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Today's News

  • Back to basics of growing plants

     The end of a tumultuous year has many of us wishing for simpler, and seemingly better, times when we weren’t bombarded with “news” 24/7 and there was no such thing as Twitter, Facebook or selfies. The good, old days may not have been as great as we remember them, but in a time of rampant smart phone addiction, getting back to the basics of life, love and growing plants certainly is appealing.

  • Going gluten-free

     Going gluten-free is something we’re hearing more and more about these days, but it also causes a lot of confusion. You may actually be wondering, “What is gluten anyway?” My husband’s favorite comedian, John Pinette, has a routine where he says, “I don’t know what gluten is but apparently it is delicious.” Well, it isn’t quite as simple as Pinette claims, but there is some truth to that statement.

  • 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.