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Today's Features

  • On July 1, Lynda Stanley joined the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Board of Directors, a 32-member board representing the nation’s 1,200 community, junior and technical colleges.
    Stanley is one of eight new members to begin three-year terms and is the only community college trustee currently serving on the board.

  • Jason and Faith Hall of Shallotte are the parents of a daughter, Jordyn Kalee Hall, born at 2:05 a.m. Aug. 16 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
    She joins a brother, Jacob, 9, and a sister, Jayden, 6.
    Maternal grandparent is Ellen Leonard of Shallotte.
    Paternal grandparents are Sandra Miller of Supply and the late Ronald Miller.
    Great-grandparents are the late Fred and Joyce Leonard.

  • Ann Lutomski of Leland and Jerome C. Munna Jr. of Shallotte were married Sept. 7 at Holden Beach on the waterway. The Rev. Dr. Garrett Albertson officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Anthony and Daisy Lutomski of Elmira, N.Y. She was given in marriage by her sons, Ryan and Garrett Bigg.
    The groom is the son of Jerome Munna of Supply and Vicky Munna of Vinton, Va.
    Kim Fanelli of Wilmington served as maid of honor.
    Best man was Ian Munna of Shallotte, the groom’s son.

  • Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    University scientists and forestry experts are using rhododendron leaves as bait to detect the presence of a disease that can kill Georgia’s historic oak trees. The disease, sudden oak death, isn’t as quick as the name implies, making it a hard disease to track.
    And despite several years of work, researchers at the University of Georgia and the Georgia Forestry Commission haven’t gotten to the bottom of it yet.

  • Ever walk by an abandoned home where someone once lived and gardened and notice a blanket of spring-flowering daffodils?
    While the rest of the woods are bare, hundreds of daffodil blossoms form a cheerful carpet of bulbs, perhaps where a garden once stood. Bulbs have and will stand the test of time. Their vigor and self-reliance inspire me to arrange and plant bulbs in my own garden.

  • Elizabeth Mintz, daughter of Ray and Cheryl Mintz of Leland, and Justin Simmons, son of Cleve and Sybil Simmons of Supply, were inducted into the N.C. 4-H State Honor Club on July 18 during the tapping ceremony at N.C. 4-H State Congress. Both are involved and active in the Brunswick County program.

  • Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff N.C. Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center
    In last week’s column, I talked about this being National Food Safety Education Month and some of the things restaurants can do to train their staff in food safety. That’s all well and good and I certainly support ongoing training for those who work in restaurants and the food service industry.

  • Over the years I’ve received many recipes from readers who have been kind enough to forward them to me. Some of you even provided me with a sampling of your creation. I must admit I enjoy the occasional break from cooking.
    I have also received emails asking for recipes that you had saved and can no longer find or you just need a specific recipe for a special occasion. I hope my responses have been helpful.

  • Kids & Teens Only Development Workshops conducted a photo workshop that introduced Communities in School students to the ABCs of photography. The purpose of the fun, interactive photo workshop was to awaken the creative artistry in kids and teens and teach them how to take better photos.

  • The Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, has a series of family programs planned for its fall/winter schedule.
    Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children ages 3-4, and free for ages 2 and younger.
    For more information, call 579-1016 or visit www.museumplanetarium.org.
    During the fall and winter season, the museum is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

    Welcome to Green Swamp
    Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3 from 11 a.m.-noon.