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Today's Features

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Tina Gore and Russell Gainey. The couple will be married June 5 at Emmanuel Outreach Church.
     

  • Announcement is made of the engagement of Katherine Gaskin, daughter of Chuck and Lori Gaskin of Advance, and Joshua Reeves, son of Dwight and Susan Reeves of Ocean Isle Beach. The couple will be married June 27 at the Southport Community Center in Southport. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Davie County High School and is enrolled at East Carolina University. She is employed as a freelance photographer. The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of West Brunswick High School and is enrolled in East Carolina University, where he is employed as a graduate assistant.

  • Josh and Christy (Haik) Robbins of Winnabow are the parents of a son, Heath Allen Robbins, born April 27.
    He weighed 10 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long.
    Grandparents are Gene and Bea Haik of Southport; Johnny and Sheila Grainger of Supply; and Keith and Barbara Robbins of Winnabow.
    Great-grandparents are Dennis Lee and Patsy Lewis of Winnabow; Charley and Elizabeth Foster of Supply, and Elbert and Joyce Robbins of Nakina.
     

  • Steven and Jennifer Faircloth of Ash are the parents of a son, Aiden Michael Faircloth, born at 3:44 a.m. May 6 at Brunswick Community Hospital.
    He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19.5  inches long.
    He joins a brother, Brooklyn, 10, and sister Jade, 7.
    Maternal grandparents are Dean and Joanna Jones of Shallotte.
    Paternal grandparents are Steve Faircloth and Cheryl McDaniel of Shallotte.

  • U.S. Cellular is continuing its commitment to schools with the return of its Calling All Teachers campaign and will give $1 million to help teachers with classroom needs.
    Last year, funds were used for three projects at Leland Middle School. Brunswick teachers are encouraged to apply for this year’s program.

  • Kip Travis of Oak Island has earned an honorable mention in an international woodworking contest sponsored by Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts, an international magazine that serves the scroll sawing public.
    Travis earned recognition for his entry into the general category of its 2009 Best Design Contest. The magazine is currently available on newsstands and features the top 25 designs, including his design.

  • Listed below are some of the public gardens you may visit in North Carolina that have butterfly gardens or habitats:
    •North Carolina Zoological Park, Asheboro
    •Magic Wings, Museum of Life and Science, Durham
    •Roper Mountain Science Center’s Butterfly Garden, Greenville
    I hope you enjoy your butterfly garden. A good website for more information is: http://butterflywebsite.com/. Below is a list of the Top 10 butterflies and host plants:

  • Our lawns and gardens have been struggling through some dry times lately, so lots of folks have been firing up those irrigation systems or dragging hoses to make up the difference.
    Newly planted trees, shrubs and lawns and vegetable gardens need the most help. Well-established trees and shrubs will be just fine even if they do drop a few leaves. Just remember to water thoroughly and deeply each time and wait for slight signs of stress to time your next watering.

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 24
    Chili ’n beans, corn, turnip greens, applesauce, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.
    Tuesday, May 25
    Pork chop, rice pilaf, succotash, fresh fruit—apple, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 26
    Turkey Swiss steak/gravy, sweet potatoes, Italian green beans/onions, banana pudding, whole-wheat bread/margarine, blend juice/beverage.
    Thursday, May 27

  • A few days ago, we decided to have some hot dogs on the grill for dinner, along with some baked beans, potato salad and coleslaw.
    Being from northeast Ohio, my favorite topping is Stadium Mustard, which had its origin at the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio.