Winter. Winter. On and on. And it probably won’t even snow here where I am. I have to admit that even though it is cold and nippy for this child of summer, our southern winters always include some beautiful, sparkling days. And the big trees don’t seem to mind winter too much.

  • The aroma of fresh-baked bread is the perfect addition to any meal

     When it comes to meal planning, I don’t always remember to include a vegetable and/or beans and some kind of greens, like a garden salad, spinach, broccoli…something in the green family, and occasionally a pasta or starch of some kind.

    My wife can attest to this fact. On more than one occasion, I’ll tell her what fantastic entrée that I’m concocting and she’ll ask me, “What vegetable on you planning to serve with that?”

  • Seven face drug charges in separate cases

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested four people in Supply on drug charges Monday, Feb. 16, following an investigation prompted by tips and complaints from the community.

  • Coastal Carolina University Fishing Club has sixth annual fishing seminar

    The winter weather has yet to vacate our area. Last Sunday, Feb. 8, we experienced a brief showing of spring weather with temperatures in the high 60s. Most anglers took this as an opportunity to wet a line and that spring was right around the corner.

    Boy, were we wrong.

    Thick jackets quickly replaced T-shirts and shorts when winter storm Octavia showed up. It seems as if the wind and the cold will never end.

  • Repercussions of illegal gill netting
  • Golf fitness by Teri Daly: It’s working

    Each year, I make a bunch of New Year’s resolutions and by March I’ve forgotten them all. Losing weight, getting fit, lowering my golf handicap, creating delicious gourmet meals for Gene, reading more books, writing more books … the list goes on and on and as the days go by I slowly lose my resolve.

    This year is different and I’m delighted. I vowed to get fitter and to get my golf scores down — and so far, it’s working.  

  • McCumbee, McAleer venture into MX-5 Cup series

    Chad McCumbee will join with 2012 Playboy MX-5 Cup Champion Stevan McAleer to create a new racing team set to take on the 2015 MX-5 Cup. 

    The new team will be named McCumbee McAleer Racing (MMR). Representing their partner, they will compete in the Mazda MX-5 Cup Championship as ModSpace Motorsports.

  • Shaw wins 300th at BCC

    BOLIVIA — Walter Shaw won the 300th game of his coaching career Sunday, Feb. 15, when Brunswick Community College defeated Denmark Tech 111-91 in a men’s basketball game.

    “It’s a blessing to be able to stay here long enough to make it happen,” said Shaw, now in his 15th season as BCC coach. “A blessing to have players that allow this to happen. It’s the ultimate testament to loyalty, longevity and success.”

  • 11 county wrestlers qualify for state

     

    Eleven county wrestlers have qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state wrestling championships.

    Two of the wrestlers are unbeaten and three enter as regional champions.

    Four North Brunswick wrestlers qualified Saturday, Feb. 14, from the Class 2A Mideast Regional at Croatan High School.

    North senior Evin Bellamy won the 195-pound title against Isaiah Bookman, beating him 12-5. Bellamy is 37-0. Bookman is 30-3.

  • BCC opens baseball season

      BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College baseball team opened its 2015 season by beating the East Carolina University club team 10-4 in nine innings Saturday, Feb. 14.

    BCC scored seven runs in the bottom of the eighth in rallying from a 4-3 deficit.

    In the inning, Kyle Mehl led off and reached on an error. Nick Debo singled to right field. Nick Yarbrough doubled to the center field fence as the ECU center fielder lost track of the ball. A run scored.