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Today's Features

  • Mikael Ray Lyman, son of Seth and Latoya Ray Lyman of Southport, is the first baby born in 2018 at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center in Supply. He was born Jan. 3 and 12:18 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 20-1/2 inches in length. He joins his 17-month-old brother, Major Noel Lyman.

  • By John Nelson
     

    Down, down, dogs!

                        Shakespeare. Henry IV, part 2; II, 4.

     

  • Douglas F. Stitt has been selected for promotion to the rank of brigadier general in the Army. He is serving as director of the Officer Personnel Management Directorate with Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, Ky. He has served in the military for 27 years.

    Stitt is the son of Janet A. and Wesley L. Stitt of Canton, N.Y., and Barbara J. Bartholomew of Sunset Beach; husband of Beth J. Bartholomew-Stitt of Fort Knox, Ky.; father of Laura J. Stitt of Boone and Anna J. Stitt of Fort Knox, Ky.; and son-in-law of Donald R. Bartholomew of Sunset Beach.

  • By John Nelson

     

    All our yesterdays have lighted fools

    The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!

                                    — Shakespeare, Macbeth V.5.

     

    Keep the study-hall candle on for a few minutes here while we investigate this mysterious bush.

  • Editor’s note: Second in a series of eight columns on “Med instead of Meds.”

     

    I know this isn’t going to be a hard concept to sell, but here it goes: eat more nuts.

  • I’m veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward, and I’d like to talk to you about an important topic today.

    A few years ago, I became very concerned about animals being left in hot cars. And so, I made a video to raise awareness. I’m happy to report the topic of leaving animals or children in hot cars during summer months has become an important one in our society.

    I’m also concerned about animals being left outside during severe cold weather. I made a video to raise awareness about just how cold it actually gets in a doghouse left outside overnight.

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    By Linda Arnold

     

    Un-committing? I’ll admit I did a double take when I first heard this concept.

     

    We’re always told to make a commitment — and to stick with it. While that’s generally good advice, there are times when you need to take stock of everything on your platter and figure out what you’re really committed to in terms of completion.

  • “Good morning!” Those were the lovely words I heard as Hubby Dear came into the kitchen. Mr. Cheeriness is he whose awakened eyes are twinned with his lips, causing both to be operative simultaneously. My response, offered politely and sometimes even gently, yet lacked his exuberance. 

  • Bolognese sauce, also known as simply ragu, is a meat-based sauce that originated in Bologna, Italy. It is a slowly cooked sauce made with onion, celery and carrots, ground or chopped beef and ground pork. White wine and milk are added, along with a small amount of tomato paste or whole, cooked tomatoes. The dish is then gently simmered for hours to produce a thick, creamy sauce.

  • This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to offset a winter blood donation shortage.

    In North Carolina, 23 blood drives were forced to cancel or close early because of last week’s winter storm, causing nearly 600 donations to go uncollected.