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Today's Features

  • Adelina Filocamo reached another milestone as she turned 102 last week at Shallotte Assisted Living. Family and friends were on hand to wish the centenarian well at the March 18 celebration.

    Filocamo was born in Brazil and grew up in Italy. She also lived in New York and worked as a seamstress. She drove until she was 90, said Matresse McAllister, administrator at Shallotte Assisted Living.

    Filocamo is a familiar sight at the Mulberry Street facility, where she has lived for the past two years with Marco, her prized, purebred Shih Tzu dog.

  • Melissa Everitt, Brunswick Community College head volleyball coach and BCC Foundation development officer

  • All Brunswick County Democratic Party precincts that did not meet between Feb. 26 and March 11 must meet at the Brunswick County Democratic Party headquarters in Bolivia at 6:30 p.m. March 21 to elect precinct officers.

    Any precinct that fails to meet and elect precinct officers will not be able to vote at either the county or district convention. The Brunswick County Democratic Party Convention is scheduled to meet at the same location at 10 a.m. April 9.

  • Church plans spring revival

    Greater Tabernacle Church of Longwood will be having its spring revival March 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Garry R. Kerr of the First Baptist Church of Hephzibah, Ga. will be the guest preacher each night. Various guest choirs will render the music.

    Cathy S. Moore is the pastor at Greater Tabernacle Church of Longwood, 683 Longwood Road in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Lecture set at St. Brendan

  • In 1993, a wildfire in a dry canyon of Laguna Beach, Ca., raced toward hundreds of nearby homes, giving residents little warning. More than 14,000 acres and 440 homes went up in flames. In a nearby neighborhood, 286 homes were totally destroyed. One home was left standing in the midst of hundreds of piles of ash. Why did this one home survive? The surviving house was built with fire prevention in mind and it worked. 

  • Native plants are those that were growing in a particular area prior to European settlement. North Carolina has a wide variety of native plants because of our diverse landscape of coastal plains, swamps, piedmonts and mountain areas.

    Native plants aren’t just for people who have acreage to devote to restoring prairies. There are many reasons to consider using native plants in your home landscape. 

  • There are two important vegetable facts to remember: 1) They are packed with great taste and good nutrition; and 2) few Americans get the full benefit of vegetable nutrition, because most of us do not eat enough. 

    Kids need a cup of veggies a day, while adults need 2-1/2 to 3 cups daily. Get some vegetable power in your life by trying them a variety of forms. 

    Choose fresh vegetables

  • Over the years, I’ve always enjoyed making shrimp scampi, a combination of fresh shrimp, garlic and butter cooked with a little white wine and lemon juice. This classic dish is probably the most popular of the many, many shrimp dishes and is no doubt one of the easiest to make.

    But before we can even start making this delicious entrée, the shrimp will have to be peeled. Boiled or uncooked, if you’re going to eat shrimp, you need to know the best way to peel them.

    In the shell or not?

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

    Monday, March 21

    Chicken and dumplings, lima beans, peaches, Jell-O, biscuit/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, March 22

    Baked pork chop/gravy, corn casserole, turnip greens, pears, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, March 23

    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, sugar cookies, grape juice, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, March 24