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Today's Features

  • “The Power of Republican Women” will be the topic at the upcoming Brunswick County Republican Women’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Brunswick County Republican Party Headquarters, 971 Old Ocean Highway, Bolivia.  
    N.C. Rep. Carolyn Justice, R-16, will be a featured speaker along with Dena Barnes, president of the N.C. Federation of Republican Women.
    Guests are invited to attend this event.

  • Church plans gospel jubilee
    New Life Baptist Church of Winnabow, 5420 Ocean Hwy. East in Winnabow, will host Brunswick Gospel Jubilee at
    7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Enjoy gospel music from near and far. Refreshments and fellowship to follow. Call Billy Hill at 209-4927.

  • Weeks have passed since I viewed the movie “The Help” and subsequently read the book. The content of both continues to plague me. I cannot get the characters out of my head. I relive the events daily, wondering what they and I have in common. Finally, it dawned on me. I had been repeating the marvelous words of affirmation given to a not-so-slim little girl who sensed her mother’s dismay, if not disapproval.

  • Amy Elizabeth Jolly of Shallotte and Scotty Earl Jordan of Conway, S.C., were married Sept. 10 on the beach at Pepper Tree by the Sea in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    The Rev. Todd Underwood officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of John and Linda Eaton (mother) of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Joel (father) and Peggy Jolly of Siler City.
    The groom is the son of Bobby and Linda Jordan of Galivant’s Ferry, S.C.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father and stepfather.

  • Dana Carol Hamilton and James Jodale Hobbs were married Aug. 7 at the Southport Community Center, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.
    The Rev. J.D. Simmons of Pine Valley Church of God officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hamilton III of Bolivia and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nichlious Corn II of Burnsville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hamilton Jr.

  • Basil “Boomer” and Doerthe Needham of Carolina Shores celebrated 60 years of love and devotion at a family reunion Oct. 7-8 at several beachfront cottages in Sunset Beach. They met in 1942 in their high school math class in Bayside, N.Y., while competing for the best test grades in the class.
    Boomer joined the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1946, graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1950 and sailed as a deck officer with Grace Line for seven years, attaining the rank of lieutenant. He remained active in the U.S. Naval Reserve until 1957.

  • Japanese maples make quite a statement in the landscape. There are hundreds of named cultivars available. You can find them in just about any color from deep red foliage to bright green, creamy white, yellow, pink or orange.
    Almost any variety will have spectacular fall color along with an amazing architectural branching structure. Many varieties have colorful leaves throughout the season. Another benefit to these maples is they can tolerate some shade—not deep shade, but dappled light.

  • Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    N.C. Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center


    Last week I talked about the potential food safety pitfalls of eating at your desk. Habitually eating at our desks can be hazardous to your health for a couple of other reasons.

  • Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

  • Back in 1683, many German-speaking people, including Mennonites from Switzerland and Holland and the Amish, an offshoot of the Mennonites, began migrating from Europe to Pennsylvania. They tilled the land and built big barns and homes.
    Since then, they have come to be known as the Pennsylvania Dutch.
    One of the more popular dishes was slippery pot pie, made with square noodle dough cooked with either beef or chicken and its broth, along with potatoes and onions. A crumb pie, called shoo-fly pie, and funeral pie, a combination of raisins and lemon, were also favored.