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Today's News

  • Brown joins Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Office

    SUSAN BROWN
    Extension HORTICULTURE AGENT

    My name is Susan Brown and I am the newest addition to the Brunswick County Extension Office. My specialty is horticulture. I am really excited about getting to know the people of Brunswick County. 

  • Improve the garden with interesting, colorful bulbs

    Hopefully, the tough economic times haven’t pushed you to the brink like George Bailey contemplating the plunge into the icy water in the classic 1946 movie. Times are pretty bad, but just as George comes to understand, we do have a wonderful life here in southeastern North Carolina. 

    While I’m certainly not trying for my wings as your guardian angel, I do have some suggestions for simple, low-cost things you can do in the garden that won’t require signing your life away at the building and loan.

  • New books available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte

    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.

    NON-FICTION

    “And God Said” by Dr. Joel M. Hoffman. Tells how translations conceal the Bible’s original meaning. Sheds light on the original intention of the text and the newly developed means that readers can use to get closer to it.

  • Senior site menus

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

    Monday, Nov. 8

    Barbecue chicken, corn casserole, green peas, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Nov. 9

    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, applesauce, sugar cookies, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Nov. 10

    Stew beef au jus, brown rice, vegetable blend, apple juice, Jell-O, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Nov. 11

  • To make a perfect hamburger, maximize flavor and juiciness

    Hamburgers, a familiar feature in many fast- food establishments, are usually mass-produced in factories, flash-frozen and then delivered to the site. Fast food burgers are usually thin and uniform in thickness, unlike the hamburgers we make at home that are thicker and usually prepared using fresh ground beef.

    The first hamburger

  • Community briefs

    SOBS donates to VFW

    The Society of Brunswick Shaggers, a local social dance club of 200 members, has contributed $3,500 to VFW Post 10226 on Oak Island.

    This money will be forwarded to department headquarters to be used by the National Military Service (NMS) directorate to aid in Operation Uplink, which purchases phone cards for servicemen and women serving overseas, allowing free communication with their families at home.

  • Kathy Mattea to perform at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    Continuing a long-standing and successful holiday tour tradition, Kathy Mattea brings her spiritual and eclectic Christmas music program, “Songs and the Season,” to Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2.

    The show, featuring Mattea’s band in an “unplugged,” acoustic configuration, draws material from her Grammy Award-winning “Good News” album and from the acclaimed follow-up, “Joy for Christmas Day,” along with some newly recovered songs.

  • Election 2010: Rabon wins District 8 Senate seat

    Brunswick County now has a new senator in the state Senate, and it’s Republican Bill Rabon.

    Unofficial results show Rabon, of Southport, won the District 8 Senate seat with 46,117 votes from Brunswick, Columbus and Pender counties.

  • Election 2010: Republicans win District 3 and 5 seats on Board of Education

    BOLIVIA—Republicans have won both open seats on the Brunswick County Board of Education.

    Incumbent board member Charlie Miller of Southport reclaimed his District 3 seat with 24,431 votes, according to the unofficial results. His challenger, Democrat Deanna Antonio of Southport, received 14,080 votes.

  • One killed in single-car wreck

    A Raleigh man was killed in a single-car wreck Saturday night in Supply.

    According to Sgt. T.T. Daniels of the N.C. Highway Patrol, Silvestre Rogel Vazquez, 52, died after being ejected from the vehicle after it wrecked on Mount Pisgah Road near Cedar Grove Road. The wreck happened about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.

    Daniels said Vazquez’s son, Silvestre Rogel Gandarilla, 24, of Raleigh, was driving the vehicle north when he overcorrected and ran off the right side of the road. The vehicle overturned twice and struck a cable box.