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Today's News

  • Restoration planned for Green Swamp

    The Nature Conservancy is beginning a multi-year project to restore its Green Swamp Preserve in Brunswick County. The end goal is to recreate the robust longleaf forest savannas that existed before Europeans made their mark on the landscape.

    “People driving down Highway 211 will likely see activity in the coming years,” Angie Carl, who is directing the restoration for The Nature Conservancy, said in a news release. “We’ve got more than a decade of research in the swamp to show us what we need to do to restore the forest.”

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Nothing teems

    But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burs,

    Losing both beauty and utility.

      — William Shakespeare, King Henry V, act 5

     

  • A few tools for recovering from political campaign fatigue

     By Linda Arnold

    The political campaigns are over … finally!

  • Have you ever thought of mangos as a comfort food?

     We all have our favorite comfort food, whether it’s grilled cheese sandwiches, steak and potatoes, mac and cheese, a special casserole or just a bowl of ice cream. But have you ever considered mangos as comfort food?

  • Time for the cool weather weed invasion

     We have enjoyed a mild autumn, but things are cooling down letting us know Old Man Winter will soon join us for, thankfully, a short visit. Our winters aren’t usually too bad, but these cooler temperatures set the stage for winter weeds like wild garlic and annual bluegrass to fill in weak spots in the lawn.

  • Rapamycin: New drug hopes to extend life expectancy of dogs

     Veterinarians search for ways to help pets enjoy longer and healthier lives their entire careers, driven by the desire to enable dogs and cats to remain vigorous and vital for many, many years. A new drug, rapamycin, may also help dogs fight the effects of aging and prolong life in animals and humans.

  • North Brunswick’s Kelsey Ray to play softball at NCCU

    LELAND — North Brunswick senior softball player Kelsey Ray has signed a letter of intent to attend N.C. Central University.

    Ray was a utility player last season for the Scorpions. In 18 games, Ray batted .319 (15 for 47). She had four RBIs, two doubles and a triple. Her OBP was .421.

    “Probably one of the most coachable kids that I’ve had come through the program,” said Brittney Child, who coached her for three seasons. “If I had 20 more like her, it’d be great.

  • Pickleball at BCC
  • West Brunswick’s Hannah Pugh named top MEC volleyball player

    For the second straight year, Mideastern 3A/4A volleyball coaches have selected West Brunswick’s Hannah Pugh as the MEC Player of the Year.

    The Trojans finished 3-9 and last in the seven-team conference (5-18 for the season), but coaches recognized Pugh’s talent.

    “She is the best all-around player in the league, hands down,” West coach Sue Karrs said. “Others were good in their specific position, but all-around, Hannah is the most talented volleyball player in the conference.”

  • Ocean Isle Beach team second in SKA National Championship

    It seems as if fall left just as quickly as it arrived. The week following Halloween, offshore fishing was absolutely incredible, yet one could believe winter is approaching as nighttime temperatures dipped into the low 50s. This caused many to break out their winter jackets and also sent the fish into a winter pattern, as well. Some may think this winter pattern is bad but it really all depends on what you are targeting and how far you are willing to run to catch fish.