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Today's Features

  •  Homemade salsa requires little more than a good food chopper or blender, quality ingredients and imagination. The traditional chip salsa is called “pico de gallo,” a mixture of tomato, onions and peppers. Real salsa incorporates many more ingredients. There are also fruit salsas, bean salsas, nut salsas and meat or vegetable salsa.

  •  Cody and Jessica Neville of Winnabow are the proud parents of a son, Luke Mark Neville, born at 1:48 p.m. Aug. 30 at Betty Cameron Women and Children’s Hospital weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches in length.

    He joins sister Emma age 21 months.

    Maternal grandparents are Mark and Jennifer McMahon of Wilmington.

    Paternal grandparents are Troy and Kathy Neville of Winnabow.

    Great-grandparents are David and Jayne Hoffman, Charles and Annell Dyckman and Marylin McKnight and Melba Neville.

  •  Kelly Chestnut of Conway, S.C., and John William Ingram VI of Ash were married Sept. 20 in Ash.

    Rupert Porter officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of LouAnn and Edward Chestnut of Conway, S.C.

    The groom is the son of Michelle and John William Ingram V and Shannon and Randy Ward of Ash.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    Brittany Chestnut-Pribyl from Minnesota served as maid of honor.

  • SUPPLY — It’s a community effort to help pay for a community building.

    Nearly two years after opening their new community center, residents of the Cedar Grove community converged at the site for a fall festival Oct. 18 to help raise money to pay off the Cedar Grove Community Center.

  • This is the month to get “prettied up” and hear all the latest gossip at Truvy’s Beauty Spot in a whole new location.

    This weekend and next Brunswick Little Theatre is transporting its audiences to Chinquapin Parish, La., as it presents the classic Southern-fried comedy-drama, “Steel Magnolias” inside its new home and building at 8068 SE River Road in Southport.

  • When the Blues Hall of Fame Tour rolls onto the Brunswick Community College campus Friday night, Oct. 17, it’ll be a chance for blues fans to treat themselves to live performances of three living legends.

    The show, anchored by harmonica ace Charlie Musselwhite and his band on the stage of BCC’s Odell Williamson Auditorium, will consist of individual and collaborative contributions by fellow Blues Hall of Famers James Cotton and John Hammond.

  • CAROLINA SHORES — When Bob Kronberg bought a pre-owned Kia last fall, he got a surprise after driving it home.

    Upon closer inspection inside the trunk of his newly purchased 2012 Optima, he learned that instead of a spare tire, the vehicle was equipped with a tire repair kit that included a small air compressor and can of flat-tire sealant.

  •  Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

    I just learned something new. The sweet potato is the North Carolina state vegetable. That only seems right since North Carolina is the top sweet potato producing state in the nation. Our farmers grow almost 50 percent of all the sweet potatoes in the United States.

  •  By John Nelson

    Such a friendly plant and so easy to please, but once you’ve got it in your backyard, it may never want to leave.

    This is one of those plants from far away, an introduced species that has actually been popular in Southeastern gardens for a good while now. It is a native of southern Asia, mostly India and China. If you start looking into it, you’ll discover that many of our favorite garden plants (in fact most of them) have their original homes somewhere else.

  •  October is one of my favorite times of the year, as oysters, shrimp, crab and clams are featured at the many seafood festivals in our area. Shrimp, because they are so rich in food value, are the most popular of seafood products, but you can’t beat the oyster stew and clam chowder that is prevalent this time of the year.