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  • Juvenile crime council honors Tom Rabon for service to children

    The Brunswick County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) honored Tom Rabon recently for his outstanding service to his community and the children of Brunswick County.

    Rabon has served on the council for eight years and during his tenure, more than $1.4 million has been allocated to programs serving at-risk and court involved juveniles in Brunswick County.

  • 4-H youth honored at annual achievement banquet

    Gold, silver, green and sparkling crystals adorned the room with black and white tablecloths where 28 youth were honored recently at the annual 4-H achievement banquet.

    Dressed in their best fancy dresses, suits, ties and hats, the honorees entered to have their photos taken. With more than 87 people in attendance, the night was one to remember, as 4-H youth entered the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension office on a walkway roped off with stanchions and a green carpet runway lined with “Hall of Fame” stars.

  • Winnabow church sets barbecue fundraiser

    Mount Gilead Baptist Church, 5420 Ocean Highway, Winnabow, will host a barbecue fundraiser beginning at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28.

    All proceeds will benefit Jerry Dean Simmons, a Winnabow native who has been diagnosed with cerebralitis. The disease has left him with a number of deficits, and he is undergoing speech, occupational, physical and vision therapy.

    Cost is $6 for a chopped barbecue plate, and $6.50 for a pulled barbecue plate. Each plate will include a choice of three sides and a roll.

    For information, call Pat at 253-6360 or 262-4545.

  • Cupid seeks loving home

  • K-9 101

    SHALLOTTE—They’re not your average canines. They can run faster and jump higher than most dogs. They can track a suspect in a building or in the woods. They respond to commands in Dutch.

    And it’s not a good idea to run from them—they will win—and when they do, they’ll bite, and they won’t let go.

    These intelligent, agile creatures don’t come cheap. Most K-9s on the roster at the sheriff’s office came with a price tag around $10,000.

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  • Wards win trip to New York City

    Al and Kathy Ward of Sunset Beach recently spent a weekend touring New York City as winners of the Big Apple Holiday Getaway presented by ATMC.

    The couple’s entry was submitted to www.atmconline.com, and they were selected via random drawing to win the four-day, three night trip, including accommodations at the Four Diamond Muse Hotel in New York’s famed theater district, airfare, tickets to NBC Studio Tour, dinner at the Rainbow Room and tickets to the dress rehearsal of the Dec. 6 episode of Saturday Night Live.

  • When is it a good time to move plants?

    There have been a number of calls to the hotline recently concerning moving plants. Generally speaking, the optimum time for moving plants is during the dormant period.

    Following are a few suggestions:

    1) Most shrubs and trees should be moved during their dormant season. For some, this will be just after they shed their leaves. Others, such as azaleas, will require waiting until late fall, winter or early spring. For this area, dormant season is January through March.

  • Now is time to get many of your garden tasks done

    If you’re like me and get bored pretty easily, you may be wondering what to do in the garden now mowing and battling weeds is slowing down. Of course, there’s always football, basketball, hockey, eating too much and all of those parties and family get-togethers during the holiday season to look forward to, but there’s nothing more therapeutic than getting some dirt under those fingernails.

  • Tips and tricks for tending to the garden in November

    If blossom-end rot plagued your tomato crop this growing season, the soil pH could be off. Soil test now so slow acting lime has a chance to get to where it is needed before the next growing season.

    After a killing frost has hit your asparagus beds, it is time to cut the dead foliage to the ground.

    Continue to rake leaves off the lawn. You can use a sweeper attachment on the mower or a bagger. Place leaves on a compost pile for next year. A mulching blade will also work to chop up the leaves and distribute back onto the lawn.