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Today's News

  • CSA to celebrate 10th anniversary with open house and cookout

    Community Support Agency (CSA) in Delco will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year with an open house and health information fair Friday, Aug. 4, from noon to 6 p.m.

    The CSA motto is to be “the heartbeat of the community” and the staff seeks to celebrate community life by offering music, health screens, art therapy, a chance to win prizes and a cookout. The public is invited to come out for this free event.

  • BFA commodities distribution Aug. 10

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency (BFA) will have a commodities distribution from the BFA/Big Lots parking lot on Main Street in Shallotte on Thursday, Aug. 10.

    Items to be distributed include: apple sauce (4.5 oz.), green beans, shredded cheese (5 lbs.), dried cherries (2 lb. carton), sweet pitted cherries (2.5 lbs. frozen), corn, ham (frozen), cranberry juice concentrate (11.5 oz.), cling peaches (can), peanut butter (18 oz.), pears (can) and raisins (15 oz.).

  • Free Medicare seminar planned for Aug. 10

    Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. (BSRI) and SHIIP will host a free Medicare seminar beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 10 at First Baptist Church Oak Island, 4608 Oak Island Drive on Oak Island.

    SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, is a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance that offers free, objective information about Medicare. The seminar will include speakers from Social Security, Department of Social Services Medicaid, Coastal Horizons and the Area Agency on Aging.

  • Sheriff’s son charged with DWI following single-vehicle crash

    John William Ingram VI, son of Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram, was arrested July 15 on a charge of driving left of center and driving while impaired after a single-vehicle crash.

    No one was injured.

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper R.M. McDermott said he received a call at 9:50 p.m. about the crash on Ash-Little River just south of Etheridge Road.

    McDermott said he arrived between 10:15 and 10:30 p.m., after Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

  • Are you ready to adopt a pet? 5 questions you must ask

    1.        What does your life look like in five years?

  • Best melons to enjoy in the summer heat

    The Ohio State University Extension has a bi-monthly food news release called Chow Line. A recent edition focused on melons. While written for Ohioans, the information is very appropriate for us in North Carolina, too. The article really did a great job of outlining the benefits of eating melons and explained how to select the best melons. I can’t write it any better than my colleagues Tracy Turner, the Chow Line editor, and Shari Gallup, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator for The Ohio State University Extension. So I’m sharing it.

  • Fall armyworms will be here before we know it

    By Sam Marshall

    The dog days of summer are upon us and as we move into the hottest parts of July and August, a new suite of insect pests will soon descend upon our landscapes. One pest in particular, fall armyworm, is a caterpillar that appears about this time of year in your yard and, left unchecked, can wreak havoc in Bermuda grass lawns. So now is the time to start monitoring and controlling early populations of this hungry pest.

     

    What are armyworms?

  • Burst of berries just the thing from local farmers markets

    Berry season is in full swing, so now is the time to take advantage. Available practically year-round at the supermarket, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries just taste better when bought from a local farmers market.While they’re in season, you can devour these berries right after they’re picked at the farm, by the bowlful or prepared as a scrumptious, calorie-laden dessert.

     

    Raspberry, Avocado and Mango Salad

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson
    Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat, won’t you please put a penny in the old man’s sack? If you haven’ got a penny, a ha’penny will do. If you haven't got a ha’penny, God bless you.

    — traditional English rhyme

     

  • To become wise and compassionate, ask and receive an understanding heart

    Vanita Hampton Wright once wrote: “Sometimes we make prayer difficult because we separate it from what is concrete in daily life. We develop the attitude that prayer is supposed to be something in the mind and heart, a spiritual equality hard to define and somewhat elusive to experience.”