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Today's News

  • Big deal: Eighth annual Las Vegas Night ready to roll Saturday night, Jan. 26

    Get ready for fun and games in Vegas, N.C.
    The Shallotte Rotary Club’s eighth annual Las Vegas Night is pulling out all stops Saturday night, Jan. 26, with an array of food and Vegas-style games.
    The annual fundraiser is from 6-10:30 p.m. at the Brunswick County Realtors Building at 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply.
    “It’s the most fun event of the year,” said Doug Terhune, past Shallotte Rotary president, founder and official organizer of the festive night of gambling in Brunswick County.
    This year’s event follows a similar format as in years past, only bigger and better, Terhune said.

  • Carolina Master Chorale presents vocal valentine at Seaside UMC Feb. 9

    The Carolina Master Chorale and Mason Memorial Choir will perform “Hearts of Passion IV: A Gospel Valentine” at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach.

  • Calabash mayor responds to expenditure questions

    CALABASH—Calabash Mayor Mary Knight sat at a smaller desk in a much smaller office than where she started out as mayor last year.
    A new rug, festively printed in coastal hues—sky blue with yellow sun shapes, covers new laminate flooring—both coverings a recent topic of controversy between Knight and town commissioners.
    On the wall of the freshly floored room hangs a framed picture of Jimmy Durante, along with the late entertainer’s famous quote, “Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.”

  • 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.