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Today's News

  • The Farm to have holiday craft fair

    The Farm at Brunswick’s annual holiday craft fair will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Farm’s community center, off the entrance to the Farm on U.S. 17. There will be signage out to guide attendees. 

    Artists and crafters who live at the Farm will display and sell wares. The fair will feature offerings such as oil and watercolor paintings, photos, sewing items, jewelry, decorative wreaths for the holidays, purses, candles and handmade walking sticks.

    Free refreshments will be available for all visitors.

  • Learn how to indulge without guilt during the holiday season

    NCSU Cooperative Extension will present “I’m Dreaming of a Light Holiday” from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at the training center, NCSU Cooperative Extension, Building N), at the Government Complex in Bolivia.

    A study suggests most folks gain weight between Halloween and New Year’s and this free lunchtime class will look at healthy eating strategies for this holiday season. The goal is to weigh the same on Jan. 2 as you do now. That way you aren’t losing ground.

  • Trees provide color in spring, fall keep a garden bright

    Susan Brown
    Horticulture Agent

    Most of our coastal trees are showing their fall color. Those not showing color yet will either turn fast or show no color change at all. 

    When a homeowner purchases a tree, interest is in the mature size, what the light requirements are for that particular plant and when and how long they will bloom. Often times the fall color of a tree can be overlooked. Some trees can provide a homeowner color in spring and again in fall.

  • Shallotte Middle School students collect enough food to feed up to 50 families

    SHALLOTTE—Students at Shallotte Middle School understand the importance of helping others during the holiday season.

    As part of the school’s ninth annual Turkey Trot, students collected $685 and enough nonperishable food items to fill 21 18-gallon recycle bins.

    “The ones who donated donated more than ever before,” said Holly Borden, teacher and Turkey Trot organizer.

  • A cactus will stick around after the holidays

    Ask most folks about a plant at Christmas and they’ll mention poinsettias or Christmas trees. Both of those are traditional parts of our holiday celebrations, but neither usually sticks around much past early January. 

    If you want a great Christmas plant that will do great year after year, consider what is now called a “holiday cactus.” These natives of the tropical rainforests of Central and South America boast colorful blossoms in shades of pink, red and white at the tips of each arching stem. 

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Assault by pointing a gun and communicating threats on Mount Pisgah Road in Supply; suspect pointed a gun at victim and communicated threats.

    •Fire investigation at the end of Joseph Lewis Trail; hay in a barn caught on fire. The barn, 50 bails of hay and a tractor were reported damaged.

  • Make good plant choices; read labels

    Tom Woods 
    Master Gardener

    Reading nutritional labels can help you make the best food selections for your body’s needs. Taking time to read plant labels can help you to do the same for the plants.

    Before you buy a plant, you need to read and understand information on its label. This is as important for plants as it is for seed, fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides. 

  • Community briefs

    Arts Council  grant winners

    The Brunswick Arts Council (BAC) has announced the recipients of the 2010-2011 Grassroots Art Grant, made available through a Grassroots Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

    BAC will award almost $13,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations for support of their work involving art programs in the community. The funds will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the recipient organizations. All projects will benefit citizens of Brunswick County. 

  • Balsamic vinegar brings out the flavor of fresh tomatoes and basil

    The only true balsamic vinegars in the world are from Modena and Reggio, Italy. The tradition started there and is still “artisan-made” today. These vinegars from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy are truly the finest you can buy. 

  • Bolivia Elementary students receive awards

    Bolivia Elementary School has announced its first nine-weeks awards.

    Second grade

    A honor roll: Dylan Belvill, Ari Bonello, Rebekah Gibby, Eden Hodge, Paul Jackson, Isaak McKenney, Serena Priestley, Pearce Quinn, Courtney Robbins, Christian Shelton, Noah Spencer, Brian Springs, Wyatt Walter, Summer Whitlock.