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Today's Features

  • CALABASH—The date is forever etched in Terri Godwin’s mind—June 12, 2002.

    That’s the day she and her older sister, Natasha, both underwent surgery at Duke University Medical Center, the day one of Terri’s kidneys was deftly removed to give to her ailing sister.

    “There were a lot of emotions,” says Terri. “But we also had a lot of prayer. It really helped us get through.”

    Nearly 10 years later, both sisters are alive and thriving.

  • SUPPLY—A fundraising gala to benefit Brunswick Novant Medical Center Foundation has been will take place next Thursday, April 12.

    The black-tie optional event will begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply. A seated dinner will follow at 7 p.m.

    Foundation director Amy Myers said the “Springtime in Paris” gala will benefit the hospital foundation, “whose mission is providing remarkable patient care to local residents.”

  • Calabash Presbyterian sets services
    Calabash Presbyterian Church will celebrate Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m. April 5. Easter Sunday services will begin at 8 a.m. April 8 on Sunset Beach and at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. Adult Sunday school is at 11 a.m.

  • I don’t know about you, but I have heard the words “the truth will set you free” many times in my life. Most often they fall from the lips of my darling husband as he both encourages and challenges me to speak truth to power. He also adds, “but it may hurt you in the meantime, for a little while.”
    That’s the part that puts fear into my heart. Who wants to hurt or be hurt? Who wants to feel the isolation and alienation that too often comes with speaking the truth? I surely don’t. I cringe at the possibility.

  • Learn the right techniques for handling, preparing, serving and storing foods safely during the ServSafe Food Safety for Restaurant Managers class offered in three sessions on Mondays, April 23, April 30 and May 7 at the Training Center in the Cooperative Extension building (Bldg. N) at the Government Center in Bolivia. Classroom sessions will start at 11:30 a.m. on the first day and participants will determine the schedule for the remaining days. A total of 12 classroom hours must be completed.

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Intensive food gardening is almost certain to strip nutrients from the soil, nutrients you will need to put back in order to grow vegetables year after year.
    I admit I am no expert in soil science or in the practice of permaculture, which seeks to create near-closed loop systems for food production with minimal outside input; that is, without bringing in large amounts of fertilizer from the world outside your yard. But I read a lot.

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

  • It is time to get out into the garden and get things cleaned up and ready for annual planting. I love this time of year when the plants are all coming out of dormancy and life is present everywhere. I always fill up my birdbath to encourage wildlife into my yard.
    Most of us plant gardens for some reason, whether it is to increase the property value, prevent erosion, to grow food or to bring wildlife into the yard.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, April 2
    Grilled barbecue chicken, new potatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, April 3
    Baked ziti/meat sauce, vegetable blend, applesauce, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, April 4
    Pork roast/gravy, mashed potatoes, stewed tomatoes, fresh orange, dinner roll/whole-wheat bread, beverage.

  • The South Brunswick Islands (SBI) Rotary Club recently hosted five guests from Buenos Aries, Argentina, in an international group study exchange. The team included fellow Rotarian Horacio Palmero, a mechanical engineer, who is leading the team while they are in eastern North Carolina on their month-long exchange visit. The other four members of the team were pediatricians Paula Canda and Magdalena Gilbert, child psychologist Sebastian Cukier and occupational therapist Veronica Esposito.