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Today's Features

  • The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. reminds us that the whole staircase of faith is elusive but essential to our living faithfully. I have experienced that reality. I am continuing to experience it as I enter and re-enter the emergency department of Brunswick Community Hospital. Each time Hubby Dear gently transports me to the place where faith tells us healing happens, I delve more deeply into the mystery of redemptive suffering. 

  • Army National Guard Spec. Jennifer L. Tran, daughter of Liem T. Tran of Charlotte and Susan T. Arnold of Winnabow, has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).

    During basic military training, Tran received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions.

  • Jeff and Lori Duncan of Raleigh are the parents of a daughter, Siena Emily Duncan, born at 3:02 p.m. Feb. 15, weighing 8 lbs. 7 oz. and 20-inches in length, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.

    She joins a sister, Madalyn, 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Bill and Diane Vaught of Burlington.

    Paternal grandparents are John and Emily Duncan of Shallotte.

    Great-grandparents are Polly Duncan and Ruth Wooten.

     

                 

  • The next meeting of the Holden Beach Beautification Club will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 9. Members should meet in the Holden Beach Chapel parking lot and carpool to the Transplanted Garden, 502 S. 16th St. in Wilmington.

    Members will spend time shopping and then have lunch together afterwards.

    In April, the club will be visiting Brookgreen Gardens. Guests are welcome. Call Peg Schiavone at 842-8655 for more information.

     

                 

  • I just finished taking a weeklong class offered once a year at North Carolina State University on turf management. I have always been one of those gardeners who would prefer planting beds and flowers instead of a nice green lawn. I honestly have a new appreciation for turf after this course.

  • In late winter and early spring, garden centers are receiving their new plant material. When you go to the garden center, how do you decide what to buy, given so many choices and so many types?

    The first thing to do is check out the label that is attached to the plant. This will indicate the hardiness zone, mature size of the plant, sun and shade requirements and what the watering requirements are for this particular plant. 

  • March is National Nutrition Month, focusing on the importance of nutrition for health, happiness, and overall well-being, and is celebrated every year by the American Dietetic Association (ADA).

    This year’s theme is “Eat Right with Color” and aligns with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans released on Jan. 31. Consumers are encouraged to include a colorful variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and dairy on their plates every day.

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

    Monday, March 7

    Fried chicken filet/gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple juice, banana pudding, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, March 8

    Sliced roast beef au jus, brown rice, vegetable blend, grape juice, Jell-O, white bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, March 9

    Stuffed cabbage roll, field peas, peaches, brownie, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, March 10

  • Invented in the 1940s in Ithaca, N.Y., by Bob Baker, a professor of food science at Cornell University, Cornell Chicken is crispy-skinned grilled chicken basted with a white vinegar-based barbecue sauce that has been a favorite across Western New York for many years.

    Baker was a specialist in poultry and was also credited with helping to invent chicken nuggets.

  • Yes, that’s right, it’s our solar system. Our sun is just one of 200 billion stars all locked on a gravity merry-go-round. We all revolve in a circle around a black hole known as Sagittarius A.