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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    One nice thing about being a botanist is that there is always something to talk about at the dinner table, even if you are a total carnivore ... after all, where does meat come from? This week’s edible mystery plant fits the bill quite nicely, and offers another slant on the wonderful sunflower family.

  • Avoid the mutant giant spider dog

    Ever watch a YouTube that makes you laugh out loud? Then after you laugh you think, “Wow, that was really stupid. And really dangerous.” The more you think about the footage, the guiltier you feel for watching the stupid thing in the first place and the more lethal outcomes you dream up. I just had that reaction after watching the latest video from Polish prankster S.A. Wardega called “Mutant Giant Spider Dog.” Funny, stupid and more than a little risky.

  • This weekend is the inaugural North Carolina Rice Festival

    The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the first North Carolina Rice Festival this coming weekend, Sept. 20-21, at The Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville, 580 River Road in Belville. The festival will include a rice cooking contest, arts and crafts, commercial vendors, children’s entertainment zone, youth art contest and, of course, an adult beverage tent.

  • Triggers that lead to overeating

    In researching materials for our upcoming Heart Healthy cooking classes, I found a great handout that addresses those things that trigger people to overeat. It is part of a program developed by North Carolina Cooperative Extension called “Give Your Heart a Healthy Beat.” The ideas in the handout are so good, I have to share. I think we’ve all heard (or said) some of these at one time or another. If you’re trying to trim down, locate your problem area, etc., maybe there’s a tip here that can help you.

  • Compost year round with worms

    By Sam Marshall

    Horticulture Agent

    Looking for a more cost-effective way to fertilize your lawn or garden? Did you know that almost 75 percent of discarded materials in North Carolina can be composted? Ever considered using earthworms to help you accomplish this task? Composting with earthworms, or vermicomposting, is a highly effective way of turning food and yard waste into nutrient-dense fertilizer that can boost plant health and increase flower and fruit production.

    What is vermicomposting?

  • Veterans Memorial becoming a reality

     The is an awesome place to live. Brunswick County is filled with the most generous, caring people in the world. There is a real sense of community service and patriotism here.

    Two weeks ago, 10 of our area golf pros played 100 holes of golf in one day to raise money for Folds of Honor. Each week there are charity golf events for every cause from breast cancer, to Communities in Schools to hospice care. It’s impossible for me to cover them all, but I try to single out a few each year to showcase the length and breadth of our charity golf tournaments.

  • Trojans defeat Stallions 38-14

     TABOR CITY — West Brunswick beat South Columbus 38-14 in a non-conference football game Thursday, Sept. 11, the first victory of the season for the Trojans (1-3).

    In the first half, junior running back Shikeem Hill returned a kickoff for a touchdown and Junior Delton Bessent returned an interception about 30 yards for a score.

    In the second half, sophomore running back Anthony McCray scored on touchdown runs of 21 and 46 yards.

  • Inmate dies at Brunswick County jail

    An inmate at the Brunswick County Detention Facility died of an apparent suicide Thursday.

    Antonio Michael Rago, 33, was found unresponsive in his jail cell at 11:14 a.m., according to a news release issued Thursday afternoon by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    The State Bureau of Investigation has been notified, which is standard procedure, and will be conducting a death-in-custody investigation at the request of Sheriff John Ingram and District Attorney Jon David, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Port Loop Road water outage planned Monday

    BOLIVIA — Some people living and working off Long Beach Road near N.C. 211 will be without water late Monday night and will need to boil water for at least 24 hours after water is back in service.

    Water will be out of service from about 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, until 2 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16,for homes and businesses on Port Loop Road.

  • West football, soccer games will be played Thursday, Sept. 11

    West Brunswick will play its football game at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at South Columbus.

    North Brunswick will play its football game at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at home against South Brunswick

    West Brunswick will play junior varsity and varsity soccer games at 5/6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at home against New Hanover.