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Today's News

  • Do so many options lead to non-commitment?

    By Linda Arnold

          Coke, Diet Coke, Caffeine-free Coke, Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke — you name it.

          We have so many choices today, and I wonder whether all our options have created some negative side effects.  While I’m all for progress — and choices — it seems that one of the side effects is indecisiveness.

  • Peeling away the vegetative layers and exploring the shrub layer

     By Sam Marshall

     

    We have been discussing over the past few weeks the benefits of additional vegetative complexity in home lawns and gardens. Shrubs are arguably one of the best ways to add complexity to your landscape, as they cover the spectrum of both height and spread. You also can add a greater number of shrubs to a home yard as they generally take up less space, which makes them ideal choices for smaller areas. This column will focus on shrub selections for home landscapes.

     

    Selecting the right shrubs

  • Safe Plates food safety manager classes
  • When grilling vegetables, avoid those with high water content

     I’ve collected a number of grilling recipes over the years, dividing them into entrees, side dishes and dessert categories. Outdoor grilling isn’t just for steaks, hamburgers or hot dogs. Try grilling combinations of different vegetables or even fruits.

    Many vegetables do really well on a grill, but try to avoid those with a high water content, like cucumbers, celery or greens. Some of the best grilling vegetables are asparagus, eggplant, onions, a variety of peppers and even cabbage.

     

  • Coast Guard assists man who suffered seizure on BHI

    The Coast Guard assisted an 80-year-old man after he suffered a seizure on Bald Head Island early Tuesday morning.

    Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call from Coast Guard Station Oak Island at 3:55 a.m. that the Bald Head Island Fire Department requested medical transport for the man, according to a Coast Guard news release.

    Sector North Carolina watchstanders launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Oak Island at 4:20 a.m.

  • MEC golf match at Carolina National

    Staff Report

    Caroline Cahill shot a 33 and teammate Jayla Rogers shot a 36 in leading Class 4A Laney to a first-place finish Sept. 12 in a Mideastern 3A/4A conference golf match on the Heron Course at Carolina National.

    The course was 2,338 yards. This was the fourth match of the conference season.

    “The greens were in great shape,” said Laney assistant coach Kathy Murchison, “which yielded a couple of low scores today. It was too bad that we couldn't play all 18 holes.”

  • Literacy council teams with sheriff’s office

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council, a nonprofit charged with the mission of improving lives by providing literacy skills for adults, approached the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office four years ago about a proposal to extend its services, specifically GED (General Education Development) tutoring, to county inmates.

  • Foundation accepts applications from charities, nonprofits

    The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation Inc. has begun accepting applications from charities and nonprofits located in Brunswick County. The recipient will receive a donation from the proceeds of the sixth annual Sheriff’s Charity Ball.

    Donations will vary from year to year based on the success of the charity ball. The next charity ball is scheduled for Friday, March 3, 2017.

  • Mooring inducted into second Environmental Justice Academy class

    Ernest Mooring Jr. of Navassa is among the 17 participants representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inducted to the second class of the Environmental Justice (EJ) Academy.

    The EJ Academy is a rigorous, in-depth leadership development program where participants meet monthly for nine months.

  • Sunset Beach mayoral forum set for Sept. 19

    Sunset Beach Town Council has scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, for five candidates who have applied for the town’s vacant mayor’s seat.

    The meeting will take place at the Sea Trail’s Property Owners Association building at 200 Station Trail. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

    Each candidate will be given an opportunity to address council, and council members may ask questions of each candidate.