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Today's News

  • Prevent bagworm defoliation of conifers

    Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

  • Pennsylvania Dutch food is still quite popular in the South

    Back in 1683, many German-speaking people, including Mennonites from Switzerland and Holland and the Amish, an offshoot of the Mennonites, began migrating from Europe to Pennsylvania. They tilled the land and built big barns and homes.
    Since then, they have come to be known as the Pennsylvania Dutch.
    One of the more popular dishes was slippery pot pie, made with square noodle dough cooked with either beef or chicken and its broth, along with potatoes and onions. A crumb pie, called shoo-fly pie, and funeral pie, a combination of raisins and lemon, were also favored.

  • The most important decision you make for your pet

    The most important decision you make for your pet
    Pet owners and veterinarians are always looking for that one tip, trick or advancement that will help pets live longer, healthier lives. Me, too. And I found it.
    The most important decision you make each day for your pet is what you feed it. Same goes for us. Of all the variables in life we can control, diet and nutrition have the greatest influence on health. Want your pet to live longer? Feed it well. You want to be functional well into your eighties? Start with how you’re fueling your body.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    BRICK LANDING
    The Brick Landing Plantation Ladies Golf Association played a game of If Ida on Sept. 29 at Brierwood. Players discarded their worst hole and applied full handicap for game score. Sharon Brown and Irene Dowdy tied for first in the first flight with a score of 63. Mary Tacea was third with a 65. Peg Agrimonti came in first in the second flight with a 69. Ellen Rogoff was second with a 70 and Peg Campana took third with a 75.

  • The First Tee Volunteer Appreciation day of fun set

    BY CONNIE HENSLEY
    TFTBC PR COMMITTEE
    The First Tee of Brunswick County will host a night of appreciation and gratitude for the many, many volunteers that make The First Tee of Brunswick County a success at 5 p.m. Nov. 4 at The Golf Club at Cinghiale Creek. All adult volunteers are invited.
    “The First Tee of Brunswick County is incredibly grateful for all of the volunteers in the community who support our program and the youth we serve,” said Rebecca Albin, executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Community comes together to provide computer center for The First Tee

    I often get teary-eyed when I’m asked to write an article about the people of Brunswick County and their generous, gracious ways. We have dozens, no, hundreds, probably thousands of folks right here who, each day, make a difference in the lives of children, teens, adults, the elderly, disabled, homeless, and the poor.  

  • Fishing calendar

    OAK ISLAND FALL CLASSIC
    The North Carolina Kayak Fishing Association will be host to the second annual Oak Island Fall Classic on Oct. 8.
    The kayak fishing tournament proceeds will benefit the Oak Island Sea Turtle program. There will be five fishing divisions: king mackerel, redfish, flounder, trout and a slam division. Prizes will include a kayak for the winners in each division.
    The rules and details are at www.nckfa.com. The Adventure Kayak Company of Southport is one of the sponsors of this event.

  • Weeks’ ‘Surf and Saltwater Fishing’ has firsthand tips

    Just in time for fall fishing, a new book has been released aimed at experienced Carolina anglers and tourists who want to go to the coast to learn all the tips, tactics and secrets for some great saltwater fishing.
    ‘Surf and Saltwater Fishing in the Carolinas’ is an all-in-one guide to inshore saltwater fishing in North and South Carolina. Written by longtime Brunswick Beacon newspaper fishing columnist Jeffrey Weeks, this book has information about surf and saltwater fishing in the Carolina waters.

  • Fall arrives, so do the kings

    It is amazing how the weather can change so much, so fast. A strong cold front pushed through our area on Friday night and within hours temperatures dropped to the 60s and fall was here in full force. Since then, lows at night have fallen into the 40s, and as a result, water temperatures have dropped 3-5 degrees. As a result, the bite is on.

  • Sports calendar

    OYSTER FESTIVAL ROAD RACE