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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Safe boating courses set

    The USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 10-05 will conduct one-day boating safety courses from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays at the Progress Energy Visitors Center, 8520 River Road SE (N.C. 87) in Southport.

    Classes are scheduled for March 19; April 9, 23; May 14, 28; June 18; July 16; and Aug. 6. Those who successfully complete the USCG Auxiliary ABS course and exam will be awarded U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary certificates and cards.

  • Four years ago, life turned upside down for Carolina Shores resident Shirley Tacchetti. She discovered something all women fear—a lump in her breast.

    She recalls discovering the lump one morning as she was getting out of the shower. Tacchetti was new to Brunswick County, having relocated from Maryland in October 2006. She found the lump in February 2007.

  • SUPPLY—Dr. Patrick Maguire, oncologist with South Atlantic Radiation Oncology Center, has spent his life’s work helping others fight cancer. He lost his father to cancer and both of his in-laws.

    During his personal and professional battles with cancer, Maguire discovered a need and sought to fill it. As an oncologist he is frequently asked questions ranging from what is cancer to how could I have prevented this?

  • Cancer can rob women of their energy, appetite and strength. But one program aims to make sure it doesn’t take away their self-confidence.

    Look Good Feel Better, an American Cancer Society program in partnership with the National Cosmetology Association and the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, offers a free, non-medical program designed to lift the spirits of women battling cancer. The program teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat appearance-related side effects.

  • Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will present its monthly Coffee with the Authors series from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, March 3. Local children’s author Marsha Tennant is the scheduled presenter and will be talking about her book “Margaret, Pirate Queen” and the next book in the series.

    Children’s books, in particular, often have a particular event or person serving as inspiration for the writer. “Margaret, Pirate Queen” was motivated by both.

  • Cub Scout Pack 262 of Brunswick Islands Baptist Church raced their Pinewood Derby cars on Feb. 12. After many heated races, the winners were announced by den:

    Tigers: Brayden Parrish, first place; Mason DiBenedetto, second place; Jamie Bartholomew, third place.

    Wolves: Elijah Knowles, first place; Ryan Gould, second place; Todd Robbins, third place.

    Bears: Hunter Long, first place; Patrick Greenaway, second place; Jaxon Goble, third place.