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Today's Features

  • The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.
    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu. Call 755-7378 to register.

  • A few weeks ago, my husband and I preached a sermon on unity. We did it together, a sort of Huntley/Brinkley approach; a unique experience for us and likely for the congregation, to be sure.
    Despite our commonality, as indicated in our identical Myers-Briggs designation, we have different approaches to life, diverse philosophies and often obviously opposite tastes in reading material. It was in the midst of those diversities our unity was apparent.

  • Seems like the ticks are trying to take over the world, at least the Brunswick County portion. If you stay outside much, these pests seem to be everywhere. The Extension agents are reporting what seems to be an inordinate amount of these obnoxious little creatures awaiting a meal, and that meal may be you.
    The Master Gardener Hot Line has received calls concerning ticks. Homeowners with natural landscapes will normally have more of a problem than others.

  • The brutal heat and humidity arrived a little early this year even though things have moderated somewhat in the last few days. Extreme conditions always help us sort out the plant winners and losers. Let’s take a look at some of those.

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, July 5
    CLOSED
    Tuesday, July 6
    Macaroni and cheese/ham, vegetable blend, pears, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, July 7
    Stew beef au jus, mashed potatoes, green peas, blend juice, Jell-O, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.
    Thursday, July 8
    Chicken enchilada casserole, rice/beans, stewed tomatoes, fruit, blend juice, beverage.
    Friday, July 9

  • The hot, lazy days of summer arrived in our area a few weeks ahead of schedule this year, so it’s time to find some quick and easy cool foods to prepare.
    In our area, Indigo Farms Produce, Holden Bros. Farm Market and, of course, our Farmers Market in Shallotte have an abundance of lettuces, squash, berries, corn, cucumbers, peppers, peas, fruits, melons and tomatoes.
    Take home everything that looks good. Don’t worry about how you’re going to use it all—you only need a salad bowl and an appetite.

  •  A 7-year-old girl has shown a sincere interest in music and wants to take piano lessons. 

    A 6-year-old boy, who is legally blind, just broke his eyeglasses while playing ball at recess and needs a new pair immediately. 

    A child wants to join the Scouts; another wants to play soccer and still another would benefit from therapeutic summer camp.

    Unfortunately, many of the youth associated with foster care and child protective services in Brunswick County do not have family resources to meet these kinds of needs. 

  •  For the past three years, Communities in Schools (CIS) has been reaching out to the Spanish speaking community with tools to help parents build parenting, life and family skills.

    “Working with an interpreter, we follow The Incredible Years program, which we use in the English classes,” explains Courtney Milliken, parenting educator. “The participants discuss topics such as praise, limit setting, and when to ignore misbehavior. Role-playing and interactive games make the lessons fun and easy to incorporate into real world parenting situations.”

  •  On Wednesday, June 8, students, faculty and families of the eighth-grade class at Shallotte Middle School celebrated the achievements of a successful year at its annual awards day.

  •  Bolivia Elementary has announced awards to the following recipients:

    A Honor Roll

    Ricky Berry, McKenzie Blake, Brianna Purtell, Alysaa Creech, Joanne Kaley, Anna Shelton, Kelsey Simmons, Noah Bullard, VyHeem Holmes, Zoe Kain, Taylor Stanley, Hannah Frink, Hannah Helms, Haiden Jones, Lexi Kopp, Kerrington Maggard, Jelonnie Smith, Whitney Walls, Adrienne Walton, Alexis Brogan, Priscilla Hess, Christopher McDuffie, Sydney McDuffie, Bryce Miller, Gracie Sellers, Nolan Watson, Naveena Priestley, Dalton Sellers.

    A/B Honor Roll