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Today's Features

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    I came across this article in a recent issue of Soil Science and found it interesting. There are many closed and razed industrial sites that could be reclaimed as useful ground using this technology.
    Cleaning up soils contaminated with heavy and toxic metals is a difficult task, but a technique called phytoextraction can ease the challenge by using metal-tolerant plants to rid soils of metals and contaminants.

  • Have you ever wondered where the term “deviled” (as in deviled eggs) came from? The term actually dates back to the 18th century, apparently linked to Hell’s temperature. Today, it can apply to anything that will benefit from serious seasoning.

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

  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Ronald E. Buffkin, son of Mary A. Buffkin of Leland, has been mobilized and activated at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Southwest Theater of Operations. He is a member of the 824th Transportation Company in Morehead City.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Lauren Nicole Tartt of Shallotte and Jimmy St. George of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Michael and Elaina Tartt of Supply. The prospective groom is the son of Jim and Kim St. George of Supply. A March 10 wedding is planned at Sharon United Methodist Church.
     

  • Thursday, Feb. 9
    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.

  • SUNSET BEACH—Jim Williams shows a black-and-white photo of a small group of children standing outside a small schoolhouse.

    That’s a picture taken of him when he was in the third grade back in Pennsylvania, he said.

    The Sunset Beach resident keeps it on hand to remind him how far he’s come since his early, humble beginnings at the one-room school near Ligonier, Pa., about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

  • In his 83 years of living, Miller Pope has grown up feisty and adventurous in the South, earned a living and hobnobbed with the upper echelon in the North, and published a book to tell all about it.

    The longtime Ocean Isle Beach artist, entrepreneur and writer has commemorated his multi-faceted life in his latest book, “Confessions of a MadMan: From Madison Avenue to Island Sands,” available at local bookstores and online.

    Though most of his books are heavy-laden with his art, especially about pirates, this one is a little different.

  • The tourists are fewer, the pace is slower, but many area artists still visit Southport in the quiet winter months.
    Franklin Square Gallery is a hub of artistic activity, with an array of classes and workshops for both beginners and professionals. Painters and potters from Wilmington and throughout Brunswick County travel to Southport to participate.

  • VFW to host dinner dance Feb. 3
    Little River VFW Post 10804 (S.C. 57 N. off S.C. 9) will host a dinner/dance at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Call (843) 399-0877 for reservations.
    The second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. is Pasta Night. Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. are Wings Night and Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m. are Fiesta Nights.
    All events are open to the public. Visit its website at www.vfw10804.org.