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Today's Features

  • The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation annual fundraising Fish Fry fries up 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, this year at the Bolivia Government Complex in front of the Emergency Services Building.

    The meal will consist of flounder, potato salad, coleslaw and bread for $8 per person. Takeout is available. Delivery to certain areas for large orders will also be available.

    For inquiries, leave a message on the Foundation phone at 253-0922 or email sheriffscharity@gmail.com.

  • Shana Staley and Ray Ward, both of Whiteville, were married Aug. 4 at Crusoe Missionary Baptist Church. An outside reception with friends and family was held at their home.

    The bride’s parents are Butch and Marcia Lister of Shallotte.

    The groom’s parents are Kenny Ward of Whiteville and Tinna Coburn of Monroe.

    Matron of honor was Jodi St. Pierre, sister of the bride. Maid of honor was Kalah Andrews. Best man was Andrew Ward.

  • Wow, I know what you’re thinking (I’m wondering, too): Where did the summer go? Kids are starting back to school already. This brings up that annual question: what to do about their lunch?

    You might wonder what’s healthier, a packed lunch or school lunch? Obviously, the answer to this question depends on what’s on the menu at school or what’s in the bag. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior a few years ago compared school lunches with packed lunches and gave the nutrition edge to the school lunch.

  • Skin allergies are one of the top reasons for veterinary visits, affecting millions of pets and costing owners tens of millions of dollars. These pets are suffering; it’s not unusual for an allergic pet to chew off half its fur in a desperate effort to stop the itching.

    The main causes of allergic dermatitis in dogs and cats are pretty straightforward: insect bites, inhaled allergens and food. However, the diagnosis and treatment options can be more complex.

    Biting bugs

  • By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    It’s not often that we botanists, on our field trips, have to stop, speechless, and stare at a flower with jaws agape. It happened to me and my buddies recently deep in the pinelands of the Francis Marion National Forest.

  • Hot cars and trucks are in the spotlight for the 15thAnnual Leland Under the Lights Car Show from 3 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 18, at Lowes Foods in the Villages at Brunswick Forest, 1152 E. Cutlar Crossing.

    More than 15 trophies will be bestowed in a wide range of categories, including Best in Show, Most Unique and Club Participation. Goody bags will be given to the first 100 vehicles registered.

    There will also be car show vendors, and admission is free.

    Brian White with Jammin’ 99.9 will be on-site with music.

  • The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation will host a fish fry Thursday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the county government complex in Bolivia, in front of the emergency services building.

    This event helps raise money for the foundation’s Sunshine Fund, which supports Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office employees who experience hardship.

  • By Don Price

    Guest Columnist

    Imagine, if you will, that you go to the kitchen for a cup of coffee. When you get there you find an 8-ounce cup, some sugar, some cream, a box of instant coffee, and a water tap from which to get some water. But, when you turn on the tap, nothing happens. So, you have a problem. No water!

  • By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    "Maybe I shouldn’t tell him I stopped by my friend’s house. It will just set him off.”

    “Why does she keep checking my text messages?”

    “He flies off the handle at every little thing. It’s better to keep secrets and keep the peace.”

    If any of these comments sound familiar to you or someone in your circle, you may want to examine the level of control that could be lurking in those relationships.