Today's News

  • Sports drinks

     I’ve watched with amused interest when winning football team members cooperate to distract the coach so other members can douse him with the remaining liquid in the large Gatorade container. I’m guessing it’s all in fun and probably a show of respect and affection for the coach. All I can ever think of is how the coach now has cold wet sugary sticky hair and clothes to contend with throughout the celebration. I guess I don’t fully appreciate this Gatorade baptism ritual.

  • Scammers prey on social insecurity



    What impels a religion columnist to write about scammers and their nefarious occupation? It’s a good question that commands investigation and response. As I was pondering both query and reply, an interesting item was announced during the nightly news. The story involved the growing number of scams being perpetrated, particularly on senior citizens. Obviously this is both a disturbing reality and one that causes concern about the state of our union as a nation, a people, specifically a people of God.

  • Do you take things too personally?



    By Linda Arnold


    “Why hasn’t he returned my call?” “Did you hear what she said?” “I must have done something wrong.”

    How many times does that voice in your head cause you to second-guess yourself? And then you end up replaying a situation over and over, agonizing over it.

    Sound familiar?

    Well, here’s a news flash:

    Nothing other people do is about you. It’s about them.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    “Sweet is the swamp with its secrets, until we meet a snake;

    ‘Tis then we sigh for houses, and our departure take.” — Emily Dickinson


  • Diagnosing root diseases, Part III

     Sam Marshall

    Horticulture Agent


  • The flavor and aroma of freshly cut herbs enhance any cooked meal

     Ever wonder who first thought of eating a tomato with fresh basil, or combining sage with onion in a stuffing, or lamb with rosemary and garlic? I know … who cares? But most of the flavor-enhancing herbs we enjoy today were prized by the earliest cultures to improve the flavor of often dull and limited meals.

  • BCC wins again in World Series, reaches fourth round

     ENID, Okla. — The Brunswick Community College baseball team has reached the fourth round of the NJCAA Division II World Series.

    The Dolphins beat McHenry 12-8 in a loser-out game Monday in the third round of the series at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

    BCC plays at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. If BCC wins, it advances to a semifinal at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2.

  • BFA caseworker availability announced

    Brunswick Family Assistance has a caseworker available to take applications for energy and rental assistance the first and third Thursday of the month, beginning June 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until funds are depleted on a first-come, first served basis. From this location, BFA can assist people from Longwood, Ash, Calabash, Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach. A caseworker will conduct intake at the Parks and Recreation facility located at 5859 Waccamaw School Road in Ash.

  • Goodwill to have groundbreaking in Carolina Shores

    The town of Carolina Shores invites the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for Goodwill Industries at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, at Emerson Bay Drive off Persimmon Road at U.S. 17.

    The site for the future Goodwill facility is across from South Brunswick Medical Center.

    Parking will be available on the roadside of Emerson Bay.

  • Moody’s affirms Brunswick County’s GO bond rating at Aa2

    Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed Brunswick County’s Aa2 general obligation bond rating, noting the county has a “very high quality credit position.”

    Moody’s ratings announcement also notes the county’s “robust” financial position and “small pension burden with an exceptionally low debt liability. The county has a very strong economy and tax base overall.”