Today's News

  • Some tips for caring for storm-damaged trees

    By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Luckily, our recent winter storm did not dump enough snow or ice in our area to cause major damage to trees and shrubs, but this is not always the case.
    Winter storms do strike southeastern North Carolina every so often and can cause major damage to trees and shrubs. Even more common is damage caused by tropical systems or intense thunderstorms.

  • Food safety class set

    Learn the right techniques for handling, preparing, serving and storing foods safely during the ServSafe Food Safety for Restaurant Managers class offered in three sessions on Mondays, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13 at the Training Center in the Cooperative Extension building (Bldg. N) at the Government Center in Bolivia. The classroom sessions are from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Jan. 16
    Closed for MLK Day.
    Tuesday, Jan. 17
    Asian chicken w/vegetables, stir-fry rice, fresh apple, orange juice, dinner roll/whole-wheat roll, beverage.
    Wednesday, Jan. 18
    Sausage/peppers/onions, pinto beans, cole slaw, pineapple tidbits, hot dog bun/whole-wheat bun, beverage.
    Thursday, Jan. 19

  • Tofu easily absorbs new flavors through spices or marinades

    Tofu is made from soybeans, water and a coagulant, or curdling agent. Loved in Asia for centuries, it is high in protein and calcium and has the ability to absorb new flavors, whether through spices or marinades.
    For those of you who have never used it or even know what it is, tofu is considered to be a good meat substitute, as it is rich in protein. Since it has no flavor of its own, tofu can easily pick up almost any flavor that you add to it.

  • Wrestling video: Bobby McRainey vs Trent Allen
  • VIDEO INCLUDED South wrestlers beat Trojans for playoff spot

      BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick High School wrestling team beat West Brunswick 47-21 Jan. 11 and clinched a spot in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state duals tournament. The duals are Feb. 7-11 at sites to be determined.

    South rolled through the lower weights in building a big lead en route to the victory. Three first-period falls, a technical fall and a forfeit helped give the Cougars a 32-0 lead.

  • Sunset Beach council approves new restrooms for island


    SUNSET BEACH—Before the next tourist season, new restrooms should be in place on the island.

    Monday night, Sunset Beach Town Council approved ordering two new restroom facilities for the gazebo area for March installation.

    The cost for the facilities will be $84,000. Council opted for beige as the color.


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  • Community Calendar

    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.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Friday at Cypress Bay. The winners with a score of 16.5 points were Stu Cleveland, Bob Brownley and Fred Ortiz. In second with 10 points were Gary Gutheil, Jim Beairsto, Bob Smith and Dan O’Connell. Lowest rounds for the day were Stu Cleveland 81, Reese Evans 83, Tom Culverwell 85 and Gary Gutheil 88. Lowest nets were Cleveland and Culverwell 64 and Dan O’Connell and Jim Beairsto 69. Most over their points were Stu Cleveland at 8 points and Dan O'Connell at 7 points. Stu Cleveland was voted golfer of the week.

  • Paradise on Earth: Right here in Brunswick County

    ike many of us who live on the Carolina Coast, my husband and I have had company off and on for the last few months. Family members come to visit for the holidays; friends stop by on their way north or south. Sometimes, our company leaves in the morning. I wash all the sheets and towels, send Gene to the grocery store and more company arrives in the afternoon.
    We love visitors. Each time folks come here and exclaim in delight over our fabulous area, we are reminded we really do live in a paradise.