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Today's Features

  • In early spring, a long snake slithers its way across the sky. It rises just before sundown and pops up from the horizon much like the first earthly snakes of spring that rise from holes in the ground after a long winter’s nap.
    The snake in the sky takes six hours to climb fully above the horizon. On this snake’s back, a person can find some notable star groups. However, if snakes don’t do it for you, then check out the long trail of planets across the sky.

  • Brunswick County enjoyed a profusion of spring color and fragrance this week. Spring rains even knocked down the pollen count so more residents could venture outside to admire it. These azaleas, dogwoods and cherry trees started early this year, and they will put on their show for just a little while longer.

  • Classic Country Band to play at VFW April 6
    VFW Post 10804 on S.C. 57 North in Little River, S.C., will have a dinner/dance featuring Classic Country Band beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, April 6. Cost is $10 per person. For reservations, call (843) 399-0877.
    On Saturday, April 7, enjoy Cheryl Z and karaoke at 5 p.m. Every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. is wings night; Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m. is Fiesta nights. All events are open to the public.

  • Brunswick County’s newest neighborhood foundation, the Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA), has donated $10,000 to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter’s Closer to Home capital campaign. The gift was originally planned as a five-year pledge, but ORCA raised the funds from within the Ocean Ridge community in less than 90 days. A family alcove at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick will be named in honor of ORCA’s gift.

  • Annie Armstrong Easter Dinner is April 7
    Each year, Baptist churches honor the life and work of Annie Walker Armstrong, as they give to the Annie Armstrong Easter offering for North American Missions. This offering is named after her because of her desire to share love and help people in her beloved country.

  • The Gospel presents us with a message that is hard to swallow and even harder to live.
    We are told some folks wanted to see Jesus. Obviously, that request was more than a simple desire to view a celebrity. Some folks had decided they were ready to meet, greet and hopefully follow this man who was a renowned healer, a man who seemed not to mind being with undesirable people.

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

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

  • I am confident we will not experience another freeze this year. This is merely an opinion and not fact. I get a kick out of clients who call wanting to know when the last frost date will be. There is truly no way to know unless you are Mother Nature. Even the weatherman can be wrong.
    If you asked me what my favorite annual was, I would quickly answer Angelonia. Last year I planted one at my home and it bloomed all summer, even when the heat took its toll on my lantana.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, April 9
    Asian chicken with vegetables, stir fry rice, fresh apple, grape juice, dinner roll/whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, April 10
    Stuffed cabbage roll, field peas with snaps, peaches, brownies, whole-wheat bread/white bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, April 11