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Today's Features

  • Danyelle Landrie and David Hewett of Supply are the parents of a son, Bentley David Hewett, born at 2:28 p.m. Jan. 3 at Brunswick Community Hospital weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces and 18-1/2 inches long.

    He joins brothers Kristopher David, 18 months, and Noah, 10.

    Maternal grandparents are Larry and Robin Landrie of Shallotte.

    Paternal grandparents are Buddy and Theresa Rhodes and Mitchell Hewett of Supply.

    Great-grandparents are Mema and Poppy Hobbs and Grandpa and Grandma Potter.

  • The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.

    FICTION

    “Palace of Justice” by Susanne Alleyn. In this Aristide Ravel mystery, the author brings her sharpest voice and most keenly crafted mystery yet to this newest installment featuring Ravel.

    The Dinosaur Hunter” by Homer Hickman. A fascinating thriller that pays tribute to the American West.

  • Navy Seaman William S. Noble, son of Lisa M. and William R. Noble of Calabash, has completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Noble completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Christopher A. Stanley, son of Carla R. and Christopher D. Stanley of Ocean Isle Beach, has enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh.

    The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life. 

  • Thanks to Sharon Dowdy of the University of Georgia for the following information:

    Flowering bulbs typically herald the coming of spring. By using a technique called “forcing” you can enjoy many springtime bulbs during the winter, too.

    “My first Christmas in Ringold, Ga., I bought amaryllis bulbs and had a contest with the ladies in the Extension office,” said Charles Lancaster, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent in Catoosa County. “I bought bulbs in four colors, and we each picked one.” 

  • Do you struggle to figure out what to prepare for dinner on a daily basis? Is the evening meal just one more thing added to your already busy schedule? Give yourself a break by trying the technique of  “cook once, eat twice.”

  • I received a call from a consumer the other day wanting to know what he could do out in the garden this time of year. People usually don’t start getting the “garden bug” until the weather warms up a bit. I told him one of the tasks he could work on is preparing the vegetable garden for spring planting.

  • Coffee with Authors event set

    Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will present the first event of its 2011 Coffee with the Author series on Thursday, Feb. 3.

    Becky Shuford of Wilmington, author of “Smidgens, Bits and Pieces of a Southern Family’s Life,” will be sharing family stories, anecdotes, and other charming Southern slices of life all from her own family’s piece of the pie. Her presentation at Sunset River Marketplace will feature a sweetheart dinner theme for Valentines’ Day.

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

    Monday, Jan. 31

    Herbed baked chicken filet, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, collards, butterscotch pudding, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Feb. 1

    Macaroni and cheese, diced ham, vegetable blend, pears, biscuit/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Feb. 2

    Sloppy Joe/bun, corn pudding, turnip greens, applesauce, beverage.

    Thursday, Feb. 3