Today's News

  • Religion briefs

    Service schedule set for December
    Calabash Presbyterian Church has announced the following updated Christmas service schedule:
    Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. Christmas cantata; Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. communion, candlelight service; Dec. 25 at 9 a.m. Sunday worship service; and Jan. 1 at 9 a.m. Sunday worship service.

  • We are the many, we are not the few

    I received an email from a friend in New Jersey that contained a link to YouTube. I am rather circumspect regarding these kinds of things, but the sender usually has interesting sites for me to explore. So, I tuned in, and tuned into the message sung against a variety of backgrounds that gave historical reference to the need for people to speak out against injustice.
    As I listened to the words of the song, I felt the depth of feeling that accompanied it.

  • Students learn about giving back

    It’s never too early to learn to help others and give back to society. Students in the Communities in Schools After School program at Lincoln Elementary have been doing just that.
    They collected a truckload of holiday decorations, winter clothing and household items to donate to the CIS Thrift Shop.
    “The children were excited to share what they have and help other children in need,” said Minnie Holiday, CIS site manager.
    With money tight, more and more people are turning to thrift shops to make ends meet.

  • Tips for safe shopping

    By Myra Burgess
    Family Nutrition Program Assistant
    Expanded Foods & Nutrition Program
    County Cooperative Extension

  • Holiday food safety quiz

    By Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    The holiday season can put people at risk for foodborne illnesses. Refrigerators and dining rooms are full, parties and celebrations are plentiful and some of the foods we only prepare once a year, challenging even the most experienced cook.
    Test your food safety knowledge by answering the following true or false questions.

  • New Master Gardener class begins Jan. 10

    The Brunswick County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service will offer the popular Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program beginning Jan. 10, 2012. The program is designed to teach home gardeners the basics of horticulture for coastal North Carolina.
    Classes will meet from 9 a.m.-noon each Tuesday from Jan. 10 through May 1, 2012, at the Brunswick County Extension Center in the Government Complex in Bolivia.

  • The ever-pleasing poinsettia

    It’s that time of year again to celebrate and consume a great deal of food. Time to hang those lights, decorate those Christmas trees and shop till we drop. Work in the garden has started to wind down. Some days of winter can be dreary and cold.

  • Students gain valuable experience through Teen and Peer Court

    Brunswick County students believe in second chances. As volunteers in Teen and Peer Court programs, students serve as defense and prosecuting attorneys, clerks, bailiffs and jurors to determine sentencing for first-time juvenile offenders who have admitted to their crimes.

  • South swimmers split meet with Lumberton, Topsail


    In their last meet before the holiday break, the South Brunswick High School swim teams won one dual and lost another Dec. 14 at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    The girls beat Lumberton 107-41 but lost to Topsail 89-87. The boys beat Lumberton 83-63 but lost to Topsail 83-79.

    South’s boys had regional-qualifying times in five events. The Class 3A East Regional is Feb. 3-4. The state meet is Feb. 9-11.

    Myles Williams was second in the 200-yard freestyle in a qualifying 2:10.69. He won the 500 freestyle in 6:02.71.

  • Old Sunset Beach bridge lighting up for holiday event Monday

    SUNSET BEACH—Wreaths, bows and lights adorn the old Sunset Beach pontoon bridge, standing in yuletide finery at its new retirement site on Shoreline Drive West.

    Last December, the old span had just been put out of commission to make way for the new high-rise bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway.

    This December, the Old Bridge Preservation Society hasn’t forgotten the old span, where the nonprofit group is planning a holiday celebration, called “Christmas at the Old Bridge,” this coming Monday night.