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Today's News

  • Plants that attract beneficial insects

    Nature is filled with “good bugs,” crawling and flying creatures whose diet consists mainly of the pests that ravage garden plants. Below is a list of those good bugs and the plants that they like to visit for food and shelter. Intersperse these plants among the “problem pest areas” in your yard. Remember, though, many chemical sprays work on both bad and good bugs. To keep the good bugs in your yard, eliminate insecticide use in the areas where they live and work.

  • Fall fragrance is in the air

    Plants from the genus Osmanthus are great large, evergreen shrubs to add to your landscape. Give them a bit of room and they’ll reward you with dark green foliage and tiny white flowers that will perfume your garden. In our area, consider Fragrant Tea Olive (Osmanthus fragrans), Holly Tea Olive (Osmanthus heterophyllus) and Fortune’s Osmanthus (Osmanthus x fortunei).

  • Community briefs

    Charity walk for hospital

    There will be a charity walk to benefit Duke Children’s Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 23. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department.

    Donations are $10 to walk or $20 to walk that includes a T-shirt. There will be a silent auction, raffle and classic car display from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Inlet View Restaurant. 

    For more information, call Barbara at 754-3050.

  • Senior site menus

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

    Monday, Oct. 25

    Stuffed cabbage, field peas, banana pudding, orange juice, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Oct. 26

    Pork chop/gravy, rice pilaf, succotash, fresh fruit-apple, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Oct. 27

    Turkey tettrazini, whole beets, Jell-O, fresh fruit-orange, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Oct. 28

  • Sauces can enhance the flavor of any grilled steak or burger

    This is a great time of the year to use our outdoor grills for everything from steak to chicken to pork to fish to vegetables and even certain fruits.

    While most of us enjoy grilling, we tend to ignore all the various sauces that can really enhance the flavor and aroma of our burgers and steaks. If cooking a filet mignon, why not liven it up with a spicy mustard and caper sauce? Or how about a beef tenderloin with blue cheese sauce? One of my favorites is sliced porterhouse with a garlic butter sauce.

  • South beats Scorpions in soccer, stays perfect in conference

     LELAND—South Brunswick scored twice in the first 10 minutes and went on to beat North Brunswick 2-1 in a high school conference soccer game Oct. 20.

    The victory kept the Cougars unbeaten in the conference. North is 6-4-1 in the conference, 10-5-3 overall, in the best season of its young program.

    The two teams played Oct. 14. South won 4-0, but the first half ended 0-0. The second game had a different start to it, as South scored within a few minutes after the start. Senior forward Corey Craven scored off a pass from junior striker Dominic Cunliffe.

  • Two vying in Brunswick County Clerk of Court race

    Democratic incumbent Cheryl Cheers Wilson faces Republican challenger Jim MacCallum in the Nov. 2 Brunswick County Clerk of Court race.

    Wilson, who defeated challenger Linda Moses in the May primary, was elected to her first clerk of court term in 2006. Prior to that, she served 16 years as a magistrate judge and nine years as a legal assistant.

    MacCallum, a Shallotte attorney, defeated Bolivia attorney Pauline Hankins in the Republican primary. He has practiced law for 33 years.

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  • Ingram challenged by Democrat for sheriff

    Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram is being challenged by a retired magistrate and former law enforcement officer for sheriff.

    Both candidates defeated primary opponents in May.

    Ingram, a Republican, has served as sheriff since he was first elected in a special election in May 2008.

    In the May 2010 GOP Primary, Ingram defeated Tim Daniels.

    In the Democratic Primary, Ingram’s opponent, Democrat E. “Rendy” Lewis, defeated Louie Lewis for the Democratic nomination.

  • Incumbent Cooke faces challenge from write-in for District 2 county commissioner

    Brunswick County Commissioner Marty Cooke is facing a last-minute challenge for the District 2 commissioners seat from a write-in candidate.

    Cooke, a Republican who was first appointed county commissioner in April 2008, is seeking his second term as county commissioner.

    Cooke was unopposed in the GOP primary in May, and until July, was unopposed in the Nov. 2 General Election.

  • Incumbent Norris faces challenge from former board of education member

    Brunswick County Commissioner Phil Norris is being challenged by former board of education member Ray Gilbert for the District 1 county commissioners seat.

    Norris, a Republican, is seeking his third four-year term to the board of county commissioners. Gilbert, a Libertarian, is seeking his first term as county commissioner.

    Norris said he is committed to the upcoming countywide property revaluation.

    “It’s in the process,” he said.