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Today's Features

  • Spring has sprung and the Brunswick bands are playing sweet music. Each year, the Brunswick Concert Band and Big Band give back to the community and their supporters by performing free spring concerts in Caswell Beach and Sunset Beach.
    On Friday, May 4, the Brunswick Concert Band will perform at Hatch Auditorium on Caswell Beach beginning at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of Steve Skillman. The program will include a tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein, highlights from “The Music Man” and “The Purple Carnival March.”

  • Women’s conference set for May 4-5
    New Beginnings Community Church, 730 Whiteville Road in Shallotte, will host a Women’s Conference, “Arise, O Daughter of Zion,” on Friday and Saturday, May 4-5. Speaker will be Dr. Kathy Bojanowski, worship leader Tina Sanchez and drama, the Rev. Diana Payne.
    Registration is $25 per person. For more information, call NBCC at 754-2987 or Donna Smith at 579 6853.

  • During the past few years, I have been asked when I’m going to write another book. Hard on the heels of that question came an unsolicited request. When you do, include your newspaper columns. Years ago, I was told I should write a book about the importance of leaving a legacy for future generations. As a friend of mine is wont to say, “I listened...and took it all seriously.”

  • Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension Service
    Brunswick County Center

  • Brunswick County 4-H, sponsored by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, will offer a variety of activities, field trips, and day camps for children through the “Super Heroes in Training” 4-H Summer Enrichment Program. This summer is full of fun and educational activities for youth to participate in, beginning June 18.

  • Have you ever noticed quarter-inch holes neatly spaced in horizontal or vertical rows on tree trunks or on the branches? Many people misdiagnose this problem suspecting borer damage. The holes made by borers appear more randomly and are not neatly arranged in a row or pattern.

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

    Often purchased as a gift plant, big leaf hydrangea can be transplanted in landscapes and enjoyed year after year. It prefers morning sun, afternoon shade and moist, well-drained soil. It will grow in locations with afternoon sun, but will probably wilt and need more supplemental watering.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, April 30
    Salisbury steak/gravy, stewed potatoes, carrots, fruit cocktail, grape juice, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, May 1
    Baked ziti/meat sauce, vegetable blend, applesauce, baked apple, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 2

  • The South Brunswick Islands (SBI) Rotary Club recently presented checks to three area nonprofit organizations to help serve the needs of fellow residents of Brunswick County. Representatives of the three organizations attended the SBI Club’s weekly meeting and spoke to members about the programs that would benefit from the club’s donations.

  • Lean and boneless, a flank steak is one of only two steaks cut from the underside of a steer, the other being a skirt steak. A thin, oblong-cut mingled with tough meat fibers, a flank steak is loaded with great flavors and responds well to marinades and to high-heat cooking, if only for a brief amount of time.
    It’s best when eaten medium-rare, so be sure to take it off the heat while it’s still rare and allow it to set for a few minutes to retain its juices. For maximum “chewability,” flank steak should be cut into thin slices across the grain.