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Today's News

  • Old-fashioned molasses a good source of iron for your body

    One day last week when I was looking for some rice vinegar and sesame oil on the turn-table in my corner kitchen pantry, I came across a bottle of molasses I had bought a couple years earlier for a recipe I no longer even remember. This got me to thinking maybe I should read up a little on molasses and find some good recipes that use it.

    Table-grade molasses contains about 60 percent sugar, is economical and can be used on cereal, baked apples, stewed fruit, peanut butter, baked ham and even bread and butter.

    What is molasses?

  • It's time to enjoy oysters, shrimp, crab and clams at local festivals

    October is one of my favorite times of the year, as oysters, shrimp, crab and clams are featured at the many seafood festivals in our area. Shrimp, because they are so rich in food value, are the most popular of seafood products. But you can’t beat the oyster stew and clam chowder that is prevalent this time of the year.

  • Thanksgiving is the one holiday most people celebrate at home

    The Thanksgiving holiday is all about traditions. Most American families usually have their own tradition when celebrating Thanksgiving, from preparing the turkey and/or ham, to attending the holiday parades, to watching the many football games on TV, or to just lounging around with many friends who have gathered for the holiday event.

  • Students collect cans for Turkey Trot

    Students at Shallotte Middle School collected more than 3,000 cans of food and raised more than $200 for local charities this Thanksgiving.

    The Eighth Annual Turkey Trot encouraged students to bring in a non-perishable food item or make a monetary donation in exchange for participation in a 2-mile road race on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

    “We raised about 3,500 cans and $235 dollars,” Holly Borden, Turkey Trot sponsor, said. “We went up to three cans an entry fee because we lost 300 kids to Cedar Grove.”

  • Catch speckled trout, then try these recipes

    The thoughts of inshore anglers have turned to speckled trout, and the trout have responded. Specks are around all year but they really shine as the weather cools because they school up tight and continue to roam inshore long after many other species are gone.

    “The fishing around here this past week has been dynamite,” Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Charters said. “The trout bite has been killer just about everywhere from the jetties to the Sunset Beach Bridge and even all the way back down to Coquina Harbor.”

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Friday at Brierwood. Winners with a score of -1.5 were Jim Beairsto, Hal Riebesehl, Stu Cleveland and Gary Gutheil. Low gross: Gary Gutheil, 85; Harry Haggerty, 87; Jim Beairsto, 89. Low net: Gary Gutheil, 71. Gary Gutheil was voted golfer of the week.

    BRICK LANDING MEN

  • Texting while driving is not only dangerous, now it's also illegal

    Hey?

    Hey.

    Wut r u doin?

    Drivn.

    O rly?

    Ya rly. Y?

    illgl 2 txt n drive.

    Oops.

    As of Tuesday, text conversations like this one could land you in trouble with the law and with a fine.

    Effective Dec. 1, the state adopted a ban on text messages for drivers in moving vehicles. If you’re caught texting and driving, you could face a $100 fine plus court costs.

  • West basketball teams split home debuts

    The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team established a 32-8 halftime lead and cruised to a 67-21 victory Nov. 24 over Fairmont.

    Sheena Suttlemyre scored 20 points and recorded six steals for West (1-1). Jasmine Jackson recorded a double-double for the Trojans, scoring 19 points while pulling down 13 rebounds. Jackson also added three blocks.

    West quickly imposed its will against Fairmont, racing out to a 10-2 lead to start the game. The pesky Trojan defense forced eight Golden Tornado turnovers in the first quarter.

  • North's boys drub East Columbus; Lady Scorpions lose

    LELAND—The North Brunswick Scorpions’ boys’ basketball team had an easier time Monday against East Columbus than last week.

    They defeated the East Columbus Gators 64-63 last week, but in their home opener Monday, the Scorpions routed the Gators 70-38. Led by senior center Reggie Cobia, who did everything besides just scoring 17 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, North has improved dramatically in 12 days.

    Scorpion sophomore guard Jeremy Young led all scorers with 18 points, followed by 15 for Tyshon Walker, a senior guard.

  • McCumbee finishes 11th in season-ending race in his 100th NASCAR start

    Chad McCumbee said he felt the season-ending Ford 200 Nov. 20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway might break the SS Green Light Racing team’s streak of six straight finishes outside of the top 10 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

    When the checkered flag flew after 136 laps, McCumbee just missed that mark with an 11th-place finish.