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Today's Features

  • By Myra Burgess
    Family Nutrition Program Assistant
    Expanded Foods & Nutrition Program
    Brunswick County Cooperative Extension

    Cook with lids on to save energy, reduce splattering, and lessen the likelihood of spills.
    Cover all liquids in the refrigerator to prevent spillage.
    Cover marinating foods and place them in the refrigerator where it is less likely for bacteria to grow.
    To prevent spills, replace weak or breakable containers, like flour bags, with plastic containers.

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

    Our Brunswick County Commissioners have proclaimed this National County Government Month. The theme for this celebration is “Healthy Counties, Healthy Families.” This is a great time for us to look at the programs and services that we have here in Brunswick County that encourage and support healthy families in our community.

  • ‘Empowered’ sermon set for April 18
    At New Ebenezer Faith Ministries, 1705 Southport-Supply Road in Bolivia, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, Bishop Ronnie McCray, pastor, will speak on “Let’s Be Empowered Together—Fire Come Down From Heaven, Catch On Fire” Acts 2.
    The Rev. Kathy Moore of Greater Tabernacle Longwood will be guest minister. Greater Tabernacle Longwood will render musical services.
    Women’s Night of Ministry is April 19

  • The Lenten season has ended. Christians are in the throes of Easter bliss. Resurrection is the name of the game. It calls us to a new awareness of life and love experienced as church.
    I’ve been pondering those words for a long time. What does it mean to call myself a religious person, a Christian? What does it mean to gather as church? Is it a Sunday-only party celebrated with those who share a common understanding of God? Is it an exclusive club whose membership is limited to those who follow the rules and regulations, who proclaim a specific doctrine or dogma?

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    There are two weeds found in lawns that have sharp burs: burweed and spurweed. It’s easy to get them confused, since their names are often used interchangeably, but there are ways to tell the difference, which is important since correct identification of a weed is the first step in controlling it.

  • In 2009, the kudzu bug, Megacopta cribraria (F.), also known the bean plataspid, lablab bug, or globular stinkbug, was reported in nine counties in northeastern Georgia. The following year, the insect had been found in more than 60 counties North Carolina.
    Since then, surveys by NCSU Entomology Department and the N.C. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services have confirmed the presence of the kudzu bug in kudzu patches and soybean fields in more than 55 counties. It is likely present in many other counties, but simply has not yet been seen there.

  • The Winding River Players highly acclaimed musical comedy revue, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” was a musical joyride through the hilarious spectrum of romantic relationships from dating to grandparenting.
    Performed to sold-out crowds March 23-24, the show was directed by Sue MacCallum and produced by Susan Zimmerman. Barbara Berry was the musical director.

  • With our warmer-than-normal temperatures in recent weeks, it’s no surprise that strawberry season has arrived just a wee bit earlier this year. Strawberries typically peak during May in the South and in June in the North.

  • Many years ago, Museum of Coastal Carolina founder Stuart Ingram visited a well-known taxidermist in Fort Myers, Fla., who specialized in fish. To display his work in an impressive manner, this taxidermist had designed and built his own reef room.
    Ingram loved the reef room and showed it to his wife, Louise. They agreed to build a reef room in the Museum of Coastal Carolina to display the marine animals that frequent local waters. Many museum visitors have said the Ocean Reef Gallery is their favorite part of the museum.

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, April 16
    Sloppy Joe, corn casserole, green beans, fruit cocktail, hamburger bun/whole-wheat bun, beverage.
    Tuesday, April 17
    Turkey tetrazini, field peas/snaps, baby carrots, Mandarin oranges, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, April 18
    Barbecue pork, baked beans, cole slaw, fresh orange, hamburger bun/whole-wheat bun, beverage.
    Thursday, April 19