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Today's Features

  • Bone broth is one of the hottest foods on the market today. Sales of shelf-stable bone broth more than tripled in 2017 compared with 2016.

    So, have you tried it? Even know what it is? Some folks are drinking or cooking with bone broth to improve their health. Can bone broth really boost your health, or is this just another example of food marketing?

    Registered dietitian Lynn Grieger did some analysis for Food and Health Communications. Here’s some of the story from this well-researched article.

  • Adult coloring, knitting and crocheting, chair yoga, bridge, mahjong, movies — these are just some of the activities available at Brunswick County’s library branches.

    It’s not just books anymore, though there are plenty of scheduled events celebrating the published word, too, including children’s storytime, book clubs and special programs showcasing authors from the local area and beyond.

  • By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    This week we are dealing with a real oddball. The mystery plants featured in this column are usually native species here in the Southeast, although every once in a while we’ve offered a curious cultivated plant. Like this one.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    No, this isn’t an article about fitness. Or cigarettes. It’s about the countless ways we sabotage ourselves with the way we talk.

    Behold the underlying truth

    Take the common word, “but.” It’s peppered throughout our conversations. If you break the word down into its individual letters, though, B-U-T — could signal “Behold the Underlying Truth.”

  • Good intentions might not be good enough. This is especially true when cooking for a large group of people. Many community groups, volunteer organizations and churches hold big food events such as fundraising dinners, bake sales or potluck lunches for members. Even when these groups think they are doing a good job, food events present food safety risks. Over the past decade there have been multiple outbreaks and hundreds of illnesses linked to community-based meal events. You don’t want to be part of these statistics.

  • Most of us appreciate how similar humans and dogs are. We like the same foods, enjoy many of the same activities and love snuggles under the covers. In addition to sharing the finer things in life, new research reveals one of the most common types of cancer is nearly identical in both humans and dogs.

  • Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist.

  • It was known as the Gibraltar of the South, but who was tasked with building the colossal military fortress known as Fort Fisher and what was daily life like?

    Find out Saturday, Jan. 12, when Fort Fisher State Historic Site hosts “… And Oh How We Suffered: the 154th Commemoration of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher” that took place Jan. 15, 1865.

    Free and open to the public, the living history program is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will offer something for visitors of all ages.

  • ‘Tis that time of year — to start thinking green and what to do with that 2018 Christmas tree.

    Keep Brunswick County Beautiful, an affiliate of national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, promotes its mission to empower residents for a cleaner community, including during the holidays.