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Today's News

  • Good growth and recovery time for Brunswick lawns

    Lawns along the coast aren’t looking too bad unless you were in those areas that missed all of the rainfall. Summer’s hot temperatures gave us lots of growth and recovery time. Keep a good thing going as we slide toward fall by adding potassium and be prepared to knock large patch out before it kills parts of your lawn.

  • Community briefs

    Silver Coast to feature paintings

    Silver Coast Winery and Art Gallery will feature “Paintings From the Vineyard,” original watercolors by North Carolina native Amy Hautman, from Sept. 17-Nov. 15.

    The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. Come and meet the artist and see the brushwork on Hautman’s colorful paintings depicting, grapevines, flowers and landscapes.

  • Brunswick senior site menus

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

    Monday, Sept. 6

    CLOSED

    Tuesday, Sept. 7

    Barbecue chicken, corn casserole, green peas, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Sept. 8

    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, applesauce, sugar cookies, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Sept. 9

    Stew beef au jus, brown rice, vegetable blend, Jell-O, blend juice, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

  • To beat the heat, try making a cantaloupe or watermelon smoothie

    With summer almost over but the heat wave continuing in full force, a great way to beat the heat is by serving some thick, cold and creamy smoothies to your guests or for your own summer enjoyment. Making smoothies is a fairly simple process…all you need is a blender.

  • Lesser known stars with big discoveries

    By Mark Jankowski
    Ingram Planetarium

    Cultures long ago that mapped out the sky with constellations did not include all the stars. 

    The dimmer stars simply did not have any value. The gods saw them as unimportant so then the earliest sky watchers deemed those dim stars the same—unimportant. If the stars were unimportant then there was no need to include them in a figure of bright stars honoring a deity. 

  • Jim Roach Memorial Golf Tourney a big hit with youth, adults

    BY CONNIE HENSLEY

    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    The inaugural Jim Roach Memorial Golf Tournament was played Saturday at Brierwood Golf Club. This was the first time in recent memory Brunswick County had a large field of local youth and adults competing in a stroke play tournament.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    BEACHCOMBERS

    Results of the Modified event Friday at Brierwood. In first with 13 points were Paul Michal, Ed Kinney, Fred Ortiz and Gary Gutheil. In second with 9.5 points were Jim Beairsto, Bill Cameron and Bob Byrne. Best over their points were Kinney (7) and Cameron (6.5). Gross: Gary Gutheil, 86; Stu Cleveland, 87. Net: Ed Kinney, 66; Bill Cameron, 69. Ed Kinney was voted golfer of the week.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

  • CGRA and Hall of Fame inductions

    I serve on the board of directors of the Carolina Golf Reporters Association. 

    That sounds like a huge honor (it is!) and the CGRA sounds like an august body of learned writers who regularly pontificate on the world of golf in the Carolinas. 

    Actually, these are regular folks who love and write about golf. 

  • Close can be good, too close is bad when it comes to fishing

    Did you see all the yellow butterflies out this weekend? This is the first sign fall is coming. And although the daytime temperatures didn’t feel completely fall, the morning air and sky did remind me of great days ahead. 

    However, the water temperatures are still hot, and it will take quite a few cold fronts to get the water back into the 70s, which in turn will spark all the fisheries to become much more active. 

  • Bay Creek Classic fishing tourney Sept. 11

    If you are looking for a tournament to fish and a great cause to back, look no further than the Sept. 11 Bay Creek Classic flounder tourney, a one-day event that benefits an amazing local resident and fisherman with an incredible story.

    Brandon Matthews is a Southport sportsman who was working on his deer stand in 2006 and fell 30 feet from a magnolia tree, an accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Brandon faced a tremendous and painful ordeal rehabbing at the hospital, and over time he regained the movement in his arms but no use of his hands or legs.