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Today's News

  • Education briefs

    Pope wins Power of One award
    The Power of One award, sponsored by Progress Energy, is presented to a business, community of faith, agency, organization or individual that has displayed dedication and commitment to the children and families of Brunswick County.
    This year, Annette Pope, director of regulatory programs for Progress Energy’s Brunswick Nuclear Plant, presented the award to St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church’s After School Tutoring Group as a Community in Schools Adopt A School Partner for Union Elementary School.

  • ATMC awards grants to county programs

    ATMC has awarded $25,000 in grant funds to 14 educators serving Brunswick County students and residents. The cooperative recently honored the recipients with a reception at ATMC’s corporate headquarters in Shallotte. Representatives from each school talked about the programs for which the grant funds are earmarked and how these grants will positively impact area students.
    Allen Russ, ATMC CEO/general manager, lauded the recipients on their creative programs and willingness to think outside the box.

  • Recipes for last-minute holiday treats

    By Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center

  • 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.