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Today's Features

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Bo Allena Ellis of Shallotte and Daniel Mark Jankowski of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Cecil Allen Ellis Sr. of Shallotte and Peggy Hewett Alred of Graysville, Ala. The prospective groom is the son of Mark and Jennifer Jankowski of Supply. A May 14 wedding is planned at Ocean Isle Beach Park.

     

                 

  • On Thursday, Feb. 24, a group of eight Brunswick County residents went kayaking down Rice and Town creeks.

    The morning started off cool, like most late winter mornings do, but quickly warmed up to feel almost spring. Their adventure began at the wildlife boat ramp on Gordon Lewis Road. 

    Don Harty, co-owner of Mahanaim Adventures, met the group to lead them on a guided bird watching/kayaking adventure down both of these creeks.

  • Use worms to turn your kitchen scraps into a rich crumbly compost that when added to soil will boost plant health and growth.

    Composting your kitchen scraps not only keeps them out of the landfill, it also provides an excellent soil amendment and natural fertilizer that will improve your soil, boost plant growth and increase plant drought tolerance and pest resistance. 

  • Nutrition experts agree that vibrant, brightly colored, whole foods are often the healthiest choices as wells best bargains in the grocery store. They tend to be nutrient-rich, meaning that more nutrition is packed into every calorie. 

    On the other hand, processed and packaged foods tend to have more fat, sodium, and added sugars (with bright artificial colors rather than natural goodness). These items also tend to cost more because you pay for fancy packaging and advertising. 

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, March 14

    Turkey a la King/gravy, mashed potatoes, collards, grape juice, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, March 15

    Baked ziti/meat sauce, vegetable blend, pears, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, March 16

    Beans and franks, hotdog bun, coleslaw, peach cobbler, orange juice, beverage.

    Thursday, March 17

  • Everyone seems to like pizza, whether we eat it out at a restaurant or make it at home with family and friends. 

    Italian in origin, the taste of that bread-like crust covered with a seasoned tomato sauce, cheese and other toppings is irresistible to most of us.

    Early forms of pizza were most likely what we call “focaccia” today, since tomatoes didn’t become part of the Italian landscape until the 16th century. No tomato sauce, no pizza pie. The addition of mozzarella cheese didn’t come about until the late 19th century. 

  • Dancers to compete

    Caroline McMurray, 16, and Emily Benton, 14, have been receiving dance lessons from Jamie Watson of American Stepdance Revolution for the talent portion of their pageant competitions.

  • SHALLOTTE—Last year as Regina Evans recovered from a battle with breast cancer, she decided it was time to make a difference in the local community and started a support group for the visually impaired.

    When Evans was 3 years old, her grandmother tried to show her an airplane in the sky. Evans could not see the plane. Her parents took her to the eye doctor, who was discovered Evans was visually impaired.

  • SHALLOTTE—There is a new business in town where fast-talking is the norm.

    Crow’s Nest Auction House and Treasure Mall opened last week at 4606 E. Main St. in the Confederate Rose building.

    Auctioneer Kent Calvin Ward is the owner, and he hosts two weekly auctions. Auctions are on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 6:30. Attendees are asked to arrive around 6 p.m. in order to register for bidding. Auctions are held out back in the crow’s nest (red barn) that has been transformed into an auction barn.