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Today's News

  • The mystery of dying and rising

    The Gospel presents us with a message that is hard to swallow and even harder to live.
    We are told some folks wanted to see Jesus. Obviously, that request was more than a simple desire to view a celebrity. Some folks had decided they were ready to meet, greet and hopefully follow this man who was a renowned healer, a man who seemed not to mind being with undesirable people.

  • Sample your lawn for mole crickets

    By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

  • To reduce sodium in your diet, watch out for processed foods

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

  • Favorite flowers to plant now

    I am confident we will not experience another freeze this year. This is merely an opinion and not fact. I get a kick out of clients who call wanting to know when the last frost date will be. There is truly no way to know unless you are Mother Nature. Even the weatherman can be wrong.
    If you asked me what my favorite annual was, I would quickly answer Angelonia. Last year I planted one at my home and it bloomed all summer, even when the heat took its toll on my lantana.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, April 9
    Asian chicken with vegetables, stir fry rice, fresh apple, grape juice, dinner roll/whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, April 10
    Stuffed cabbage roll, field peas with snaps, peaches, brownies, whole-wheat bread/white bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, April 11

  • Whiteville beats West Brunswick 6-0 in soccer

      Whiteville scored 46 seconds into the game and went on to beat West Brunswick 6-0 in a conference soccer game April 4.

    Whiteville remained unbeaten in the conference and overall. West is 4-2 in the conference, 6-7 overall. The Trojans’ other conference loss also was to Whiteville, 3-0 on March 12.

    The Wolfpack scored four goals in the first half. It scored the second goal seven minutes into the game on a shot into the upper left of the goal.

  • Marinated grilled chicken and carrots is enhanced with feta cheese

    Unlike most other vegetables, carrots are available all year long. Related to the parsley family, with feathery green leaves and an orange root, carrots can be eaten either raw or cooked. Not all carrots are orange; some are purple, yellow, or even white in color.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, April 5
    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.

  • Golf tournaments

    Cook Memorial tourney benefits Waves 4 K.I.D.S.
    The Phillip A Cook Memorial Golf Tournament is the Monday after The Masters (April 9) at Oak Island Golf Club. This event is organized by Steve and Chad Cook of The Island Way Restaurant, Oak Island, to honor their father, Phillip A. Cook, who died tragically in 2007.

  • Life skills training in diversity applied

    By Harrison Taylor
    First Tee ace level participant
    Since I have been attending the Hank Haney Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C., I have made many friends from all over the world. Learning to live with people from all over the world has given me the opportunity to learn different cultures through my new friends. It also has allowed me to use the life skill of adapting to diversity.