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Today's Features

  • People garden for many reasons.
    When we garden, we are almost always focused on what is going on above the ground and think little about what is going on in the soil.

  • Judy Kohley
    Master Gardener
    As individuals, we can help bees in a number of ways: plant flowers that bees love, stop using pesticides, and, become beekeepers. Cross-pollination by bees helps at least 30 percent of the world’s crops and 90 percent of wild plants to thrive. Without bees, many plants, including food crops, would die off.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Nov. 28
    Sausage with peppers/onions, pinto beans, fresh cooked cabbage, pineapple tidbits, hot dog bun/whole-wheat bun, beverage.
    Tuesday, Nov. 29
    Chopped steak/gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, okra/tomatoes, pears, white bread/whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, Nov. 30
    Herb-baked chicken fillet/gravy, brown rice, collards, fruit cocktail, orange juice, biscuit/whole-wheat roll, beverage.

  • Thanksgiving dinner will be shared by millions of families around the country today. But once the traditional turkey day is over with, you’re still left with a ton of food. So what are you going to do with all those leftovers?

  • BEMC awards classroom grants
    Throughout the month of November, North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives, including BEMC, will award Bright Ideas education grants to deserving teachers across the state. The grants make possible innovative, classroom-based projects that would otherwise go unfunded.
    This year, BEMC will contribute $44,043.97 to teachers in Brunswick and Columbus counties. In total, North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives will collectively contribute nearly $600,000 to fund more than 550 Bright Ideas projects this year.

  • Coat closet
    seeks donations
    The St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church Neighbor to Neighbor Coat Closet outreach program is open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays. Donations of warm, gently used adult and children’s coats will be accepted on these days. Vouchers will be needed to receive a coat. Call the church office at 754-9313.
    Thanksgiving service set

  • Often, unfortunately too often, individuals who change their mind are perceived as shallow, superficial and unable to stick to their guns. Knowing smiles accompany the perception of ambivalence as viewers see weakness rather than strength. Disappointment reigns, vocalized both orally and non-verbally in the chastisement: “Make up your mind!”

  • Katie Mae Parker and Brandon Guy Garner, both of Supply, were married Oct. 15 at Camp United Methodist Church in Shallotte. The Rev. Richard Vaughn officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Al and Ramona Parker of Supply. The groom is the son of Terry and Marilyn Garner of Laurinburg.
    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.
    She wore an ivory silk taffeta strapless dress with pleating details and a pleated corsage of flowers in the back, a floor length ivory veil and carried an ivory bouquet of mixed flowers.

  • Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center
    Many people gain one to five pounds each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. That may not seem too bad, but the long-term problem is most people who gain weight during the holidays never manage to return to their pre-holiday weight in the new year. Year after year, this adds up.