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Today's News

  • BFA 'elves' busy with last-minute holiday collections

    SUNSET BEACH—You know Christmas is just around the corner when the elves with Brunswick Family Assistance start tending to toys and other donated items to help residents in need have a better holiday.

    That was the scenario Tuesday as “retired” volunteer Inge Arnold joined BFA’s longtime program manager, Linda Turner, and other volunteers in sorting through bags full of donated new toys, clothes and items for seniors.

  • Club briefs

    Arts by the Shore names winners
    The 17th annual Arts by the Shore took place at the Oak Island Recreation Center from Nov. 17-20.
    A reception and awards ceremony from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, was hosted by Dot Moore, president of the Art Guild; Joyce Grazetti, chairman of the show committee; and Billie Jayroe, representative of Oak Island Parks & Recreation. Special guest host was Daisy Cameron, founder of the show.

  • From dire expectation to dynamic expectancy, life is a waiting game

    One of the most difficult tasks a human being can assume is the job of learning how to wait patiently and optimistically. The cartoon figure of a father-to-be pacing nervously up and down a hospital hall while awaiting the arrival of his firstborn always brings a knowing smile. It seems the anxiety and expectation can never be exaggerated.
    We wait for babies to smile, talk, crawl and walk. We watch and wait as they grow into toddlers, preschoolers, and onward through their adolescence into a companionable adulthood. In the process, our lives entwine and sometimes entangle.

  • Religion briefs

    Piano Man plays Dec. 20
    Tim Buie, the Piano Man, will appear in a benefit concert at Mount Gilead Baptist Church for one night only at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20.
    Come hear classic carols and hymn to fill your holiday with joy. This is a free concert and a love offering will be taken to benefit
    the church. For more information or directions, call Ed Millinor at 409-0189.
    Mount Gilead Baptist Church is at 5420 Ocean Hwy. East in Winnabow, just past mile marker 33 N. on U.S. 17.

  • Chamblee-Lewis

    Caroline Catherine Chamblee of Greensboro and Christopher Alan Lewis of Shallotte were married Oct. 8 at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro. The Rev. Neil Dunnavant officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Joyce W. Chamblee of Greensboro and the late David W. Chamblee, and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wood and Rose Chamblee of Greensboro and the late H.M. Chamblee.
    She was given in marriage by Daniel Chamblee of Charlotte, brother of the bride.

  • Moore-Willard

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Elisabeth Moore and Ethan Willard, both of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Beverly Moore of Shallotte. The groom is the son of Philip and Heather Kinlaw of Supply and Chauncey and Missy Willard of Lake Wylie, S.C. A Dec. 10 wedding is planned at Highest Praise Worship Center.

  • How to wash fruits and vegetables properly

    Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

    Recent reports of illness caused by fresh produce have raised awareness of the need to wash before eating. Each of the basic rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is “equally important,” says Robert Buchwald, environmental health supervisor with a branch of the Virginia Department of Health.

  • Don’t throw out those old recipes; rethink them

    Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center
    Holidays are the time for traditions, with foods being some of the favorite traditions of all. This may be the only time of year that some favorite family recipes are prepared. Although we love to use grandma or great-grandma’s recipes, it may be time to rethink and update some of the ingredients.

  • Dream becomes reality with hard work

    4-H has always prided itself for imparting knowledge to youth that helps them develop life skills and become productive members of society.
    In 2006, Elizabeth Mintz participated in the N.C. State Fair Youth Market Turkey Program through the help of her local 4-H office. In May of that year, she received four turkey poults that were less than two days old. She raised them until the state fair rolled into town and presented her best bird for competition, where she placed 14th in her class.

  • Interesting edibles for the garden

    There are plenty of vegetables you can grow in your garden, and not all of them are annuals. Imagine growing vegetables that require just about the same amount of care as the flowers in your perennial beds and borders­—no annual tilling and planting. They thrive and produce abundant and nutritious crops throughout the season.
    It sounds too good to be true, but there are underappreciated plants that could be used for this purpose. Perennial vegetables are perfect as part of an edible landscape plan or permaculture garden.