On a hot mid-June morning, 73-year-old William Gause relaxes on a picnic table in the shade of an old oak tree while nine middle-school-aged girls tear up his front lawn with garden trowels and cultivators.
A green cap casts a shadow over Gause’s face as he watches the girls at work. He spends most of his days like this, sitting under the oak tree and listening to church music. Gobs of Spanish moss hang from the tree’s limbs, giving it a weeping quality.
“I hung that moss,” he says, his voice soft and proud.
OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Divine Faith Missions, a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian organization based out of Ocean Isle Beach, will contribute time and money to three missionary organizations this year—Samaritans International, Songs of Joy Children’s Home and Flute Maker Ministries.
Dane Neves, founder of Divine Faith Missions, has been participating in missionary work for more than 12 years, but saw a disconnect when it came to knowing exactly what to send to certain areas of the world.
Adam Bradshaw is not a number. Though he was the second of three murder victims this year in Brunswick County, his widow Shannon says he was more than a number, more than a statistic, more than a newspaper headline, more than a victim of a senseless, violent murder.
Adam was a father who loved his son and a husband who loved her, Shannon recalled on a recent summer afternoon at her Brierwood home.
OCEAN ISLE BEACH—As gas prices rise, two local entrepreneurs have been welcoming heavier traffic at their new business.
Doug Tilley and David Mercer, co-owners of D&D Scooters, say business has been brisk at their new scooter sale and rental business on Beach Drive.
“We’ve had a lot of traffic in here,” Tilley said last week as the two waited for customers at the lot where several two-wheeler mopeds in bright primary hues of red, blue and yellow stood facing traffic moving along Beach Drive at the corner of Spruce Street near Sands Plaza.
Members of the Brunswick Search and Rescue Team (BSAR) brought its equine teams and canine representatives to meet the children of the Holden Beach area on June 17. The event was hosted by Sabbath Home Church as a Fun Day for the beginning of Bible school, which was to begin the following day.