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Today's Features

  • In the tradition of Food Network’s varying competitions, 4-H youth took part in a three-day camp to train them for the inaugural 4-H Super Shamrock Chef Challenge.
    Planning started in January with a group of Extension staff and volunteers meeting, discussing and planning the camp. Campers were taught cooking techniques, nutritional values, food safety, shopping, budgeting and much more.
    Three teams were compiled, consisting of four youth and one teen. “Learn By Doing” was the motto for the week.

  • By Tom Woods
    Agricultural Technician

  • We’ve all thought it is true, but research by N.C. Sea Grant has proven it. Fresh wild-caught shrimp tastes better than frozen farm-raised shrimp. Now is the time. Nothing is better than fresh Brunswick Catch shrimp.
    Market price of shrimp usually goes according to size. Counts are not always uniform, but generally jumbo shrimp contain 21-25 per pound; large shrimp 31-40; medium 41-50; and small have 51-60 per pound.

  • Summer quilt show is July 16-Aug. 15
    The Year of the Dragon is the theme of this summer’s quilt show at Franklin Square Gallery in Southport. The show, which runs from July 16-Aug. 15, is the 20th year the quilt guild has participated in a challenge show at the gallery.

  • Staff Report

    Amuzu Theater in Southport will present “The Ultimate Tribute to Johnny Cash,” featuring the The Johnny Folsom Four from Raleigh, for one show only at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.  
    Johnny Cash fans of all ages can enjoy hit songs like “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” “A Boy Named Sue” and many other favorites as the group honors the “Man in Black” through a portrayal of this American legend.

  • New Ebenezer to have Bible School
    Bishop Ronnie McCray, pastor, and New Ebenezer Faith Ministries, 1705 Southport-Supply Road in Bolivia, will host vacation Bible school nightly at 6 p.m. July 23-27. This year’s theme is “Bible Boot Camp: The Armor of God.”

  • I guess each of us, at one point or another in life, has had to make the crucial choice between fear and faith. We have had to opt for an abiding faith even if we are sometimes afraid.
    We cannot serve two masters. We will either elect to abide in fear or to have an abiding faith.
    The choice is not always clear nor comfortable. Fear is a powerful factor in our decision-making. I know I am often afraid. I am especially afraid of telling the truth when I know it will involve and evolve into communication that might well be confrontational.

  • Come eat with local Shriners July 28
    The South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club’s Butterbean Festival will take place July 28.
    Social hour is from 6-7 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. and consists of fried chicken, butterbeans, desserts and a cash bar. Cost is $10 per person or $15 a couple.
    An auction will start at 8 p.m. and will include leather furniture, exercise equipment and many more items to benefit South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club.

  • From time to time, we all have allowed food to become burnt, overcooked, over-seasoned or just simply allowed to go bad before even using it. For most of us, mistakes do happen. Sometimes we just pitch the results and start all over again. Other times, we’re just stuck with whatever is currently smoldering in the pan, but all is not lost.

  • Thursday, July 26
    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.
    AARP Southport Chapter, 11:30 a.m., Surfer’s Restaurant, Southport.