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Today's Features

  • By Sam Marshall

  • Fourteen years ago, I submitted a piece for publication in The Brunswick Beacon. Titled “A Cross-eyed Walk Down Main Street Shallotte,” it would become the catalyst for a wonderful and surprising journey into the land of newsprint. Deadlines became signals for creativity instead of instigators of angst. I fell in love. This was not work. This is not work. It is joy. 

  • Studies show people who eat out three or more times per week eat more fat, sodium and calories and fewer vitamins, minerals and fiber than if those meals were eaten at home. Not only that, think about what it does to your budget!

  • Air Force Airman Cleveland B. Nolan, son of Clytie R. Nolan of Shallotte and Thomas L. Nolan of Cheraw, S.C., and husband of Kathryn N. Bartholomew, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

  •  By Linda Arnold

     

    Let’s face it: When you set out to make a change in your life, I’ll bet you aim for a higher success rate than 10 percent.

    That’s the thing, though. Lots of times we set ourselves up for failure by trying to make wholesale changes.

    And, since behavioral change is best achieved with reinforcement, it occurs to me that smaller steps may be the key to compliance.

     

    A little bit about electricity

  • For a long time, I used to buy crab cakes at the grocery store wherever they were on sale, but I prefer the crab cakes I make at home rather than the ones available at the local grocery. For me, they’re really simple. Most people try to do too much to them.

  •  By John Nelson 

    I remember as a teeny-tiny just-beginning botany student how wonderful it was to read about new plants, learning their names, identifying features and habitats. A new world had opened up to me. I liked nothing better than to curl up in the library with a pile of books on plant life. Of course, I still like doing that, but there’s nothing that quite comes close to the wonder and newfound interest of a serious undergraduate student, spending time in a library surrounded by picture-books, all because they want to be there.

  •  Beans beans the musical fruit … I think you know the rest of this song. They’re not just musical; beans can be a great addition to family meals in terms of nutrition, health, easy prep and good on the budget.

  •  Pvt. Courtney D. Sabatell of Calabash, 787th MP BN 1st Platoon U.S. Army, has graduated from basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Nick Sabatell of Calabash.