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Today's News

  • Golf action

    The Ocean Ridge Men’s Golf Association played its ninth annual Ocean Ridge Cup tournament Oct. 15, Oct. 20 and Oct. 22. The contest consisted of two 52-member teams (Oceans and Ridges) competing in a Ryder Cup Format.

  • West Brunswick AVID students 'making history'

    By Kathryn Jacewicz

    Staff writer

    Students in the Advancement Via Individual Determination program (AVID) at West Brunswick High School say they are “making history.”

    As the first AVID class in the school, the group of 22 freshmen is determined to make history within their schools and in their personal lives.

  • Five holes-in-one? You have to be kidding

    I started hearing rumors about a gal at Ocean Ridge who had three holes-in-one in the past year, then I heard she had another, and then another…

    Naaah! Five holes-in-one in a year? Impossible, I thought. Someone was pulling my leg.

    But the rumors persisted and a couple of people sent me e-mails, someone else called me about it.

    I decided to track it down and folks, it’s as true as the sun shining outside my office window this morning.

  • Late fall fishing transition begins as temperatures cool

    And now to the next phase of the fishing experience. Late fall has officially arrived as temperatures this week plummet into the 30s. Beach water temperatures have fallen to the mid-60s and the fish are on the move. The spots will be running at their peak over the next week or two. Watch for the piers to be lined with fishermen facing north as a sign the bite is on.

  • Halloween happenings

    It’s time to get spooky this weekend as several Halloween events unfold in Brunswick County.

    Several kids’ parties are planned Friday night. And Brunswick Little Theatre is presenting “Dracula” Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Happenings include:

  • Sea Trail women trick-or-treat for seniors

     SUNSET BEACH—Credit Halloween boredom for spurring four Sea Trail women to charitable action.

    Three Halloweens ago, Linda Blanchette realized her neighborhood had few children or trick-or-treaters, so on a lark she decided to go door-to-door and collect candy from her neighbors in Planter’s Ridge.

  • Services draw a crowd for beloved shellfish man Carson Varnam

     VARNAMTOWN—Carson Varnam was remembered Monday as a faithful family man who made his living from the river, selling shellfish to people who for years came to buy from his stand next to his home on Varnamtown Road.

    Varnam, 76, died last Friday after a long illness.

  • Invite some of your 'ghoulish' friends over for a Halloween party

    My wife and I attended a Halloween dinner years ago prepared by my good friend, Jim Stanley, from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, who continued this tradition for his kids and family until his untimely passing a short time ago.

    Jim explained it’s “not really about the food as much as it is about the atmosphere you create and the presentation of the dishes and the implication of what they might be.”

  • Tips to ensure azaleas do well in Brunswick’s conditions

    As the flowering season for Encore azaleas winds down, it’s time for a performance update.

    I’m in the process of adding all 23 selections to my own garden, but I’m only half way there. The good folks at Flowerwood Nursery in Alabama, who developed the Encore line, were kind enough to donate two of each of the 23 varieties for us to plant in the Brunswick Botanical Garden in the metropolis of Bolivia.

  • Cut back Confederate roses after frost ends flowering season

    Donald Adams of Oak Island has provided much of the information in this article. The Brunswick County Master Gardener volunteers are beholden to him for providing us with information on how to propagate, grow and enjoy the Confederate rose.

    The time is approaching when it is time to take cuttings. I have been asked by several people on when and how to take cuttings. Adams will provide us with that information.