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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • In February, a group of interested gardeners enrolled in the Brunswick County Master Gardener class, which required a community project upon completion of the course. This year, 19 Master Gardener interns donated time to upgrade the secret garden at the Ocean Trail Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Southport.
    Melanie Long and her staff take pride in offering opportunities to enhance the quality of life for residents. After the secret garden project drew to an end, the Master Gardeners still had money left from all the generous donations throughout the county.

  • Water gardens are becoming a popular addition to any landscape. They require maintenance throughout the year. Preparation for the winter months is especially important for the survival of aquatic plants and the wildlife in and around the pond. Debris such as leaves and dying plants must be removed, especially if there are fish in the pond.

  • Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Beautiful plants often don’t live up to their potential. Getting to the root of problems like disease and wilt sometimes starts with a look in the mirror, says University of Georgia experts.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Nov. 21
    Chicken and dumplings, carrots, grape juice, sugar cookies, dinner roll/whole-wheat roll, beverage.
    Tuesday, Nov. 22
    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, fresh orange, Italian bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, Nov. 23
    Roast turkey/gravy, stuffing, peas/carrots, pears, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Thursday, Nov. 24
    Closed Thanksgiving Day.
    Friday, Nov. 25

  • The Thanksgiving meal is the one meal of the year you usually know what to expect and what you will be eating. It’s the one holiday that most people traditionally celebrate at home, unlike the Fourth of July or New Year’s Eve, when people usually go out somewhere to celebrate.

  • SUNSET BEACH—Barney, a 6-year-old black chow/lab mix, rested faithfully at the feet of his new owner, 91-year-old World War II veteran Joseph Modica.

    More than just a loyal pet, Barney is a service dog attuned to the health needs of Modica, who turns 92 next January.

    “He’s our baby,” Mary Modica said, running her hand across Barney’s dark fur as they sat in their living room with the helpful dog they received about four months ago from Rick Kaplan with Canine Angels of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.