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Today's Features

  • Ocean Isle Beach—Even as an unusual early-summer heat wave sets in, guests and employees at The Winds Resort Beach Club don’t mind at all—as long as they can hang out at the pool, enjoy drinks at the tiki bar and walk onto the strand whenever the mood strikes.

  • Coastal Living Magazine has picked Calabash Seafood Hut as having the best seafood on the East Coast in this month’s magazine.

    “I think the long lines out on the benches speak for itself,” Calabash Mayor Anthony Clemmons said. “It’s the hottest little spot in Calabash.”

    Calabash Seafood Hut is a small restaurant—it can only seat about 65 people in the dining area—but that has not stopped customers from waiting outside.

  • Past South Brunswick Islands Rotarian President Denny Jordan expressed an interest in developing a meaningful international project and this resulted in a partnership between the Rotary Club of Belmopan, Belize, and the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club.
    With the combined efforts of SBI Rotarians Maribeth Achterberg, Dan Lynes, Toni Titone and Jen Vanasse, matching grant money from Rotary District 7730 and the Rotary Foundation, as well as a donation from the Belmopan Rotary Club, a SBI donation of $500 was leveraged to $10,000 of support for the Equity House.

  • Comfort Socks had an event on Saturday, June 19, at the Shallotte Crossing Shopping Center.
    With the help from the Shallotte and Tri-Beach fire departments, firefighters gave children a tour of the trucks, passed out hats and spoke about safety in homes.
    Comfort Socks had bubbles, candy and other items for children. Coupons to Angelo’s Italian Restaurant were handed out for each package of socks donated to Comfort Socks.

  • 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.
    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu. Call 755-7378 to register.

  • A few weeks ago, my husband and I preached a sermon on unity. We did it together, a sort of Huntley/Brinkley approach; a unique experience for us and likely for the congregation, to be sure.
    Despite our commonality, as indicated in our identical Myers-Briggs designation, we have different approaches to life, diverse philosophies and often obviously opposite tastes in reading material. It was in the midst of those diversities our unity was apparent.

  • Seems like the ticks are trying to take over the world, at least the Brunswick County portion. If you stay outside much, these pests seem to be everywhere. The Extension agents are reporting what seems to be an inordinate amount of these obnoxious little creatures awaiting a meal, and that meal may be you.
    The Master Gardener Hot Line has received calls concerning ticks. Homeowners with natural landscapes will normally have more of a problem than others.

  • The brutal heat and humidity arrived a little early this year even though things have moderated somewhat in the last few days. Extreme conditions always help us sort out the plant winners and losers. Let’s take a look at some of those.

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, July 5
    CLOSED
    Tuesday, July 6
    Macaroni and cheese/ham, vegetable blend, pears, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, July 7
    Stew beef au jus, mashed potatoes, green peas, blend juice, Jell-O, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.
    Thursday, July 8
    Chicken enchilada casserole, rice/beans, stewed tomatoes, fruit, blend juice, beverage.
    Friday, July 9

  • The hot, lazy days of summer arrived in our area a few weeks ahead of schedule this year, so it’s time to find some quick and easy cool foods to prepare.
    In our area, Indigo Farms Produce, Holden Bros. Farm Market and, of course, our Farmers Market in Shallotte have an abundance of lettuces, squash, berries, corn, cucumbers, peppers, peas, fruits, melons and tomatoes.
    Take home everything that looks good. Don’t worry about how you’re going to use it all—you only need a salad bowl and an appetite.