Today's News

  • Warmer weather means it’s time for chilled soups and salads

    Chilled soups are a great idea for these warmer days when you just want something light. And what would taste better than a cool salad made with cantaloupe and cucumber?

    When I started thinking about making some chilled soups, I came up with a few that are relatively easy to make with ingredients most of us have in the pantry or fridge — no going to the store for an ingredient or two that you probably won’t be using again until the kids leave home.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson


    But, look, the morn, in russet mantle clad,

    Walks o'er the dew of yon high eastward hill.

                                    Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 1


  • Life lessons from our mothers live on

    By Linda Arnold


    Sunday marked my ninth Mother’s Day without my mother.

    It’s always a time of reflection. Sometimes it seems longer than nine years, and sometimes it doesn’t seem that long.

    For many of you, this may be your first, and those “firsts” are tough — whether it’s Mother’s Day, a birthday, an anniversary or that first holiday. These are powerful triggers that start building before the event and endure after it’s over. 

  • Reese Graves collects wish list items for her birthday

    Reese Graves, daughter of Matthew and Danielle Graves, requested to collect wish list items for her birthday for the Duke Cancer Center’s Caring House. The Brunswick Community College Odell Williamson Auditorium assisted in the collection in honor of Michael Sapp, auditorium director. The OWA patrons and her birthday party attendees provided a vanload of toilet paper, paper towels and plastic cups for the Caring House. Reese is a rising kindergartner at Southeastern Christian Academy and is a member of Sharon United Methodist Church.

  • To retain is to embrace

    I was going merrily along my way, preparing to facilitate a weekly Bible study, when I received an email from a minister pal who received it from a Preacher’s Study Guide, which contained quotes from preacher Mary Hinkle Shore, who paraphrased professor and biblical scholar Sandra Schneiders. With that circuitous route to be traveled, I knew what I read would either be very good or not so good. It was the former.

  • Support clean water May 19 on area’s beaches

    As a veterinarian, I’ve dedicated my life to serving animals. Most of you know me as a strong advocate for animal welfare, particularly my fight against puppy mills (sadly, it’s a battle we’re still fighting).

  • Oh my, gas!

    The research is in. Beans are in!

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s My Plate Food Guide classifies beans as both a high-protein food such as lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs and nuts, and in the vegetable group.

  • Mother’s Day lesson: bloom where you are planted

    Last Sunday was Mother’s Day. Mothers certainly deserve a day of recognition. After all, none of us would be here without a mother. And, if you’re like me, you put yours through more than a few trials and tribulations.

    Even so, many of us had more of a Joan Crawford rather than June Cleaver experience. If you’re still blaming your mom for your problems 25 years hence, save yourself a few hours on the shrink’s couch and let it go. She was doing the best she could with what she had to work with.

  • Lacrosse team shatters school records in 13-win season

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick’s women’s lacrosse team had never won more than six games in a season.

    The Trojans boasted records of 6-10 in 2017, 2-10 in 2016 and a winless 0-11 in 2015 in the three years preceding a record-breaking 2018 campaign that ended at the hands of East Chapel Hill High School on Friday, May 4, in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state playoffs.

  • Upcoming events in Brunswick County

     Run Sunset Beach scheduled for May 19

    Coastal Race Productions is hosting Run Sunset Beach, a half-marathon, 5K and one-mile race May 19 at Sunset Beach Town Park. Both the 5K and half-marathon races take runners and walkers over the Mannon C. Gore Bridge onto the island and the one-mile course is completely closed and contained within the confines of the park.