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Today's Features

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, April 30
    Salisbury steak/gravy, stewed potatoes, carrots, fruit cocktail, grape juice, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, May 1
    Baked ziti/meat sauce, vegetable blend, applesauce, baked apple, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 2

  • The South Brunswick Islands (SBI) Rotary Club recently presented checks to three area nonprofit organizations to help serve the needs of fellow residents of Brunswick County. Representatives of the three organizations attended the SBI Club’s weekly meeting and spoke to members about the programs that would benefit from the club’s donations.

  • Lean and boneless, a flank steak is one of only two steaks cut from the underside of a steer, the other being a skirt steak. A thin, oblong-cut mingled with tough meat fibers, a flank steak is loaded with great flavors and responds well to marinades and to high-heat cooking, if only for a brief amount of time.
    It’s best when eaten medium-rare, so be sure to take it off the heat while it’s still rare and allow it to set for a few minutes to retain its juices. For maximum “chewability,” flank steak should be cut into thin slices across the grain.

  • Thursday, April 26
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.
    AARP Southport Chapter, 11:30 a.m., Surfer’s Restaurant, Southport.

  • Jodi Lister and Travis St. Pierre of Supply were married April 14 at the bride and groom’s residence in Supply.
    The Rev. Jerry Andrews officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Butch and Marcia Lister of Supply. The groom is the son of Kevin and Lora St. Pierre of Supply.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father.
    She wore a Michael Angelo halter top-style dress with scattered pearls and a long lace-trimmed train. She wore a pearl necklace and white sandals and her hair was pulled to the side and curled.

  • Jenkins completes Navy basic training
    Navy Seaman recruit Darrius Jenkins, son of Sonya and Gregory Jenkins of Leland, has completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    During the eight-week program, Jenkins completed a variety of training, which included: classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • North Carolina-based band Big Daddy Drive is bringing its sound to Shallotte, and to a worldwide audience.
    The band debuted its CD “Long Road” to the public back in August 2011 and has been touring and promoting ever since.
    The band will perform in concert beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Inlet View Bar & Grill, 1800 Village Point Road SW. There is no charge for the show.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH—If you’ve seen a periwinkle-colored bracelet with the words “Heartburn can cause cancer,” or “Nobody Fights Alone” you may have met an Ocean Isle Beach couple working to educate others about the dangers of esophageal cancer.

    Last September, Jay and Diane Middleton celebrated their grandson’s first birthday during Labor Day weekend. That weekend, Jay ate a deviled egg and immediately felt pain. Plagued by acid reflux issues and sleep apnea for years, he tried to ignore it.

  • Two greenhouses are bursting with vibrant plants of all colors on the Brunswick Community College campus, and they’re waiting for someone to come and take them home.

    There are also annuals and perennials of all sizes, shapes and colors.

    Students and staff in the college’s horticulture and turf grass management program have been working for weeks to cultivate plants for the fourth annual sale.

    The sale starts runs through Friday, April 27.

  • SHALLOTTE—Fresh fruits and vegetables are on their way to market in Shallotte.

    With warmer weather and the arrival of spring, flowers are blooming and it’s time to re-open Buddy Kelly’s Farmers Market in Shallotte.

    The first day of the 2012 season will be 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 28. Organizers are ready to open the market for its sixth season and hope to draw in larger crowds and more vendors than ever before.

    “We are looking for new vendors,” said Loretta Nauta with the Shallotte enhancement and events committee.