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Today's News

  • Tips for understanding common horticultural terms

    I came across an interesting article the other day that triggered an idea in what little frozen brain I have left. Master Gardeners throw out terms concerning America’s favorite pastime as if everyone was familiar with the terms. I will try and explain some of the more common terms as well as some unusual ones.

    •Soil pH: All soils range from 0-14 with 7.0 being neutral.

    •Acid soil is soil with a pH below 7.0. Most vegetables, fruits, trees and grasses grow best in a soil with a pH of 5.5 to 7.0.

  • Unrolling the scroll of life allows God's spirit to enter

    Religion, if not spirituality, is plagued by a certain passivity. Even the words we use denote a presence that requires response but seems not to evoke participation.

    We attend worship services and Bible studies. We say our prayers. We love our neighbor—though often less than ourselves. There is activity involved, but rarely the radical action that tries human souls and resurrects the spirit.

  • Ex-Trojans show off their skills in Greece, China

    Just as you never know the final score before a game begins, you also never know where sports will take you in life.

    Two former West Brunswick athletes are proof of that, as Amanda Noble is now in Athens, Greece, playing softball and Cedric Simmons is in Dongguan, China, playing basketball.

    Noble said she has been in Greece for two weeks as part of an international softball program. She will be there through July.

  • BCC sets community and continuing education classes

    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction, according to Onya Galloway, administrative assistant.

  • Golf action

    BRIERWOOD MGA

    The BMGA game of the day for Monday two best balls of the foursome. Winners at -22 were Harvey Hundley, Al Ostrager, Jim Pope and Lester Craft. In second at -14 were Bernie Gruwzleski, Gary McDaniel, Tom Kronyak and Paul Salerno. The team of Bob Nobes, Bob Janovic, Dave Harper and Morris Hall were third at -4.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

  • Weather no problem for Pittsburgh golfers

    Saturday in Shallotte was a rainy, 30-to 34-degree day, with some occasional sleet. Because I was unable to play golf, I accompanied my wife to Myrtle Beach, S.C., to do some shopping. The weather was atrocious. A penetrating, cold rain fell, and I felt miserable standing in it even for the short time I had to pump gas. In nearby areas, many inches of snow and ice were accumulating.

  • Male role models to be featured at school-related event

    Four men featured in the book “A Better Man: True American Heroes Speak to Young Men on Love, Power, Pride and What It Really Means to Be a Man,” will be speaking to parents, school staff and community members next month at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Written by Kelly Johnson, whose parents are Brunswick County residents, the book features 26 American heroes who share their stories of how to be a “better man.”

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: 'Give a Day. Get a Disney Day.'

    Volunteers who pick up a hammer and help a local family are now one-step closer to vacationing with Mickey, Minnie and Donald.

    Brunswick County residents can now volunteer locally and participate in the “Give a Day. Get a Disney Day.” program. Those who volunteer eight hours of time with one of the participating agencies will receive a voucher good for one day at a Disneyland or Walt Disney World theme park.

  • Winter weather puts the chill on inshore fishing

    Winter weather has hampered inshore fishing lately, although there are still some fish out there and they are biting. Fish stocks seem to have come through the chill in pretty good shape so far.

    “The weather here has been extremely cold and fish kills have been reported in scattered areas, speckled trout being the most common,” said Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Charters.

    Redfish are among our most hearty fish and can be caught on days the weather allows fishing, although in really cold weather they tend to have lockjaw.

  • More pro profiles: Rick Ferrell of Rivers Edge, in the job he loves

    There are certain similarities between successful club pros. My husband, Gene, and I have a son-in-law who is a PGA pro; we have friends who are club pros, and they all have traits in common.

    Sure, they’re good golfers. Yes, most of them learned the game as a kid and dreamed of someday becoming a real live PGA golf professional. A few dreamed of playing on the tour, but many thought the ultimate job would be as a head pro at a golf course.