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Today's News

  • Business briefs

    Brunswick Electric gives out community grants
    Twenty-six projects were selected from a field of nearly 90 applications to receive funding for programs from Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation’s Community Grants program.
    This year’s grants total $24,900. The checks have already gone out to the winning groups. The funds will be at work in the community soon.

  • Dosher Nursing Center named one of America’s Top 39 nursing homes

    Two years ago, Dosher Nursing Center was honored as “One of the Best Nursing Homes in America” in the February 2010 issue of US News & World Report magazine. In all, only 173 skilled nursing facilities were named to the honor out of the nation’s thousands of nursing homes.
    In February this year, Dosher Nursing Center received an even higher honor by being named to the honor roll of the Best Nursing Homes in America, a distinction only given to 39 nursing homes out of the 15,500 facilities reviewed by U.S. News.

  • Religion briefs

    Psalm of the Cross begins April 19
    Anointed Vessels Ministry, 3272 Liberty St. in Ash, will present Psalm of the Cross, an all-new spring outdoor presentation, at 7:30 p.m. nightly April 19-23. Admission is free. Call 287-4267 for information and reservations. Visit anointedvesselsministry.org.

  • Ya gotta have heart! That’s the Lenten message

    Perhaps it comes as a result of seeing “Damn Yankees.” Or, maybe it was the way I was moved by viewing “The Ghosts Of Mississippi” a few days later, but all I can see and hear in the Scriptures, especially during Lent, is “heart!”

  • Golf ladies work to support hospice house

    The Lockwood Folly Ladies’ Golf Association hosted a fundraiser with Lockwood Folly members, friends and neighbors to benefit the Closer to Home campaign to build a new Hospice and LifeCare Center in Brunswick County. It is due to open in Bolivia in July.

  • Master Gardeners plan plant sale

    The Master Gardener volunteers of the Brunswick County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service will conduct their spring plant sale at the Cooperative Extension Service in the Government Center in Bolivia (follow the signs) on the following dates:
    •Thursday, April 5, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    •Friday, April 6, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    •Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Celebrate Nutrition Month with healthy eating suggestions

    By Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Sciences Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension Service
    Brunswick County Center

  • Applying insecticides to flowering plants can kill bees

    By Stephen Garton
    UGA Cooperative Extension

    On a visit to the Sawnee Mountain Preserve in Cumming, Ga., I was shocked to find many dead bees in the preserve’s observation hive.
    The fallen insects were piled up at the bottom of the display and at the entrance and exit to the hive.
    Bill Dunn, who manages the hive for the center, believed the bees collected nectar from flowers that had been sprayed or dusted with an insecticide and had inadvertently contaminated themselves with it. He expected most of the bees in the hive would die as a result.

  • March into spring with blooming colors

    Look at what is blooming now! The Brunswick County Botanical Garden is starting to come alive with color.
    The saucer magnolia is blooming and the forsythia is covered in bright yellow flowers. The daffodils have finally pushed their heads above ground. The purple leaf plum is covered in what looks like cotton candy and the winter Daphne fills the air with its ever, so sweet scent.

  • Just like bacon, a little garlic goes good with everything

    “Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French; sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek; soy sauce makes it Chinese; but garlic makes it good.”
    —Alice May Brock of Alice’s Restaurant fame