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Today's Features

  • The event occurred many years ago, when I was a graduate student immersed in the large universe of theological thoughts and historical ramifications; however, the incident remains as vivid to me today as it was then. 

    Accompanied by a dear friend, I was strolling to the college cafeteria. It had rained hard all day and we were walking in the midst of a superfine drizzle that was dampening my spirits. I fare well in sunny weather and am a bear when the skies darken and grayness falls upon the earth.

  • Vicki West, 58, of Calabash was crowned the National All-American Lady on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, S.C. She also won the National All-American Talent title for age 40 and older with her impression of Shania Twain and received the Community Service Award for her platform “Hats for Camp Kemo.”

  • Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 10 and 17: “Visitors of Southport Past” from 3-4 p.m. Free. Join some of Southport’s most spirited historical characters at the Benedict House for afternoon tea and tales of their lives in the small riverfront town. Costumed interpreters will portray Kate Stuart, Dr. and Mrs. Curtis and a Civil War soldier. Program is at the Benedict House, 1013 E. Moore St. in Southport. Details: 457-0003. 

  • A Brunswick County nonprofit organization, Hope Harbor Homes Inc., recently graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Successful Nonprofit Associations and Programs (SNAP) Intensive Leadership Development training course. The graduating class included 21 organizations from eight counties. 

  • Community volunteers will join the North Carolina Coastal Federation for a rain garden planting event at River Run Plantation subdivision from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 3. Residents and other volunteers will install native plants, trees and shrubs in four newly constructed rain gardens at the community boat ramp adjacent to the Lockwood Folly River. 

  • By Carol Weaver

    Master Gardener

    November is a good time to plant spring-flowering bulbs. Spring and early summer flowering bulbs must be planted in the fall to develop strong root systems and to satisfy the cold requirements of the bulbs. 

  • SUSAN BROWN
    Extension HORTICULTURE AGENT

    My name is Susan Brown and I am the newest addition to the Brunswick County Extension Office. My specialty is horticulture. I am really excited about getting to know the people of Brunswick County. 

  • Hopefully, the tough economic times haven’t pushed you to the brink like George Bailey contemplating the plunge into the icy water in the classic 1946 movie. Times are pretty bad, but just as George comes to understand, we do have a wonderful life here in southeastern North Carolina. 

    While I’m certainly not trying for my wings as your guardian angel, I do have some suggestions for simple, low-cost things you can do in the garden that won’t require signing your life away at the building and loan.

  • The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.

    NON-FICTION

    “And God Said” by Dr. Joel M. Hoffman. Tells how translations conceal the Bible’s original meaning. Sheds light on the original intention of the text and the newly developed means that readers can use to get closer to it.

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Nov. 8

    Barbecue chicken, corn casserole, green peas, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Nov. 9

    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, applesauce, sugar cookies, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Nov. 10

    Stew beef au jus, brown rice, vegetable blend, apple juice, Jell-O, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Nov. 11