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Today's News

  • Celebrate salsa by making your own

    By Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center

  • Applying fertilizer: Should you feed the soil or spray the plant?

    By Judy Koehly
    Master Gardener
    Our sandy soils cannot store nutrients for long periods of time, releasing them according to plant needs, as do loamy soils, so domesticated plants (including lawns, flowers, shrubs and vegetables) benefit from a careful periodic application of fertilizer. Gardeners add fertilizer either by applying it to the soil or by using a water-soluble product and spraying the foliage.

  • Choosing tomato varieties

    Healthy, vigorous tomato vines can produce a lot of fruit. If you’re new to gardening, try growing just a few tomato plants at first perhaps two or three plants of two to three varieties. Of the thousands available, from cherished heirloom types to the hottest new hybrids, how do you narrow your choices?
    Criteria for choosing varieties

  • Most gardeners consider asparagus a springtime delicacy

    Lightly steamed, boiled or roasted, fresh asparagus is a tasty, nutritious side dish.
    In this area, fresh asparagus season begins in March or early April and ends around late June or when the hot summer weather begins.
    Asparagus, imported mostly from Mexico, Chile or Peru, is now available all year round, but you’ll find a good supply of fresh “homegrown” asparagus in local supermarkets this time of year.

  • Community briefs

    Sponsors, volunteers sought for Dickens Christmas Festival
    The Brunswick Arts Council is seeking sponsors and volunteers for its upcoming Charles Dickens Christmas Festival, which will take place on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, in Southport.
    The purpose of the festival is to promote arts and culture, attract customers to local businesses and arts venues and to create community goodwill while partnering with Brunswick County art organizations.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, April 19
    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.

  • Mauney ’s experience benefits The First Tee

    By Mike Gildea,
    TFTBC Board Member

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played a three low nets tournament Friday at Farmstead. The winners with a score of 191 (-25) were Stu Cleveland, Russ Russo, Ed Nocella and Bob Byrne (the draw). In second at195 (-21) were Bob Byrne, Jim Beairsto, Bob Smith and Gary Gutheil. Lowest rounds for the day were Russ Russo 85, Gary Gutheil 87 and Bob Byrne 89. Lowest nets were Russo 67, Nocella and Byrne 68 and Gutheil, Beairsto and Bill McDavit 69. Russ (Chick) Russo is golfer of the week.

  • Pat Schutzman: A Brunswick County legacy

    Last February, many of us in the Brunswick County golf community were saddened to hear of the death of Pat Schutzman. She was a gallant lady, an excellent golfer and a mentor to many at Carolina National (her home course) and elsewhere.
    This week, Golf Gab celebrates Pat Schutzman and all the people she impacted on her life’s journey. To prepare for this column, I had lunch with Pat’s husband, Joe, and her good friend, Mil Crane.  

  • Trojans, Scorpions win in tourney semifinals

    West Brunswick 6
    South Brunswick 0
    West Brunswick advanced to the title championship game by beating South Brunswick 6-0 April 10.
    Ryan Caison pitched a seven-inning two hitter. He walked four and struck out five.
    South center fielder Willie McRae ended scoring threats in the first and second innings when he assisted on double plays.