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Today's News

  • Fresh-baked bread has a great aroma and is the perfect addition to any meal

    When it comes to meal planning, I don’t always remember to include a vegetable and/or beans and some kind of greens, like a garden salad, spinach, broccoli…something in the green family, and occasionally a pasta or starch of some kind.

    My wife can attest to this fact. On more than one occasion, I’ll tell her what fantastic entrée that I’m concocting and she’ll ask me: “What vegetable on you planning to serve with that?”

  • Recent warm weather sparks spring fever pandemic

    The recent warm spell has caused some pretty serious cases of spring fever to break out across our area. Before the fever completely takes over, there are some things you should be doing now and some things you should leave until later.

    Those of you who left your lawn mowed a little high going into the winter should set the mower about one notch lower and mow off the old tissue. Letting the lawn get a bit taller late in the season was once a standard recommendation, but more recent research suggests that this isn’t a great idea.

  • It’s time to prune your garden; tips for proper pruning: Part I

    This is the time of year when many landscapers and homeowners look for chores to do in the landscape. If the ground is too wet, then you need a chore that does not depend on what condition the soil is in. If it’s too wet to dig into the soil, then get out the pruners and make it a productive day.

    There are several basic reasons to prune an ornamental. Always keep the dead wood and broken branches trimmed off. Many plants may have simply gotten too large for the intended space. Some plants are being grown for a particular shape or form.

  • McDuffie-Mercer

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Teresa McDuffie of Bolivia and Berkley Dale Mercer of Bolivia. The bride-elect is the daughter of Carl and Phyllis McDuffie of St. Pauls. The prospective groom is the son of Ken and Ludie Mercer of Bolivia. An April 4 wedding is planned in Bolivia.

  • Which flowers attract birds?

    Here in the Southeast, we see many varieties of birds, some living here and some just passing through. Perhaps you have had some experience in attracting birds with man-made feeders, baths, and birdhouses.

    The addition of properly placed trees, shrubs, and plants can attract even more birds. Birds like a variety both in size and kind of planting. Variety in the plantings gives birds a choice of food—seeds, nuts, fruits, berries, flower nectar, etc.

  • Roberts-Barody

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Charlotte Ashley Roberts of Holden Beach and Benjamin Albert Barody of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Virgil Roberts of Holden Beach. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Barody of Florence, S.C. An Oct. 3 wedding is planned at the Holden Beach Chapel.

  • Phillips

    Justin and Brittany Phillips of Bolivia are the parents of a daughter, LiliAna Marie Phillips, born at 9:37 a.m. Feb. 8 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 18 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Charles and Regina Brooks of Bolivia.

    Paternal grandmother is Jennie Spivey Knox of Ash.

  • Doubt is a powerful and penetrating force in life

    “There’s no doubt about it!” How often have we said and heard those words? They were and are uttered with terrifying conviction.

    On the one hand, we know the truth, speak the truth, and command others to accept the truth because we have no doubt about it. On the other hand, a niggling feeling pervades that makes our truth a lie. If it’s not a lie, at least it is a concern about validity. “There’s no doubt about it” is now a sarcastic comment on the improbability of our ever getting the whole picture, intact and undeniable.

  • SOUTHPORT—In response to economic trends and in an effort to lower costs, the Dosher Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees has adopted a plan to curtail expenses and ensure the financial sustainability of Dosher Memorial Hospital.

    The objective of the plan, which was developed by Dosher Hospital administration, is to reduce operational expenses while preserving job security for employees and not adversely affecting patient care.

  • Self breast exams, mammograms important for women

    Brunswick Beacon Advertising Director Angie Sutton never imagined she, at age 37, would be diagnosed with breast cancer.

    The active mother and businesswoman didn’t have any “first-degree” relatives who suffered from the disease, and because she was younger than 40, she wasn’t in the age group suggested to receive annual mammograms.