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Today's News

  • Winter containers provide interest

    It has finally started to cool down and look and feel more like winter. It is not quite time to throw in the towel though, if you enjoy gardening. Winter containers can be a great challenge, but a rewarding one. Containers can provide year-round interest, depending on the plants you choose.

  • Blueberries are easy to grow in the North Carolina coastal plain

    By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    We are blessed in North Carolina to have a long growing season and a climate that allows us to grow a lot of small fruit in our home orchards. One of the easiest to grow is blueberries.
    It is not only possible to raise blueberries for their fruit, but it also possible to use blueberries as a landscape plant.

  • Keep with your traditions when preparing Christmas dinner

    Every year sometime around the beginning of December, people start to wonder what to have for Christmas dinner. Everyone loves gathering for Christmas dinner. The traditional Christmas dinners consist of turkey, stuffing, ham, cranberry sauce, scalloped potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green beans or other veggies and an array of desserts.
    There are many options, like even pizza, but while the food is important, it’s the people you are eating the food with that matter the most.

  • Club briefs

    SAR will serve luncheon Jan. 14
    The Lower Cape Fear Chapter of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will have a luncheon meeting from noon-2 p.m. Jan. 14 at Ocean Ridge Plantation (U.S. 17) in Sunset Beach. In case of inclement weather, the luncheon will be Jan. 21. This meeting is open to any man who can trace his lineage to a patriot of the American Revolution.

  • Brown

    Amanda and Daniel Brown of Leland are the parents of a son, Brantley Chase Brown, born at 7:47 a.m. Nov. 27 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center (born en route to the hospital), weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches in length.
    He joins a brother, Braeden, 4, and a sister, Megan, 8.
    Maternal grandparents are Ronda and Michael Willetts of Leland. Paternal grandparents are Joey and Debbie Brown of Winnabow and Cheryl and Jerry Jarmon of Burgaw.

  • Christmas is visible even in the sky

    A Christmas sky show from east to west, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
    A learned stargazer can see a manger with two donkeys, three kings following a bright star and two shepherds. If those images were not enough, a cross is visible and with the help of a telescope a Christmas tree is visible.
    All you need is a star chart and a constellation book about the culture beliefs of star images. Remember Greek and Roman mythology are not the only narratives about the stars.

  • Sports briefs

    Weekly Scores for Planet Fun
    Planet Fun Classic: Tommy Gutierrez 258-254-247-759, Terry Decker 269-236-221-726, Jeffrey Evans 259-237-206-702, Rick LaChance 232-212-205-649, Brian McCall 238-204-624, Kelly Mintz 233-203-611, John King 222-215-605, Garry Marion 234-603, Dennis Nicholl 229-202-603, Bryan Warner 213-212-602, Anne Decker 201-573, Joyce Freeman 192-541, Darlene Anuszewski 485, Tim Clendenin 246, Charles Wilbur 225-205, George Jacobs 214-205, Dennis Horne 212-208, Mike Fulwood 210, Gary Armistead 209, Thurston Etheridge 205, Zachary Bailey 204.

  • Piperettes have awards luncheon

    The Piperettes had their Christmas scramble and end-of season awards luncheon Dec. 6.

  • Ocean Ridge plays Bah Humbug Tourney

    The Ocean Ridge Men’s Golf Association played its sevent annual Bah Humbug Tournament Dec 14 at Panther’s Run. The event was a four-player shamble. The lowest two net scores per hole counted for the team score.  
    Creative tee placements were devised by the resident Grinch, pleasing no one. Additionally, players had to putt with specially designated putters on the ninth (a youth hockey stick) and the 18th hole (a plumber’s nightmare).

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association game for Dec. 5 was three best balls of the foursome. The winning team at -17 was Larry Boyer, Al Ostrager, Jim Pope and Odie Johnson. In second at -12 was the team of Dan Perry, Ron Arvidson, Chuck Hornfeck and a draw.
    The format for Dec. 12 was two gross best balls on the front nine and two net best balls on the back nine. The winning team at +3 was Al Bloom, Ron Arvidson and Dan Perry. In second at +13 was the team of Bob Nobes, George Edwards and Chuck Hornfeck.