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Today's News

  • Misty water-colored memories are the scattered pictures of the way we were

    A neighbor and new dear friend gave Hubby Dear a marvelous book that featured tales of the rural South, as spoken by those who lived in the early years when refrigerators and stoves, washers and dryers, microwaves and toasters were non-existent.

  • Teen TiLT volunteers needed

    Are you a teen between the ages of 13-18? Do you enjoy leading and teaching children 5-12 years of age? Do you take pride in your county and want to find ways to help? Do you enjoy being involved with other peers that have the same common goal: to grow in leadership, citizenship, learn new life skills and share what you learn with others? Are you interested in growing your volunteer hours for college, job searches and scholarship opportunities?
    If you have answered yes to one or more of these questions, TiLT might be for you.

  • A healthy to-do list

    Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center
    Tis the season for lists: to-do lists, gift lists, wish lists and guest lists. Unfortunately, most holiday lists lack time for regular nourishing meals and physical activity.
    Just when we need them the most, we are too busy for these basic healthy habits. Sadly, many people seem to throw “caution to the wind” during the holiday season and deal with the consequences in January or later.

  • Some ways to make your own bee-friendly garden

    Judy Koehly
    Master Gardener
    When most people think of bees, the first bee that comes to mind is the honeybee, but this bee is only one of about 25,000 species known worldwide. In the U.S., we have almost 4,000 types of pollinating bees.
    The honeybee was adopted as North Carolina’s state insect in 1973. Not a native species, the honeybee was brought to North America by settlers from Europe. Bees native to the Carolinas are solitary bees and not subject to colony collapse.

  • PodPonics is an unusual approach to urban farming

    The local food movement is on the rise. I recently went to a sustainable agriculture conference and was introduced to our next generation of farmers. These young adults are a diverse group, full of energy and interested in implementing new ideas and techniques into the farming world.
    Nearly every aspect of our lives has seen a vast change over the last few decades. Yet the way we grow our food seems to be the one thing that has failed to evolve much at all.

  • Traffic brakes for slow-moving tortoises near Calabash

    LITTLE RIVER, S.C.—Along N.C. 179 just south of Calabash, passersby were doing double-takes—and then stopping to double-check.

    Was that a giant tortoise they just saw moving at a steady clip near the roadside?

    Yup, it was.

    People braking for the spectacle and stopping to get a closer look on a recent Sunday soon learned it was just Sunset Beach resident Randy Gallagher taking a few of his eight tortoises out for a slow-but-sure walk.

  • Ellen fought like a girl, woman and a mother

     There was one thing Ellen Wemyss Granade fought for more than life—her boys.

    All three of them—her two sons, Garrett and Eli, and her husband, Grant.

    Ellen grew up on “the hill” next door to her grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins on a farm off of Four Mile Road in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Dec. 5
    Macaroni and cheese, diced ham, vegetable blend, orange juice, biscuit/whole-wheat dinner, beverage.
    Tuesday, Dec. 6
    Beef tips/mushrooms and noodles, spinach, applesauce, dinner roll/whole-wheat dinner roll, beverage.
    Wednesday, Dec. 7
    Barbecue pork, baked beans, fresh cooked cabbage, fresh orange, hamburger roll/whole-wheat bun, margarine, beverage.
    Thursday, Dec. 8

  • Sandwiches come in many different shapes and sizes

    The sandwiches we eat today were named for John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich. As the story goes, he was an enthusiastic gambler and didn’t want to leave the tables to partake of dinner, so he had someone bring him some meat between a couple slices of bread. It then became common practice for others to say, “I’ll have what Sandwich is having.” Eventually, it caught on and people just started calling for a “sandwich” when they wanted meat between two slices of bread.

  • Education briefs

    Shallotte Middle honor roll
    Shallotte Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first nine weeks.

    A Honor Roll
    Sixth grade: Mia Adcock, Brian Barrett, Griffin Brown, Madison Cagle, Madeline Chandler, Hayley Giordano, Russ Gore, Madeline Jackson, Davis Julian, Ashley Oakes, Jocelyn Paolilli, Campbell Pryor, Danielle Riffel, Cierra Watts, Robin Wood.
    Seventh grade: Katherine Barnes, Nicholas Himes, Claire McNeil, Arnulfo Silva, Taye Vereen.
    Eighth grade: Quniton Churning, Shelley Hurst, John McNeil, Samuel Zeng.