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Today's News

  • BCC beats Stanly 17-9

    An eight-run fifth inning propelled the Brunswick Community College baseball team to a 17-9 victory in eight innings Sunday afternoon over Stanly Community College.

    BCC scored three runs in the eighth inning for an eight-run lead, and by conference rule that margin ended the game, played at West Brunswick High School.

    BCC led 11-3 after five innings, but SCC used four walks and two errors in the sixth to score six runs and cut the lead to 11-9. That displeased BCC coach Robbie Allen.

  • Armed robbery reported at Hardees on U.S. 17

    SUPPLY—Employees at Hardees at the intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C. 211 in Supply reported they were the victims of an armed robbery late Saturday night.

    Restaurant employees reported that around 11:45 p.m. Saturday, April 18, a black man armed with a .22-caliber handgun robbed the restaurant at gunpoint. According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jayne Todd, employees reported the man was wearing an afro-style wig and a bandana over his face.

    No injuries were reported, Todd said.

  • Planning board OKs medical office park, town hall expansion plans

    The Shallotte Planning Board has recommended approval of the site and landscaping plans for a new medical office park and an expansion of the town hall building.

    At last week’s meeting, the planning board recommended approving the plans as well as a business planned building group classification for Coastal Landmark Medical Office Park, to be at 2298 Ocean Highway W. on the north end of town in a highway business zoning district. The property is now being used as an outdoor display for swimming pools.

  • Using dry marinades or rubs when cooking can enhance the flavor of meats

    When cooking a piece of meat, using marinades can really add flavors throughout the entire piece. Seasonings can only reach the surface of the meat and may not alter the flavor inside. A good steak marinade will infuse into all parts of the meat if given enough time to penetrate.

    Marinades usually do two things: (1) they will season the food, and (2) they will tenderize the food. Different meats have different qualities; therefore, you need to consider more than one marinade. Marinades that are suitable for a tough cut of beef may not be suitable for a salmon filet.

  • Surviving horticultural purgatory with plants that will stay and thrive

    People who thrive with a little sand in their shoes know nothing beats a perfectly steamed oyster, a low tide, an evening stroll with someone special and a simple, six-count shuffle where you can hit the dance floor and still hold on to your adult beverage.

    Whether native or transplant, we love the laid-back lifestyle that goes with living close to the shore. But, beach life is considerably tougher for those organisms that are low on melanin but high on chlorophyll.

  • Beautiful plants are in bloom for the spring season

    One of the most beautiful seasons of the year is upon us now and is wrapping its beauty all around us. We are experiencing one of the most spectacular spring seasons with all the flowers and foliage coming out to greet us.

  • Put out the welcome mat for springtime hummingbirds

    Hummingbirds will soon make their way back to North Carolina after wintering in Central America. Welcome them to your house by providing their favorite plants and the right food in the right places.

    Think like a hummingbird. They spend a great deal of their life in the tropics living in the tree canopies. Providing them a similar habitat will increase the chances of them setting up housekeeping in your backyard. They usually return in March.

  • Lemley-Watkins

    Mary Elizabeth Lemley of Boiling Spring Lakes and Frederick B. Watkins were married at 2:34 p.m. March 21 at Snowfield Landing in Town Creek. The Rev. Hoyt King officiated.

    The bride was given in marriage by her mother and father, George J. Lemley of Morgantown, W.Va., and Elizabeth M. Lemley of Concord.

    The groom is the son of John and Cathy Watkins of Winnabow.

  • Miracles are not enough unless they become permanent marks

    In our small faith community, we enjoy sharing our thoughts on the Scripture readings. Each of us brings to the table a unique insight and understanding that delights and often disturbs the group.

  • Titles at stake for Lady Trojans, baseball team

    The Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational marked the ending of one season and the start of another for the West Brunswick High School baseball and softball teams.