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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Board members still considering new legal representation

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education agree they need to re-examine how much they are spending in legal fees and advertise once again for new representation.

    But one board member disagrees with the advertising cost.

    Board members voted 4-1 Wednesday night to advertise for request for proposals (RFP) for legal services after receiving only two RFPs after advertising last fall. Kathleen Tanner Kennedy, the board’s current representation from the Raleigh-based Tharrington Smith law firm, was one of the applicants.

  • Students to learn to stop bullying through after-school program

    When it comes to stopping bullying, Kathy Smith, after-schools director for Communities in Schools of Brunswick County, Inc. (CIS), says prevention is key.

    “The more we can educate the kids and give them tools and resources to avoid being a bully themselves or recognize a bully, the better equipped they will be to deal with those situations coming up,” Smith said.

  • Nominate Brunswick County teachers to be part of next ‘Real Women’ magazine

    Students in the state of North Carolina are expected to attend 180 days of school.

    Spending 180 days with anyone seems like a lot, but when students have teachers who are engaging and inspiring, the calendar year doesn’t seem so long.