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Today's Features

  • For many families, serving prime rib for Christmas or New Year’s has become a tradition, but what if you want a discreet little prime rib dinner for two? The simple answer might be, “head for a local steak house.”
    But if you have an overwhelming desire for that warm, succulent, rare prime rib at home, you’ll need a small piece of meat. Preparing a small roast with that desired salty, crusty, flavorful outside and beautifully rare inside is almost impossible if you use the conventional oven method.

  • I remember the race to the tree on Christmas morning. It was exciting but sometimes disappointing.

  • Auditions set for ‘Nunsense’
    Brunswick Little Theatre will conduct open auditions for two roles in “Nunsense 2: The Second Coming” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, and from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, in Building F on the campus of Brunswick Community College.
    Three members of the original cast will remain and two additional characters will be cast; Sister Leo and Rev. Mother.

  • Dinner benefits Room at the Inn
    Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039 Knights of Columbus will serve a beef stroganoff dinner for the benefit of the Room at the Inn, a new maternity and after-care facility that will be near Belmont Abbey College.
     The event will be from 6-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at St. Brendan the Navigator Church in Shallotte.
    The cost of the dinner is $13 per person in advance and $14 at the door.

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

  • It has finally started to cool down and look and feel more like winter. It is not quite time to throw in the towel though, if you enjoy gardening. Winter containers can be a great challenge, but a rewarding one. Containers can provide year-round interest, depending on the plants you choose.

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    We are blessed in North Carolina to have a long growing season and a climate that allows us to grow a lot of small fruit in our home orchards. One of the easiest to grow is blueberries.
    It is not only possible to raise blueberries for their fruit, but it also possible to use blueberries as a landscape plant.

  • Every year sometime around the beginning of December, people start to wonder what to have for Christmas dinner. Everyone loves gathering for Christmas dinner. The traditional Christmas dinners consist of turkey, stuffing, ham, cranberry sauce, scalloped potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green beans or other veggies and an array of desserts.
    There are many options, like even pizza, but while the food is important, it’s the people you are eating the food with that matter the most.

  • SAR will serve luncheon Jan. 14
    The Lower Cape Fear Chapter of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will have a luncheon meeting from noon-2 p.m. Jan. 14 at Ocean Ridge Plantation (U.S. 17) in Sunset Beach. In case of inclement weather, the luncheon will be Jan. 21. This meeting is open to any man who can trace his lineage to a patriot of the American Revolution.

  • Amanda and Daniel Brown of Leland are the parents of a son, Brantley Chase Brown, born at 7:47 a.m. Nov. 27 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center (born en route to the hospital), weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches in length.
    He joins a brother, Braeden, 4, and a sister, Megan, 8.
    Maternal grandparents are Ronda and Michael Willetts of Leland. Paternal grandparents are Joey and Debbie Brown of Winnabow and Cheryl and Jerry Jarmon of Burgaw.