Today's News

  • Election: N.C. Treasurer, Janet Cowell

    Name: Janet Cowell

    Town of residence: Raleigh

    Political office sought: State Treasurer

    Political affiliation: Democrat

    Candidate website address: Cowellfortreasurer.com

    Profession: Currently serving as State Treasurer


    Bachelor of Arts.  University of Pennsylvania
    Masters of Business Administration. Wharton School of Business
    Masters in International Studies.  Lauder Institute

    Family information: Single

  • Elections: N.C. Supreme Court Justice, Paul Newby

    Name: Paul Martin Newby

    Town of residence: Raleigh, NC

    Political office sought: Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court

    Political affiliation: Non-Partisan Election (registered Republican)

    Candidate website address: www.newbyforcourt.com

    Profession: Justice, NC Supreme Court


    UNC School of Law, 1980
    Duke University (Public Policy Studies) (Magna Cum Laude), 1977
    Ragsdale High (Jamestown, NC), 1973

  • Fall vegetable gardening tips

    By Tom Woods
    Agricultural Technician

    The following article is by Charlotte Glenn. She is the horticultural agent in Pender County. This information on fall vegetable gardening also applies to Brunswick County. Read more of her writings on the Pender County Extension website at pender.ces.ncsu.edu.

  • Choose MyPlate: Five food tips

    By Myra Burgess
    Making food choices for a healthy lifestyle can be as simple as using these five tips:
    1. Find out how many calories you need for a day as a first step in managing your weight. Go to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov to find your calorie level. Being physically active also helps you balance calories.

  • Is bagged lettuce a safe choice?

    When talking with consumers about food safety, a common question is: “Do we need to wash bagged lettuce?”

  • Students compete in Bible Quiz Bowl

    SOC (Save Our Community) conducted its fifth Youth Bible Quiz Bowl on Sept. 29 at First Baptist Church in Southport. The program opened with the song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” with deacon Norman Jones serving as master of ceremonies.

  • Religion briefs

    Coat closet to open Oct. 23, seeks coats
    The St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church’s Neighbor to Neighbor Coat Closet Outreach program will open Tuesday,
    Oct. 23. Hours will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays.
    Donations of warm, gently used adult and children’s coats will be accepted. Vouchers will be needed in order to receive a coat. Make arrangements by calling the church office at 754-9313.

  • To be unbroken, one must first experience brokenness

    Hubby Dear gasped as he watched me turn page after page of Lauren Hillebrand’s book, “Unbroken.”
    My interest was unending and consuming. I had enjoyed her first work, “Seabiscuit,” but this one had me spellbound and deeply saddened. I was totally unaware of the atrocities endured by the POWs during World War II. My respect for and admiration of the veterans of that, and other wars, deepened exponentially.

  • Education briefs

    Teacher to work at South African school
    Matilda Scott, a seventh-grade social studies teacher at Shallotte Middle School, is ready for the trip of a lifetime.
    Scott was recently selected to participate as a guest teacher in the UNCW Watson College of Education faculty-led international field experience.
    On Oct. 29, she will board a plane headed for Port Elizabeth, South Africa, to begin a four-week experience working at Emphaweni K-8 Township School.

  • WBHS teacher recognized as Paul Harris Fellow

    Millie Venegas, a foreign language teacher at West Brunswick High School, has been recognized by Rotary International as a Paul Harris Fellow Award recipient.
    The award, named after the Rotary founder, was presented to Venegas by the South Brunswick Island (SBI) Rotary at its Sept. 28 meeting.
    In addition to teaching Spanish, Venegas is faculty adviser for the Interact Club, Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 14 to 18.