Today's Features

  • Oct. 10 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day.

    Obesity is our pets’ No. 1 health threat. Today’s dogs and cats are living longer than ever before. Unfortunately, they’re also more likely to have obesity than ever and costly weight-related diseases. When it comes to preventing disease and helping your pet live a long, healthy, pain-free life, there may be nothing more important than maintaining a healthy weight.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    I had a very humbling experience recently.

    I was unaware while driving and ended up practically running a stop sign — yikes!

    To be honest, it wasn’t even a “rolling stop.” I was rushing to get somewhere, and I wasn’t paying enough attention to what was really important.

    Fortunately, I was stopped by a police officer, and I credit the experience — and that officer — for a major wakeup call.

  • By Don Price

    Guest Columnist

    Imagine, if you will, you wanted to experience the wonders of time travel. You have been reading about the writers of our constitution and decided you really would like to experience life in their history-making environment.

    Or, suppose you have been dreaming about a future where technology has advanced to the point where cell phones are a part of ancient history, and you wanted to enjoy all those wonderful benefits available at that time.

  • Now that summer is over, Listen Up Brunswick County is preparing for its final performances of 2018.

    Philadelphia-born former multicultural arts teacher Vance Gilbert makes a return appearance with a concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in the main Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College, 50 College Road in Bolivia.

  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center is partnering with regional health care, law enforcement, education and safety organizations to hold a medication disposal event in six counties, including Brunswick, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

    The two Brunswick County sites are NHRMC Brunswick Forest, 1333 S. Dickenson Drive, Leland, and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, 240 Hospital Drive NE, Bolivia.

    Medications can be prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins or herbal. Keep medications in original containers. Syringes and other sharps will be accepted.

  • I wish I could attach the video I recently received. It was one of a series depicting the glory of parenting sent to me by way of the adoring eyes of grandparents who are likely compiling a treasure trove of memories of a little boy whose hyphenated first name is already indicative of marvels to come. Of course, I must admit my bias toward such hyphenation!

  • Kombucha. Ever heard of it? It’s a fermented beverage made from tea that’s becoming increasingly popular. Originally available only in organic and health food stores, kombucha is now widely available in grocery stores and convenience stores, and many people brew kombucha themselves at home. People are buying so much of it that overall sales of kombucha and other fermented beverages in the U.S. was about $556 million in 2017.

  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is urging individuals and organizations to be winter heroes by hosting a blood drive.

  • Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church celebrated a Super Senior Birthday Party on Sept. 30. Celebrating their birthdays were Elfleta Carlyle, Olive King and Roberta Simmons.

  • Fall is a great time of year for us to be cooking outside. The weather isn’t so hot and humid that we don’t mind standing by a hot grill. Enjoy it! Earlier this year Kelly Nordby, MPH, RDN, LDN with NC State University posted some vegetable grilling ideas on the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less blog. These were so good I wanted to share them.