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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Jan. 3
    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.

  • Sports calendar

    Run for Food is Jan. 5
    The ninth annual Ocean Isle Beach Bridge Run for Food half-marathon run and 5K run/walk is Jan. 5. All proceeds benefit the South Brunswick Interchurch Council Food Pantry. This event is the biggest fundraiser the SBIC has to provide the foods at the pantry.

  • Leland baseball banquet set for Jan. 12

    Staff Report

    The ninth annual Leland Hot Stove Banquet is
    6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the North Brunswick High School auxiliary gym. Ticket prices are $20 and they will be on sale at the door. If interested in reserving tickets, call Nelson Best at 619-7023, Gary Rabon at 620-1886 or Carter Rabon 4470-0253.
    Gary LaRocque, special assistant to the St. Louis Cardinals’ general manager, and Tom Austin, head baseball coach of Methodist University, will be the guest speakers. Winners of scholarships will also be announced.

  • Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:

    Dec. 24

    Larceny of a registration sticker on Stanley Road in Supply.

    Larceny from a mailbox on Kirby Road in Supply.

    Larceny of a GPS from a motor vehicle on Straightway Drive, Leland.

    Burglary with forcible entry and larceny of a lawnmower and scrap steel from buildings on River Street in Supply.

    Simple physical assault on Goose Marsh in Bolivia.

  • Special operations report

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From Dec. 24-30, special operations deputies set up checkpoints on N.C. 133, Mount Misery Road, Cherry Tree and the on ramp to U.S. 74.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Sheriff’s Corner: Stay safe in the New Year

    As we begin 2013, I encourage everyone to reflect on our experiences from the past to help make our county a safer place in this New Year.

    Unfortunately, our roadways have continued to be a place of numerous fatalities for various reasons. The concept is simple: Don’t drink and drive; don’t text and drive; and always remain focused on driving while operating a motor vehicle on our roadways.

    The loss of a single life is unacceptable to us and, despite efforts by law enforcement, the number continues to rise.