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Today's News

  • Religion briefs

    Calabash Presbyterian sets services
    Calabash Presbyterian Church will celebrate Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m. April 5. Easter Sunday services will begin at 8 a.m. April 8 on Sunset Beach and at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. Adult Sunday school is at 11 a.m.

  • The truth will set you free, if you choose to accept it

    I don’t know about you, but I have heard the words “the truth will set you free” many times in my life. Most often they fall from the lips of my darling husband as he both encourages and challenges me to speak truth to power. He also adds, “but it may hurt you in the meantime, for a little while.”
    That’s the part that puts fear into my heart. Who wants to hurt or be hurt? Who wants to feel the isolation and alienation that too often comes with speaking the truth? I surely don’t. I cringe at the possibility.

  • Food safety class offered

    Learn the right techniques for handling, preparing, serving and storing foods safely during the ServSafe Food Safety for Restaurant Managers class offered in three sessions on Mondays, April 23, April 30 and May 7 at the Training Center in the Cooperative Extension building (Bldg. N) at the Government Center in Bolivia. Classroom sessions will start at 11:30 a.m. on the first day and participants will determine the schedule for the remaining days. A total of 12 classroom hours must be completed.

  • Food gardening means feed your garden

    By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Intensive food gardening is almost certain to strip nutrients from the soil, nutrients you will need to put back in order to grow vegetables year after year.
    I admit I am no expert in soil science or in the practice of permaculture, which seeks to create near-closed loop systems for food production with minimal outside input; that is, without bringing in large amounts of fertilizer from the world outside your yard. But I read a lot.

  • Nutritious foods can taste good, too

    By Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    North Carolina Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center

  • Invite hummingbirds to your backyard

    It is time to get out into the garden and get things cleaned up and ready for annual planting. I love this time of year when the plants are all coming out of dormancy and life is present everywhere. I always fill up my birdbath to encourage wildlife into my yard.
    Most of us plant gardens for some reason, whether it is to increase the property value, prevent erosion, to grow food or to bring wildlife into the yard.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, April 2
    Grilled barbecue chicken, new potatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, April 3
    Baked ziti/meat sauce, vegetable blend, applesauce, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, April 4
    Pork roast/gravy, mashed potatoes, stewed tomatoes, fresh orange, dinner roll/whole-wheat bread, beverage.

  • Rotary hosts Argentinian guests

    The South Brunswick Islands (SBI) Rotary Club recently hosted five guests from Buenos Aries, Argentina, in an international group study exchange. The team included fellow Rotarian Horacio Palmero, a mechanical engineer, who is leading the team while they are in eastern North Carolina on their month-long exchange visit. The other four members of the team were pediatricians Paula Canda and Magdalena Gilbert, child psychologist Sebastian Cukier and occupational therapist Veronica Esposito.

  • Omelets with meat, veggies and cheese are not just for breakfast

    Omelets aren’t as difficult as they look. I’ve been making them for a long time and have enjoyed them for breakfast, lunch and even dinner.
    Fillings and toppings range from meats, vegetables and seafood to cheese and even leftovers.
    Since omelets take no more than a couple minutes to cook, the key is to work quickly while the egg mixture is setting.

  • Business briefs

    Walker named new chamber membership director
    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce has named Jessica Walker as its membership director.
    Born and raised in Rocky Mount, Walker attended Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, where she active in Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management Society, National Kitchen and Bath Association and was involved in intramural sports.