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Today's News

  • Stir-fried pepper steak is a most colorful and flavorful dish

    Lean and boneless, a flank steak is one of only two steaks cut from the underside of a steer, the other being a skirt steak. A thin, oblong-cut mingled with tough meat fibers, a flank steak is loaded with great flavors and responds well to marinades and to high-heat cooking, if only for a brief amount of time.
    It’s best when eaten medium-rare, so be sure to take it off the heat while it’s still rare and allow it to set for a few minutes to retain its juices. For maximum “chewability,” flank steak should be cut into thin slices across the grain.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, April 26
    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.
    AARP Southport Chapter, 11:30 a.m., Surfer’s Restaurant, Southport.

  • Lister-St. Pierre

    Jodi Lister and Travis St. Pierre of Supply were married April 14 at the bride and groom’s residence in Supply.
    The Rev. Jerry Andrews officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Butch and Marcia Lister of Supply. The groom is the son of Kevin and Lora St. Pierre of Supply.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father.
    She wore a Michael Angelo halter top-style dress with scattered pearls and a long lace-trimmed train. She wore a pearl necklace and white sandals and her hair was pulled to the side and curled.

  • Military news

    Jenkins completes Navy basic training
    Navy Seaman recruit Darrius Jenkins, son of Sonya and Gregory Jenkins of Leland, has completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    During the eight-week program, Jenkins completed a variety of training, which included: classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Big Daddy Drives to Inlet View

    North Carolina-based band Big Daddy Drive is bringing its sound to Shallotte, and to a worldwide audience.
    The band debuted its CD “Long Road” to the public back in August 2011 and has been touring and promoting ever since.
    The band will perform in concert beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Inlet View Bar & Grill, 1800 Village Point Road SW. There is no charge for the show.

  • BCC wins one, loses one against Surry

    Staff Report

    On Saturday in Dobson, the Brunswick Community College baseball team beat Surry Community College 5-1 in nine innings and lost 6-5 in seven innings.
    In the first game, Bryson Benton was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. He hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning in giving BCC a 3-0 lead. Tyler Ruffin was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Jonathan Corbett was 2-for-5 with one RBI. He and Ruffin drove in runs in the seventh inning as BCC took a 5-1 lead.

  • Sludds’ international experience benefits First Tee

    By Mike Gildea
    TFTBC Coach/Board of Directors
    The First Tee of Brunswick County (TFTBC) is the only The First Tee chapter in the nation to have two former tour players—one each from the U.S. PGA and European PGA tours—affiliated with it as chapter teaching professionals. Last week we featured Terry Mauney, a veteran of all three U.S. professional tours who is the TFTBC Program Director.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played a low net strike-three tournament Friday at Black Bear. The winners with a total of 205 were Dennis Keane, Reggie Auten, Jim Beairsto and Bob Smith. In second at 212 were Dennis McCann, Larry Cecil, Dick Cecil and Gary Gutheil. Lowest rounds: Gary Gutheil, 86, and Dennis Keane, 88. Lowest nets: Reggie Auten, 62; Dennis Davidson, 67; Dick Cecil and Gary Gutheil, 68; and Dennis Keane and Jim Beairsto, 69. Reggie Auten is golfer of the week.

  • Jeanne Maxon: Good golf and good dogs

    I first met Jeanne Maxon 10 years ago, when I wrote a column about our local club champions. That meeting became the first of many because Jeanne has won the ladies’ club championship at Ocean Ridge Plantation for nine out of the past 10 years. (Karen McClosky won in 2009.)
    We’ve become friends during this time and have played golf together several times. That’s really fun because Jeanne is right down the middle and we only have to search in the lakes, creeks and forests for my errant golf balls.

  • Plenty of fish caught inshore

    After a tremendous start to the spring fishing season, the inshore action slowed down a little bit over the last few weeks, but there are still plenty of fish being caught. Things are likely to pick up for a big burst in late April and May before the summer heat slows things down again in June.
    Inshore redfish continue to feed but the schools are a bit more dispersed and finding them is not as easy. Also, pinfish and small bluefish have entered the equation, so fishing bait is more of a problem.