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Today's News

  • The Superintendent: A golf course’s most valuable player

     

    Last month I attended the annual Conference & Trade Show of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendent’s Association. The event at the big convention center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., had three days of meetings, seminars, keynote speakers, networking and fun for the 1,800 members of the CGCSA.

  • All I want for Christmas is a bluefin tuna

      The Christmas cookies are being made, arrangements for family visits have been acknowledged and the last of your gift shopping keeps getting pushed farther and farther back. With all this going on, fishermen wonder why it is so hard to get a day to yourself on the water during the holidays. Fortunately, the fishing has remained consistent over the past week.

  • Let go of a Santa Claus God and come alive with a sanctifying God

     

     

    Good ol’ Hubby Dear had a yen for a somewhat expensive art book. At least, he thought its price was more than he should spend on himself. To assuage his guilt over desiring such a gift, he told me it would suffice for both Christmas and birthday presents. Then he boyishly asked me what I wanted for Christmas. My teasing response was, “All  I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.”

  • Thoughts on homemade gifts

     By Cheryle Syracuse

    You don’t need me to tell you that Christmas is getting closer and closer. Many folks still have plans to making and give some homemade or home-baked gifts this year. With that in mind I have two thoughts to share about homemade gifts, one a caution and the other a quick and somewhat healthful idea.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

  • Sauerbraten is perfect for large gatherings over the holidays

     Sauerbraten is a favorite of mine to be served around the holidays. It’s not just a dish you can make for just two, three or four people. Since I start out with a 4- to 5-pound beef roast, it is more conducive to a larger gathering around the holiday season.

  • Smith graduates from Western Carolina University

     Tyler Dean Smith, son of Roger and Virginia Smith of Calabash, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in construction management, with a minor in business administration, during commencement exercises at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee on Saturday, Dec. 13.

    Smith is a 2011 graduate of Brunswick County Early College High School.

  • Man accused of posing as Red Cross official, leading chase arrested in court

    A man who investigators believe posed as an American Red Cross official to solicit toy and money donations from the community and led police on a chase Monday night, Dec. 15, in Navassa was captured when he appeared in District Criminal Court on the next morning to face a DWI charge.

    Tommy Ray Bolton of Leland is charged with failure to maintain lane control, reckless driving, resisting arrest, possession of stolen goods, felony speeding to elude arrest and driving while license revoked-driving while impaired revocation, Navassa Police Chief Preston Howell said.

  • Governor names Adams state Ports Authority chairman

    Gov. Pat McCrory has named Tom Adams of Ocean Isle Beach the next chairman of the North Carolina State Ports Authority Board of Directors.

    “North Carolina ports are the fastest growing ports on the East Coast. I am honored that Gov.McCrory has asked me to lead the board, and I look forward to ensuring the Authority capitalizes on its reputation for unrivaled customer service and ease of doing business,” Adams said said in a news release.

    House Speaker Thom Tillis appointed Adams to the board of directors in January.

  • Ram Gridiron fundraiser nets $4,280 for West Brunswick

    West Brunswick families and fans participated in a Ram Gridiron Challenge fundraiser Oct. 17 and raised $4,280 for the school. The Ram Truck brand contributed $20 for each test drive in a new Ram truck. West Brunswick’s Class of 2015 was awarded $500 for completing the most test drives during the event.