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Today's News

  • Sudden oak death affects more than oak trees

    Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    University scientists and forestry experts are using rhododendron leaves as bait to detect the presence of a disease that can kill Georgia’s historic oak trees. The disease, sudden oak death, isn’t as quick as the name implies, making it a hard disease to track.
    And despite several years of work, researchers at the University of Georgia and the Georgia Forestry Commission haven’t gotten to the bottom of it yet.

  • See these cheerful spring-blooming bulbs pop up next spring

    Ever walk by an abandoned home where someone once lived and gardened and notice a blanket of spring-flowering daffodils?
    While the rest of the woods are bare, hundreds of daffodil blossoms form a cheerful carpet of bulbs, perhaps where a garden once stood. Bulbs have and will stand the test of time. Their vigor and self-reliance inspire me to arrange and plant bulbs in my own garden.

  • Students earn 4-H honors

    Elizabeth Mintz, daughter of Ray and Cheryl Mintz of Leland, and Justin Simmons, son of Cleve and Sybil Simmons of Supply, were inducted into the N.C. 4-H State Honor Club on July 18 during the tapping ceremony at N.C. 4-H State Congress. Both are involved and active in the Brunswick County program.

  • Dining out? Remember these food safety tips

    Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff N.C. Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center
    In last week’s column, I talked about this being National Food Safety Education Month and some of the things restaurants can do to train their staff in food safety. That’s all well and good and I certainly support ongoing training for those who work in restaurants and the food service industry.

  • Many recipes are passed down from friends and family members

    Over the years I’ve received many recipes from readers who have been kind enough to forward them to me. Some of you even provided me with a sampling of your creation. I must admit I enjoy the occasional break from cooking.
    I have also received emails asking for recipes that you had saved and can no longer find or you just need a specific recipe for a special occasion. I hope my responses have been helpful.

  • Small shutterbugs learn photo ABCs

    Kids & Teens Only Development Workshops conducted a photo workshop that introduced Communities in School students to the ABCs of photography. The purpose of the fun, interactive photo workshop was to awaken the creative artistry in kids and teens and teach them how to take better photos.

  • Coastal museum plans programs

    The Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, has a series of family programs planned for its fall/winter schedule.
    Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children ages 3-4, and free for ages 2 and younger.
    For more information, call 579-1016 or visit www.museumplanetarium.org.
    During the fall and winter season, the museum is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

    Welcome to Green Swamp
    Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3 from 11 a.m.-noon.

  • Senior sites menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Sept. 26
    Chopped steak/gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, okra/tomatoes, pears, whole-wheat bread/white bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, Sept. 27
    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, Italian bread, apple juice, sugar cookies, beverage.
    Wednesday, Sept. 28
    Turkey tetrazzini, field peas w/snaps, sliced beets, whole-wheat bread, Mandarin oranges, beverage.
    Thursday, Sept. 29

  • Chamber hosts networking

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce hosts JumpStart, a speed networking program done the chamber way, at 8 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at Planet Fun/Starz Grille in Shallotte.
    Speed networking programs are showing up all around the world. These events tend to be a fun, exciting and effective way to make a lot of initial connections in a very different environment from the standard business networking meetings.

  • Stagestruck Players present ‘Fable Factory’

    Stagestruck Players, the youth division of Brunswick Little Theatre, will present the musical “Fabulous Fable Factory,” by Thomas Tierny, with music by Joseph Robinette and directed by Stagestruck Players founder Debbie Skillman.
    Sponsored in part by a community grant from ATMC, the musical will be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20 at Playhouse 211, 4320 Southport-Supply Road SE (N.C. 211), across from BEMC.