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Today's News

  • Lessons from movie night: Walking the ‘Green Mile’ to glory

    On a cold, winter evening, Hubby Dear and I decided to treat ourselves to a movie. Friends had bequeathed their old DVD player to us and a neighbor had given us a DVD that she had designated a classic.

  • Education briefs

    PTO auction is March 22
    The Brunswick County Early College High School (BCECHS) Parent Teacher Organization will host a silent auction and student talent showcase from 6-8:30 p.m. March 22 at Odell Williamson Auditorium. For more information or donating to the auction, contact BCECHS at 754-8565.

  • Find the perfect place for that new plant

    By Judy Koehly
    Master Gardener
    The perfect place to spend a beautiful day is in the nursery looking at the fresh new plants. Once you fill your cart and bring the plants home, it is imperative you spend a little time checking out the requirements of the plant and finding the best place in your garden for it to grow to its greatest potential.

  • Dinner’s ready: Slow cooker safety

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

  • Pest resistance to pesticides develops

    I receive several calls a week from residents wanting to know how to get rid of pests (moles, weeds, aphids, scale, mole crickets, etc.) in their yards. Humans have been attempting to control insects, weeds, rodents and other pests for thousands of years.

  • Rice is a natural convenience food: easy to store, ready to use

    Rice is a versatile accompaniment to almost any meal. It’s easy to store and is always ready to use; no washing, no peeling and no chopping is required.
    All varieties of rice can be grouped into three basic categories: long grain, medium grain and short grain.
    Long grain rice, slender and four to five times as long as it is wide, cooks into fluffy, separate grains and is most often used in entrées, soups and pilafs or even as a side dish.

  • Community briefs

    Ladies Garage Party features Harleys
    Beach House Harley-Davidson is hosting a Ladies Garage Party at 6 p.m. March 16. This event is a free event for ladies only. Come out and meet the Beach House staff, enjoy food and adult beverages along with learning a little bit about motorcycles. Attendees do not have to have a motorcycle or even a learner’s permit to join in the fun.
    There will be door prizes and the first 25 to pre-register will receive a free gift bag. Call the shop or visit its website at www.beachhouseh-d.com to pre-register.

  • Lister-St. Pierre

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Jodi Lister and Travis St. Pierre, both of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Marcia and Julian Lister of Supply. The prospective groom is the son of Lori and Kevin St. Pierre of Supply. An April 14 wedding is planned in Supply.

  • Williams-Lopez

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Whitney N. Williams and Josh E. Lopez, both of Greensboro. The bride-elect is the daughter of G. Eric and Regina Williams of Sunset Beach. She is a pharmacist in High Point. The prospective groom is the son of Rudy and Naara Lopez of Greensboro. He will graduate in May from Elon School of Law. A March 17 wedding is planned at Seaside Methodist Church.

  • Stocking-MacKinnon

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Sarah Stocking of Hillsboro, Ore. and Bryce MacKinnon of Butte, Mont. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mike and Patti Stocking of Cornelius, Ore. The prospective groom is the son of Craig and Winona MacKinnon of Carolina Shores. A March 17 wedding is planned in Bend, Ore.