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Today's Features

  • Coincidence? Providence? Is there a difference? In my view, providence is the road taken. It is also the road not taken. Everything in life is providential, if our perspective is divine and if we give ourselves time to look, see, hear and receive God’s voice.
    A friend thought I’d enjoy reading a book she recently acquired. Its title is intriguing: “When God Winks at You: How God Speaks Directly to You Through the Power of Coincidence,” written by Squire Rushnell. She told me the book shouted out at her because her life is one big God wink.

  • By Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center

  • By Myra Burgess
    Family Nutrition Program Assistant
    Expanded Foods & Nutrition Program
    Brunswick County Cooperative Extension

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Soil is a living breathing organism that when properly managed is a farm’s best defense against an environmental disaster and a farm’s best offense for financial stability. By understanding the makeup of soil, farms can shield themselves against potential dangers and fortify their enterprises financial success.

  • During my career as a horticulturist, I once worked as a landscaper. One of my duties was to prune trees, shrubs and perennials. We had demanding clientele that took pride in their pristine landscapes.
    I remember being terrified of cutting a huge hole into a shrub or cutting a plant too short. My boss use to always tell me that “you can cut more off but you cannot glue it back on.” These were words to prune by.

  • The simple trinity of ordinary vegetables, commonly called mirepoix, forms the foundation of a myriad of dishes. You’ve probably made it a thousand times without even knowing it. It’s one of the essentials of classical French cooking, but equally important in all cooking.

  • Bridal Expo is Feb. 19
    Take the stress out of planning your wedding by attending the Southern Cape Fear Bridal Expo from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Southport Community Building in Southport. More than 20 vendors specializing in the products and services associated with weddings will be on hand.

  • McLamb joins Air Force
    Ashley S. McLamb, son of Scott and Lynn McLamb of Ocean Isle Beach, has joined the United States Air Force under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to enlist and delay going into basic military training for up to one year.
    Qualified men and women are eligible to receive skill training, experience and up to $20,000 in education benefits. After completing basic military training, airmen receive specialized technical training in one of more than 125 job career fields.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Kelly Marie Willetts of Greenville and Stephen Lee Reddick of Stantonsburg. The bride-elect is the daughter of Terry D. Willetts and Julie B. Owens of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of Randy and Elaine Reddick of Stantonsburg. A March 3 wedding is planned in Boone. A reception will take place for friends and family on March 10 at Old Shallotte Baptist Church.

  • Thursday, Feb. 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.