Today's News

  • For an alternative to the traditional sour cream dip, create your own tzatziki

     In an effort to eat healthier, many people are looking for an alternative to the traditional sour cream dip for their vegetables and whole-grain crackers. One product I’m seeing more and more of is called tzatziki.

    Tzatziki is a sauce that has its origins in Greece and the Middle East. It is frequently used as the sauce on gyros, but it can also be a salad dressing, sauce for grilled meats or mild fish or a dip. What’s nice about this tzatziki is that not only is it a lower fat alternative, it also contains a vegetable as one of its key ingredients.

  • Tiny critter creates a big threat for this dog

     The dog couldn’t move.

    Every concerned veterinarian’s darkest fear is to treat a patient that not only doesn’t get better, but gets worse. I was living that nightmare and it was breaking my heart.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    One of my pet peeves as a plant taxonomist comes up again when we look at this little plant. Its common name suggests that it is a grass, but it is not a grass. Not even close.


    Nevertheless, it looks at little bit like grass, with elongated, slender grass-like leaves, and a long stalk. Each stalk makes a seedpod-looking thing, which might resemble a grass, but the individual flowers, of course, aren’t grass-like at all.

  • When it comes to low-fat animal protein, whitefish is the winner



    It seems everyone these days is trying to balance meals with low-carb, high protein foods, yet low-fat at the same time. What about whitefish? It’s lower in fat than any other source of animal protein.

    Tilapia is a mild, tender, white-flesh fish that cooks up in minutes. Because of its lack of fishy flavor and low price, it has become the most popular farmed fish in the U.S.

  • Fulford birth

     Justin and Christina Fulford of Bolivia are the proud parents of a daughter, Alana Grace Fulford, born at 8:07 a.m. Sept. 20 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 19 inches in length. She joins a sister, Sofia Marie, 22 months.

  • Noorigian retires from Coast Guard Reserve

     Aram J. Noorigian, son of Leon and Mary Noorigian of Carolina Shores, will officially retire from the federal government as a chief in the Coast Guard Reserve on Oct. 1.

    He joined the Navy when he was 18, then joined the Seabees and finally the Coast Guard.

  • Golfers support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and golfers in Brunswick County are hosting tournaments, card parties, luncheons and other events to build awareness and to raise money.

    Breast Cancer has a special meaning for me because I have lost two close friends to this disease, which strikes one in eight women. Most of us know both victims and survivors of breast cancer, the leading cause of death among women in the world.

  • Two Brunswick County First Tee players finish two rounds under par in California tourney

    Staff Report

    Two First Tee of Brunswick County golfers played under-par golf in two rounds of the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Monterey Peninsula, Calif., but were unable to advance to the final round.

    In the second round Saturday, Sept. 26, Jackson Cole of Pawleys Island, S.C., shot a 2-under 69 on the Poppy Hills course and was 5-under par for the tourney. He was tied for 30th.

  • Agents arrest two men on drug charges

     Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents have arrested two men on drug charges in separate investigations prompted by community tips and complaints, Sheriff John Ingram said.

  • Brunswick County Intercultural Festival canceled

    The Brunswick County Intercultural Festival, which was scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, has been canceled.

    Festival coordinator Mari-Lou Wong-Chong said the event had been canceled because of the expectation of inclement weather in the area this weekend.

    The festival was scheduled from 10 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    Saturday’s weather forecast calls for a 90 percent chance of thunderstorms in the Supply area, according to the Weather Channel web site.