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Today's Features

  • “We’re villains, we’re villains, we’re always more than

  • The Brunswick County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) was recently awarded two Destination Marketing Achievement awards from the Destination Marketing Association of North Carolina (DMANC). The awards were presented at a ceremony on Sept. 27 at the Tourism Leadership Conference, a joint annual meeting of DMANC and the North Carolina Travel Industry Association (NCTIA), at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley in Raleigh.

  • On Oct. 5, the Brunswick County 4-H Senior Horticulture Team of Darby Dawkins, Carlyn Clarke, Camden Clarke and coach Dr George Wong-Chong, representing North Carolina, attended the National Junior Horticulture Association (NJHA) Convention at Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
    The team participated in the horticulture judging and plant identification competition, photography competition, photography workshop, horticulture jeopardy and horticulture connection.

  • By Sarah Barnwell
    Family & Consumer Sciences Agent

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer will affect one out of every eight women in the USA, so it is important for all women to learn how to help fight against breast cancer and to know the signs of breast cancer. Knowledge and medical technology improves greatly with each passing year.

  • It’s really hard to think of Halloween as a time to practice healthy eating habits. Kids love the holiday because it’s a festive day when they can get dressed up and get some treats. For most kids, it’s a time to get as much candy as possible for their own private stash, but as a parent or grandparent, you can intervene a little and still let it be fun. You can help kids enjoy the holiday without overindulging.

  • By Tom Woods
    Agricultural Technician
    This column is written by Charlotte Glenn, the horticultural agent in Pender County, North Carolina. This information on sasanqua camellias is applicable to Brunswick County. You can read more of Charlotte’s writings by logging onto the Pender County Extension website at pender.ces.ncsu.edu/.
    Though not as well known as their spring flowering cousins, fall-blooming camellias are wonderful landscape plants for the southeast.

  • Staff report

    Celebrate the harvest-and-Halloween season and help homeless animals at the same time.
    Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue is having its third annual Harvest Fest from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
    Highlights include costumes, trick-or-treat, a silent auction, games and prizes, foods and drinks, a bake sale, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.
    SOAR is at 3376 St. Charles Place off Long Beach Road (N.C. 133).

  • Fall craft fair and lunch set for Nov. 3
    Calabash Presbyterian Church will host a fall craft fair in its fellowship hall at 8820 Old Georgetown Road in Sunset Beach from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. The event will feature handcrafted fall and Christmas items, homemade baked goods. Lunch will be available. Come and get started on Christmas shopping at the CPC fall craft fair.

  • I am not an advocate of early morning meetings. I understand their necessity for those who are working or have heavy schedules, but I am simply less than functional in the early hours of the day.
    So, it was with some degree of reluctance, if not mixed emotions, that I accepted an invitation for Hubby Dear and me to attend a breakfast event hosted by Brunswick Family Assistance.
    H.D. asked his usual questions: “Why were we invited?” “What’s it all about, anyway?” “Who’s going to be there?”

  • Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash hosted Brunswick Arts Council’s 2012 fall show and sale. It was judged on Sunday, Oct. 7, and opened to the public on Oct. 8.
    More than 200 works of art are included in the non-juried exhibition, including oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, collage and mixed media pieces, photography, plus three dimensional pieces in clay, wood and glass.
    Judges were Myrtle Beach, S.C., watercolorist Alex Powers and North Carolina clay artist Hiroshi Sueyoshi.