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Today's News

  • Selecting fruit trees

    By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Soon you will begin to see containerized fruit trees at your garden center, nursery and co-op. There are many varieties, and you will be confronted with how to choose the right tree for you in your home landscape.

  • Selecting Christmas cacti

    Susan Brown
    Horticulture Extension Agent
    The holidays are here and stores are packed with people trying to find that perfect gift. In the spring, I spend all my money on outdoor plants for my garden. Once the weather changes, I start to purchase indoor plants.

  • Add health to your resolutions

    Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center
    Well, we’re in the home stretch now...past one holiday and heading fast toward the New Year. This is the week that people think about making resolutions to get the New Year off on the right track.
    Many resolutions tend toward heath issues with vows to lose 50 pounds, stop eating fast food or quit smoking. While admirable goals, they are almost impossible to reach and usually quickly forgotten.

  • Anyone for anchovies?

    Anchovies are like a martini. Either you love them or you can’t stand them! There doesn’t seem to be much middle ground when it comes to these salty, silvery saltwater fish.
    Most of us are familiar with anchovy oil, which is full of nutrients and is often a key ingredient used in authentic Italian cooking, especially pasta and pizza. It is used as a foundation in many flavorful sauces, including Worcestershire sauce and Caesar salad dressing. Although anchovy oil is high in cholesterol and is loaded with sodium, it’s OK to use it in moderation.

  • Community briefs

    Planetarium sets shows for January
    Ingram Planetarium is open on Fridays and Saturdays in January. Enjoy watching an educational and entertaining program on the Sky Theater’s spectacular domed ceiling while you listen to a state-of-the-art surround-sound system. Sky Theater shows begin on the hour. Arrive early, as late arrivals cannot be seated due to safety concerns.
    Sky Theater shows for January: 1 p.m. Seven Wonders; 2 p.m. Two Pieces of Glass; 3 p.m. Oasis in Space; and 4 p.m. Astronaut.

  • Garrison birth

    Jessica and Matt Garrison of Sunset Beach are the parents of a daughter, Hailey Sarah-Ann, born at 3:03 a.m. Nov. 3 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center, weighing six pounds, seven ounces and measuring 19-1/2-inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Jessie and Norma Rhodes of Supply.
    Paternal grandparents are Clara Newell of Sunset Beach and Dale Garrison of Charlotte.
    Great-grandparent is Lou Ellen Burns of Supply.
     

  • Simmons-Raleigh

    Belinda Faye Simmons of Varnamtown and the Rev. Stephen Allen “Sweets” Raleigh of Bolivia were married April 16, 2011, at Faith Community Chapel in Sunset Harbor. The Rev. Robert Lee Simmons, father of the bride, officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of the Rev. Robert and Linda Simmons of Varnamtown and granddaughter of Eva Mae Smith of Ash and the late James Edward Smith, the late Lindsey and Joyce Simmons of Supply and adopted granddaughter of Earlene Atkinson of Supply.
    She was given in marriage by her parents.

  • Tips and tricks on using Gulp baits

    The worst-kept secret among local winter speckled trout and redfish anglers is that Gulp lures are the real deal. Whereas scented baits once were looked upon by saltwater anglers as gimmicks and cons, brands like Gulp have made believers out of even die-hard traditionalists. The age-old argument about whether scent matters has pretty much been settled.
    I get a lot of emails from Brunswick County anglers about how to use Gulps once you buy them. Everyone seems to have a different way and all of them work.

  • First Tee of Grand Strand to reach more young golfers

    The First Tee of Myrtle Beach is expanding and becoming The First Tee of The Grand Strand. Ultimately, it will be a super chapter of The First Tee, encompassing Brunswick County, Wilmington, Camp Lejeune, Horry and Georgetown counties all under the umbrella of the Carol S. Petrea Youth Foundation.
    The First Tee of The Grand Strand has replaced The First Tee of Myrtle Beach, as a local organization of The First Tee, said Veronica Gore-Kennedy, the new organization’s executive director.

  • Grass cutting equals responsibility lived

    By Landon Patterson
    Eagle Level Participant
    Responsibility is one of the nine core values The First Tee instills in its participants. My brother Holden and I, along with several others, responded this spring when Rusty Petrea asked for volunteers to mow the greens weekly at Cinghiale Creek, The First Tee’s home course in Brunswick County. Holden and I talked about it, deciding it would be a great way to give back to the chapter that has given us so many opportunities.