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Today's Features

  • Sammy (ID No. A011411) is a female, tricolor Catahoula Leopard Hound. The staff at Brunswick County Animal Shelter thinks she’s about two years old. She has been at the shelter since Sept. 8. The shelter’s adoption fees are based on age. Adoption fees for dogs are $65 for ages six months or older, and $46 for dogs five months old or younger. Fees include rabies shot, physical exam, heartworm test (for older dogs only) and spay or neuter. Female cats and kittens, $55; includes physical exam, feline leukemia/FIV (feline HIV) tests, rabies vaccination and spay surgery.

  • The casserole is not only the name of the dish, but also the name of the container in which it is cooked. When you combine a variety of foods, whether they are all vegetables or in combination with meats, and heat them in a broth or stock, you have actually created a casserole.

    Casseroles vary from the typical cream sauce-based creations to quiches, to savory pies, to Shepherd’s pie and even breakfast and dessert casseroles.

    Casseroles vs. savory pies

  • Diane Sandoval’s life is anything but boring.

    She’s been a commercial airline pilot for more than 25 years, a Harley-Davidson biker for 40 years and recently made the move with her retired husband, Reggie, to their dream home in Lockwood Folly.

    Now, she’s added “cancer survivor” to her list of accomplishments and says she has a “calling” to promote breast cancer awareness and fight the disease she was lucky enough to beat. On Nov. 14, she and her fellow bikers will take to the streets to benefit breast cancer research.

  • Scrapple is said to be one of the first pork foods made in America. It’s a flexible dish and makes an excellent breakfast alongside poached eggs and sausage, or serve it for lunch with stewed vegetables or just have it as a snack.

    I’m sure there are some of you who may have never had the pleasure of breakfasting on scrapple…a fried slice of pork-mush. Sometimes called Philadelphia scrapple, it is said to have actually originated in the farmlands of eastern Pennsylvania.

  • Charlie Stokes of Holden Beach spent his lifetime traveling the world, first in the military and then for the State Department. He has been in 85 different countries in Europe, Asia, South American and Australia. When it comes to travel in strange and exotic places, Stokes is an expert.

  • Blues guitarist Rickey Godfrey is coming to the Grand Strand for five local performances.

    On Sunday, Oct. 4, Godfrey will take part in the Art Show & Blues Battle at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. He is slated to take the stage at 3:30 p.m.

    Godfrey also has four performances scheduled at Key West Crazy in Little River, S.C. He will play from 7-10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11, and 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12.

  • Little Taffy had a hard time in her previous life and now needs a new home with lots of love. She is Dachshund/Chihuahua mix weighing 16 pounds, and she’s 9 years old. She is housebroken, very intelligent, has the Doxie hunting personality and loves to be with someone. Since Paws Place had to repair her rear knee, it would be best if she were the only dog in the house with no little children. She has many good years left, so please give her a chance.

  • The color pink is everywhere today. It has become synonymous with showing support for breast cancer awareness. Now, women can wear their support around the clock with SO.CAP.USA Hair Extension’s Pink Hair For Hope program, which is taking place through Oct. 31 at Totally Chic Salon and Spa in Calabash.

    For a $10 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, anyone can wear their support by receiving a free pink hair extension.

  • The transition to cooler weather of autumn is upon us. While that means you’ll have less grass to mow and more time to spend watching football, there are some things you should and shouldn’t be doing in the garden as the days grow shorter.

    If you have an automated irrigation system and you’re not leaving town for extended periods, consider shutting it off. Shorter and cooler days significantly reduce the need for irrigation on established plants. If you miss the rain, you can always cycle the system on manually.

  • October is a great time to find beautiful material in the garden that will complement your dried arrangements.

    Many grasses, pods, cones, and even gumballs can spark up your fall decorations. Before they go into hiding for six months, now is a good time to mark the places where your summer bulbs and herbaceous perennials are planted.