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Today's News

  • West scores season-high16 runs

    TABOR CITY—West Brunswick had 18 hits in beating South Columbus 16-8 April 13 in a conference baseball game.
    The 16 runs are the most this season for West, 5-1 in the conference, 11-3 overall.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged William Casey Faircloth, 20, of 118 Lion’s Paw Drive, Holden Beach, with assault on a female. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center under no bond.

  • Election 2010: Crowded candidate field for Burr, Senate candidates

    U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., wants to continue representing North Carolina in the U.S. Senate, but he has drawn a crowded field of opposition—on both sides of the aisle.

    Burr will face primary competition from Republicans Larry Linney, Brad Jones and Eddie Burk to seek the GOP nomination to go on to the general election in November.

    Democrats Marcus Williams, Ann Worthy, Elaine Marshall, Ken Lewis, Susan Harris and Cal Cunningham will square off to be elected the Democratic nominee.

  • Organic gardening takes more time, effort and forethought

    We have received several questions about organic gardening. Following are some thoughts on the subject.
    Home gardeners who want to try their hand at growing organic vegetables should lower their expectations just a little and be prepared to put in more sweat equity.
    Plan ahead
    Growing organic vegetables takes extra planning. If you use organic fertilizer sources or organic soil amendments, these need to be tilled into the garden well in advance to be effective. Ideally, this process should begin in the fall prior to spring planting.

  • Now spring weather is here, it’s time for garden rehab

    Last week’s summer-like temperatures helped our shrubs and flowers catch up a bit after lingering a couple of weeks behind the usual blooming times.
    Now, with more seasonal temperatures, we should be able to enjoy all of the spring color before the hot times arrive. Get out and enjoy all of the azaleas, flowering dogwoods, crabapples, cherries, wisterias and the fresh and colorful new growth of Japanese maples.

  • Empanadas, as an appetizer or main course, are flavorful and filling

    If you’ve never tried an empanada, you’re in for a real treat. Similar to Cornish pasties, Italian calzone, Polish pierogies and turnovers, these Latin American pastries have become extremely popular.

  • Camera Club to meet April 15

    The April 15 meeting of the Coastal Carolina Camera Club (CCCC) will host a discussion of sports photography with speakers from the Pelicans Baseball team of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    Julie Borshak, director of community relations, will share her expertise in candid sports photography and her experiences in taking candid photos of the Pelicans players. She is an avid baseball fan and is in her third season with the organization.

  • BCC Foundation forms Women in Philanthropy and leadership group

    Brunswick Community College Foundation kicked off its first Women in Philanthropy and Leadership meeting on Thursday, March 4, at Farmstead Golf Club.
    Dr. Debbie Conner of Coastal Carolina University was the featured guest speaker. Conner shared her vision and passion for this mission to more than 30 women in attendance.
    Women in Philanthropy is an organization dedicated to revolutionizing the way women give by transforming charitable contributions into philanthropic investments in the community.

  • Brunswick ROCAME announces 2010 Jamboree results

    ROCAME had its annual Brunswick County jamboree on March 27 at North Brunswick High School.
    Four middle schools and three high schools (more than 125 students, teachers and parents) participated in the math and science events.
    Winners of middle school events were as follows:
    Write It Do It: First place for Daysha McNeil and Rodaishia January (Leland Middle School), second place (tie) for Taelen Wilson and Rosie Torres (Waccamaw School), and Kyasiah Miller and Maunda Grissett (Cedar Grove Middle).

  • Do we want to spend our lives ‘Up in the Air?’

    Oscar night is long over. The subsequent days and nights agonizing over who should have won and didn’t, which outfits were outrageous and which were breathtaking, the back-stabbing and Monday morning quarterbacking have all been relegated to a distant past. All questions and comments will likely be resurrected next year.
    Now is the time for me to view the work of the contenders and to offer my own review and/or appraisal.