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Today's Features

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  •  Everyone is trying to save money these days. One place they’re looking is as close as their own refrigerator. Families are eating more meals at home than in the past as a way to help stretch the food budget.

    The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) looked at U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends and found that 71 percent of consumers surveyed are cooking more and eating out less. FMI tends also showed that 58 percent of Americans report eating more leftovers and using more leftovers in other meals.

  •  By John Nelson

    Where exactly is the “enchanted forest” you sometimes hear about? I’ve come to realize that for me, it was that little patch of woods right next door when I was growing up, but you’ve probably been in an enchanted forest, too.

  •  Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are the ultimate fast food

    Our local newspaper once published over 50 different ways to prepare chicken breasts. I’ve since decided that figure must be closer to five thousand! But if you’re like me, they can also be boring. You throw them in a skillet and then wonder, “Now what?”

  •  Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center mandates an annual educational review for employees and volunteers. Like all mandates, it is not always graciously accepted. However, the option to take the test as a group lessens the angst and even makes it fun.

    I am always impressed with the extent and depth of the questions, despite the fact that they also carry a degree of advertising as a means of corporate public relations. This year was no exception.

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    Many families celebrated Easter this past weekend with a ham. Gathering for holiday ham is a great holiday tradition and like turkey after Thanksgiving, ham leftovers can be a real treat, but what are you doing with those leftovers now?

    Leftover cooked ham should be stored in the refrigerator at 40 degrees or below and used within 3 to 5 days. So, if you had that ham this past Sunday for Easter, you’d better be doing something with it soon.

  •  Marissa Renee Valentine of Ocean Isle Beach and Timothy Wayne Powers of Ash were married April 4 during a private ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Eric and Jody Valentine of Supply.

    The groom is the son of Edwin Wayne Powers of Evergreen and Rebecca Benton of Ash.

    A reception is planned for June.

  •  Lisa Marie Kennedy and Albert Dean Browning, both of Shallotte, were married April 4 at their home in Shallotte. William Marlowe officiated the wedding.

    The bride is the daughter of Sharon Honaker of Ramseur and the late Kenneth Kennedy.

    The groom is the son of the late Dan and Ruby Nicholas Browning of Delbarton, W.Va.

    She wore a simple white spring dress with shoulder wrap and white shoes.

    Ringbearer was Abby Ballou.

    Best man was Waylon Saunders.

    A reception followed at the couple’s home.

  •  Arlene Grissett Galloway celebrated a birthday at Jerome’s Steak House in Shallotte with family and friends on Saturday, April 12. Born in the spring of 1913 to the union of Levi O. and Rosa Bryant Grissett, she was blessed to be 101 years old on Sunday, April 13. She received many phone calls and greeted family and friends dropping by with gifts and good wishes.