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Today's Features

  • Steak Diane was popular back in the ’50s and ’60s at most of the fancy restaurants, but this fabulous dish can easily be made at home.
    I prefer using strip steaks pounded down to about one-half inch thick, if needed. If you prefer, tenderloin also works well.

  • Throughout Brunswick County, children don’t have enough to eat. But there’s a little red wagon in Southport collecting food to make life a little easier for them.

    In 2010, a teacher told Kristie Disbrow about a child who didn’t have enough to eat. Disbrow offered to help.

    “But Kristie,” the teacher said, “It’s not just this one. There are many hungry families.” Dismayed, Disbrow put a bin on her front porch and started collecting food. That was the beginning of Matthew’s Ministry.

  • Thursday, Aug. 16
    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.

  • Contessa Rhodes and Kevin Marsh of Supply are the parents of a daughter, Chloe Cheyanne Marsh, born at 1:46 p.m. Aug. 1 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measuring 20 inches long.
    She joins sisters, Kayla, 2, and Alexis, 11.
    Grandparents are Marsha Rhodes of Supply and Phyllis Marsh of South Carolina.
    Great-grandparents are Arnold Leo Hewett and Louise Hewett of Supply.
     

  • The renowned Raleigh Ringers are coming to Sunset Beach to perform in concert Saturday, Aug. 25.

    The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Seaside United Methodist Church, 1300 Seaside Road (N.C. 904).

    Tickets are $15 and available through the church office or online at www.seasideumc.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.

  • This week, I thought I would post some of my favorite recipes and one that seems to be a favorite, or at least the most requested, by readers.
    Even though it’s a relatively easy recipe with few ingredients (only one, if you don’t count salt and pepper), the baking temperature and time still seem to be a puzzlement. We’re talking about cooking a beef eye of round in the oven.

  • How would you like to travel the world without ever leaving Brunswick County? Join in celebrating diversity and cultural education at the ninth annual Brunswick County Intercultural Festival. It will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in front of the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

  • By Tom Woods
    Agricultural Technician
    Each year new people get the gardening bug. Maybe it’s the do-it-yourself movement or economics. No matter, it’s worth a try even if some disappointments are to be expected by even the most experienced gardeners.
    If this is your year to dip your toe into freshly tilled soil, go for it. If your non-gardening friends try to discourage you, ask them the following questions:

  • Brunswick Family Assistance names new interim director
    SHALLOTTE—Brunswick Family Assistance has selected Fred Stephens as its interim executive director.
    Stephens has served as BFA board secretary for the past two-and-a-half years. As a member of the planning committee, he helped develop BFA’s new strategic plan. He has also volunteered his time and services for numerous programs.
    Stephens replaces former BFA executive director Carol Phelps.

  • Myrtle Head Savanna is small–just 72 acres–but it is home to a number of rare plants.
    One of the most charismatic is the pitcher plant (Sarracenia). Three varieties of the carnivorous plant are found in the Brunswick County preserve, which is why the North American Sarracenia Conservancy financed a recent controlled burn there.