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Today's News

  • Landscape for winter with bountiful bark

    Winter can be a drab, blah time in the garden but it certainly doesn’t have to be. In spring and summer, it is easy to find color for any spot in your landscape. There aren’t many plants that bloom this time of year. To add interest during the off-season, focus on interesting textures, colors and shapes.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Jan. 2
    Closed.
    Tuesday, Jan. 3
    Grilled barbecue chicken, new potatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits, dinner roll, beverage.
    Wednesday, Jan. 4
    Macaroni and cheese, diced ham, vegetable blend, orange juice, biscuit/whole-wheat dinner roll, beverage.
    Thursday, Jan. 5
    Stuffed cabbage roll, field peas/snaps, peaches, brownies, whole-wheat bread/white bread, beverage.

  • Preparing warm, succulent, rare prime rib for two at home

    For many families, serving prime rib for Christmas or New Year’s has become a tradition, but what if you want a discreet little prime rib dinner for two? The simple answer might be, “head for a local steak house.”
    But if you have an overwhelming desire for that warm, succulent, rare prime rib at home, you’ll need a small piece of meat. Preparing a small roast with that desired salty, crusty, flavorful outside and beautifully rare inside is almost impossible if you use the conventional oven method.

  • Drive for the Kids raises $1,760

    Naber Chrysler helped raise $ 1,760 for Union Elementary School with Chrysler’s Drive for the Kids program. The fundraising event took place on Oct. 28, in conjunction with the school’s annual fall festival, and sponsored by the Union Elementary School PTO.
    Participants earned a $10 contribution to the school from Chrysler by taking a brief test drive in a Town and Country, the company’s award-winning minivan. Naber Chrysler supplied the vehicles and volunteers from the dealership were on hand to assist in the fundraising drives.

  • Education briefs

    Awards given for first nine weeks
    Waccamaw Elementary has announced the winners of its first nine-week awards.

  • Don’t let cold deter you from fishing

    A pattern of sunny days and chilly but not too-cold nights has inshore anglers chasing the usual winter suspects. Many folks are surprised to learn that winter fishing in Brunswick County actually gives anglers a decent chance to catch fish, but those who put away their rods and reels due to colder weather often miss some of the best action of the year.

  • The First Tee: It was a very good year in Brunswick County

    Looking back on all that happened in 2011, I can honestly say The First Tee of Brunswick County had a very good year. New programs and events were tried, with successful outcomes. The chapter grew in numbers of kids, volunteers and donors.
    Two new full-time employees came on board. The expansion of Cinghiale Creek, the home of The First Tee of Brunswick County, is ongoing and strong. Every golf course complex in the county is on board to help the chapter.

  • Groundbreaking at Life Skills and Learning Academy

    By Connie Hensley
    Public Relations, TFTBC
    Groundbreaking for the North Carolina Life Skills and Leadership Academy took place Dec. 20 at The First Tee of Brunswick County Golf Club at Cinghiale Creek.
    The academy is designed to help address the critical issues of dropout and lack of character education. The academy accomplishes this through immersion in The First Tee Nine Core Values, The First Tee Life Skills Experience curriculum and The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association format for Dec. 15 was one gross and one net of the foursome. The winning team at -12 was Dan Perry, Bernie Gruzlewski, Al Ostrager and Jim Pope. In second at +3 was the team of Dave Harper, George Edwards, Paul Salerno and Ron Arvidson.  
    The format for Dec. 19 was two best balls of the foursome. The winning team at -24 was Gary Hughes, Bob Nobes, Dave Harper and Ro Arvidson. In second at -18 was the team of Dan Perry, Paul Salerno, Al Ostrager and Dennis Shea.

  • Sports briefs

    Brunswick Belles Senior League Dec. 14
    Game: 1. Merry Yarbrough, 220; 2. Karen Manor, 202; 3.Carol Haack, 193.
    Series: 1. Karen Manor, 522; 2. Merry Yarbrough, 485; 3. Eileen Lenz, 462.
    Handicap game: 1. Merry Yarbrough, 282; 2. Carol Haack, 260; 3. Karen Manor, 258.
    Handicap series: 1. Karen Manor, 690; 2. Merry Yarbrough, 671; 3. Mary Fonte, 651.