Today's Features

  • The announcement was made. Life’s die had been cast. No one could have predicted it. None expected it. The coach was leaving town. He didn’t want to go. His family was not happy about it. Farewell was not in their present vocabulary. Yet, go he must. Finances were tight. His decision was based on economy, not desire.

  • Summer is the perfect time to enjoy sizzling culinary experiences. Using the grill and experimenting with fun flavor combinations is a wonderful compliment to days filled with sunshine. Fresh herbs can be a perfect way to season summer meals.

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Signs of the severe drought currently gripping our area can be seen in lawns and landscapes throughout southeastern North Carolina. These include stunting, wilting, yellowing or browning leaves, early leaf drop, dead stems and branches, and reduced flower, fruit, and seed production.
    How you care for your yard during drought will have a huge effect on how well it recovers once the rain returns. Use the following tips to help your yard survive the drought:

  • One year ago, a local man felt the pulling of God on his heartstrings.

    Joseph Memory, an Ocean Isle Beach resident who works as sergeant with the highway patrol in Robeson County, has a passion to reach the youth of Brunswick County before it is too late and their lives are plagued by trouble.

    “A year ago I talked to a 19-year-old I had watched grow up,” Memory said. “He told me he likes to smoke pot. God really dealt with me after that.”

  • How do we know if the food we are eating is organically grown or not? Typically, claims such as organic and natural on gardening products are, for the most part, not regulated. When a fertilizer package includes these words, it can simply mean that it contains carbon-based matter or some natural ingredients. It does not necessarily show that the product is free from toxic and persistent chemicals or that it is appropriate for an organic garden.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, June 11
    Chicken enchilada casserole, rice and beans, stewed tomatoes, fresh peaches, whole-wheat bread/white bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, June 12
    Beef tips with mushrooms and noodles, carrots, pears, cake with icing, whole-wheat bread/dinner roll, beverage.
    Wednesday, June 13
    Salisbury steak/gravy, stewed potatoes, vegetable blend, fruit cocktail, grape juice, whole-wheat bread, beverage.

  • The Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation, 924 N. Howe St. in Southport, hosted its second annual black-tie-optional gala at the St. James Community Center Saturday, April 28. Guests danced to the music of the Andrew Thielen Big Band of Myrtle Beach. In addition, Mr. P’s Bistro of Southport catered cocktails and an elegant spread of heavy hors d’oeuvres.

  • Even though it’s available year round, I really love that first ear of corn in late spring or early summer, when they are at their peak.
    Like tomatoes, corn is best when grown locally. Check out our local farm markets and farmers markets. Usually, the corn sold there has been picked that morning, unlike corn sold in the local super markets. Corn loses it freshness very quickly.

  • Thursday, June 7
    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.