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Today's Features

  • Shriners to have yard sale on Sept. 15
    Members of the South Brunswick Shrine Club will host a community-wide yard sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the South Brunswick Island Shrine Club, 4911 Old Shallotte Road in Shallotte. Families in the greater Brunswick County area are invited to participate in this opportunity to clean out that garage or attic and turn unwanted items into extra cash.

  • “North Carolina and coastal flora are perfect together and that’s why we’ve chosen that as this year’s photo contest theme,” a Sunset at Sunset committee representative said recently.
    “The Carolina coastlines are resplendent with unique and attractive plants and flowers and we know that our local photographers will capture their beauty,” added contest chairperson Judi Ballweg.

  • Learn the right techniques for handling, preparing, serving and storing foods safely during the ServSafe Food Safety for Restaurant Managers class offered in three sessions Sept. 5, 12 and 19 at the training center in the Cooperative Extension building (Bldg. N) at the government center in Bolivia. The classroom sessions will are from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
    Students who successfully complete the class and the exam will receive a certificate from the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, often seen prominently displayed in restaurants.

  • The works of Nora Mackin of Pawleys Island and Betty Morrell of Myrtle Beach, S.C., are being featured at Jewelry by Wendy-Beach House Fine Arts in Calabash. Makin, a member of the Seacoast Artist Guild, works with watercolor, oil and acrylics. Morrell paints with watercolor and oil.

  • More than 560 4-H’ers, volunteer leaders and North Carolina Cooperative Extension staff attended the 4-H Congress in Raleigh July 16-19.
    Attending full-time were Brunswick County 4-H youth Angelique and Alexis Apple, Sammi Lawrence, Bryan and Justin Simmons, Andrew Walton, Garrett Williams and Amber Yurgel. Many of the youth attended with assistance from a BEMC grant, used to assist 4-H Teens in Leadership Training, a committee from Brunswick County 4-H’s Teen Council.

  • When the Tinker Divas and Hickmans Crossroads 4-H club members found out that Brunswick Family Assistance needed helpers to pick pears to share at the food bank, they jumped at the opportunity to “make the best better.”

  • Health department issues food grades
    Environmental health specialists with the Brunswick County Health Department inspected and graded local restaurants and other food establishments during the week of July 27-Aug. 2.
    Grades are based on a perfect score of 100, with points taken away for infractions of state health standards. A score of 90 or better represents an A; 80-89, B; 70-79, C. Establishments with a score below C would not be allowed to operate. Establishments on the list with their grades are:

  • Steak Diane was popular back in the ’50s and ’60s at most of the fancy restaurants, but this fabulous dish can easily be made at home.
    I prefer using strip steaks pounded down to about one-half inch thick, if needed. If you prefer, tenderloin also works well.

  • Throughout Brunswick County, children don’t have enough to eat. But there’s a little red wagon in Southport collecting food to make life a little easier for them.

    In 2010, a teacher told Kristie Disbrow about a child who didn’t have enough to eat. Disbrow offered to help.

    “But Kristie,” the teacher said, “It’s not just this one. There are many hungry families.” Dismayed, Disbrow put a bin on her front porch and started collecting food. That was the beginning of Matthew’s Ministry.

  • Thursday, Aug. 16
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.