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Today's News

  • It’s time to kick baking season into high gear

    Thanksgiving has come and gone, so it’s time to start baking. And remember, Christmas cookies don’t have any calories, so you can bake up as many batches as you want!

    The Christmas holiday season means cookies… lots of cookies! It’s time to start thinking about what cookies to bake for your family, for gifts and for just munching while wrapping all those holiday presents.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    “… the tree may be known by the fruit, as the fruit by the tree …”

                King Henry IV, part 1; Act 4, Scene 2.

     

     Shakespeare would have made a fine plant taxonomist, as he understood the importance of fruits in identifying plants.

  • When in doubt, go with your gut feeling

    By Linda Arnold

     

    How much time do you spend turning things over in your mind — again and again? It’s hard to make a move because you keep second-guessing yourself.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if we had personal fact checkers, like the political ones, to filter out those obsessive thoughts in our heads? You know … the ones that can often run rampant and build on top of each other. 

  • What does it mean to be a person?

    I remember the day and time when I first heard someone refer to my infant daughter as a person. The wooden threshold of our kitchen doorway was in need of repair. I began the typical search for a carpenter to fix it and stumbled upon a delightful man who arrived with tools in hand and a smile on his face. A heavy accent indicated his Jewish heritage and made our conversation a tad stilted at first.

  • The most wonderful time of year begins Dec. 1
  • Dine in Dec. 3 for better health

    This coming Sunday marks the fourth annual “Dine-In” day. Do you have special plans for dinner (or even breakfast or lunch) on Sunday? In observance of this day, why not think about planning, preparing and eating a healthy meal with your family? Since 2014, more than 300,000 people have committed to Dining in on Dec. 3.

  • Don’t neglect turf, gardens during winter

    We made it through another Thanksgiving with the relatives and the biggest shopping day of the year. Now, it’s time to do your imitation of Clark Griswold’s house for the next big celebration in a little less than one month.

    At my house, the decorating is limited to a wreath on the front door and lights outlining the shape of an Oshio-Beni Japanese maple. The limited investment in decorations leaves me with some time to work in the garden. And, there are plenty of things to do during these short, late fall days.

  • Sunset Beach West settlement moves toward state conservation site

    The town of Sunset Beach has reached a compromised settlement agreement on Sunset Beach West litigation following more than a year of dispute and mediation about land ownership involving what was a previously proposed 21-lot subdivision west of the Sunset Beach island across Mad Inlet.

    Sunset Beach Town Council unanimously approved the settlement following a closed session Nov. 20, Mayor Robert Forrester announced at council’s semi-monthly meeting the following day, Tuesday, Nov. 21.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:10 a.m. Nov. 28, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • BEAT lobbies in Washington

    Ten Brunswick Environmental Action Team members traveled to Washington, D.C. on Nov. 15 to lobby on Capitol Hill on behalf of the Marine Mammals Protection Act. From left are Sandy Ford, Kristen Colleran, Bruce Holsten, Mary Baggett, Barbara Kucinski-Gilbert, Dwight Willis, Neil Gilbert, Becky Willis, Pete Key and Beth Key.