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Today's News

  • Education briefs

    WBHS names students to honor roll
    West Brunswick High School has named the following students to its first nine-weeks honor roll:
    A honor roll
    Ninth grade: Jillian Benton, Carrie Broome, Mariah Cashman, Isaias Castaneda, Courtney Chappell, Donita Daley, Cam Davis, Connor Durham, Gabrielle Hoffman, Hayden Huffman, Anna James, Katelyn Keaton, Megan Kesky, Bryana LaDue, John McNeil, George Nance, Gavin Reed, Aleigh Rhyne, Joseph Stanley, Kasandra Trotter, Austin Turner, Brittani Wilson, Thomas Yaemmongkol, Samuel Zeng.

  • Club briefs

    Newcomers Club meets Jan. 10
    The Southwest Brunswick Newcomers Club (SWBNC) will meet from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Jan. 10, in the fellowship hall at Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 MH Rourk Drive in Shallotte. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for new members to join and to sign up for scheduled recurring activities and planned special events.

  • Ruth Cox art on display

    Sunset River Marketplace, an art gallery in Calabash, will present “Ruth Cox: Works in Oil” from
    Jan. 7-Feb. 16.
    The exhibition will feature more than 30 paintings by the Myrtle Beach, S.C., artist. There will be a reception to meet the artist from
    2-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. The public is invited.
    According to gallery owner Ginny Lassiter, paintings will include landscapes, coastal scenes, florals and other still lives.

  • Community briefs

    Art opening at Silver Coast Winery
    The Coastal Carolina Camera Club will exhibit its members’ photographs in the art gallery of Silver Coast Winery beginning Saturday, Jan. 5, through the end of the month.
    An opening reception is planned from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5.

  • Religion briefs

    The Altermen and Julie to sing on Jan. 6
    Oak Grove Baptist Church on Holden Beach Road will host a gospel sing beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, featuring The Altermen and Julie gospel group. Everyone is invited.

  • Let’s begin the new year by hungering and thirsting for justice

    Whatever the reason, I have had young people on my mind for many days. Perhaps it is because my grandchildren have left the comparative ease of grammar school and are challenged by the demands of high school and college. Perhaps my optimism is waning and I desire a boost of hope and trust. Perhaps my reading of a book written by young adults has caused me to ponder the awesomeness of youthful zeal and ideals. In any event, they are on my mind.

  • Eat smart, move more and weigh less in the new year

    You may not tell others, but you know you gained a few pounds during the holidays. You’ve resolved to eat better, exercise more, lose those holiday pounds and maybe even a couple more. But first, you have to figure out how.
    If you want a little help and motivation, the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program offered by the N.C. Cooperative Extension in Brunswick County may be just what you need.
    This class starts at 5:30 p.m.
    Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness Center on the Brunswick Community College campus.

  • Resolutions for gardening in 2013: Learn, compost and mulch

    By Judy Koehly
    Master Gardener
    To start out the new year right, sign up for a gardening class at the community college and/or take a seminar offered by the Extension Center. There is always new information coming out that will help you with your gardening skills and it’s a great way to meet more gardeners.
    Fertilizer offers a wonderful boost to help your turf and your bedding plants to grow healthy and robust; however, fertilizer that falls on roadways will go directly into creeks, streams and rivers and can cause excessive aquatic plant growth.

  • ATMC honors staff, board with service awards

    ATMC recently honored its staff and board of directors at the cooperative’s 36th annual service awards banquet in the Carolina Ballroom at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Conference Center. More than 230 guests attended the event. Allen Russ, CEO/general manager, and Lyle Ray King, board president, presented the awards.

  • Balsamic vinegar brings out the fresh flavor of herbs

    Balsamic vinegar from Modena and Reggio, Italy, are the only true balsamic vinegars in the world. The vinegars produced in these provinces are truly the finest one can buy.
    Balsamic vinegar has a variety of uses, including drizzling on baked potatoes instead of using butter or sour cream, or over steamed vegetables, in place of soy sauce in stir-fried vegetables and as a substitute for salt with either meat or poultry.