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Today's Features

  •  Brunswick Community College’s Continuing Education Department and Brunswick County Schools’ College Tech Prep Program’s collaborative effort has lead to 68 high school students receiving a state and nationally recognized Career Readiness Certificate.

  •  I go to a lot of meetings. This is true of many retirees, I suspect. At times, fatigue, frustration and a sense of personal inability keep me from wanting to attend. I get tired of the scheduled life. I become frustrated with the pace of progress. I wonder if I am in the right place at the right time. Overall, I know that each meeting is an encounter with life’s duality. Each one reminds me I am both learner and teacher, data provider and deep ponderer, thinker and doer. 

  •  Jeff Achterberg of Verity Management Solutions LLC and Verity Property Maintenance & Inspections is hosting a radio program in the Wilmington area dedicated to energy efficiency building practices and other “green” topics, including products and services.

    Achterberg is host of “Going Green–Your Building Performance Experts” airing from 10-11 a.m. Saturdays on WAAV 980AM. 

  •  Martha D. Lee and Bruce W. Quaintance were married May 15 at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas.

    The wedding took place at 8 p.m. on the Terrazza Di Sogno overlooking Lago Di Como and Bellagio Fountains.

    The bride is the owner of Martha Lee Realty Company in Holden Beach and Ocean Isle Beach.

    The groom is the owner of Quaintance Inc. and Bruce’s Construction on Ocean Isle Beach.

    The couple resides on Ocean Isle Beach.

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    Brandon Johnson and Heather Rhodes of Erwin are the parents of a son, Gavin Malachi Johnson, born at 12:30 p.m. May 6 at Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

    He joins a sister, Alana Ann Johnson, 2 1/2.

    Maternal grandparents are Marsha Rhodes of Supply and David Rhodes of Civietown.

    Paternal grandparents are Bill and Beverly Johnson of Erwin and Daniel and Jean Smith of Ash.

    Great-grandparents are Leo and Louise Hewett of Supply.

  •  Brunswick County 4-H hosted its annual fashion revue on May 17 at the Cooperative Extension office. 

    After a welcome and introduction by 4-H agent Blair Green, members showed off their homemade garments during a fashion show. Participants were judged on such criteria as construction, fit and presentation.

    Participating in the 9-11 age division were: Alexis Apple, daughter of Trisha and Donald Apple of Ash; Lydia and Mary Ellen Lewis, daughters of Jim and Vicki Lewis of Calabash; and Amanda Rossell, daughter of Timothy Rossell of Bolton. 

  • Many people who move down into Southeastern North Carolina from more northern and colder climates bring with them a preference for plants they grew so beautifully in the North. 

  •  Mimosas are putting on their summer show of silky, pink flowers all over southeastern North Carolina. With beautiful flowers and incredibly fast growth, you would think this medium-sized tree would be a popular addition to the landscape. Unfortunately, this plant tends to be a little on the trashy side with seedlings popping up all over the place. 

  •  Mimosas are putting on their summer show of silky, pink flowers all over southeastern North Carolina. With beautiful flowers and incredibly fast growth, you would think this medium-sized tree would be a popular addition to the landscape. Unfortunately, this plant tends to be a little on the trashy side with seedlings popping up all over the place.