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Today's News

  • How to build a rain garden

    By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

  • Red, white and blueberries

    July belongs to blueberries. It is National Blueberry Month and a great time to think and talk about this super food.
    Nutritionally, we’ve been hearing a lot about blueberries lately. People are calling them a super food and not just because they taste good. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), blueberries are near the top of the list when it comes to antioxidant activity per serving.

  • A toast to summer: Make it fruity and bold with a splash of fun

    The sunny season is here, so why not raise a cool one with friends on your patio or by the pool? It’s time to relax in the comfort of our home and enjoy the summer season as long as it lasts.
    Some of the most refreshing drinks are those made with fresh fruit. The fruity drink you choose may be a berry-flavored vodka creation, a blender drink using fresh fruits or even a little twist on the always-popular lemonade.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 5
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 5
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Community briefs

    Lockwood Folly dredging
    The Army Corps of Engineers’ dredge boat, the Merritt, is in the Lockwood Folly Inlet. This is the second round of dredging in the area this year. The plan is to have enough material removed from the inlet by the end of this cycle so that the Coast Guard can return the buoys to the inlet. According to the Corps’ schedule, the Merritt should be working in Lockwood Folly through July 8.

  • Ronays win Ocean Ridge tournament

    James and J.K. Ronay won the 2012 Ocean Ridge Plantation men’s member-guest golf tournament.
    The tournament, which took place on Tiger’s Eye, started with two-person teams placed in flights based on their total combined handicaps. Five nine-hole best ball matches were played to determine the winner of each flight. The six flight winners plus three runner-up teams advanced to the shoot-out to determine the Member Guest champions.

  • BCPRD sets 2012 senior golf schedule

    Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).
    July 18: The Lakes, $28. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.
    Aug 22: Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
    Price includes cart fee, greens fee and prizes. Cart attendant’s tip is not included in price.

  • Public may comment about game bird seasons

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is inviting public comments on the early waterfowl and webless migratory game bird hunting seasons.
    The seasons include dove, woodcock, rail, snipe and those waterfowl seasons beginning before Oct. 1. Input on extended falconry seasons for webless species also will be taken at this time. Comment on proposed dates for the seasons by going to www.ncwildlife.org and clicking on “Submit Comments.”
    Comments will be accepted through June 20. Season dates will be selected at the July 12 commission meeting.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brick Landing
    On June 28, the Brick Landing Nine Is Fine played its monthly game day. The game was prediction. Each player had to predict the final score she would receive after nine holes of golf. Dottie Leelike was the winner with an exact prediction.