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Today's Features

  • Brunswick County’s newest neighborhood foundation, the Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA), has donated $10,000 to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter’s Closer to Home capital campaign. The gift was originally planned as a five-year pledge, but ORCA raised the funds from within the Ocean Ridge community in less than 90 days. A family alcove at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick will be named in honor of ORCA’s gift.

  • Annie Armstrong Easter Dinner is April 7
    Each year, Baptist churches honor the life and work of Annie Walker Armstrong, as they give to the Annie Armstrong Easter offering for North American Missions. This offering is named after her because of her desire to share love and help people in her beloved country.

  • The Gospel presents us with a message that is hard to swallow and even harder to live.
    We are told some folks wanted to see Jesus. Obviously, that request was more than a simple desire to view a celebrity. Some folks had decided they were ready to meet, greet and hopefully follow this man who was a renowned healer, a man who seemed not to mind being with undesirable people.

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

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

  • I am confident we will not experience another freeze this year. This is merely an opinion and not fact. I get a kick out of clients who call wanting to know when the last frost date will be. There is truly no way to know unless you are Mother Nature. Even the weatherman can be wrong.
    If you asked me what my favorite annual was, I would quickly answer Angelonia. Last year I planted one at my home and it bloomed all summer, even when the heat took its toll on my lantana.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, April 9
    Asian chicken with vegetables, stir fry rice, fresh apple, grape juice, dinner roll/whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, April 10
    Stuffed cabbage roll, field peas with snaps, peaches, brownies, whole-wheat bread/white bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, April 11

  • Unlike most other vegetables, carrots are available all year long. Related to the parsley family, with feathery green leaves and an orange root, carrots can be eaten either raw or cooked. Not all carrots are orange; some are purple, yellow, or even white in color.

  • Thursday, April 5
    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.

  • CALABASH—Somebody has been beating up on the old Granny Allyn’s Restaurant building.

    Several somebodies, in fact. The Calabash Fire Department has been using the former eatery for weekly fire training.

    During training most Monday nights, the department has been chopping roof holes for ventilation training, making entries with hoses, breaching walls, using ropes and smoking up the building with smoke machines. Just a few months ago, smoking wasn’t even allowed in the building when it was still a restaurant.