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Today's News

  • Local talent takes the stage

    SHALLOTTE—The scene was much like “American Idol” or “The Voice” on Saturday morning at Planet Fun. The only thing missing was the judges.

    David Pickett, executive producer of “unDISCOVERED,” was filming a pilot for what he hopes will become a monthly talent show in Brunswick County.

    On Saturday eight acts performed a variety of entertainment from comedy to rapping and singing. The show was filmed by Pickett’s crew with the hopes of being edited into a 30-minute pilot to be aired locally in the near future.

  • Communities in Schools to offer scholarships

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) will award 25 $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from the county’s high schools.
    This brings the total amount of scholarships awarded by CIS to more than $100,000. Last year, 22 students received help with tuition; nine were the first in their families to attend college.

  • Business briefs

    Business Expo set for April 26
    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce will host a business expo for chamber members and the public beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply. Business After Hours will follow the expo from 5:30-7 p.m. There will be lots of door prizes.
    The cost per booth for exhibitors is $75. Be sure to bring either an appetizer or dessert for After Hours. Setup begins at noon and must be completed by 3:15 p.m.

  • Soup is comfort food on a cold winter day

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

  • Serve leftovers thoroughly heated

    By Myra Burgess
    Family Nutrition Program Assistant
    Expanded Foods & Nutrition Program
    Brunswick County Cooperative Extension

  • Soil quality means better yields

    By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Soil is a living breathing organism that when properly managed is a farm’s best defense against an environmental disaster and a farm’s best offense for financial stability. By understanding the makeup of soil, farms can shield themselves against potential dangers and fortify their enterprises financial success.

  • Pruning mistakes are much too common—here’s how to fix them

    During my career as a horticulturist, I once worked as a landscaper. One of my duties was to prune trees, shrubs and perennials. We had demanding clientele that took pride in their pristine landscapes.
    I remember being terrified of cutting a huge hole into a shrub or cutting a plant too short. My boss use to always tell me that “you can cut more off but you cannot glue it back on.” These were words to prune by.

  • Sweated onions, carrots and celery deliver a ‘trinity’ of flavor

    The simple trinity of ordinary vegetables, commonly called mirepoix, forms the foundation of a myriad of dishes. You’ve probably made it a thousand times without even knowing it. It’s one of the essentials of classical French cooking, but equally important in all cooking.

  • Community briefs

    Bridal Expo is Feb. 19
    Take the stress out of planning your wedding by attending the Southern Cape Fear Bridal Expo from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Southport Community Building in Southport. More than 20 vendors specializing in the products and services associated with weddings will be on hand.

  • Four decades later

    There are unsung heroes in America who deserve recognition. It may be four decades late but finally there is a celebration of these brave men and women’s dedicated service to their country.

    On Saturday, March 31, a Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration event is planned at the Charlotte Motor Speedway by the USO of North Carolina, Charlotte Motor Speedway and North Carolina Association of Broadcasters.