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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • New books at Hickmans Crossroads
    The following new books are now available at Hickmans Crossroads Library:
    Non-Fiction
    “Killing Kennedy” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president, but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

  • It’s a satisfying meal that warms you up on a chilly winter day. Soup can be good for you and, best of all, it’s easy to make. Now that fall is here, soup is the perfect way to warm up after coming in from the cool, evening air.
    Soups are easy to make and can be made in large batches, if you choose, for tasty leftovers. We all know soups taste better the second day around, anyway.

  • Tabatha and Jesus Resendiz of Shallotte are the parents of a daughter, Anamaria Lee Resendiz, born at 3:04 p.m. Oct. 2 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds,
    11 ounces, and measuring 20 inches long.
    She joins a brother, Jordan Luis Resendiz, 7.
    Grandparents are Sabrina Todd of Shallotte and Luis Resendiz-Monrroy and Audelia Monrroy-Munoz of Rancho Nuevo, Pacula, Hidalgo, Mexico.
     

  • Elizabeth Blake Lancaster and Billy Allen Benton were united in marriage Sept. 22 at Lancaster Farms in Centerville.
    The Rev. Aaron Land of Centerville officiated the double-ring ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Jerry Morris and Karen Ripple Lancaster of Raleigh, and granddaughter of the late Charles and Margaret Ripple of Whiteville and the late Tyree and Agnes Lancaster of Centerville.