Today's News

  • Opening ceremonies of Dixie Youth Baseball AA (coach-pitch) state tourney at Lockwood Folly
  • Cooper Hewett video
  • Drought conditions return to state for first time since May

    Drought has returned to North Carolina for the first time in more than a month, due to below normal rainfall and record-breaking temperatures.

    Brunswick County is listed as abnormally dry. Water supply sources are being monitored for diminished capacity. Impending drought conditions are possible.

    Conditions in 17 counties, including Mecklenburg and Wake, grew worse this week as moderate drought returned to parts of central and southwestern North Carolina.

  • West Brunswick beats Hoke County 12-2 in CCSSL game

     The West Brunswick baseball team improved to 9-0 in the Central Carolina Summer Scholastic League by beating Hoke County 12-2 in six innings July 3 at West.

    Hoke, in a difference conference from West Brunswick, dropped to 0-9 in the CCSSL.

    For West, Erick Hill stole three bases and finished 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Winning pitcher Chandler Taylor was 4-for-4 with a walk and five RBIs. Markel Jones was 2-for-4. Dustin Darguzas was 1-for-3 with a double and one RBI. Khalil Gause had one RBI. Sean Hewett had a single and two walks.

  • We answer God’s call for giving—living with volunteerism

    For many people, retirement is volunteerism. Days and evenings are parceled into allotted timetables for civic or religious organizations, hobby groups of all sorts. Time, talents, energy, and finances are universally shared. Workshops are attended to attain more information to be distributed among all the organizations that have staked their claim on us. We feel both stretched and fulfilled, but also and often somewhat frazzled. One can almost hear the sighed statement: “It is better to give than to receive.”

  • ‘A Civil War Story’ plays at Maritime Museum

    The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport will showcase authentic North Carolina culture and heritage on Saturday, July 14, in the second installment of the popular three-part summer program Second Saturdays.

  • During summer, container plants may need water daily

    Growing plants in containers is one of my favorite ways to garden and it can bring instant rewards. When the temperatures increase, plants seem to go into a growing frenzy. If they do not have access to water and nutrients, they become stressed and unhealthy looking. Watering is a bit of a balancing act. Trying to determine how much and how often can be quite a challenge.
    My strategy is to water containers thoroughly when the soil surface becomes dry to the touch. This can become tricky, depending on the soil used in the container.

  • 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.