Today's News

  • You are your dog’s favorite smell

     Science is once again confirming what many dog lovers suspected: Our dogs know our smell, and they love it. Recent research by Emory University’s Dr. Gregory Berns used advanced brain-imaging to prove dogs recognize our scent even when we’re not present. Even more interesting is how the canine brains responded differently to the odor of other dogs and humans versus their own human family. You are your dog’s favorite smell.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    A flash of brilliant red-purple: one way nature reminds us it’s time to say goodbye to summer.

  • Mushrooms may be eaten raw or cooked whole, sliced or chopped

     So what exactly are mushrooms? They aren’t really a true vegetable in the sense they do not have any leaves, roots or seeds, and really do not need any light to grow.

    A mushroom is a fungus, which grows in the dark and creates more mushrooms (or fungus) by releasing spores. Brimming with protein, B vitamins (riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic) and minerals (selenium, potassium and copper), mushrooms are low in calories and, cooked fresh, offer the most nutritional benefit versus the canned version that may have more sodium.


  • Harrington-Stalvey engagement

     Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Alisha Lee Harrington and William Seth Stalvey.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Debbie and stepdaughter of Steve Walker of Omaha, Neb., and granddaughter of Dennis and Patricia Harrington of Holden Beach. A graduate of University of Nebraska at Kearney, she is a legal coordinator in Omaha.

  • Godwin-Hyman wedding


     Terri Winnette Godwin and Brinson Edward Hyman were united in marriage Sept. 19 at Little Prong Missionary Baptist Church in Ash. The Rev. Cary Godwin, father of the bride, officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of the Rev. Cary Godwin of Ash and the late Bettie Marlow Godwin. She was escorted and given in marriage by her father.

    The groom is the son of Jessie Hyman of Kenly and the late Willis Edward Hyman.

  • Formyduval family reunion

     A Formyduval family reunion is planned for Saturday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Waccamaw Schoolhouse 5901 Waccamaw School Road NW in Ash. Bring a dish to share and any old photos to display. The reunion is open to all Formyduval descendants and relatives.

    Email Kim Formyduval Fairfield (daughter of Willard) at kff12345@yahoo.com or call (603) 320-2904 for additional information.

  • Trojans dominate Cougars

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 34-14 in a Mideastern Conference football game Monday night at West.

    Shikeem Hill, Maliek King and Anthony McCray each scored touchdowns for the Trojans, 2-1 in the conference, 5-3 overall.

    Sophomore Owen McDowell, in his first complete game at quarterback, threw a touchdown pass to Da’Quane Burgess.

    “He did a great job tonight,” West coach Kelly Williamson said.

    Tariq Thomas returned an interception for a score. Hunter Younts kicked four extra points.

  • Sandpiper Bay renovating

    Golf is alive and well in Brunswick County and I’m delighted.

    Several years ago, it was a different story. The economy had tanked; golf rounds were down on the Carolina Coast and courses were closing here and there in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area.  Bay Tee, Gator Hole, Ocean Isle Beach Golf Course and Calabash Links were gone.

    My husband, Gene, and I had worked hard all our lives and we had built a great retirement home on the third hole of Brick Landing. Then that course went into bankruptcy and closed.

  • VIDEO: BCC volleyball

    Final points of BCC’s first-set victory against Surry Community College on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Brunswick Community College. BCC went to win the match 3-0.

  • Trojans defeat Cougars 1-0 in overtime

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    SHALLOTTE — Tristan Murphy’s penalty kick with 7 minutes, 30 seconds left in overtime gave West Brunswick a 1-0 soccer victory against South Brunswick on Thursday, Oct. 8.

    The victory completed a season sweep of the Cougars, who lost 3-2 in overtime Sept. 15 on a goal by Murphy. West is 3-4 in the conference, 9-6 overall.

    The penalty kick came after a barrage of shots by the Trojans.