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Today's News

  • Club news briefs

    Brunswick DAR to meet Jan. 12

    The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 12 in the fellowship hall at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 East Nash St. in Southport. Organized on Jan. 30 1976 by Mrs. Lewis W. Bowlin, the chapter will be celebrating 35 years of service.

  • Be it resolved that I am unresolved

    I am usually a decisive person. A classical “J” on the Myers Briggs indicator, I make and then check off lists of things I need to do should do and want to do. I am a happy camper when my list is complete and all deeds are done, but come New Year’s Day with its call for resolutions to be accomplished during the upcoming 12 months, I balk. 

  • January is an excellent time to think about landscape design

    By Judy Koehly
    Master Gardener

    January is here to show you the “bare bones” of your landscape design. Gone are all the wonderful distractions of overflowing hanging baskets, profuse blossoms and lush herbaceous plants. What you see now is the framework of your gardens. Now you can really see the basic structure of your landscape and make plans for any changes you deem necessary.

  • Culinary herb gardening

    By Susan Brown
    Brunswick County Extension

    These days with the struggling economy, people are looking for ways to save money. One way to cut corners is to grow your own food. It might actually be the first time you could answer questions like where was your food grown, what type of soils and fertilizers were used in its production and were any pesticides or fungicides applied to the plant material? 

  • Start the year by enjoying the benefits of nuts, seeds

    By Melissa Hight
    Brunswick County Extension

    Nuts and seeds are powerhouses of both nutrition and taste. Packed safely in their own natural shells, nuts and seeds are nutrient-rich because they contain everything that a new plant needs to grow: energy, protein, vitamins, minerals  and ‘good’ fats, such as heart-healthy omega-3 and monounsaturated fatty acids. The following ideas provide some ways you can enjoy nuts every day of the year:

    Vary the types of nuts and seeds

  • Weeds and the silly season

    I was listening to meteorologist Joe Bastardi on the radio several days ago talking about the cold December on the East Coast. He said this pattern repeats itself every 11 years based on sunspot activity. I do seem to remember that December 1999 was pretty cold, but December 1988 was too long ago for my synapses to fire on that. Whatever the reason, it looks like December will be either the coldest or the second coldest on record. 

  • Community briefs

    Open house set for utilities center

    Brunswick County Public Utilities will host an open house at its new utilities operations center from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12. 

    The facility at 250 Grey Water Road in Supply houses administration, water, sewer and instrumentation and electrical segments of the operation serving citizens of Brunswick County with water and sewer services.  

    The public is invited to stop by to participate in tours of the facility and demonstrations.

  • Senior site menus

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

    Monday, Jan. 10

    Fried chicken filet/gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple juice, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Jan. 11

    Sliced roast beef au jus, brown rice, vegetable blend, grape juice, Jell-O, white bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Jan. 12

    Stuffed cabbage, field peas, peaches, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Jan. 13

  • Make food resolutions for healthier eating this coming New Year

    I’ve spent the last few weeks of December indulging in pies, cakes, candy, Christmas cookies and the occasional (?) cocktail.

    Once the New Year begins, we all pledge to lose weight, cut down on our salt intake and vow to eat more sensibly. Over the years, Americans have become increasingly overweight and prone to heart disease, so it’s no wonder we annually commit ourselves to eating better.

  • A bull in the sky, no lie

    A bull is guarding the palace, traveling across the sky during New Year’s and is a vessel on earth for the soul of Osiris. 

    This bull has many stories to tell as it reigns supreme in the early winter sky. 

    Across the globe, cultures viewing a certain bright star group imagined a bull; however, the beliefs about this bull vary. Therefore, it is an interesting study of history and a notable constellation worth finding.