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Today's News

  • McCumbee gearing up for 2013 race season

     Chad McCumbee will be racing another full season in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.

    “It was an experience, to say the least,” McCumbee said about last season, in which he had two top-10 finishes and two 11th-place finishes for C.J. Wilson Racing. “I think now, maybe, I’m up to 15 road races that I’ve ever run. It is different and it is a breath of fresh air.

  • Cheerleading championships

    South Brunswick won the conference cheerleading championship Saturday at South Brunswick. West Brunswick was third. Here are photos from the event.

  • West Brunswick boys beat South Brunswick

     The West Brunswick varsity boys’ basketball team overcame a sluggish start offensively and rallied for a 57-47 victory over intracounty rival South Brunswick Jan. 18 in Shallotte.

    West’s fourth-year head coach Eric Davis said he was pleased with the way his squad defended, especially early when points were hard to come by.

  • MLK Jr. honored at Brunswick County government complex Wednesday

    BOLIVIA—Ahead of Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day observation, Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis hosted a Brunswick County recognition Wednesday.

    “Remember the legend, the message, the dream embodied by Dr. King,” Assistant District Attorney Quinton McGee said in his invocation.

    “It’s a message instilled in the youth of the community today and well into the future, so the dream carries on.”

  • Education briefs

    Webber named NSTA fellow
    Jennifer “Jenny” Webber is one of eight North Carolina teachers and one of 244 nationwide selected as a Fellow in the 2012-2013 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) New Science Teacher Academy.
    Webber teaches science at Cedar Grove Middle School.
    The 2012 Fellows were selected based on several criteria, including a solid science background and displaying a strong interest in growing as a professional science educator.

  • How to start eating healthier

    One of the biggest challenges to eating healthier is finding substitutions for existing foods in your diet. Here are some tips to make the transition easier:
    Use mustard instead of mayo on your sandwiches. You’ll get lots of flavor with much fewer calories and fat.
    Select whole-wheat bread instead of white bread. Be sure to read the label to ensure you’re getting whole grains, not just colored white bread.
    Start using lean ground beef, pork tenderloin or fish instead of high-fat cuts of meat.

  • Stuck inside with winter blahs?

    By Tammy Harrison
    Master Gardener
    Now that the holidays are over, many gardeners’ hearts begin yearning for spring.
    Looking through gardening catalogs is a fun way to spend cold winter days, but there’s something else you can do on warm, pretty days: Go to gardens.
    Winter is a wonderful time to visit gardens and arboretums. There are many gardens and arboretums in our state that are free, open year round, and in the winter, you have them pretty much all to yourself.

  • Oh what a feeling: Seduced by a (rotisserie) chicken

    As you pass them in a grocery store, a big box store or even a discount store, the aroma and promise of quick, hot meal entices you to buy a cooked rotisserie chicken.
    Then, the smell in your car is so tempting that you may want to nibble on the way home. Who hasn’t been seduced by one of these chickens?
    No matter how enticing, I’ve always wondered: “What’s the catch?”

  • Local resident helps felons and former inmates start a new life

    Joyce Gause, a long-time Brunswick County resident, is the founder and executive director of Evangelistic Outreach Ministries (EOM), a nonprofit Christian prison ministry.
    In 2008, with the guidance of Shallotte resident David Pickett, EOM was sanctioned by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization.
    Many years before her 501(c)(3) designation, Gause had been helping and mentoring those with felony records build up their self-esteem, regain confidence and become productive citizens after incarceration.

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    Program offers free meals, showers
    Need a meal? Need a shower?
    New Life Christian Fellowship can help with its Showers of Blessings program from 5-7 p.m. every Monday at 2162 Stone Chimney Road SW in Supply.
    Need transportation? The church van will be at Hardee’s, on the corner of N.C. 211 and U.S. 17), from 4-4:45 p.m. every Monday to escort you.
    Call Theresa Tese at 269-8577 for more information or to volunteer service or a meal. Visit www.newlifecf.net.