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Today's News

  • Ya gotta have heart! That’s the Lenten message

    Perhaps it comes as a result of seeing “Damn Yankees.” Or, maybe it was the way I was moved by viewing “The Ghosts Of Mississippi” a few days later, but all I can see and hear in the Scriptures, especially during Lent, is “heart!”

  • Golf ladies work to support hospice house

    The Lockwood Folly Ladies’ Golf Association hosted a fundraiser with Lockwood Folly members, friends and neighbors to benefit the Closer to Home campaign to build a new Hospice and LifeCare Center in Brunswick County. It is due to open in Bolivia in July.

  • Master Gardeners plan plant sale

    The Master Gardener volunteers of the Brunswick County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service will conduct their spring plant sale at the Cooperative Extension Service in the Government Center in Bolivia (follow the signs) on the following dates:
    •Thursday, April 5, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    •Friday, April 6, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    •Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Celebrate Nutrition Month with healthy eating suggestions

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

  • Applying insecticides to flowering plants can kill bees

    By Stephen Garton
    UGA Cooperative Extension

    On a visit to the Sawnee Mountain Preserve in Cumming, Ga., I was shocked to find many dead bees in the preserve’s observation hive.
    The fallen insects were piled up at the bottom of the display and at the entrance and exit to the hive.
    Bill Dunn, who manages the hive for the center, believed the bees collected nectar from flowers that had been sprayed or dusted with an insecticide and had inadvertently contaminated themselves with it. He expected most of the bees in the hive would die as a result.

  • March into spring with blooming colors

    Look at what is blooming now! The Brunswick County Botanical Garden is starting to come alive with color.
    The saucer magnolia is blooming and the forsythia is covered in bright yellow flowers. The daffodils have finally pushed their heads above ground. The purple leaf plum is covered in what looks like cotton candy and the winter Daphne fills the air with its ever, so sweet scent.

  • Just like bacon, a little garlic goes good with everything

    “Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French; sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek; soy sauce makes it Chinese; but garlic makes it good.”
    —Alice May Brock of Alice’s Restaurant fame

  • Community briefs

    McFamily night is March 27 in Leland
    McDonald’s at 1111 New Pointe Blvd. in Leland will host a child I.D. program for families in the area during its regularly scheduled McFamily Night from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27.
    Employees of New York Life will administer the program. New York Life’s Child I.D. Program is designed to help children in the community learn how to stay safe in their homes, at play or wherever they happen to be.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 22
    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.
    AARP Southport Chapter, 11:30 a.m., Surfer’s Restaurant, Southport.

  • Golf tournaments

    Coed softball registration
    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 2012 coed softball leagues. Team registration fees are $500. Teams will play on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings at Lockwood Folly Park, Shallotte Park or Smithville Park. The league managers’ meeting is 6:30 p.m. May 10 at the Parks and Recreation Building in the second floor conference room. For more information, call Aaron Perkins at 253-2670 or aperkins@brunsco.net.