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Today's News

  • Washing fruits and vegetables

    Research shows that eating lofts of fresh fruits and vegetables reduces our risk of some cancers and other diseases, but we also hear of the risks associated with eating raw produce.
    There have been cases of food-borne illnesses linked to melons, sprouts, spinach, tomatoes and several other items. The bacteria that cause these illnesses are destroyed by heating, but many fruits and vegetables, like lettuce, melons and strawberries, are never cooked, so you may wonder how to reduce the risk while getting the nutritional benefits.

  • West Brunswick presents Effort Awards

    On Friday, Nov. 2, West Brunswick High School presented its first Effort Awards for the 2012-2013 school year. Family and friends of students recognized gathered in the school’s cafeteria for the 8 a.m. ceremony.
    After opening remarks by assistant principal Michael Stanley and some refreshments, school counselor Michele Dixon gave an overview of the occasion. She explained students were selected due to hard work.

  • Community briefs

    Nuclear plant to test sirens Nov. 14
    The annual full-volume test of the public notification sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 14, beginning at 10 a.m.
    This test is part of Progress Energy Carolinas’ comprehensive emergency planning program performed in cooperation with the state of North Carolina and Brunswick and New Hanover counties.

  • Religion briefs

    Sons of God anniversary set for Nov. 17
    Sons of God will celebrate its second anniversary beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Hoopers’ Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. For more information, call Taraus Deas at 398-2570 or Janice Deas at 200-7886. Come out and see what God is doing with and through these young men.
    Kalaman to perform Nov. 18 in Sunset Beach

  • God’s unexpected presence is found in surprising encounters

    I recently received a copy of “Unexpected Presence: Twelve Surprising Encounters With The Divine Spirit,” edited by David Fortier. Usually, I find a series of this sort interesting but not particularly inspiring or moving. I prefer a single author and a longer, more detailed account that unfolds more elaborately…a novel versus short stories.
    This book proved to be an exception to that rule. The contents of each tale intrigued me and caused me to meditate on times when I had experienced the unexpected presence of God, a surprise of time, place and people.

  • Veal is not only healthy but quick and easy to prepare

    The unique, delicate flavor of veal can be easily incorporated into your favorite pasta recipes, including casseroles and even meat loaf. Substitute veal for other meats in your favorite recipes.
    Veal can be sautéed, stir-fried, broiled, stewed and grilled. When using less tender cuts of veal, the meat should first be marinated and then cooked with wet heat at low temperatures for longer periods of time. These methods would include braising, roasting, stewing, steaming, poaching and using a slow cooker.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Nov. 8
    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.

  • Swaim

    Justin and Ashley Swaim of Supply are the parents of a son, Ryan William Swaim, born at 6:20 p.m. Sept. 24 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 21 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Gail Lauster of Sunset Beach and the late Frederick W. Lauster Jr.
    Paternal grandparents are Kevin and Sandra (mother) Middleton of Pleasant Garden and Charles (father) and Susan Swaim of Trinity.

  • Green-Brown

    Tracy Nichole Green and Jarrett Wayne Brown, both of Shallotte, were married Sept. 29 at Ocean Isle Beach Chapel.
    Jason Benton officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Rick and Angie Green of Ocean Isle Beach.
    The groom is the son of Pam Hewett of Shallotte and David Brown of Cornelius.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father.
    Brittany Shipley of Ash was matron of honor and Laura Lewis of Shallotte was maid of honor.

  • Area church raising funds to purify water in India

    Staff Report

    Orbie McKeithan Smith, a member of a mission team to the Indian Christian Mission Center in Salem, Tamilnadu, India, this summer was privileged to help place shoes on the feet of more than 2,000 orphans from the House of Peace Orphanage, The Promised Land Orphanage, Eden’s Garden Orphanage and Emanuel Full Gospel Mission.