Today's Features

  • With an Irish background, I remember eating many traditional Irish dishes, especially corned beef and cabbage, which we always had on St. Patrick’s Day. But we liked it so much, we ate it quite often throughout the year. 

  • LITTLE RIVER, S.C.—“Did you find everything you need?” cashier Marie Feda asks one of many customers on a busy workday at Lowes Foods.

    “Plastic OK?” her husband, Sam Feda, follows up as he bags the customer’s groceries at the end of the checkout where he and his wife often work in tandem.

    The senior couple from Calabash are among those who have been working at the store since it first opened in summer 2006, part of the hard-working team at the store frequented by Brunswick County residents.

  • The Save Our Community (SOC) organization of Southport hosted its 19th annual Emancipation Day program at Friendship Baptist Church on Jan. 1.

    Norman Jones, master of ceremonies, opened the program by asking the audience to sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Pamela Ferguson of St. James AMEZ read the Scripture from Exodus 3:7-12. Norman Jones of New Hope Baptist prayed and Kyerra Kinsey of Friendship Baptist gave the welcome.

  • Church to have fellowship dinner

    Harvest Outreach Assembly of God, 3000-4 George II Highway in Boiling Spring Lakes, will host a fellowship dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the church.

    Come join in for good food and fellowship. All are welcome...bring a friend.

    Grace Missionary sets services

    Grace Missionary Baptist Church, 340 Mulberry St. in Shallotte, has Sunday school at 10 a.m. and Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.

  • Arline Boucher Tehan has aptly titled her book, “The Gates of Hell: Rodin’s Passion in Stone.” It is a detailed description of the life of an artist whose passion both emerged from and led to an anguish that was both hellish and heavenly. 

    His work may have been cast in stone, but its effect on him and the world was, and is, both alive and lively.

  • The St. James Rifle and Pistol Club, with 39 members, has conducted its major safety training under the guidance of NRA certified instructors Rob Jerome (rifle and pistol certification) and Bill Boston (shotgun certification). They have an ongoing safety training program that is mandatory for all members and a new course will begin in early February.

    The club has afforded all members the opportunity to fire various kinds of sporting and target firearms, including revolvers, semi-auto pistols, rifles and shotguns.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Kara Marsh and Brendan Proffitt, both of San Diego, Ca. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dr. Charles and Bonnie Rogers of Tempe, Az., and Mr. and Mrs. John Marsh of Mesa, Az. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Proffitt of Bolivia. An April 7, 2012, wedding is planned in San Diego, Calif.


    Butterfly weed is one weed you want in your landscape. It’s a butterfly magnet. The leaves are the preferred food source for the larvae of several species of butterflies, including Monarchs and the flowers provide nectar for both butterflies and hummingbirds.

  • By Susan Brown
    County Extension

    Looking for a pristine, quiet, secluded place to take a break? How about an adventure with the possibility of spotting common wildlife species such as black bear, deer, wild turkey or American alligator? If the answer is yes, then you need to explore the Waccamaw River, right here in Brunswick County.

  • By Melissa Hight
    County Extension

    This winter has been unusually cold and most of us have received our recent electric bills—not a pleasant experience. What can you do to reduce the amount of electricity you use year round? You can begin with adding a water heater blanket, even if the hot water heater is in a part of the house that is not subject to extreme weather.