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Today's News

  • Low fat, low carb desserts should also taste good, too

    There are lots of lot fat, low carb dessert recipes out there, but few really meet the standards of good taste as well. That is a hard task to meet. When you lower fat content, you usually compensate with sugar. To offset this, use more natural sugars and fruits.

    Desserts can easily become an obsession when trying to change lifestyle patterns. Don’t over-do. Enjoy small portions and you will stay on track.

  • Supply Elementary awarded federal grant

    The State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, has awarded Supply Elementary School a grant to help strengthen its library’s book collection, according to a news release.

    The $10,000 School Library Collection Development Grant was one of 54 awarded this year to public school libraries statewide. Of the more than 2,300 North Carolina public schools, 660 have received funding through this program since 2000.

  • 'Angels' provide needed assistance, smiles for Shallotte Point woman

    SHALLOTTE POINT—Lillian Gray’s face lights up when she talks about all her “angels” have done for her.

    Since having back surgery, the once avid gardener hasn’t been able to keep up her outdoor showplace as much as she used to. Gray says she was feeling bad about the vines growing up and choking her azalea bushes around her historic two-story house in Shallotte Point, so she asked for a little help.

  • Brunswick County women honored with 'Women of Achievement' awards

    Title sponsor James E. Moore Insurance Agency, the YWCA and more than 450 guests honored women and teen leaders from Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties at the Women of Achievement Awards on Thursday, May 22, at UNC-Wilmington.

    “This 24th annual event not only acknowledges and honors extraordinary leaders in our community, it also serves as a primary fundraiser,” said Lois Cook Steele, YWCA executive director. “Through the generosity of our sponsors and guests, we raised much needed funds for the programs and services that we offer.”

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ongoing

    Oak Island Art Guild exhibit, Oak Island Recreation Center, 3001 Oak Island Drive, 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit renewed every 60 days. For more information, call exhibit coordinator Miriam Pinkerton at 278-5562.

    Ongoing through Aug. 3

    Robert Delford Brown, “Meat, Maps and Militant Metaphysics,” Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington. This is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. For more information, call 395-5999 or visit www.cameronartmuseum.com.

    Ongoing through June 15

  • Seasonal guided walks to Bird Island resume

    Guided walks to Bird Island are back for another season.

    At 9 a.m. every Wednesday through August, visitors are invited to meet at the last westward walkover at 40th Street in Sunset Beach for a guided stroll down the beach to the pristine, uninhabited island.

    A knowledgeable tour guide leads the way, offering information and answering questions during the hour-long beach walk.

    Topics include beachcombing, sand dune wildlife, habitats of Bird Island and the history of Bird Island.

  • 'God's Country' photography exhibit opens at North Myrtle Beach Library

    Shallotte native David Pickett has several photographs from his pictorial art collection displayed at the North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Library through June 30.

    The exhibit is dedicated to Pickett’s late wife, Brenda Purdy, his late uncle, Norman Jones, and his 89-year-old photo mentor John Davis of Asheville.

    Pickett taught his wife various aspects of photography. She enjoyed photographing children and beautiful scenery. His uncle Norman encouraged him to draw while in the first grade.

  • Creating a backyard wildlife habitat

    As we become more and more crowded with new developments and the subsequent clearing and bush hogging of properties, it becomes more and more imperative to create wildlife habits in our own backyards and communities.

    Most of us are already at least part way there. Just a few simple adjustments to our garden areas can make our yards much more hospitable to the birds, bees and butterflies. We rely on these amazing creatures for their beauty and also for their ability to pollinate.

  • Mimosa: Just a little on the trashy side

    Mimosas are putting on their summer show of silky, pink flowers all over southeastern North Carolina. With beautiful flowers and incredibly fast growth, you would think this medium-sized tree would be a popular addition to the landscape. Unfortunately, this plant tends to be a little on the trashy side with seedlings popping up all over the place.

  • Tips for keeping your crape myrtles looking good

    Insects: Some of the first wave of Japanese beetles have already made their presence known and have been seen on some crape myrtles, as well as some other popular landscape ornamentals. There are a number of pyrethrins that may be used to control Japanese beetles. You may wish to check some of these out: Talstar, Decathlon, Astro and X-clude. Orthene, Sevin and Malathion may also be used. Be sure to follow label directions.