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Today's News

  • Elks plan Halloween dinner and dance

    The Calabash Elks will host a Halloween costume dinner and dance fundraiser from 6-10 p.m.

    This year’s menu is a choice of either prime rib or chicken cordon bleu. Entertainment will be provided by Hot and Heavy in full Halloween regalia.  Cost is $15 per person and reservations are required. Seating is limited. Call 579-4600.

  • Religion briefs

    Church plans yard sale

    Beach Assembly of God Church will host a yard sale at Jerome’s Steak and Seafood in Shallotte from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Barbecue plates will also be available.

    Space is still available to rent for the yard sale or for business. Call 575-5888.

    Group is collecting gloves

  • Change is in the air and I am breathing deeply of its fragrance

    President Obama claims change as his policy for and promise to our nation. The seasons change quarterly. With incredible rapidity, impending drought changes to hazardous flood conditions. Election time draws near. Candidates cry out for change. Change governmental strategies, change political parties, change your voting process. Change and choose differently.

  • 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.

    WILSON