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Community News

  • Wooden boats sail to museum

    The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, 204 E. Moore St., is part of the Division of State History Museums in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. This state agency has the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Fall events include:

  • Laser music at the planetarium

    Ingram Planetarium presents laser music shows in its spectacular high-definition Sky Theater. These popular and entertaining shows feature colorful laser images displayed on the theater’s dome ceiling and are accompanied by loud music in a surround-sound environment. If you have never been to a laser music show, this is your opportunity to try one out. If you have been to one, then you will want to come back for an encore performance.

  • Food safety and restaurants

    Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff NC Cooperative Extension Brunswick County Center
    This is National Food Safety Education Month. It’s been held every September for the past 17 years and focuses on the importance of food safety education for the restaurant and food service industry.

  • Now is the time to make changes to your garden

    This weekend, I spent most of my time re-planting and moving plants that I had planted last fall. I am easily bored with my garden and find it refreshing to change its look now and then.
    My creeping sedum was desperate for a haircut and my roses were waiting to be deadheaded. Some of my plants, like my lantana, struggled to survive the heat of the summer, but are now in full bloom.

  • Now is the best time to add new plants to your yard

    Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    As the weather grows cooler, most landscape plants begin to go dormant. Fall is an excellent time to install new plant material.
    Many home gardeners like to install plants in the spring when their leaves are unfurling and many go into bloom. Spring planting is acceptable, but fall planting is preferable. The summer months are not good for planting due to the intense heat and prolonged dry spells.

  • Community briefs

    Votes for Canine Angels needed
    A Myrtle Beach, S.C., company is offering $1,000 for the most votes for a local charity, Canine Angels.
    Canine Angels is a nonprofit based in Horry County, S.C., which rescues dogs from area shelters and provides for their training, with the aid of volunteers, to become service dogs for disabled veterans.
    Please go to this website: http://www.trustfourstar.com/CaringfortheCommunity.html, and go to the form at the bottom.

  • Half-goat, half-fish, surf and turf constellation

    A triangle in the sky can give a helpful tip in finding a half-goat, half-fish creature. Additionally, it can help in finding a dude pouring water out all over Earth, a big fish, and a microscope. It is such a helpful triangle. Euclid would have been proud of this helpful triangle. Go spend some time outside since it is late summer, and the temperatures are lower, and see if you can find this triangle in the south-southeast sky.

  • Community Briefs

    Lane closures set at local bridges
    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will have intermittent lane closures at the following locations:
    N.C. 133 at the Oak Island Bridge from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Sept. 12-23, to perform bridge inspection.
    N.C. 904 at the Ocean Isle Beach Bridge from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Sept. 12-23, to perform bridge inspection.
    N.C. 130 at the Holden Beach Bridge from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Sept. 12-23, to perform bridge inspection.

  • Community news briefs

    Gallery to have shows

    At Franklin Square Gallery, 130 E. West St. in Southport. potter Eileen Gordon and painter Nancy Stinger are featured until Sept. 3,

  • Whining for Wine winners named

    When Ann Clawson was informed she was the winner of the Whining for Wine contest, she said, “I’ve never won anything in my life.”