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Today's News

  • Cold and ice

    The rock band “Foreigner” had a song in the early 1980s titled “Cold as Ice.” They were, of course, lamenting the emotional cold of a failed relationship, but the real cold and ice have been recent visitors here in southeastern North Carolina. The logical question is, “What’s all this cold weather done to our plants?” 

  • Community briefs

    Environmental Festival May 14

    Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring its inaugural Crawl Environmental Festival on Saturday, May 14, at Middleton Park on Oak Island.

    This environmental festival will feature live entertainment, informative speakers on sea turtles, sea birds and marine rescue, along with kids games and rides, arts and crafts and food.

  • Senior site menus

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

    Monday, Jan. 24

    Chicken and dumplings, lima beans, peaches, Jell-O, biscuit/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Jan. 25

    Baked pork chop/gravy, corn casserole, turnip greens, pears, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Jan. 26

    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, grape juice, sugar cookies, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Jan. 27

  • Most meats and seafood will benefit from a good marinade or rub

    There are many ways to cook a piece of meat. The use of a marinade adds flavor to the meat…seasonings will only adhere to the surface and may not alter the flavor of the meat inside. A good steak marinade will infuse into all parts of the meat if given enough time to soak in.

    Marinades accomplish two things: they season the food and they tenderize the food. 

  • Events planned at Museum of Coastal Carolina

    Preschoolers and their favorite adult can help feed the touch tank animals at the Museum of Coastal Carolina at 11 a.m. Friday mornings through May 27.

    Help a docent feed sea stars, hermit crabs, whelks, and other tidal animals. Independent make-and-take crafts are available in the museum galleries based on Susanne Tate’s books.

    January independent activities are about sharks and the books and crafts change each month.

  • Upcoming events at Ingram Planetarium

    Did you know that Mars has 23 months in its year? Ingram Planetarium has NASA’s self-guided, independent make-and-take activities in the Paul Dennis Science Hall to mark the Year of the Solar System: “New Worlds, New Discoveries.”

    “These events will unfold over the next 23 months, the length of a year on the Red Planet,” explained NASA columnist Dr. James Green. “History will remember the period October 2010 through August 2012 as a golden age of planetary exploration.”

  • Time for star school and a lesson in winter star groups

    By Mark Jankowski
    Ingram Planetarium Director

    The twins, a crab, a rabbit, two dogs, a bull, a hunter and even a dove can be seen looking down from the winter sky. The weather lately has really given us the feeling that winter is here. Go out on a clear night, look up, and the stars reveal that winter is here. The same as they have done for eons. At 9 p.m. everyone is up, at least everyone regarding the winter constellations. Time for star school and a lesson in winter star groups.

  • Board of education members announce settlements

    Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education announced several settlements following a closed session last Wednesday night.

    Among the settlements was a mutual release and settlement between the Brunswick County Board of Education and Wayne Rice, owner of Unique Laser Connections of Carolina.

    The board settled with Rice for $30,000, according to the settlement document provided by Kathleen Tanner Kennedy, the board’s legal counsel.

  • Missing Winnabow woman returns home

    Update: According to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, Matthews has returned home.

    A Winnabow woman has been reported missing.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, Georgia Carole Matthews, 60, was last seen Friday, Jan. 14, in New Hanover County.

    Matthews is missing from Castle Hayne, but lives in Winnabow. She has not spoken with anyone in her family since noon Jan. 14, when she said she was headed to Brunswick County.

  • Pilot in SC crash had home in Sunset Beach