Today's News

  • Jacob Charlet enlists in Navy

    Jacob E. Charlet, son of Cynthia D. Charlet of Wilmington and James D. Charlet of Leland, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh.
    The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.

  • Fighting fall webworms

    Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

  • Make a living wreath for a holiday centerpiece

    When I first heard the term “living wreath,” I didn’t quite understand what that meant until I had an opportunity to see one. Of all the container gardens one can choose from, the succulent wreaths are among the most beautiful. It may take a little work to create one of these, but when you finish, you will have a living work of art.

  • Listeria—keeping fresh foods safe

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

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Oct. 31
    Herb-baked chicken fillet/gravy, mashed potatoes, collards, fruit cocktail, biscuit/whole-wheat roll, beverage.
    Tuesday, Nov. 1
    Chili, carrots, saltines, apple cobbler, fresh apple, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, Nov. 2
    Grilled barbecue chicken, new potatoes, spinach, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Thursday, Nov. 3

  • Community briefs

    Audition for ‘Barefoot in the Park’
    Brunswick Little Theatre will conduct auditions for Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” at Playhouse 211 (N.C. 211 across from BEMC) from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, and from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12. This is a small cast play with five characters and the following parts are all open for audition:
    Corie Bratter, early 20s and newly married to Paul, is young, vivacious, a free spirit, loves life, and wants the whole world to come along with her.

  • A happy tail from wags to riches

    Annie came into the Brunswick County Animal Shelter as an older stray dog. She sat there waiting for her owners to come look for her, but they never came.
    Annie was riddled with health issues, such as worms, ear infections and a urinary tract infection. The majority of animals adopted from shelters are puppies and/or young adults, so Annie’s chances of finding a new home were less likely.

  • Have a Halloween party with these tasty ‘ghoulish’ recipes

    Halloween dinners are not really about the food as much as they are about the atmosphere you create and the presentation of the dishes and the implication of what they might be. With this in mind, it’s time for me to indulge in my traditional “ghoulish” Halloween dinner/party festivities.
    Enhance the lighting with votive candles placed in carved-out pumpkins; garnish Halloween martinis with three candy corns speared through a toothpick, instead of the traditional olives; or freeze gummy worms and other wiggly creatures into ice cubes for other drinks.

  • Speak up about staggered starts

    More than $500,000.
    That’s what Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden estimated a staggered-start schedule could save the district this year.
    That’s the equivalent of about 10 teaching positions.
    With financial cuts and belt-tightening taking place for the last several years, it made sense for the district to look at ways to cut costs and keep teachers where they are needed most—in the classroom.

  • DSS to meet with ‘facilitator’ to discuss board’s role, social services handbook

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Board of Social Services have agreed to have a “facilitator” from the University of North Carolina School of Government help them create a code of conduct, code of ethics and board policy.

    Board members also agreed to have the UNC School of Government representative discuss the board’s handbook.

    Board member Bernest Hewett said he wanted the board to have a uniform policy so the board “could be on the same page.”