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Today's News

  • With shuffled lineup, West beats North 4-1 in soccer

     LELAND—With a new defensive backfield and a new starting forward, the West Brunswick High School soccer team beat North Brunswick 4-1 in a conference game Sept 14.

    Sophomore Luis Espinoza, a substitute for injured senior co-captain Alex Harrell, scored two goals in the first half.

    Junior forward Scottie Melvin also scored in the first half and Nick Carozza had two assists. Junior Jonathan Newhouse scored West’s goal in the second half, about a minute after North’s Carlos Mateos had cut the lead to 3-1.

  • Religion and club briefs

    Church plans fundraiser
    New Life Baptist Church, 5420 Ocean Hwy. E. in Winnabow, will have a barbecue chicken/pork chop fundraiser from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.
    Barbecue chicken and pork chops plates will include green beans or baked beans, potato salad, roll and dessert.
    Spaghetti dinner set for Sept. 24
    Calabash Presbyterian Church will have its fifth annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the fellowship hall.

  • God’s hands and feet are visible in human form if we have the eyes to see

    Life is an exercise in learning if it is anything at all. Certainly, Hubby Dear and I have had ample opportunity to experience it, especially during the past two years or more. Food arrived when we least expected and most needed it. Company came to visit and lift our spirits. Cards galore, including birthday greetings and well wishes both comic and otherwise, were lovingly read and placed within sight and smiling review.

  • Food safety and restaurants

    Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff NC Cooperative Extension Brunswick County Center
    This is National Food Safety Education Month. It’s been held every September for the past 17 years and focuses on the importance of food safety education for the restaurant and food service industry.

  • Now is the time to make changes to your garden

    This weekend, I spent most of my time re-planting and moving plants that I had planted last fall. I am easily bored with my garden and find it refreshing to change its look now and then.
    My creeping sedum was desperate for a haircut and my roses were waiting to be deadheaded. Some of my plants, like my lantana, struggled to survive the heat of the summer, but are now in full bloom.

  • Now is the best time to add new plants to your yard

    Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    As the weather grows cooler, most landscape plants begin to go dormant. Fall is an excellent time to install new plant material.
    Many home gardeners like to install plants in the spring when their leaves are unfurling and many go into bloom. Spring planting is acceptable, but fall planting is preferable. The summer months are not good for planting due to the intense heat and prolonged dry spells.

  • Popular Southern comfort dishes are made with frugal ingenuity

    Southern comfort food is typically made from inexpensive cuts of meat (most often chicken and/or pork) combined with an abundance of fresh vegetables, rice and corn. It’s known by various names, from Creole, Cajun and Carolina low country to soul food.

  • Community briefs

    Votes for Canine Angels needed
    A Myrtle Beach, S.C., company is offering $1,000 for the most votes for a local charity, Canine Angels.
    Canine Angels is a nonprofit based in Horry County, S.C., which rescues dogs from area shelters and provides for their training, with the aid of volunteers, to become service dogs for disabled veterans.
    Please go to this website: http://www.trustfourstar.com/CaringfortheCommunity.html, and go to the form at the bottom.

  • Half-goat, half-fish, surf and turf constellation

    A triangle in the sky can give a helpful tip in finding a half-goat, half-fish creature. Additionally, it can help in finding a dude pouring water out all over Earth, a big fish, and a microscope. It is such a helpful triangle. Euclid would have been proud of this helpful triangle. Go spend some time outside since it is late summer, and the temperatures are lower, and see if you can find this triangle in the south-southeast sky.

  • McCumbee delivers another top-10 finish

    BY COURTNEY McGARRY
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    Neither a misfiring ignition box nor the surrounding mayhem could keep Chad McCumbee from delivering ModSpace and Andy Belmont Racing (ABR) from another impressive top-10 finish Sept. 5 in the Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.
    The driver of the No. 1 ModSpace Ford Fusion was forced to give up his ninth-place starting spot when the team decided to change the ignition box as a precautionary measure before the 100-lap race for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.