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Today's News

  • Curbing childhood obesity

    This is a sad statistic: One out of every three American children is already overweight or obese.
    September is National Childhood Obesity Month, a time designated to bring further awareness to this problem and encourage action.
    In the past four decades, obesity rates in the United States have soared among all age groups. This rise in obesity has affected our youth in alarming fashion. More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States ages 2-19 are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic.

  • Growing great evergreens for screens and hedges

    Tom Woods
    Agricultural Technician
    Story by Charlotte Glenn
    Need some privacy? Want to screen out the view into your neighbor’s yard? Consider planting a living fence of evergreen shrubs, but look beyond the common disease-plagued Leyland Cypress! Local garden centers carry many evergreens suitable for screening…and fall is the perfect time to plant.

  • Education briefs

    BCC offers short-term classes for fall
    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement cultural enrichment and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.

  • Religion briefs

    Rosh Hashanah service set for Sept. 16
    Temple Shalom’s Rosh Hashanah evening
    service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 162 Waccamaw Medical Park, near Conway Medical Center. Rosh Hashanah morning service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17. For more information, call 903-6634.
    Country breakfast to be served Sept. 15
    Enjoy a country breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept.15, at Mount Calvary AME Church, 325 Main St. in Leland. This event is open to the public. Orders of $25 or more can be delivered.

  • ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’ is a parable for us today

    Good teachers use storytelling to clarify meaning. Great teachers use parables. The greatest of them draw upon both story and parable.

  • Gallery to showcase student art

    When John Kerr retired to Southport after many years of teaching and school administration in Connecticut, he thought he’d try his hand at painting.
    “I always had a strong feeling I could do that, if I only had the time to try.”
    He signed up for Rusty Hughes oil painting class at he Franklin Square Gallery, then the watercolor class, then figure-drawing, and now spends four days a week at his easel.

  • Rock ’n’ roll show gets encore

    Staff Report

    SOUTHPORT—The AMUZU Theatre is bringing “Rock n’ Roll Here to Stay,” back for three more weekends.
    The show sold out and people were turned away at the door, so AMUZU owners decided to keep the show going.
    It will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sept. 22, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.

  • You don’t always have to drink coffee to enjoy its many benefits

    Almost every morning, millions of Americans reach for that cup of “Joe” to help wake up. At our house, it sometimes takes two pots to be able to speak or think clearly.
    Not only is coffee the beverage of choice for most Americans to help jump start their days, but when consumed in moderation, coffee also has many health benefits.
    It’s not just for drinking anymore. With its strong, earthy, slightly bitter flavor, coffee can help to create complex flavors and add those flavors to many different dishes.

  • Club briefs

    Sept. 29 dinner benefits charity fund
    The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039 in Shallotte will serve a comfort food dinner to benefit the council’s charity fund from 6-7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Saint Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church, 5101 Ocean Highway W. in Shallotte.
    The menu will consist of Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, green peas, a green salad, fresh baked bread, carrot cake and iced tea, hot tea or coffee. Cost is $13 per person. Dine in or take-out available.

  • Community briefs

    BCLC needs volunteers
    The Brunswick County Literacy Council (BCLC) began a 15-week campaign to recruit 50 tutors beginning on International Literacy Day, Sept. 8, through Dec. 1.
    In these difficult times, raising the literacy level is essential to helping residents of Brunswick County qualify for new jobs or maintain employment. The drive to recruit 50 tutors in 15 weeks addresses the need of adult and workplace literacy programs throughout Brunswick County. Please consider becoming a tutor.