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Today's Features

  • Holidays are the time for traditions. Special holiday foods are some of the biggest traditions of all. Unfortunately, these foods may include some risky products or cooking methods that might result in a food-borne illness.
    Salmonella food poisoning might happen after eating raw or undercooked eggs. Even eggs with clean, uncracked shells may occasionally contain the salmonella bacteria. Researchers say that, if present, most bacteria are usually in the yolk, but it also has been found in the white, but not as often.

  • Christmas Day is not so far away. Everyone is pulling at our heartstrings and our pocketbooks.
    Salvation Army buckets are omnipresent with expectantly smiling bell ringers at each spot. The needs are great everywhere. At the same time, department stores inundate us with ads for all sorts of goodies to buy, wrap and send. Spend, spend, spend is the cry. What should we do?

  • Because of the Christmas holiday, please check with individual groups to see if meetings will take place as regularly scheduled.

  • In 1965, North Carolina named the Scotch bonnet (Phalium granulaturm) as its official state shell. It was also the first state to designate an official state shell. At least 13 other states subsequently designated state shells.
    A Scotch bonnet is a gastropod mollusk that can be found from North Carolina to Brazil in coastal water depths of 50-150 feet. This fragile shell has short spires, large body whorls and thickened outer lips.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Dec. 24
    CLOSED
    Tuesday, Dec. 25
    CLOSED
    Wednesday, Dec. 26
    CLOSED
    Thursday, Dec. 27
    Barbecue pork on a bun, au gratin potatoes, seasoned carrots, sugar cookie, milk.
    Friday, Dec. 28
    Ziti with Italian meat sauce, broccoli, hot pears, wheat bread/margarine, milk.
    The seven sites and their hours are as follows:

  • The 2013 officers of the South Brunswick Island Shrine Club were installed on Thursday, Dec. 6.
    Ron Jessie, 2012 club president, introduced officers for 2013, congratulating them on their election and wishing them the best for the coming year.
    New officers were installed by Steve Morris, potentate of the Sudan Shrine.
    The South Brunswick Island Shrine Club Officers for 2013 are Greg Smith, president; Edwin Douglas, first vice president; Gary Hamrick, second vice president; Bill McGee, secretary; and Mike Mattera, treasurer.  

  • Entertaining for the holidays? Here is what you need to prepare some of the more popular traditional holiday cheer, plus a few more.

  • Wilbur Rabon was one of more than two dozen Rabon-family members at the Dec. 3 Brunswick County commissioners meeting for the swearing in of his niece, Register of Deeds Brenda Mercer Clemmons.

    As he stood at the front of the room to hold the Bible for Clemmons, he did not realize he was set up to be the center of attention.

  • While Saturday’s Christmas parade stretched down Village Road, old Leland’s main street, the Navassa Drum and Drill team represented its town as part of the North Brunswick celebration.

    The local community group, organized by former members William Alston and Carlton Mosely, gives kids from the small town of 1,900 a chance to perform all around Brunswick County and the surrounding area.

  • Learn the right techniques for handling, preparing, serving and storing foods safely during the ServSafe Food Safety for Restaurant Managers class being offered in three sessions on Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 at the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, 4433 Long Beach Road in Southport. Classroom sessions will be from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
    Students who successfully complete the class and exam will receive a certificate from the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, which is often seen prominently displayed in restaurants.