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Today's Features

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Christa Johnson and Andrew Thompson. The bride-elect is the daughter Mr. and Mrs. James K. Johnson Jr. of Bolivia. The prospective groom is the son of Dr. Sharon Thompson and Randy Thompson of Sunset Beach. An April wedding is planned in Wilmington.
     

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    A lot of gardeners grow hydrangeas and this time of year they begin to ask questions about how and when to prune these plants.
    First, we need to consider the different species of hydrangea that are available in this area. If you have a Hydrangea mycrophylla, Big Leaf or French Hydrangea as they are commonly called, these plants flower largely on old wood or stems that were produced last season. Consequently, when we have a spring freeze in April like in 2007, these plants won’t flower.

  • By Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension Service
    Brunswick County Center

    You know the old saying, “My eyes are bigger than my stomach.” This may certainly apply to what some folks are calling “portion distortion.” What I’m talking is about is one of the biggest nutrition problems in America. It’s not what we eat, but how much we eat.

  • This winter was mild and I can’t believe it is already March and time to be thinking about getting started in the garden again. It is still too early for those warm season vegetables to be planted. The first and most important task in the garden, especially here in Brunswick County, is to take a soil test.
    North Carolina is one of the few states that offer this service for free. The soil test report will tell you how much lime or sulfur and fertilizer your garden soil will need per thousand square feet of growing area.

  • Revival features musical guests
    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia, will host a revival, “Hold on tight to your faith,” March 12-16 featuring various musical guests each night. Services will be at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The Rev. James Smith of Mount Calvary No. 2 in Brooksville, S.C., will be the guest minister of the week.

  • I am always honored, delighted, and humbled when asked to speak at the World Day of Prayer. This time, the delight was more than doubled because the theme is one of my life’s passions. It is a legacy already in use within my own family, especially by my daughters who can spot injustice immediately and then attempt to fight to let justice prevail.

  • Brunswick County 4-H celebrated 2011 with its annual achievement banquet on Friday, Feb. 24. More than 50 youth and their families attended the Super Hero themed festivities. The night was kicked off with a parade of 4-H youth Super Heros.
    As each name was called and introductions read, youth entered the banquet to the applause of friends, family, 4-H volunteers and staff. Dinner was catered by Smithfield Chicken and Barbeque. During dinner, 4-H youth and their families were treated to a slide show of 2011 memories.

  • Thirteen Brunswick County teens trained and planned for the 2012 4-H year from Feb. 10-12 through an innovative 4-H program called Teens in Leadership Training (TiLT). These teens spent the weekend at Fort Caswell and were trained in experiential learning, ages and stages, team building, program planning and more.
    TiLT teens lead, supervise, help plan and assist with Brunswick County 4-H Summer Fun programming and school enrichment. This is the second year of training and assisting these teens to become leaders in Brunswick County.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, March 12
    Salisbury steak/gravy, stewed potatoes, carrots, fruit cocktail, grape juice, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, March 13
    Herb baked chicken filet/gravy, brown rice, collards, pineapple tidbits, orange juice, whole-grain bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, March 14
    Stuffed cabbage roll, field peas with snaps, peaches, brownies, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Thursday, March 15

  • ATMC-TV has announced a new episode of Community Spotlight featuring Brunswick County native and UNCW Film Studies graduate Sheena Vaught and her short films, “Over the Horizon” and “Colestine.”
    “Over the Horizon,” directed by Vaught, shares the story of two local residents as they look back on World War II and its effects on the Carolina coast. Produced by Vaught, “Colestine” documents the exploits of local metal artist Nicholas “Cole” Kernstine and his journey to perfect his craft. Afterward,