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Today's Features

  • Have you ever walked out into your garden and found half-eaten plants in your landscape? If so, you, like many other residents, may be experiencing deer browsing.
    Deer populations are increasing and conflicts between deer and landscaped spaces are expected to increase as more rural areas develop. There are many perspectives on how wildlife interactions affect lives and properties. Some people enjoy seeing the deer in their yards and other people get extremely mad when the deer are browsing on their landscape plants.

  • Judy Koehly
    Master Gardener
    Organic gardeners depend on compost to grow their plants, but it is not the amount of nutrients in the compost that makes it so valuable. The fertility content of homemade compost is extremely variable (depending on the ingredients used to make it), and generally quite low.

  • Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science StaffNCSU Cooperative Extension

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, July 4
    CLOSED
    Tuesday, July 5
    Stuffed cabbage roll, field peas with snaps, peaches, brownies, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, July 6
    Macaroni and cheese, diced ham, vegetable blend, pears, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Thursday, July 7
    Grilled barbecue chicken, new potatoes, spinach, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.
    Friday, July 8

  • It’s that time of the year when everyone becomes a grilling expert and we all enjoy endless varieties of hamburgers cooked on the grill.
    When a hamburger is done right, you know it…the smoky, char-grilled outside and the juicy meat on the inside, stacked between a toasty bun covered with your favorite condiments. That’s what a burger is all about!

  • Raffle benefits CIS
    Time is running out to get your 50/50 raffle ticket to support the programs and services of Communities in Schools (CIS) of Brunswick County. One lucky person will win up to $10,000 (based on the sale of 2,000 tickets).
    Raffle tickets are still on sale through June 30 at $10 each. The winning ticket will be drawn Thursday, July 28, at a Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event Sun Cruz Aquasino, 4495 Mineola Ave. in Little River, S.C. Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram will draw the winning ticket between 5:30-7 p.m.

  • The Youth Livestock Show at the state fairgrounds in Raleigh June 3-5 included steer and breed shows, showmanship competition, skill development, leadership development and family activities that involve cattle. The North Carolina Junior Beef Round-Up is planned and run by a group of juniors from throughout North Carolina, their breed advisors, the Purebred Breeders Council, the North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association and the NCSU 4-H and Youth Livestock Department.

  • Crystal Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 4754 Blue Banks Loop Road, in Leland, will have a three-night revival at 7 p.m. June 29-July 1.
    Guest minister will be the Rev. James Brown from Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Music will be rendered by Bethel AME Church Male Choir from Northwest on Wednesday, June 29; Hooper’s Chapel Male Choir from Leland on Thursday, June 30; and Mount Zion Church Male Choir from Riegelwood on Friday.
    The Rev. Carozell Henry and the rest of the Crystal Spring congregation invite everyone to attend.

  • Holy Covenant United Holy Church, 237 Snowfield Road SE, Leland, will celebrate Men’s Day at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10. The Rev. Erskine Moody of Mount Zion Baptist Church from Longwood will be the guest speaker.
    For more information, call 253-6739 or 253-4044.
     

  • The new Brunswick Novant Medical Center will open its doors to the community for a free sneak preview event on Saturday, July 16.
    A ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 1 p.m., and tours will be from 1-4 p.m., hospital spokesperson Amy Myers said.
    Participants will have the opportunity to tour the new hospital and see Brunswick Novant Medical Center’s special features and services first-hand.  The hospital is set to open for patients approximately two weeks later on Sunday, July 31.