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Today's Features

  • When talking with consumers about food safety, a common question is: “Do we need to wash bagged lettuce?”

  • SOC (Save Our Community) conducted its fifth Youth Bible Quiz Bowl on Sept. 29 at First Baptist Church in Southport. The program opened with the song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” with deacon Norman Jones serving as master of ceremonies.

  • Coat closet to open Oct. 23, seeks coats
    The St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church’s Neighbor to Neighbor Coat Closet Outreach program will open Tuesday,
    Oct. 23. Hours will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays.
    Donations of warm, gently used adult and children’s coats will be accepted. Vouchers will be needed in order to receive a coat. Make arrangements by calling the church office at 754-9313.

  • Hubby Dear gasped as he watched me turn page after page of Lauren Hillebrand’s book, “Unbroken.”
    My interest was unending and consuming. I had enjoyed her first work, “Seabiscuit,” but this one had me spellbound and deeply saddened. I was totally unaware of the atrocities endured by the POWs during World War II. My respect for and admiration of the veterans of that, and other wars, deepened exponentially.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Oct. 22
    Country pattie (beef and chicken), oven-stripped potatoes, okra and tomatoes, biscuit/margarine, milk.
    Tuesday, Oct. 23
    Two hot dogs on buns, baked beans, carrot coleslaw, sugar cookie, milk.
    Wednesday, Oct. 24
    Turkey tetrazzini, green peas, Mandarin oranges, dinner roll, milk.
    Thursday, Oct. 25

  • Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of Oct. 31. Most other Western countries have also embraced Halloween as a part of American pop culture.
    Halloween is also called Pooky Night in some parts of Ireland, presumably named after the pookah, a mischievous spirit.
    Many European cultural traditions believe that Halloween is when the spirit world can make contact with the natural world and when magic is most potent.

  • Thursday, Oct. 18
    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.
    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.

  • Dr. Richard and Kristina Crane of Ocean Isle Beach are the parents of a daughter, Evelyn Helen Crane, born at 9:34 p.m. Sept. 29 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, weighing 6 pounds and 2 ounces and measuring 19 inches long. She joins a brother, Weston, age 2.

  •  IF YOU GO

    What: Pumpkin Day

    When: Saturday, Oct. 20

    Where: Indigo Farms

    Admission: Free; some charges for activities

    Autumn is a busy time of year at Indigo Farms, which is celebrating its annual Pumpkin Day this coming Saturday, Oct. 20, with an array of seasonal festivities.

    Pumpkin Day offers lots of old farm games, pig races, a hay maze and rides aboard the wagon to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin.

  • Brunswick County has the chance to be a part of a hometown hero’s wedding.

    Kim Munley and Brandon Meredith of Kure Beach are recipients of Operation Marry Me Military’s grand prize wedding.

    Munley grabbed national attention after heroically ending the Fort Hood massacre that left 13 people dead in 2009. Munley shot the suspect four times and was shot herself in the exchange. She had to have a knee replacement as a result of the gunshots.