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Today's Features

  • Kerry Kennedy of Ocean Isle Beach is a world traveler who has visited five of the seven continents.

    It began when she was a child in Harbor Creek, Pa. Her father worked for a company that manufactured locomotives and traveled to places like Cuba and South Africa to deliver them. He told stories of his adventures in faraway countries, but the family didn’t just listen to his tales, they had their own adventures.

  • When it comes to making good, hearty French onion soup, most cooks would consider it heresy to use chicken broth. Thirty years ago, when Americans started making French food (thanks to Julia Child), beef broth was the only way to go.

  • This holiday weekend is the beginning of the grilling season for many in the country, and no matter where you live, new equipment, new techniques, new cookbooks, new recipes and ingredients can add to your cooking repertoire.

    Gas grills are still the most popular type of barbecue, and some even include a built-in smoker box for smoke cooking. Charcoal grills are still used a lot today.

  • Franklin Square Gallery’s Summer Regional Show focused on artists of both Carolinas this year and attracted an array of new paintings and pottery produced throughout the region.

    The juried exhibit is on display until July 18 at Southport’s historic cooperative gallery.

    Exhibition co-chairs Nancy Schulte and Ann Thompson announced winners at an artists’ reception on Tuesday evening, June 23.

    Best in show went to Kate Legaly for her watercolor “Subaqueous.”

  • Ocean Isle Beach celebrated the Fourth of July weekend with its annual parade of patriotism and neighborhood pride Sunday, July 5.

     

  • W.J. and Sibyl McLamb will serve as Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter chairs of the Closer to Home capital campaign. The campaign will raise funds to build a seven-bed inpatient hospice care center for Brunswick County patients and families.

    The McLambs were touched by the hospice care their loved one received by Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

    “The time has come for Brunswick County to have its own hospice care center, and the people of Brunswick County deserve to have an inpatient care center closer to home,” Sibyl McLamb said.

  • For most of my career with Cooperative Extension, there has been little interest in home vegetable gardening. Sure, the hardcore gentlemen farmers kept on growing southern favorites like collards and okra along with mega-popular commodities like tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers, but the rest of the crowd preferred their veggies in microwave-safe plastic pouches with the likeness of the Jolly Green Giant boldly displayed.

  • Whenever we have a heat wave like the ones we having been having on and off this summer, it is a good idea to take frequent breaks and replenish lost liquids as you work. We want you to enjoy your garden and not end up in the hospital.

    Here are a few things to do and to be looking for at this time of year:

  • As the summer season approaches, we hope the mosquito problem will go away; however, with the threat of the West Nile Virus, it behooves each of us to do what we can to help eliminate as many mosquitoes as possible.

    At this time, there has not been a confirmed case of the virus in North Carolina. As a precaution, the next two articles will examine mosquito control around the home and community.

    Mosquitoes are important pests because their biting activity often interferes with outdoor activities and can transmit disease organisms to people and domestic animals.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bowen of Angier announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Suzanne Bowen, to Clarence Wesley Hamilton IV of Holden Beach. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hamilton of Bolivia. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Honeycutt of Angier, Ida Ruth Bowen of Erwin and the late Edsel Bowen. The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Corn of Burnsville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hamilton II.