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Today's Features

  •  Kristi Leigh Clemmons of Supply and Michael Brandon Hardee of Calabash were married Sept. 28, 2013, in Calabash.

    The Rev. Jason Benton officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Kim and Dale Leo Clemmons Sr. of Supply.

    The groom is the son of Verma and Randy Hardee of Calabash.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    Ashley Clemmons of Supply, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor.

  • Getting down the technique of indirect heat is the difference between grilling and burning your ribs. When it comes to barbecue sauce, don’t even think about it until the last 15 or 20 minutes of cooking. Then, think about it constantly.

    When finishing ribs with sauce, coat one side of the ribs with sauce, flip them over, coat the other side and then flip them over again. Repeat the basting process at least three or four times during the final minutes of cooking to ensure the ribs are well coated with sauce and evenly caramelized, not burned.

  • VARNAMTOWN — It was a tribute to beat all tributes.

    Monday night, June 9, folks in Varnamtown turned out to honor one of their own — longtime resident Barbara “Bobbie” Varnam — for her efforts to start a community college in Brunswick County 36 years ago.

    Varnam, 78, was instrumental in her mission to see a local college in her neck of the woods, Varnamtown native Marlene Varnam noted at the June 9 gathering in the meeting room at Varnamtown Town Hall.

  • It’s almost summer — do you know what your kids will be doing?

    An array of activities is out there to keep them busy and involved.

    Following is a closer look at what’s available.

    Brunswick County Summer Camp 2014

    Starting June 16, Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Communities in Schools, is conducting weeklong summer camp for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at four local elementary schools.

  •  Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

     

  •  Denominations that use the Revised Common Lectionary and follow the church’s liturgical year will have celebrated the Feast of Pentecost as part of the conclusion of the Easter season. Charismatic communities embrace the power of the Holy Spirit throughout the year. Expressed in religious terms or not, believers and unbelievers alike have an affinity for the spiritual.

     

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    By John Nelson

    When I was a kid, our family would make an annual summer trip to visit relatives in Hanover, Va. This was before interstate highways, and well before air-conditioning in the car, so we’d always leave early in the morning, well before dawn. Rousted from bed, and trundled dreamily into the back seat, the beginning of the trip was a bit mysterious, and somehow a grand adventure, but boy, were we glad to get out of that car finally late in the afternoon.

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    Thought to have originated in India or Africa, sesame is one of the oldest seeds known to man. It’s unclear when sesame first found its way to China, but there is no doubt that today it is a mainstay of Chinese cuisine.

    Toasted sesame seeds are sprinkled on salads, sesame paste is added to sauces, and aromatic sesame oil is used to flavor everything from dips to marinades.

     

  •  The 24th annual Joseph Hewett Sr. and Hanna Leonard Hewett family reunion will be Saturday, June 21, at Trinity Baptist Church, 883 Holden Beach Road SW. Presentations and updates will start at 9 a.m.

    Brunswick County Commissioner Marty Cooke will discuss the Brunswick County Comprehensive Historical Survey. David Holden, president of the Brunswick County Historical Society, will discuss “Historical and Environmental Factors Affecting our Ancestors.”