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Today's Features

  •  Sam Marshall, Horticulture Agent

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

     

    Whether you are a seasoned veteran or are just venturing into gardening in southeastern North Carolina, most of us would agree that a diverse yard is visually more appealing.

    Plants in bloom at different times of the year offer us a change in scenery throughout the season and plants of different sizes and heights add visual and textural interest to a landscape that can lend itself to the aesthetic as well as to the functional.

  •  By Linda Arnold

     

    When you take on a project, do you bust out of the gate? Or, does it take you awhile to get going?

    And, when things are moving along, do you follow them through to completion? Or, are you off to the next shiny object?

    Each of us has a natural tendency to fall into one camp or the other. That’s not to say you can’t make improvements in the other area. It’s just not your natural inclination.

     

    Light my fire

  •  By Linda Arnold

     

    When you take on a project, do you bust out of the gate? Or, does it take you awhile to get going?

    And, when things are moving along, do you follow them through to completion? Or, are you off to the next shiny object?

    Each of us has a natural tendency to fall into one camp or the other. That’s not to say you can’t make improvements in the other area. It’s just not your natural inclination.

     

    Light my fire

  •  Are you a person who has always wanted to write about your understanding of a Scriptural parable you read or heard? Are you someone who has done journaling but is now stuck in a kind of spiritual stagnation? Have you experienced Scripture as words without much real application to your life? Or, are you an individual who has been told writing is not your skill and spiritual writing is only for experts with academic degrees?

     

  •  It can be embarrassing to ask your veterinarian about pooch poots, runny stools and bowel irregularity. To save you from a potentially awkward exchange, here are some answers about doggie digestive dilemmas to clear the way for a fruitful conversation with your vet.

     

    Farts and gas

  •              Here are a few pointers for those thinking of trying your hand at making pickles this year. Pickling is a way to preserve food using salt, vinegar and/or sugar. Pickle products are classified on the basis of ingredients used and the method of preparation. There are two general classes:

  •  Air Force Airman 1st Class Willie O. Randolph III, son of Judith G. Randolph and Willie O. Randolph Jr. of Bolivia, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

    Randolph completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Come and meet the puppeteer behind the Pharrell puppet in Missy Elliott’s hit music video, “Where They From.”

    Fresh off his experience on “America’s Got Talent,” puppeteer Jeghetto is bring his unique show to Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road at noon Tuesday, Aug. 16.

    It’s a show that’s not just for kids, library branch manager Christi Iffergan said.

  • SOUTHPORT — Those interested in a different kind of day trip need look no further than the ferries in this historic waterfront town.

    Visitors with vehicles can drive on board the Fort Fisher Ferry, regularly departing throughout the day to cross the the Cape Fear River from the Southport terminal at 1650 Ferry Road.

    The Bald Head Island ferry carries passengers only (no cars) to the lush 12,000-acre Brunswick County island, where bicycles and golf carts are the only means of transportation.

     

    Southport-Fort Fisher ferries