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Today's Features

  •  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. 

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, June 7

    Pork chop, rice pilaf, succotash, fresh fruit—apple, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, June 8

    Barbecue chicken, corn casserole, green peas, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, June 9

    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, applesauce, sugar cookies, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, June 10

  • High-sugar, low-carb, alcohol or no, there’s a cool beverage for every inclination. The sunny season and chance to raise a cool one with friends on the patio or by the pool can’t arrive soon enough. So as summer descends upon us, let’s just relax in the comfort of our home and enjoy this time while it lasts.

    The fruity drink you choose may be a berry-flavored vodka creation, a blender drink using fresh fruits or a twist on lemonade. Seeking something more adventurous? How about a trying a gelatin shot, which is not just for the college set anymore?