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Today's Features

  • Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

    Recent reports of illness caused by fresh produce have raised awareness of the need to wash before eating. Each of the basic rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is “equally important,” says Robert Buchwald, environmental health supervisor with a branch of the Virginia Department of Health.

  • Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center
    Holidays are the time for traditions, with foods being some of the favorite traditions of all. This may be the only time of year that some favorite family recipes are prepared. Although we love to use grandma or great-grandma’s recipes, it may be time to rethink and update some of the ingredients.

  • 4-H has always prided itself for imparting knowledge to youth that helps them develop life skills and become productive members of society.
    In 2006, Elizabeth Mintz participated in the N.C. State Fair Youth Market Turkey Program through the help of her local 4-H office. In May of that year, she received four turkey poults that were less than two days old. She raised them until the state fair rolled into town and presented her best bird for competition, where she placed 14th in her class.

  • There are plenty of vegetables you can grow in your garden, and not all of them are annuals. Imagine growing vegetables that require just about the same amount of care as the flowers in your perennial beds and borders­—no annual tilling and planting. They thrive and produce abundant and nutritious crops throughout the season.
    It sounds too good to be true, but there are underappreciated plants that could be used for this purpose. Perennial vegetables are perfect as part of an edible landscape plan or permaculture garden.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Dec. 12
    Roast turkey/gravy, stuffing, peas/carrots, orange juice, biscuit/whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, Dec. 13
    Baked pork chop/gravy, baked beans, turnip greens, peaches, apple juice, whole-wheat dinner/dinner roll, beverage.
    Wednesday, Dec. 14
    Sloppy Joe, corn casserole, green beans, fruit cocktail, hamburger bun/whole-wheat bun, beverage.
    Thursday, Dec. 15

  • Cheese has been around for centuries and is widely used throughout the world. There are many varieties and each has its own special texture and flavor. All cheese is made from milk, mostly from cow’s milk, but some special varieties are made from the milk of sheep or goats.
    Natural and

  • Constructed of fiberboard, the foundation of the mobile home was dissolving. The children had to walk over a plank to get to their rooms.

    Maggie Williams, a Shallotte woman raising three grandchildren in her mobile home, needed help to repair the hole in the floor, so she turned to WARM, Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry Inc.

    WARM is a nonprofit that makes homes safer for low-income homeowners, many of whom are elderly or disabled.

    And WARM knew just who to ask for help in Brunswick County.

  • Once a month classic cars roll into the Smithfield Chicken ’N Bar-B-Q in Waterford Village in Leland for Cruise Day. Collectors show off their special vehicles, enjoy discounts on food and a DJ’s tunes, enter a 50-50 raffle and vie for door prizes and trophies—and proceeds benefit the Brunswick County Toy Run.

  • During a Creative Exchange event attended by 65 people on Wednesday, Nov. 9, Sunset River Marketplace art gallery introduced its “Gallery Gals Appetizers!” cookbook, demonstrating three of the appetizers and offering a dozen of the cookbook’s recipes for sampling. Cookbook sales during the event were $1,100.

  • More than 500 plates of barbecue were sold during the Rotary Club of Little River’s third annual Scott Taylor Memorial Barbecue on Oct. 28, raising more than $2,500 for Horry County children. Many pre-sold meals were delivered to North Myrtle Beach and Little River area businesses.
    The Rotary club is appreciative of the support of St. Paul AME Church for the use of its church parking lot. The church is a landmark in Little River, S.C.