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Today's Features

  • Dinner benefits Room at the Inn
    Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039 Knights of Columbus will serve a beef stroganoff dinner for the benefit of the Room at the Inn, a new maternity and after-care facility that will be near Belmont Abbey College.
     The event will be from 6-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at St. Brendan the Navigator Church in Shallotte.
    The cost of the dinner is $13 per person in advance and $14 at the door.

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

  • It has finally started to cool down and look and feel more like winter. It is not quite time to throw in the towel though, if you enjoy gardening. Winter containers can be a great challenge, but a rewarding one. Containers can provide year-round interest, depending on the plants you choose.

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    We are blessed in North Carolina to have a long growing season and a climate that allows us to grow a lot of small fruit in our home orchards. One of the easiest to grow is blueberries.
    It is not only possible to raise blueberries for their fruit, but it also possible to use blueberries as a landscape plant.

  • Every year sometime around the beginning of December, people start to wonder what to have for Christmas dinner. Everyone loves gathering for Christmas dinner. The traditional Christmas dinners consist of turkey, stuffing, ham, cranberry sauce, scalloped potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green beans or other veggies and an array of desserts.
    There are many options, like even pizza, but while the food is important, it’s the people you are eating the food with that matter the most.

  • SAR will serve luncheon Jan. 14
    The Lower Cape Fear Chapter of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will have a luncheon meeting from noon-2 p.m. Jan. 14 at Ocean Ridge Plantation (U.S. 17) in Sunset Beach. In case of inclement weather, the luncheon will be Jan. 21. This meeting is open to any man who can trace his lineage to a patriot of the American Revolution.

  • Amanda and Daniel Brown of Leland are the parents of a son, Brantley Chase Brown, born at 7:47 a.m. Nov. 27 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center (born en route to the hospital), weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches in length.
    He joins a brother, Braeden, 4, and a sister, Megan, 8.
    Maternal grandparents are Ronda and Michael Willetts of Leland. Paternal grandparents are Joey and Debbie Brown of Winnabow and Cheryl and Jerry Jarmon of Burgaw.

  • A Christmas sky show from east to west, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
    A learned stargazer can see a manger with two donkeys, three kings following a bright star and two shepherds. If those images were not enough, a cross is visible and with the help of a telescope a Christmas tree is visible.
    All you need is a star chart and a constellation book about the culture beliefs of star images. Remember Greek and Roman mythology are not the only narratives about the stars.

  • SHALLOTTE—Cinnamon pecans are tucked in the oven, while visions of chocolate-chip oatmeal cookies and English toffee dance in Catherine Cheatham’s head.

    At 13, the Shallotte Middle School seventh-grader already knows what she wants to be when she grows up. She wants to own her bakery—Butterbean’s Bakery, to be precise—since she already has a name for it.

    For now, she’s getting in lots of preparation and practice as she bakes for her family and teachers for the holidays.

  • Service schedule set for December
    Calabash Presbyterian Church has announced the following updated Christmas service schedule:
    Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. Christmas cantata; Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. communion, candlelight service; Dec. 25 at 9 a.m. Sunday worship service; and Jan. 1 at 9 a.m. Sunday worship service.