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Today's News

  • You can cook almost any vegetable right on your grill

     Many vegetables feel right at home on the grill, but some just aren’t cut out for it, especially those with a high water content. Cucumbers are a no-no on the grill, as is celery, lettuce or most leafy greens.

    A highly skilled backyard chef like me has no trouble grilling asparagus, eggplant, onions and even cabbage. Bell peppers, or even the hot variety, and onions are natural grilling choices.

     

  • I take, O cross, your shadow for my abiding place

     Some would say, “We’ve traveled a ‘fur piece’ this Lenten season.” Those who traveled the Lenten Wednesdays at noon for the annual Lenten luncheon worship services, especially, have come from happily standing beneath the cross to find hope amidst hopelessness, happy to shine our light on a world filled with false crosses and desperate situations. We’ve recognized the instability that comes when we build our house of grace on shifting sands. We’ve tasted the futility of erecting those edifices in the face of oncoming tides.

  • Try this egghead quiz

    Everyone loves colored eggs at this time of year, but how much do you really know about the egg itself? Quiz yourself to see.

    Answer TRUE or FALSE to these questions:

    1) An extremely old egg will sink to the bottom of a bowl of water.

    2) You can tell if an egg is raw or cooked by spinning it on a tabletop.

    3) The color of the egg yolk is determined by the food the chicken has eaten.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

  • CVGA golf

     The Calabash Veterans’ Golf Association played a 1-2-3 format April 14 at Meadowlands. First were Lynn Harbold and Mike McCormack and two players by draw, -31. Second were Denny Wise, Russ Johnson, Bob Lange and Ken Locatelli, -27. Third were Bill Russell, Loren Ruck, Jerry Howard and John Yencik, -26. Gross: Roy Lawes, 73. Net: Larry Noon, Harbold and Locatelli, 60. Closest to pin: at 5, Bob Anderson, 4-11; at 8, Roy Laster, 17-3; at 11, John Casey, 12-2;  at 14, John Calabrese, 3-9.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

     Brick Landing LGA

  • Monday After the Masters Tournament

     I love writing this column. Through it, I have the opportunity to do some marvelous things, like attending the Hootie and the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Tournament at the Dye Course in Barefoot Landing. 

    With my press pass around my neck, I get to go “under the ropes” to be close to the golfers and celebrities.

  • Warm welcome from spring fishing

     By Capt. Derek Treffinger

  • Fish are on the move
  • Padgett sets ECU record, wins three events

     Kayla Padgett won three events in helping the East Carolina University women’s track and field team to a second-place finish in the inaugural Bill Carson Invitational at ECU.

    Padgett won two events Friday, April 11, in the meet with South Carolina, UNC Charlotte and UNC Wilmington. She broke her school record in the hammer throw with a heave of 208 feet, 4 inches. Padgett also finished first in the discus throw (167 feet).

    Padgett won the shot put Saturday, April 12, with a mark of 47-9.5.

    South Carolina won the meet by 11 points over ECU.