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Today's News

  • Church briefs

    Concert set at Seaside UMC

    The Carolina Master Chorale, directed by Dr. Timothy Koch, will present its gala season opening concert program, “Ain’t It a Pretty Night…at the Opera,” at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach.

    Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

  • Spiritual reading is not simply limited to books

  • Utter gets Air Force promotion

    Franklin M. Utter, son of Jimmy and Dana Smith of Calabash, has been promoted to the rank of senior airmen in the U.S. Air Force. A communications and navigations specialist assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., he has served in the military for two years.

    Utter is a 2006 graduate of West Brunswick High School in Shallotte.

  • Presentation will focus on plants in Brunswick

    Some of these names you would recognize (Venus Flytrap, Ginseng), others are more obscure and slightly mystical (Queen of the prairie, small whorled pogonia), but they are all native to North Carolina and they are rare.

    These plants and more, totaling 412 endangered, threatened and special concern species, belong to all of the citizens of North Carolina, but are protected by only a small staff at the Department of Agriculture.

  • ATMC to have 53rd annual meeting Oct. 8

    ATMC’s 53rd annual membership meeting will be Friday, Oct. 8, in the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Supply.

    Member registration will begin at 4 p.m. A barbecue pork and fried chicken dinner will be served outside from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

  • BCC offers community education classes

    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction. 

    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant.

  • Rain relief: Local drought finally broken

    The drought was broken last week with 20-plus inches of rain in some areas. With the abrupt turn from very dry to very wet, lots of people have been asking me, “What does this mean to our lawns, shrubs and trees?” While certainly not a comprehensive list, here are some things to consider as autumn progresses.

  • Solving the mystery of bulbs

    A bulb garden is an easy garden to start because it only has to be planted once. However, when starting a new bulb patch, sometimes flowers that were planted by previous gardeners are unearthed. Use this guide to identify the most common garden bulbs and what they will turn into when in flower.

  • Senior site menus

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

    Monday, Oct. 11

    Barbecue pork, pinto beans, coleslaw, apple cobbler, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Oct. 12

    Chicken and dumplings, sliced baby carrots, orange juice, sugar cookies, biscuits/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Oct. 13

    Sloppy Joe/hamburger bun, corn, turnip greens, pears, beverage.

    Thursday, Oct. 14

  • Remembering that bowl of French fries smothered with gravy

    I can remember the first time I ever tasted French fries smothered in chicken gravy. It was in Topeka, Ka., at a small local steakhouse.

    The waiters never wrote anything down, being able to remember everyone’s order perfectly. Our group all ordered thick T-bone steaks. In a few minutes, the waiter brought over a large serving bowl of homemade fries and a large bowl of chicken gravy. I don’t remember much about the steaks, but the combination of those fries and gravy has stuck with me all these years.