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Today's News

  • Achieving higher levels of gardening consciousness
  • What about five a day?

    Five a day? Can you do better? How about doubling that amount?

  • Back-to-school tips for pets

     

    It’s that time of year again: Alarm clocks, school buses, backpacks and homework. As our children return to their scholarly abodes, many times their pets become anxious when left behind. Each year, I’m overwhelmed with questions from frantic parents desperately dealing with stress from both their two- and four-legged children. Here are some of my favorite tips for making the back to school or back to work adjustment.

     

    1. Transition Time

  • The false duality between ‘job’ and ‘service’

    Doing a job, performing a task, whether it is via volunteerism or for a paycheck has often been relegated to a “less-than-holy” status. As a result, folks frequently consider their life devoid of deep meaning and lacking a spiritual base. Zilong Wang would consider this to be an unfortunate misunderstanding. Wang labels it a false duality, one to which he had fallen prey before taking a second look at life. As he put it, “In my mind, I had created an unnecessary duality between “holding a job” and “living to serve.”

  • Well meaning phrases can backfire in sticky situations

    By Linda Arnold

     

    We’ve all been there.

    Someone we know is going through a tough situation, and we don’t know what to say — or do.

    Some people do nothing. Others try to “fix” things. The best advice I ever got was, “Just hold me when I cry.”

    And then there are the varying degrees of closeness to a situation. You may only know the person professionally or casually. Or, you may be a close friend. Awkwardness knows no bounds.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

  • Vinegar has been around for more than 10,000 years

    Ever wonder how vinegar came about? I’ve read it was accidentally discovered more than 10,000 years ago by a person whose batch of wine had just gone bad, or sour. Whether that’s true or not, they must have thought that it was good for something other than throwing to the hogs! We'll never know who that inventive person was, but thanks for your discovery.

    A byproduct of wine making, vinegar has worked its way through virtually every culture and has become a standard item on our kitchen shelf.

  • Donations of all blood types needed

    Those who donate blood or platelets with the American Red Cross this September by can get get a free haircut coupon from Sport Clips Haircuts. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply following a critical summer blood shortage.

  • One dead in Supply single-vehicle crash

    One person is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Supply Saturday night.

    Dave Robinson of Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad said the accident happened just before 10 p.m. Saturday, when a vehicle driving near the 2600 block of Boones Neck Road ran off the road and struck an object in the yard.

    Robinson said the North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

    No other details have been provided at this time.

  • Area schools to dismiss early Monday for eclipse

    Brunswick County Early College High School students will dismiss early Monday morning, Aug. 21, in anticipation of the solar eclipse that afternoon.

    Students will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. Monday, with the decision “largely based on the timing of the eclipse, which placed our students on buses or in personal vehicles close to the peak of the event,” Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said.