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Today's News

  • Master Gardeners have plant sale May 10-12

    Extension Master Gardeners, a nonprofit organization, will have a plant sale May 10, 11 and 12 at North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Brunswick County Center, County Government Complex greenhouse (back parking lot of building N) in Bolivia. Come early and often from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
    Choose from: colorful annuals, flowers, veggies and vines, blueberries, blackberries and grapes, herbs, many herbaceous perennials, trees (dogwoods, Japanese maples), azaleas, screening trees and shrubs.

  • Homeowner tips for watering

    It was not until recently that the public took notice of the need to conserve water. Even now, most homeowners are more familiar with methods and techniques reducing water use inside the home using low-flush toilets, low-flow showerheads and water-saving washing machines and dishwashers.

  • Making strawberry jam

    Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center
    Strawberries are plentiful this season and many folks are thinking about preserving the bounty. I’ve received a few calls about making reduced sugar jams and jellies. Often the caller is a family member or a friend of a diabetic and they want to make this “special jam” so the diabetic patient can enjoy the fresh fruit spreads.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 7
    Chili, carrots, saltines, apple cobbler, apple, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, May 8
    Pork roast/gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, turnip greens, pineapple tidbits, dinner roll/whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 9

  • Museum program focuses on bird nests

    This winter at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, Allison Smith and Kurt Hugelmeyer have been conducting bird programs every third Saturday of the month. Smith is the museum’s education coordinator. Hugelmeyer is a well-known local birding enthusiast. His bird walks are a must for anyone who enjoys birds. The final bird program of the winter season will be at 11 a.m. May 19 at the museum.

  • Finding a use for that leftover rice from Chinese takeouts

    All of us enjoy a takeout meal once in a while, and one of my favorites is Chinese takeout. While clearing the table after dinner recently, I noticed the container of white rice that came with our takeout hadn’t been touched. Nobody ever touches it. It usually gets put in the refrigerator only to be thrown away a week or so later.

  • Hinson-Evans

    Misty Dawn Hinson of Chadbourn and Mason Lee Evans of Ash were married Oct. 15, 2011, at Wacca Wache Marina in Murrells Inlet, S.C.
    The Rev. Benji Simmons officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Delane and Donna Hinson of Chadbourn. She was given in marriage by her father.
    The groom is the son of Greggory and Teresa Evans of Ash.
    She wore a white organza all-over draped pickup gown with beaded lace empire, lace up the back and a four-foot train.

  • New show features pottery, painting

    Two featured artists debut their latest works at Franklin Square Gallery’s new Members Show opening May 7 and running through June 14.
    Both construct art rooted in land and sea, inspired by their natural surroundings. Ceramic artist Dinah Snead embellishes her pottery with imprints and textures, and watercolorist Carole Hickey creates impressionistic landscapes and seascapes.
    Snead started working with pottery only recently.

  • Golf tournaments

    Little River Elks Lodge tourney is May 5
    Little River Elks Lodge No. 2840 will sponsor a miniature golf tournament at 11 a.m. May 5 at the Harbour View golf complex, 901 Highway 17 North in Little River, S.C. Entry fee is $20 per person or $80 per team. Fee also coves lunch and refreshments at the Little River Elks Lodge. There will also be a 50-50 raffle.

  • Golf and life skills: A winning combination

    By Craig Pennington
     SDP Coach/TFTBC Board of Directors
    Question: What has 45 classes, 90 coaches and positively impacts thousands of Brunswick County youth?
    Answer: The First Tee’s School Day Program.
    One of the programs that make The First Tee of Brunswick County (TFTBC) truly unique is our School Day Program (SDP). Out of more than 200 The First Tee chapters nationwide, we are only one of two with SDP in operation.