.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Features

  • Jesse and Kristina Clemmons of Ocean Isle Beach are the parents of son, Bentley Jameson Clemmons, born at 5:52 p.m. Oct. 10 at Loris Community Hospital, weighing 9 pounds and measuring 22-1/2 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Wayne and Nanet Taylor of Ocean Isle Beach.
    Paternal grandparents are Dale and Rose Clemmons of Supply.
    Great-grandparents are Harvey McDonald of Rockingham and Nancy Evans of Stoneville.
     

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Erin Lyon Chaffin of Durham and Jonathan Francis Solano of Biloxi, Miss. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chaffin of Mocksville. She is employed as an ICU nurse at Duke Hospital. The prospective groom is the son of Teresa Fike of Shallotte. He is a special operations trainee with the United States Air Force. A Dec. 23 wedding is planned in Salisbury.
     

  • The day dawned gray and chilly, a portent of winter’s proximity. It was also a reminder that we often enter a state of gray chilliness when confronted with folks who do not share our culture, heritage, educational and life experience.

  • Volunteers at the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium were honored on Oct. 25 at the annual volunteer recognition luncheon at the museum, attended by more than 85 volunteers. Special awards were presented to the following individuals for their outstanding service during the past year:
    Museum Volunteer of the Year: Cookie Rance; Planetarium Volunteer of the Year: John Misiaszek; Volunteer Lifetime Achievement: Sue McCann; Museum Rookie of the Year: Anne Neely; and Planetarium Rookies of the Year: Amy and Alex Sludds.

  • Master Gardeners plan classes
    The Master Gardeners of Brunswick County offer a unique horticulture class for Brunswick County residents. The class provides the basic knowledge needed to maintain a yard/garden in coastal North Carolina.

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

  • Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Fire ants can ruin picnics and football games. Treating fire ant colonies in the fall can help edge out future colonies, lessening the likelihood they’ll steal your chips or nip at your toes.
    Fire ant colonies have been growing through the summer and have reached their peak size. Attacking those colonies now will help next spring when they start to swarm again. Fire ants are easier to kill in the fall for four main reasons:

  • Microgreens are edible greens that range in size somewhere between sprouts and mature salad crops. They are easy to grow, fast and delicious. Some examples of microgreens include: arugula, beets, cabbage, carrots, chard, kale, kohlrabi, mustard and peas.

  • Everyone knows spinach is good for you, but we seem to underuse it quite a bit. Spinach contains a powerhouse of nutrients, so why not use it more often?
    The best spinach is usually found in the farmers market rather than the produce section of a regular grocery store. When fresh spinach is not available, why not try using one of the cheapest items at the grocery store? Boxed frozen spinach. The frozen chopped versions are a bit more versatile than the leafy kind, but if you really love the leafy variety, then go with it.

  • Castillo earns master’s degree
    Boston University in Boston, Mass., awarded academic degrees to 1,517 students in September 2011, including Luis D. Castillo of Leland, who received a master of science degree in project management.
    Boston University is the fourth largest independent university in the United States, with an enrollment of more than 29,000 students in its 17 schools and colleges.