Today's Features

  • “Celebrating the Revolution of Responsibility” was the theme for the North Carolina 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Conference in Raleigh Feb. 8-10. More than 250 4-H volunteer leaders from across North Carolina participated in the conference.
    Brunswick County 4-H volunteer Grace Wrigley attended the educational workshops and received the southeast district’s Volunteer of the Year award.

  • The home canning season isn’t really that far away. If you’re thinking about “putting food up” this summer, this is a great time to learn more, before the busy time gets here.
    As a friend of mine who is a food safety specialist says, “Home canning isn’t rocket science, but it does require time and effort. And it must be done properly to ensure safety.”
    People have been preserving food for centuries in an effort to keep food from a time of plenty for a time of need.

  • Jubilee and fish fry set for March 8
    Center Point Church (formerly Mt. Gilead Baptist Church), 5420 U.S. 17 in Winnabow, will host a Brunswick Gospel Jubilee and fish fry on Friday, March 8.
    The fish fry is from 5:30-6:45 p.m. and the gospel jubilee begins at 7 p.m. Come out and enjoy the food, music and fellowship. For more information, call Billy Hill at (910) 209-4927.

  • A familiar reaction to strangeness is to recoil from it. Whether the foreign entity emerges from within our very being or advances from outside of us, we begin a flight or fight response.
    Our prejudices and biases rise from depths we never imagined. Instead of living in a world where we is the operative word, we reside in a dominion of us and them. Differences divide and diminish us where diversity could have excited and exhilarated us. Instead of opting to live in a brilliant universe of color, we choose to abide in the invisibility of grayness.

  • Thursday, March 7
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    MahJong, 10 a.m., Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, free. For more information, call 845-3693.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Soil and Water board to meet March 12
    The Brunswick Soil & Water Conservation district board will have its regularly scheduled meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Brunswick County Association of Realtors, 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply.

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are the ultimate fast food for family and guests-quick to prepare and low in fat. But if you’re like me, they can be boring. You throw them in a skillet and then wonder, “Now what?”
    A magazine once published more than 50 ways to prepare chicken breasts. I’ve since decided that figure must be closer to 5,000.

  • Mayor Debbie Smith of Ocean Isle Beach recently unveiled a winner sign at “Long Isle” as a winner of the 2012 North Carolina Beach Rental House Design Competition for Interior Design conducted by Vacation House Review.
    After enjoying a sunny tour of the oceanfront blue-roofed rental at East 1st 210, the mayor said, “Long Isle is a wonderful beach house on Ocean Isle Beach and the design team has done an amazing job.”

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Katelyn Marie Fike and Ryan Andrew Bland, both of Shallotte. Celebrating with them will be their daughter, Gracelynn Rose Bland. The bride-elect is the daughter of Teresa B. Fike of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of Andrew and Terry Bland of Shallotte. A March 16 wedding is planned at Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Tammy Lake of Holden Beach and Bradley Anderson of Wilkesboro. Together with their children, a beach wedding is planned for the near future.