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Today's Features

  • In today’s economic downturn, the word retirement has little meaning for older adults in the state. For many, it means taking a part-time job after they leave the full-time workforce. Others expect to prolong retirement because of financial and insurance needs
    North Carolina leaders have a plan for the 25 percent or 2.4 million retiring “Boomers” who may choose to continue to work. This issue was the main topic discussed during the North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature (STHL) meeting.

  • Tommy and Ruth Hawks of Winston-Salem celebrated their 50th anniversary June 13. The couple was married in 1960 and bought their first beach home at Holden Beach in 1989. They have three children and three grandchildren.

  • Amanda Fulford of Shallotte and Frederick Clements of Southport were married May 14 at United Vision Petecostal Church.
    The Rev. Maurice Milligan officiated the service.
    The bride is the daughter of Randy and Janis Fulford of Shallotte. She was given in marriage by her parents.
    The groom is the son of James and Sabrina Clements of Southport.
    Miranda Crouch of Shallotte, the bride’s sister, served as matron of honor. Cortney Mills of Myrtle Beach, S.C., served as bridesmaid.

  • The line of school buses at the Brunswick County Government Complex was a sight to see last Thursday, June 10, as they made their way back to the garage to be parked for summer. It was a sure sign school is officially out.
    As the 4-H staff noticed them outside their office windows, it reminded them the Brunswick County summer fun “Exploring the World of 4-H” program would begin in less than 24 hours.

  • Most gardeners view rainfall as a good thing. But too much of a good thing—namely rain—can be bad. Disease is always an issue when there is abundant moisture and plants don’t have time to dry out.
    Many ornamentals, particularly annuals and tender perennials, suffer in the form of leaf spots and root rot. If annuals are not planted on raised beds, too much rainfall can cause them to die.

  • While there are many plant diseases that make growing tomatoes a challenge in the Southeast, a relatively new disease threatens to make homegrown tomatoes almost impossible for many local gardeners.
    Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) is different from most tomato diseases because it is caused by a virus rather than a fungus or bacteria. Most virus diseases in plants cause the infected plant to show strange color patterns on the leaves or flowers and may cause stunting, but usually do not kill their host plant outright.

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, June 21
    Chicken/dumplings, pickled beets, peaches, biscuit/margarine, beverage.
    Tuesday, June 22
    Pork roast/gravy, sweet potatoes, black-eyed peas, pineapple, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, June 23
    Sloppy Joe on bun, corn, turnip greens, applesauce, hamburger bun, beverage.
    Thursday, June 24
    Macaroni/cheese with ham, vegetable blend, pears, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Friday, June 25

  • When she worked as director of a cancer center in Akron, Ohio, Linda Herrick met a number of people who had no idea what to do after they lost their spouses and loved ones.

    “I felt so bad for the widows,” Herrick said. “Some of them didn’t even know how to write checks…I decided then that when I retired, I would give back.”

    Since moving to Brunswick County in 2000, Herrick, who now lives in Shallotte’s Brierwood community, has done just that.

  • Silver Coast Winery is once again showcasing the metal artistry of David McCune during the summer season.

    The show launches Saturday, June 19, and runs through Sept. 14.

    McCune, of Fayetteville and Brunswick County, is recognized as a prolific artist who has had successful shows from Florida to Las Vegas.

  • Since moving to Southport, the one word Larry Maisel always hears when people describe his adopted hometown is “quaint.”

    People from all over Brunswick County and around the state enjoy strolling downtown, browsing antique shops and eating at seafood restaurants in the small, charming town along the Cape Fear River.

    But the picturesque Southport of today is different than its early days as an industrial town, where canning plants, lumber mills, boat repair facilities and shrimp houses lined the now scenic, tourist-friendly waterfront.