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Today's Features

  •  Do you know what the most popular, edible pod bean is in this country? It’s green beans, otherwise known as snap or string bean. Not only are green beans a popular home-garden vegetable, they are also plentiful at our local farm markets and produce stands during this warm season.

    I remember my aunt pulling the “string” on these beans, noticeable when you snapped off the ends. The “snapping” noise is the reason for its other nickname.

     

  •  Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Ashley Victoria Bourland and Colin Regan of Charleston, S.C. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jimmy and Melody Bellamy of Shallotte and granddaughter of Grace Stone of Ocean Isle Beach and the late Hubert and Ophelia Bellamy of Shallotte. She is a graduate of West Brunswick High School and received a Bachelor of Science in business operations and marketing from UNCW. After a fall wedding, the couple will reside in Charleston, S.C., where she will continue working with the family business.

  •  Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

     

    A couple weeks ago I shared instructions for freezing tomatoes. It’s quick and easy and there is no need to blanch or cook the tomatoes first. I heard positive comments about this method of preserving tomatoes. People like quick and easy.

  •  Back to school season is upon us and you are probably combing the aisles of your favorite retailer for the best deals on No. 2 pencils and lunchboxes. In the midst of the annual rush to get everything on the school supplies list and make sure your child has done his or her summer reading, there are a few other steps you can take to start the school year on a path to success.

  •  Every morning, millions of Americans reach for their cup of joe in order to start the morning off right. We seem to have coffeehouses on every corner offering specialty brews for this tasty, eye-opening beverage.

    Now, we even drink it during the day. Iced coffee seems to be catching on quite a bit.

  •  Frequently, it boggles the mind to read about folks who are philanthropists. Once millionaires, now billionaires, they are generous individuals whose names are emblazoned on college buildings and remembered as being compassionate, caring, and charitable. They find causes to embrace and encourage others to join them.

  • BOLIVIA — Standing 17 hands high, his solid black coat like satin in the morning training ring, Albert the imported Friesian stud stallion is a mighty sight.

    When trainer Lauryn Zepeda approaches her latest equine student with a visitor, Holland-born Albert ambles over toward the gate to greet them, then settles back on the other side to graze and await his new teacher.

    “Look what I’ve got,” Zepeda says, offering Albert a few pellets of grain with an extended hand upon entering the ring.

  •  The West Brunswick High

    School Class of 1984 is look-

    ing for all of its classmates

    for its 30-year reunion begin-

    ning at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the

    Calabash VFW. Cost is $15 a

    person or $30 a couple.

    Send checks to WBHS

    Class of 84, c/o Dee Con-

    away Carlisle, P.O. Box 2693,

    Shallotte, NC 28459 or call

    her at 842-2822.

  • Six Styles performs in the Brunswick County Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Village Park gazebo in Sunset Beach.

    Blackwater Rhythm & Blues will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Rourk Gardens on Main Street in Shallotte.

    The movie “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2” will be shown starting at dusk Thursday, Aug. 14, in Calabash Community Park.

    Jim Quick & Coastline will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, in the parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Get ready for food, fun and produce at an August festival.

    “T” Heirs Vegetables & Herbs Shoppe at 816 Tucker Road in Supply is having its 12th annual Fun, Food & Health Festival from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.

    Highlights include fun for all ages — free hay rides, face painting, arts and crafts, horseback riding, farm animals, gospel singers and musicians.