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Today's News

  • Seven words to drop for more empowerment

     By Linda Arnold

     

    Pop quiz: How often do you catch yourself saying these seven words:

    1.     Should

    2.     Hate

    3.     But

    4.     Try

    5.     Broke/poor

    6.     Yes (always)

    7.     Never

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson 

  • Why are cats' tongues rough?

     Broken glass. Sharkskin. A cat’s tongue. These are things that are sharp and rough. If you’re reading this, chances are one of them is in your house right now, maybe even your lap. It’s probably not a shark.

  • The music of leadership is a song of the heart
  • Using up those leftover sweet potatoes from the holidays

     The holiday season is over, and hopefully you’ve eaten up all those leftovers from those made-way-too-much meals. We’ve all been there. One vegetable in particular seems to be leftover the most: the sweet potato.

    It might not even be from those holiday meals; maybe you just baked some the other day or you have some uncooked ones taking up space in your pantry. Either way, they are still worth saving, of course, but sometimes figuring out how to use them can be a little overwhelming.

  • Making use of Christmas gifts

     

    By Darren deMaille

    If you are a golfer, chances are you were given some gifts this year related to golf, some good and maybe some not so. I am a difficult person to shop for, as I usually have everything I need related to golf; however, this year there were a few great gifts that Santa brought to me. Now, two weeks post Christmas, it has given me time to make use of these gifts. Here are my reviews. Please feel free to share your reviews with me or stop by the DD Golf Academy to show them to me.

     

  • South’s boys dominate tri-meet

    BOLIVIA — The South Brunswick boys’ swim team won all 11 events — 10 of them in regional standards — in finishing first in a tri-meet with fellow 3A teams Topsail and West Brunswick.

    South scored 129.50 points, Topsail 84.50 and West 45 in the meet Jan. 6 at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    This is the second straight meet South has swept all 11 races and attained regional standards in 10 of them.

  • Southport man county’s sixth lottery winner in 2016

    Peter Miller of Southport said the $217,608 he won playing Carolina Cash 5 will be used to enjoy retirement and share with his five grandchildren.

    “I’m going to keep playing,” Miller said as he claimed his prize money at lottery headquarters Thursday, according to a North Carolina Education Lottery news release. “I don’t think the lottery has a memory. Every day is a new day.”

    Miller was buying gas at the Murphy Express on North Howe Street when he decided to buy three Quick Pick tickets for the Dec. 21 Cash 5 drawing.

  • Brunswick County Schools operate on normal schedule Monday

    Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said schools will operate on a normal system Monday, Jan. 9.

    National Weather Service updated information on Sunday shows a high of 39 degrees Fahrenheit with a low of 22 degrees Fahrenheit for Monday. Wind chills throughout the entire day could be as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit with north winds 5 to 8 mph. On Tuesday, Jan. 10 temperatures will rise significantly to a high of 57 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 48 degrees Fahrenheit. There will be a 20 percent chance for precipitation.

  • Fitch Ratings upgrades Brunswick County’s bond rating

    Fitch Ratings has upgraded Brunswick County’s Limited Obligation Bonds Series 2012 from AA- to AA; its Issuer Default Rating from AA to AA+ and its General Obligation bond rating from AA to AA+.

    In a release regarding the upgrade, Fitch Ratings mentioned “the county’s growing economic base, superior revenue framework and strong financial resiliency. Conservative liability management and a solid expenditure framework also support the AA+ rating.