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Today's News

  • Picking the right seeds for the spring

    I would be lying if I said that this weather was not confusing. I am fighting the urge to work in the garden but I still suspect we may experience cold temperatures in the month of February.
    I have decided to put my energy toward seed selection for this spring. Growing plants from seed indoors can give you a head start on the growing season. It can also allow for more diversity in the plants you are able to find.

  • Education briefs

    BCC offers adult classes for spring
    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. Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Feb. 13
    Herbed-baked chicken filet/gravy, brown rice, collards, fruit cocktail, orange juice, biscuit/whole-wheat roll, beverage.
    Tuesday, Feb. 14
    Sliced roast beef au jus, brown rice, carrots, applesauce, Jell-O, whole-wheat dinner roll, beverage.
    Wednesday, Feb. 15
    Barbecue pork, baked beans, cole slaw, fresh orange, hamburger roll/whole-wheat bun, beverage.
    Thursday, Feb. 16

  • Using plants like willow to remove soil contaminants

    By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    I came across this article in a recent issue of Soil Science and found it interesting. There are many closed and razed industrial sites that could be reclaimed as useful ground using this technology.
    Cleaning up soils contaminated with heavy and toxic metals is a difficult task, but a technique called phytoextraction can ease the challenge by using metal-tolerant plants to rid soils of metals and contaminants.

  • The combination of mustard and crumbs makes for ‘deviled’ recipes

    Have you ever wondered where the term “deviled” (as in deviled eggs) came from? The term actually dates back to the 18th century, apparently linked to Hell’s temperature. Today, it can apply to anything that will benefit from serious seasoning.

  • Not just Feb. 13: Any day can be oatmeal day

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

  • Buffkin to deploy to Afghanistan

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Ronald E. Buffkin, son of Mary A. Buffkin of Leland, has been mobilized and activated at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Southwest Theater of Operations. He is a member of the 824th Transportation Company in Morehead City.

  • Tartt-St. George

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Lauren Nicole Tartt of Shallotte and Jimmy St. George of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Michael and Elaina Tartt of Supply. The prospective groom is the son of Jim and Kim St. George of Supply. A March 10 wedding is planned at Sharon United Methodist Church.
     

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Feb. 9
    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.

  • Golf tournaments

    Maritime Museum tourney is March 21
    The third annual N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport Golf Classic, sponsored by the museum’s Friends organization, will take place at 11 a.m. March 21 at The Members Club at St. James Plantation.
    The entry fee of $85 per golfer covers golf, cart fee, happy hour and dinner, plus a hole-in-one challenge. All proceeds go toward the museum’s acquisition of a submarine periscope and continued renovation of the museum facility. Golfers may sign up at friendsncmmsouthport.org.