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Today's News

  • Celebrate the poinsettia

    By Susan Brown
    Horticulture Extension Agent

    It’s that time of year again to celebrate and consume a great deal of food. Time to hang those lights, decorate those Christmas trees and shop until we drop. Work in the garden has started to wind down. Some days of winter can be dreary and cold. 

  • An early cold spell

    If you speak Spanish, the word to describe the weather of late is “freo.” That’s “cold” to those of you who don’t habla the Español. Whatever your language of choice, the temperatures have been abnormally low in the last week or so. What does the cold mean for our garden plants?

    The short answer to that question is, “Not too much.” While the temperatures haven’t been pleasant for those of us who prefer the feel of sweat rolling down our backs, the plants are doing just fine. 

  • Community briefs

    Free meal on Christmas Day

    Free hot Christmas meals will be served on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, from 12-2 p.m. at Rourk Gardens on Main Street in Shallotte. 

    The meals are for anyone in need of a meal on Christmas Day. 

    Faith Building Missions will also provide free socks with meals while supplies last. 

    If you or someone you know is in need of a meal, make plans to attend. Anyone interested in delivering meals throughout the community should call 755-6888.

  • Senior site menus

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

    Monday, Dec. 13

    Beef tips/gravy/noodles, okra/tomatoes, pears, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Dec. 14

    Sloppy Joe/bun, corn, turnip greens, applesauce, beverage.

    Wednesday, Dec. 15

    Pork roast/gravy, sweet potatoes, blacked-eyed peas, pineapple tidbits, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Dec. 16

  • Slow-cooked hunter’s stew uses many cuts of meat, vegetables

    When the temperature dips into the 30s and 40s this time of year, it’s time to start thinking about making some good, slow-simmered stew on the stove.

    Using a combination of small cuts of meat (beef, pork, veal or lamb) along with various vegetables of your liking, and then placing them in a large covered pot and simmering them in a seasoned liquid for a long period of time would probably constitute being called a stew.

  • Don’t miss the disappearing Full Cold Moon on Dec. 20

    Mark Jankowski
    Ingram Planetarium Planetarium Director

    Now you see it, now you don’t. Watch the moon this month and you will see it disappear right before your very own eyes. No special effects or camera tricks are needed. It is just Earth blocking the sun’s light from reaching the moon. The name given to this full moon is the Full Cold Moon, and during the night of this particular moon, there will be a total lunar eclipse for everyone to enjoy. 

  • Atkinson’s assists lead BCC to victory over Lenoir

      After splitting two games against top-10 teams at the Panhandle Shootout in Marianna, Fla., the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team returned home to face Lenoir Community College Dec. 8. Sophomore guard Devon Atkinson scored 13 points and had 12 assists as BCC rallied to beat LCC 94-84 and improved to 6-5.

  • Shallotte adheres to permit extension act

    The Shallotte Board of Aldermen meeting ended the year with claims by one alderman that the board isn’t being responsible to its citizens.

    Aldermen decided in a 4 to 1 vote to not opt out of the Permit Extension Act. This means under the new law passed by the N.C. General Assembly permits currently falling under the previous three-year extension under House Bill 683 have another year.

    The period of validity is extended to Dec. 31, 2011. Allowing automatic extensions for one more year means developments can continue without the expiration of permits.

  • Baking cakes by the sea

    HOLDEN BEACH–Watching TLC’s “Cake Boss” sparked a passion for baking in two Holden Beach businesswomen.

    Friends LeeAnn Politis and Molly Tuttle turned their passion for baking into a business serving tasty treats to the community. In September the pair opened the doors of Salt Aire Bakery for business. The opening has been anything but smooth sailing for the friends as they have faced many difficulties, which began just days before they opened.

    “It is really hard to open a small business,” Politis said.

  • Fancy Flea Christmas Party