.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Green Swamp restoration begins

    Drivers on N.C. 211 in Brunswick County should not be surprised in the coming weeks to see logging at The Nature Conservancy’s Green Swamp Preserve. The Nature Conservancy is beginning a multi-year project to restore its Green Swamp Preserve in Brunswick County.

    The end goal is to recreate the robust longleaf forest savannas that existed before Europeans made their mark on the landscape. The conservancy recently signed a contract with Canal Woods LLC to conduct the restoration.

  • Shallotte police charge four with attempted murder

    Shallotte police arrested four people accused of shooting into a vehicle in which two women, one of whom was pregnant, were riding last month. No one was injured.

    Eighteen-year-olds Drewshawn Maqual Stanley, of Freedom Star Drive in Longwood, and Toriantte Leviticus Holmes, of Stevenson Road SW in Supply, and 17-year-old Deontre Abraham Benbow, of Hill Crest Road in Supply, are each charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a weapon into an occupied moving vehicle and misdemeanor battery of an unborn child.

  • Are you ready to adopt a pet? 5 questions you must ask

    1.        What does your life look like in five years?

  • Best melons to enjoy in the summer heat

    The Ohio State University Extension has a bi-monthly food news release called Chow Line. A recent edition focused on melons. While written for Ohioans, the information is very appropriate for us in North Carolina, too. The article really did a great job of outlining the benefits of eating melons and explained how to select the best melons. I can’t write it any better than my colleagues Tracy Turner, the Chow Line editor, and Shari Gallup, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator for The Ohio State University Extension. So I’m sharing it.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Pier reels in 60th birthday

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — It’s weathered storms, crowds and lots of happy, vacationing families.

    The Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Pier, which turns 60 this year, has proven its endurance as it continues to thrive with more of the same anticipated in coming years.

    Terry Thorup, who for the past three years has managed the family-owned wooden pier built in 1956 and launched the following year by his uncle, Odell Williamson, said a portion of the historic 968-foot-long structure stretching into the Atlantic is original.

  • Fall armyworms will be here before we know it

    By Sam Marshall

    The dog days of summer are upon us and as we move into the hottest parts of July and August, a new suite of insect pests will soon descend upon our landscapes. One pest in particular, fall armyworm, is a caterpillar that appears about this time of year in your yard and, left unchecked, can wreak havoc in Bermuda grass lawns. So now is the time to start monitoring and controlling early populations of this hungry pest.

     

    What are armyworms?

  • Burst of berries just the thing from local farmers markets

    Berry season is in full swing, so now is the time to take advantage. Available practically year-round at the supermarket, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries just taste better when bought from a local farmers market.While they’re in season, you can devour these berries right after they’re picked at the farm, by the bowlful or prepared as a scrumptious, calorie-laden dessert.

     

    Raspberry, Avocado and Mango Salad

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson
    Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat, won’t you please put a penny in the old man’s sack? If you haven’ got a penny, a ha’penny will do. If you haven't got a ha’penny, God bless you.

    — traditional English rhyme

     

  • To become wise and compassionate, ask and receive an understanding heart

    Vanita Hampton Wright once wrote: “Sometimes we make prayer difficult because we separate it from what is concrete in daily life. We develop the attitude that prayer is supposed to be something in the mind and heart, a spiritual equality hard to define and somewhat elusive to experience.”

  • Just say no: More than an anti-drug slogan

    By Linda Arnold

     

    Are you overwhelmed? Do you have too much on your platter?

    Chances are, you’ve overcommitted yourself … again. Why does this keep happening?

    While it’s true that most of us lead busy lives and there are often a lot of “moving parts,” one of the culprits for your sense of feeling overwhelmed could be found by looking in the mirror.