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Today's News

  • 4-H Summer enrichment program begins June 11

    Brunswick County 4-H, sponsored by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, will offer a variety of activities, field trips and day camps for children ages 5-19 through the Exploring the World of 4-H Summer Enrichment Program beginning June 11.
    Registration can be made through the Cooperative Extension 4-H office in person or online or via mail. For links to the catalog of activities, visit www.brunswick.ces.ncsu.edu.

  • Prepare now to protect plants from Japanese beetles

    Japanese beetles and other summer beetles will soon be busy chewing plants. The Master Gardeners will respond to many calls concerning these beetles. Let’s look at these evil critters.
    Adult Japanese beetles live for about four to six weeks, lay eggs and die. The rest of the year, the beetles live underground in a grub stage. These plump, C-shaped white grubs literally turn up in gardens when the soil is tilled in the spring. They feed on the roots of grass and other plants before maturing into adult beetles the next summer.
    Adults can fly in and out

  • A lot less controversial: proposed lawn healthcare reform

    Healthcare legislation has dominated news coverage for the last few months. The health of your lawn is a bit less controversial but almost as important to lots of home gardeners.
    Some folks make fertilizing the lawn more complicated than the intricacies of the latest government budget proposal, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

  • Lewis, Hewett reunion set

    All relatives, friends and families of the George Washington Lewis and Lydia Ann Hewett family are invited to the 30th family reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at the Senior Center, 308 Cape Fear Blvd. in Carolina Beach.
    There will be a covered dish dinner.
    For more details, call David Lewis at 842-7972 or Grover Holden at 842-8313.
     

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 31
    Closed.
    Tuesday, June 1
    Beef stew with vegetable, brown rice, blend juice, vanilla pudding, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, June 2
    Pork cutlet/gravy, sweet potatoes, turnip greens, pears, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.
    Thursday, June 3
    Turkey tettrazini, field peas, peaches, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Friday, June 4

  • Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries

    This June will be the 10th annual observance of National Safety Month, originated by the National Safety Council in an effort to promote public awareness and ultimately decrease the number of injuries and deaths.
    Kitchen fires kill hundreds of people and injure thousands every year in this country. According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in this country. Whether you are cooking outside on the grill or inside in your kitchen, it is important to pay close attention to what you are doing.

  • Looking for a hero? Try the sky—Heracles appears in the east, Orion in the west

    At this time of year, you can find two constellations that represent two legendary heroes; one in the east and one in the west. Heroes to the left of us and heroes to the right; here we are stuck in the middle again.
    During the merry, merry month of May, we are in between two star figures that are probably the most well known constellations. Here is the story of these two legends and without any more corny song references.

  • TDA hears $1 million budget proposal; public hearing June 22

    Members of the Brunswick County Tourism Development Authority have received a $1 million budget proposal for 2010-2011 and plan to vote on the “very conservative” spending plan at their June 22 meeting.

    At Tuesday’s regular authority meeting, TDA executive director Mitzi York and Todd Smith of Smith Advertising, the authority’s contracted ad agency, presented a “strategic overview” of the proposal.

  • School officials plan to identify more AIG students next year

    While 8 percent of Brunswick County students are eligible for the district’s Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Program, school officials believe the actual number is much higher.

    Connie Enis, curriculum coordinator for Brunswick County Schools, said identifying eligible students will be a major focus within the next year “so we can try to be as diverse as possible with our diverse student populations in our county.”

  • AVID students recognized for success during family night celebration

    Students in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program at West Brunswick High School are celebrating their successes.

    A family night celebration was last Thursday at the school. Several students were honored for academic achievements and accomplishments, as well as tutors and supporters of the program.
    Brandi Roberts, AVID participant, said because of AVID, she made the A/B honor roll all year.

    “AVID has really opened my eyes,” she said during a speech at family night. “Now I see the importance of education.”