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Today's Features

  • Perhaps it comes as a result of seeing “Damn Yankees.” Or, maybe it was the way I was moved by viewing “The Ghosts Of Mississippi” a few days later, but all I can see and hear in the Scriptures, especially during Lent, is “heart!”

  • The Lockwood Folly Ladies’ Golf Association hosted a fundraiser with Lockwood Folly members, friends and neighbors to benefit the Closer to Home campaign to build a new Hospice and LifeCare Center in Brunswick County. It is due to open in Bolivia in July.

  • The Master Gardener volunteers of the Brunswick County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service will conduct their spring plant sale at the Cooperative Extension Service in the Government Center in Bolivia (follow the signs) on the following dates:
    •Thursday, April 5, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    •Friday, April 6, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    •Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

  • By Stephen Garton
    UGA Cooperative Extension

    On a visit to the Sawnee Mountain Preserve in Cumming, Ga., I was shocked to find many dead bees in the preserve’s observation hive.
    The fallen insects were piled up at the bottom of the display and at the entrance and exit to the hive.
    Bill Dunn, who manages the hive for the center, believed the bees collected nectar from flowers that had been sprayed or dusted with an insecticide and had inadvertently contaminated themselves with it. He expected most of the bees in the hive would die as a result.

  • Look at what is blooming now! The Brunswick County Botanical Garden is starting to come alive with color.
    The saucer magnolia is blooming and the forsythia is covered in bright yellow flowers. The daffodils have finally pushed their heads above ground. The purple leaf plum is covered in what looks like cotton candy and the winter Daphne fills the air with its ever, so sweet scent.

  • “Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French; sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek; soy sauce makes it Chinese; but garlic makes it good.”
    —Alice May Brock of Alice’s Restaurant fame

  • McFamily night is March 27 in Leland
    McDonald’s at 1111 New Pointe Blvd. in Leland will host a child I.D. program for families in the area during its regularly scheduled McFamily Night from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27.
    Employees of New York Life will administer the program. New York Life’s Child I.D. Program is designed to help children in the community learn how to stay safe in their homes, at play or wherever they happen to be.

  • Thursday, March 22
    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.
    AARP Southport Chapter, 11:30 a.m., Surfer’s Restaurant, Southport.

  • BOLIVIA—Taylor is an unusual duck—an odd duck, as Bob Campbell, budget director with the Brunswick County Health Department, refers to him.
    The black-and-white duck has been hanging out near the department for about a year, Campbell says.
    He’s not a bad duck—he doesn’t really cause any problems, except for his duck waste.
    “He makes messes on the sidewalk and doorway,” Campbell said. “Nobody wants to walk in that stuff. Other than that, he doesn’t bother anybody. I’ve seen him actually greet a few people as they come in.”