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Today's Features

  • Paula Greene, attorney advocate for the Guardian ad Litem program of the 13th Judicial District, is honored for her 25 years of service to this program on April 11 during a celebratory event at the Brunswick County Courthouse with Judge Sherry Tyler presiding.

  • A group of the Dosher Hospital volunteers came together following their recent monthly meeting to commemorate the organization’s recent donations to the departments and services of Dosher Memorial Hospital.
    Several hospital departments were the recipients of the Dosher volunteers’ generosity over the past five months. Volunteers donated a new centrifuge for the hospital’s laboratory and two elliptical exercise machines for cardiac rehabilitation.

  • Staff Report

    Nantucket Band, a longtime rock group formed in Jacksonville in 1969, will perform live in an outdoor concert 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Holden Beach.
    The concert, Holden Beach Grassroots Presents Nantucket Live at Holden Beach, will take place in a field at 1305 Cedar Landing Road near Provision Company Restaurant on the mainland side of Holden Beach.
    Nantucket will be playing all of its hits as well as new sounds mixed with beach and shag music.

  • Spring has sprung and the Brunswick bands are playing sweet music. Each year, the Brunswick Concert Band and Big Band give back to the community and their supporters by performing free spring concerts in Caswell Beach and Sunset Beach.
    On Friday, May 4, the Brunswick Concert Band will perform at Hatch Auditorium on Caswell Beach beginning at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of Steve Skillman. The program will include a tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein, highlights from “The Music Man” and “The Purple Carnival March.”

  • Women’s conference set for May 4-5
    New Beginnings Community Church, 730 Whiteville Road in Shallotte, will host a Women’s Conference, “Arise, O Daughter of Zion,” on Friday and Saturday, May 4-5. Speaker will be Dr. Kathy Bojanowski, worship leader Tina Sanchez and drama, the Rev. Diana Payne.
    Registration is $25 per person. For more information, call NBCC at 754-2987 or Donna Smith at 579 6853.

  • During the past few years, I have been asked when I’m going to write another book. Hard on the heels of that question came an unsolicited request. When you do, include your newspaper columns. Years ago, I was told I should write a book about the importance of leaving a legacy for future generations. As a friend of mine is wont to say, “I listened...and took it all seriously.”

  • Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension Service
    Brunswick County Center

  • Brunswick County 4-H, sponsored by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, will offer a variety of activities, field trips, and day camps for children through the “Super Heroes in Training” 4-H Summer Enrichment Program. This summer is full of fun and educational activities for youth to participate in, beginning June 18.

  • Have you ever noticed quarter-inch holes neatly spaced in horizontal or vertical rows on tree trunks or on the branches? Many people misdiagnose this problem suspecting borer damage. The holes made by borers appear more randomly and are not neatly arranged in a row or pattern.

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

    Often purchased as a gift plant, big leaf hydrangea can be transplanted in landscapes and enjoyed year after year. It prefers morning sun, afternoon shade and moist, well-drained soil. It will grow in locations with afternoon sun, but will probably wilt and need more supplemental watering.