Today's Features

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Belinda Faye Simmons of Supply and the Rev. Stephen Allen ‘Sweets’ Raleigh of Bolivia. The bride-elect is the daughter of Robert and Linda Simmons of Supply. The prospective groom is the son of Jack Raleigh of Winnabow and the late Joyce Ann Maggard. An April 16, 2011, wedding is planned at Faith Community Chapel in Sunset Harbor.

  • Teresa Raye Zuber and Joshua Lewis Soderberg, both of Silver Spring, Md., were married on Aug. 25, the mother of the bride’s birthday, during an underwater ceremony at the Christ of the Abyss Statue in Key Largo, Fla. Rings were exchanged aboard the Amoray Diver Catamaran. Amy Slate officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of Ellen and Ray Zuber of Calabash. The groom is the son of Joanne Geer and Bill Kilmer of San Antonio, Texas.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

  • Cynthia Ann Hansen of Supply and Steven Wayne Cumbie of Supply were married on Aug. 20 in a private ceremony in Bolivia. The bride is the daughter of Tony and Barbara Puza. The groom is the son of Jeff and Penny Cumbie. The couple will reside in Supply.

  • Gladys Britt of Supply and Ray Kopitzki of Medina, N.Y., were married on Sept. 14 at Niagara Falls. Britt is employed at Walgreens in Holden Beach and Kopitzki is retired. They will reside in Supply.

  • In a county comprised of golf courses and urbanized living, Brunswick County youth often find it difficult to participate in some of 4-H’s more traditional programs like raising livestock animals to show at the county and state fairs. However, over the course of the past four years, their participation in these areas has increased with one youth in particular paving the way.

    In 2006, Elizabeth Mintz began her journey to raising quality livestock by participating in the N.C. State Fair annual Youth Market Turkey Show program. 

  • Charlie Spencer 

    Master Gardener

    Sowbugs and Pillbugs (Isopods)

    Isopods (commonly called pillbugs) are not insects but relatives of the crab and shrimp. They have a head with obvious antennae and a trunk region with 11 pairs of legs. They tend to hide during the day and emerge at night to eat irregular holes in leaves of young plants. These pests are easily detected at night with a flashlight or by pulling back mulch around the plants. 

  • If your “honey-do” list includes new trees for the landscape, you may want to consider how well your plants will hold up under the dry conditions we’ve had this year. Of course, they need to be good plants that perform well in all of our erratic weather. Chinese fringe tree, loquat and several tough flowering cherries are great choices for our challenging growing conditions.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Oct. 4

    Pork cutlet/gravy, corn casserole, turnip greens, pears, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Oct. 5

    Barbecue chicken, new potatoes with parsley, spinach, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Oct. 6

    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, applesauce, sugar cookies, orange juice, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Oct. 7

  • BFA accepting applications 

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency will begin taking applications on Oct. 1, by appointment only, for its Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program. The agency will continue to take applications through Nov. 12.

    Applicants should call 754-4766 to schedule an appointment to apply for this program. Applications will also be taken at Victory Free Will Baptist Church and Family Resource Center in Leland.

  • Chicken is probably one of the most popular foods to grill, yet I’ve found out that for most of us, it seems to be the most troublesome to cook.

    The biggest problem is with bone-in chicken and flare-ups caused by the skin melting and then dropping on the flame, which in turn causes the chicken to burn faster on the outside. But because it contains bones, it takes longer to cook than your standard burgers and steaks. And, no one wants to eat chicken that is anything less than well done. Most of us end up with chicken burnt on the outside and raw close to the bone.