Today's Features

  • When I first heard the term “living wreath,” I didn’t quite understand what that meant until I had an opportunity to see one. Of all the container gardens one can choose from, the succulent wreaths are among the most beautiful. It may take a little work to create one of these, but when you finish, you will have a living work of art.

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

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Oct. 31
    Herb-baked chicken fillet/gravy, mashed potatoes, collards, fruit cocktail, biscuit/whole-wheat roll, beverage.
    Tuesday, Nov. 1
    Chili, carrots, saltines, apple cobbler, fresh apple, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, Nov. 2
    Grilled barbecue chicken, new potatoes, spinach, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Thursday, Nov. 3

  • Audition for ‘Barefoot in the Park’
    Brunswick Little Theatre will conduct auditions for Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” at Playhouse 211 (N.C. 211 across from BEMC) from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, and from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12. This is a small cast play with five characters and the following parts are all open for audition:
    Corie Bratter, early 20s and newly married to Paul, is young, vivacious, a free spirit, loves life, and wants the whole world to come along with her.

  • Annie came into the Brunswick County Animal Shelter as an older stray dog. She sat there waiting for her owners to come look for her, but they never came.
    Annie was riddled with health issues, such as worms, ear infections and a urinary tract infection. The majority of animals adopted from shelters are puppies and/or young adults, so Annie’s chances of finding a new home were less likely.

  • Halloween dinners are not really about the food as much as they are about the atmosphere you create and the presentation of the dishes and the implication of what they might be. With this in mind, it’s time for me to indulge in my traditional “ghoulish” Halloween dinner/party festivities.
    Enhance the lighting with votive candles placed in carved-out pumpkins; garnish Halloween martinis with three candy corns speared through a toothpick, instead of the traditional olives; or freeze gummy worms and other wiggly creatures into ice cubes for other drinks.

  •  SHALLOTTE—There is nothing that can break Gloria Childress’ passion and zest for life—not even breast cancer.

    “I am a fighter,” Childress said. “You have to believe you can beat it or else it has already beaten you.”

    Childress’ spirit has not been broken by her more than eight-year fight. She is an inspiration to others and lives each day with a renewed determination.

    In August 2003 Childress was vacationing in the Bahamas when she felt a knot under her armpit.


    There is going to be a party and the entire county is invited.

    Relay for Life of Brunswick County is kicking off events for 2012 Relay for Life with a Carnival for a Cure party at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    At the helm of this year’s executive committee are Alicia Sides, Gloria Childress, Melissa Yow and Dee Carlisle. This is the group’s first year working together and they hope to spread Relay awareness.


    BOLIVIA—Mount Olive Baptist Church in Bolivia will continue to honor retired pastors in the area during its Sunday, Oct. 23, evening service at 7 p.m. This month the church will honor the Rev. Jason Ross.

    As a young man Ross was called to preach the Gospel. After serving in the Army, He felt in his heart it was now or never to answer the call to preach.
    He attended Wake Forest University for two years and then enrolled in the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, KY. While in school he was the pastor to two small churches.

  • Sharon United Methodist Church will have its annual bazaar Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29, on the church grounds on Holden Beach Road. There will be about 20 tents erected to house all the goodies, such as fried bananas, baked goods and canned goods.
    This year is the 16th bazaar and could be the largest yet if Sharon gets the support from the community, members and friends. The church’s new worship center was built primarily with money raised from these annual bazaars and periodic dinners.