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Today's News

  • Stanley enlists in Navy

    Christopher A. Stanley, son of Carla R. and Christopher D. Stanley of Ocean Isle Beach, has enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh.

    The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life. 

  • Cooke-Buff engagement

  • Bring springtime inside this winter with bulbs

    Thanks to Sharon Dowdy of the University of Georgia for the following information:

    Flowering bulbs typically herald the coming of spring. By using a technique called “forcing” you can enjoy many springtime bulbs during the winter, too.

    “My first Christmas in Ringold, Ga., I bought amaryllis bulbs and had a contest with the ladies in the Extension office,” said Charles Lancaster, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent in Catoosa County. “I bought bulbs in four colors, and we each picked one.” 

  • Cook once, but you can eat twice

    Do you struggle to figure out what to prepare for dinner on a daily basis? Is the evening meal just one more thing added to your already busy schedule? Give yourself a break by trying the technique of  “cook once, eat twice.”

  • Preparing your veggie garden for spring

    I received a call from a consumer the other day wanting to know what he could do out in the garden this time of year. People usually don’t start getting the “garden bug” until the weather warms up a bit. I told him one of the tasks he could work on is preparing the vegetable garden for spring planting.

  • Community briefs

    Coffee with Authors event set

    Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will present the first event of its 2011 Coffee with the Author series on Thursday, Feb. 3.

    Becky Shuford of Wilmington, author of “Smidgens, Bits and Pieces of a Southern Family’s Life,” will be sharing family stories, anecdotes, and other charming Southern slices of life all from her own family’s piece of the pie. Her presentation at Sunset River Marketplace will feature a sweetheart dinner theme for Valentines’ Day.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Jan. 31

    Herbed baked chicken filet, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, collards, butterscotch pudding, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Feb. 1

    Macaroni and cheese, diced ham, vegetable blend, pears, biscuit/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Feb. 2

    Sloppy Joe/bun, corn pudding, turnip greens, applesauce, beverage.

    Thursday, Feb. 3

  • Roasted corned beef will remind you a little bit of pastrami

    With an Irish background, I remember eating many traditional Irish dishes, especially corned beef and cabbage, which we always had on St. Patrick’s Day. But we liked it so much, we ate it quite often throughout the year. 

  • Grants will bring dance, music to county students

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Schools is bringing in the arts.

    Connie Enis, fine arts education coordinator, announced at Tuesday’s curriculum meeting Brunswick County Schools has received two grants that will bring in performers at no cost to the school system.

  • School system plans community facility forums

    BOLIVIA—Forfeit a coffee pot or microwave, save a job.

    Reducing Brunswick County Schools’ annual utility bill is one way school officials can save money while facing another multi-million deficit during the upcoming fiscal year.

    Steve Miley, executive director of operations, told board of education members in attendance at Tuesday’s operations meeting the school system spends $2.5 million annually on utilities.

    “If we can save 20 percent, that’s a lot of money,” board member John Thompson said.