Today's News

  • Cover crops give back to your soil

    People garden for many reasons.
    When we garden, we are almost always focused on what is going on above the ground and think little about what is going on in the soil.

  • Big business and bees

    Judy Kohley
    Master Gardener
    As individuals, we can help bees in a number of ways: plant flowers that bees love, stop using pesticides, and, become beekeepers. Cross-pollination by bees helps at least 30 percent of the world’s crops and 90 percent of wild plants to thrive. Without bees, many plants, including food crops, would die off.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Nov. 28
    Sausage with peppers/onions, pinto beans, fresh cooked cabbage, pineapple tidbits, hot dog bun/whole-wheat bun, beverage.
    Tuesday, Nov. 29
    Chopped steak/gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, okra/tomatoes, pears, white bread/whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, Nov. 30
    Herb-baked chicken fillet/gravy, brown rice, collards, fruit cocktail, orange juice, biscuit/whole-wheat roll, beverage.

  • So what are we going to do with all those leftovers?

    Thanksgiving dinner will be shared by millions of families around the country today. But once the traditional turkey day is over with, you’re still left with a ton of food. So what are you going to do with all those leftovers?

  • Education briefs

    WCA students make honor roll
    The following students were named to honor rolls for the first quarter at West Christian Academy:
    A Honor Roll
    First grade: Isaac Carte.
    Second grade: Adryonna West, Sam West.
    Third grade: Jared McLeod.
    Fourth grade: Brady West.
    Seventh grade: Lauren Brown, Lainey West.
    Eighth grade: Nathan Penny.
    Ninth grade: Maddie Bates, Hunter Brown, Samantha Decker.
    10th grade: Devon Gray.
    11th grade: Keton Locklear, George West IV.

  • Sports briefs

    Stingray tryouts are Nov. 27
    Tryouts for the Lady Stingrays 14U softball team will take place at 2 p.m. Nov. 27 at Northwest District Park in Leland. Girls with birth dates on or after Jan. 1, 1997, are eligible to participate. Independent tryouts available by request if unable to make this date. For more information, contact Tony at (910) 386-8234 or Matt Chappell at  (910) 612-1635.

    Dixie youth meeting Nov. 28

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association game of the day for Nov. 14 was one best ball net for the first six holes, two best balls net for the next six holes and three best balls net for the final six holes.
    The winning team at -19 was Bob Nobes, Mike Prokop, Dave Harper and Les Craft. In second at -11 was the team of Al Bloom, George Edwards, Odie Johnson and Chuck Hornfeck. In third at -7 was the team of Dan Perry, Paul Salerno, Bernie Gruzlewski and Ron Arvidson.

  • Tree stand injuries may be avoidable

    Special to the Beacon

  • Golf course superintendents gather in Myrtle Beach

    The annual Conference and Trade Show of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents last week was a bases-loaded home run. In every aspect, by every measurement possible, the event was the best ever.
    Each fall, golf course superintendents from the two Carolinas and surrounding states gather in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for three days of meetings, seminars, continuing education classes, a golf tournament and a trade show.

  • Hawaiian Paddle Out honors Chris Crocker


    Sunset Beach Surf Club and Eastern Surfing Association members had a Hawaiian Paddle Out Nov. 13 at the Sunset Beach fishing pier to honor fellow member Chris Crocker, who died of a heart attack Nov. 5.
    Crocker, 37, was the father of two children, Brittney and Jake, and husband of Amy.
    A Hawaiian Paddle Out is the way surfers pay respect for one of their fellow surfers who has died.