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Today's News

  • What does a winning attitude look like?

    I was en route to Southport. The day was balmy, in contrast to some wintry weather we had been experiencing, and I was both excited and nervous about a talk I was scheduled to present.

  • Cold season ain't what it used to be

    The old cold and flu season used to mean a case of the sniffles, maybe a cold here or there, and every few years an unfortunate bout with bronchitis.

    After marriage, my husband quickly informed me that, during sickness, leaving any tissues lying around the house was not healthy for him and was quite unattractive to look at. So I adjusted, making sure I had trash cans close to wherever I happened to be convalescing.

  • Oranges have more to offer nutritionally than just vitamin C

    Oranges are highly valued for their vitamin C content and are a primary source of vitamin C for most Americans. This wonderful fruit has more to offer nutritionally than just this one nutrient, containing sufficient amounts of folacin, calcium, potassium, thiamin, niacin and magnesium.

    Most of the consumption of oranges is in the form of juice. Eating the whole fruit provides 130 percent of the recommended dietary allowance for vitamin C, less than the juice, but more fiber, which is not present in the juice.

    Make Oranges Part of Your Daily Plan

  • Cpl. Coring's SUV promotes County's D.A.R.E. program

    When Cpl. Todd Coring drives by in his night black SUV—silver rims gleaming, red letters emblazoned across the side—it’s hard to miss him.

    But that’s the way he wants it.

    Coring is Brunswick County’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer for the county’s nine elementary schools, and he says his SUV is “catching a lot of eyes.”

  • Practice conservation year-round, not just during drought

    Whether we are suffering through a prolonged drought as we are now or just trying to have your garden make it through the sweltering summers of the Carolinas, wise use of water is important.

    Practicing water conservation not only helps protect the environment but also saves money and provides for optimum growing conditions.

  • Pushing centipedegrass to the brink of disaster

    Our typically erratic late winter temperatures may have your centipede pushed to the brink of disaster. We have problems just about every year with low temperature injury during the spring “green up” period. Keeping the nitrogen rates low, avoiding pre-emergence herbicides, and mowing at the right height can help minimize these “winter kill” problems.

  • Correct moisture trouble

    Homeowners with excess moisture in their crawl spaces often wage war with wood-destroying organisms, such as wood-decaying fungi, termites and wood-boring beetles. But winning the war means first solving the moisture problem, not battling the bugs and fungi.

  • Margaret Guerrina

    Margaret Britton Guerrina, 90, of Southport, formerly of Myrtle Beach, S.C., died in her sleep Feb. 23, at Brunswick Community Hospital after a short illness.

    She was born July 20, 1917, in Petersburg, Va., to Frederick W. and Lottie Morris Britton. She was raised in Petersburg and Waverly, Va.

    After graduation from Farmville State Teacher’s College (now Longwood University) in June, 1939, she taught high school in Chuckatuck, Va., until she married U.S. Army Air Corps Capt. Albert S. Guerrina at Cochran Field, Macon, Ga., on Aug. 3, 1942.

  • Cross-country amputee reaches the beach in Brunswick

    He calls them his “C-legs,” and he’s been running cross-country on them since last July.

    Monday, Eugene Roberts, a double amputee and Marine injured in Vietnam, also found his sea legs as he went for a run on his specially made prosthetic legs next to the ocean at Holden Beach.

  • Former coach resigns

    A teacher who has been with Brunswick County Schools for more than 27 years has resigned.

    Mike Dumas, a physical education teacher at North Brunswick High School, resigned effective March 4. Dumas was on paid suspension since Nov. 28, 2007. Details about the nature of the suspension have not been made public.

    The announcement was made as part of the Brunswick County Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday night.