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Today's News

  • Mount Olive Baptist Church to have homecoming celebration Nov. 14-17

    The congregation of Mount Olive Baptist Church of Bolivia invites everyone to join as they observe their annual homecoming celebration and revival services Nov. 14-17 with the inspirational theme “In His Image.”

    The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, with a concert featuring The Hayes Family from Boone. 

  • Remembering service and sacrifice on Veterans Day

    I can remember the excitement of people gathering to march in parades, a holiday atmosphere, as we celebrated Veterans’ Day when I was young. There was a special note of appreciation since we had just come through a world war, a major life-changing event in my young life. Too young to serve in the military, we were yet called to serve in whatever way we could. Mostly, it was serving by sacrifice. 

  • Military news

    Bennett completes ROTC

    Brittany L. Bennett, daughter of Henry D. and Amy Bennett of Ocean Isle Beach, has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Winter is on its way; think about your garden

    By Susan Brown
    Horticulture Extension Agent

    The days are starting to get shorter and the temperatures are getting cooler. This means one thing: winter is on its way. Trees are starting to shed their leaves and perennials are starting to look a little ragged, so it is time to think about winterizing your garden. 

  • County extension events

    Osteoporosis program

    Anyone who knows someone who has broken a bone due to osteoporosis knows the pain and potential disability caused by this disease. Characterized by fragile bones, osteoporosis is a major public health problem. It is estimated one in every two women will suffer from osteoporosis in her lifetime. Osteoporosis is not just a woman’s disease; one in every four men will also have an osteoporosis-related fracture.

  • Now is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs

    It is time for planting spring-flowering bulbs. Following are some tips on more effectively utilizing bulbs:

    Color Blocking

  • More re-blooming azalea varieties

    We have discussed at length all 24 varieties of Encore Azalea that were developed by Mr. Buddy Lee and marketed by Flowerwood Nursery in Alabama. We all have our favorites but, whichever one you choose, this is one of the great plant marketing success stories of all time.

  • Community briefs

    Master Chorale to perform

    The Carolina Master Chorale with Timothy Koch, music director, will jazz up its annual holiday concert in three performances along the Grand Strand.

    “Christmas with the Jazz Greats” will be performed at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Calabash Presbyterian Church in Calabash.

  • Senior site menus

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

    Monday, Nov. 15

    Chicken parmesan/marinara sauce, Italian green beans, pineapple tidbits, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Nov. 16

    Roast turkey/gravy, stuffing, peas/carrots, fresh fruit-orange, biscuits/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Nov. 17

    Baked ziti, vegetable blend, sugar cookies, apple juice, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Nov. 18

  • Crockpots are convenient for main dishes and hearty soups

    Preparing a family-pleasing meal doesn’t have to take a great deal of time and energy. Slow cookers are convenient for making dinners for one, two or more people. Use them for creating appetizers, all-in-one-meals, soups, side dishes and even cobblers and pudding.

    Many of your favorite recipes can be successfully adapted to a slow cooker or crockpot if you follow a few simple rules. Try not to lift the lid of the slow cooker while cooking. Peeking will only increase the cooking time by 20-30 minutes!

    A Few Simple Rules