Today's News

  • New ideas for spinach

    According to the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH), spinach was first cultivated more than 2,000 years ago in Iran. By 1806, it had become a popular vegetable in America and in the 1920s the U.S. pushed spinach commercially, with the Popeye cartoon becoming a great advocate for spinach consumption.


    Spinach seems to beone of those foods you either like or don’t. Spinach can be eaten raw in salads and as a cooked green, much like turnip or collard greens.


  • Behroozfard graduates from basic training

    Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Armand Behroozfard, son of Rachel Behroozfard of Leland, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

    Behroozfard completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • A centipede case study in science-based solution

    Our society seems to be seriously polarized these days. People on both sides have strongly-held opinions that aren’t easily swayed by facts or logic. But, even those with a casual knowledge of history know it has always been that way. We don’t have duels with pistols anymore; we just trash those we disagree with on social media. 

    You didn’t come here to get philosophical comments about the ills of our society, but there are parallels in the gardening world. A recent experience helping a friend with a centipede lawn bears this out.

  • Sunset Vision unveils second art show, ‘Uniquely Brunswick’ June 21-23

    Sunset Vision sets sights on its second annual art show and sale this week at Triple D’s Hemi Haven private classic car showroom at 7011 Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach.

    This year’s show, “Uniquely Brunswick,” launches 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21, followed by a fundraising reception 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, and concluding-day display 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23.

  • Nonprofit Profile Dosher Memorial Hospital Volunteers

    2017-18 officers

    Jeri Robinson, president

    Ann Hollingsworth, vice president

    Donna Jenny, secretary

    Lois Galligan, treasurer

    Verda Darrell, chaplain


    Apply online at Dosher.org/Volunteers. Scroll down to the link under “how to begin” to print volunteer application and background check forms to fill out and mail to: Volunteer Office, Dosher Memorial Hospital, 924 N. Howe St., Southport, NC 28461.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly, we handled well more than 100 bills in the House and Senate, we overrode the governor’s veto of the state budget and we passed several bills of local interest.

  • Incentivize disaster preparedness measures, improve infrastructure

    By Mac Montgomery

    Guest Columnist

    The rest of the country is finally learning what we on the coast have known for a long time: the United States needs better, smarter infrastructure. Record-breaking storms like Harvey, Irma, Maria and Matthew show we cannot continue the status quo with our nation’s roadways, bridges, drinking water, dams, energy grid and more.

  • Has your summer officially started yet?

    When does summer start?

    That question has a different answer for different people.

    Around these parts, the season for beach towns begins on Memorial Day.

    For the kids, it must still be considered the first day after the last day of school.

    Traditionalists probably waited until today, June 21.

    For me, there are two determining factors that go into deciding if summer has arrived.

  • Brunswick Christian Recovery Center poised to serve more

    By Rocky Atkinson

    Guest Columnist

    For about five years, Brunswick Christian Recovery Center’s ministry has done a great job ministering to a fixed number of men with a program that works exceptionally well. Our growth has been limited for many reasons, but in the last two years all that has changed.

    BCRC has come to realize that God wants us to do more. The need is great and we feel called to double the size of all that we do and to also build a women’s ministry.

  • People, pet pig could peacefully co-exist

    In 1993, Seattle changed its municipal code to

    classify potbellied pigs as pets instead of livestock and set a limit of one per owner. Sue Donaldson, the city councilwoman who sponsored the change, told radio station KUOW it was silly to waste resources on going after pig owners because of “one disgruntled citizen” who sought to have their owners charged with violations.