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Today's News

  • Group goes on bird-watching trip

    On Thursday, Feb. 24, a group of eight Brunswick County residents went kayaking down Rice and Town creeks.

    The morning started off cool, like most late winter mornings do, but quickly warmed up to feel almost spring. Their adventure began at the wildlife boat ramp on Gordon Lewis Road. 

    Don Harty, co-owner of Mahanaim Adventures, met the group to lead them on a guided bird watching/kayaking adventure down both of these creeks.

  • Use worms to turn scraps into compost

    Use worms to turn your kitchen scraps into a rich crumbly compost that when added to soil will boost plant health and growth.

    Composting your kitchen scraps not only keeps them out of the landfill, it also provides an excellent soil amendment and natural fertilizer that will improve your soil, boost plant growth and increase plant drought tolerance and pest resistance. 

  • Family Nutrition: Plan, shop and enjoy

    Nutrition experts agree that vibrant, brightly colored, whole foods are often the healthiest choices as wells best bargains in the grocery store. They tend to be nutrient-rich, meaning that more nutrition is packed into every calorie. 

    On the other hand, processed and packaged foods tend to have more fat, sodium, and added sugars (with bright artificial colors rather than natural goodness). These items also tend to cost more because you pay for fancy packaging and advertising. 

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, March 14

    Turkey a la King/gravy, mashed potatoes, collards, grape juice, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, March 15

    Baked ziti/meat sauce, vegetable blend, pears, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, March 16

    Beans and franks, hotdog bun, coleslaw, peach cobbler, orange juice, beverage.

    Thursday, March 17

  • Pizza with fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella is an Italian classic

    Everyone seems to like pizza, whether we eat it out at a restaurant or make it at home with family and friends. 

    Italian in origin, the taste of that bread-like crust covered with a seasoned tomato sauce, cheese and other toppings is irresistible to most of us.

    Early forms of pizza were most likely what we call “focaccia” today, since tomatoes didn’t become part of the Italian landscape until the 16th century. No tomato sauce, no pizza pie. The addition of mozzarella cheese didn’t come about until the late 19th century. 

  • Business briefs

    ATMC plans to upgrade to 4G 

    In June ATMC is expected begin upgrading its countywide wireless network to High Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) 4G technology.

  • Golf tournaments

    FORE! KIDS TOURNEY MAY 14

    The South Brunswick Islands Rotary Fore! Kids Golf Tournament is May 14 at Tiger’s Eye Golf Links, Ocean Ridge Plantation. At 7:30 a.m. there is a complimentary breakfast and golfers tee off at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $100 per golfer before March 21, $125 per golfer March 22 and later, and also covers complimentary hot lunch and beverages. 

  • Bowling news

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOWLING CENTER SCORES

    McDonald’s Amusement Classic, Feb. 28: Eric Jenrette 246, 193, 237, 677; Kenneth Williamson 227, 236, 213, 676; Milton Williams 226, 229, 194, 649.

  • Affiliate courses, sponsors are important to The First Tee

    BY CONNIE HENSLEY

    PUBIC RELATIONS TFTBC

    “We are very appreciative of the support shown to The First Tee of Brunswick County by our affiliate golf course partners here in Brunswick County,” said Walt Stachura, Eagle level coach and board member. “Through their generosity, TFTBC youth are afforded playing opportunities on quality venues where they can put their The First Tee life and golf skills training to practical use. On the course, they continue to learn valuable lessons that will help them in the future.”   

  • Anglers worried about speckled trout

    As regular as clockwork, the solid redfish action continues to take place in the creeks of Brunswick County and in upper South Carolina, even as concern spreads over the health of the local speckled trout population.