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Today's Features

  • 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.

  •  Children in the Southport area will have an opportunity to learn about healthy eating, organic foods, vegetable gardening and farmers markets through a one-week summer camp at Southport Elementary. 

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. has received a Learn Serve Grant to work with local educators and community partners to facilitate the “Growing to Learn…Learning to Grow” project. 

    The grant will provide free services to 40 upcoming third, fourth and fifth-graders and will operate the week of July 19. 

  •  The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution ended a successful year with a tour, meeting and picnic at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson on May 12. Award recipients, parents and teachers were also in attendance.

  •  The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared towards adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction. Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant.

  •  On May 10, the Brunswick Soil and Water Conservation District had its annual awards banquet recognizing educators, students and supporters of the district’s conservation education program. 

    Tic Toc the Clown provided the evening’s entertainment. District supervisor chairman Gene Ward presented the awards.

    “The Living Soil” was the theme for the district’s annual poster, essay and public speaking contests. 

  •  Have you ever had a day when nothing seemed to ease the spirit? Have you ever experienced a deep-down restlessness that remained unappeased by all efforts to center oneself in calm and quiet, freed from the anxiety of life’s stressors? If not, you may be superhuman or in grand denial!

  •  The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) has announced that 179 high school seniors from 44 counties, including four students from Brunswick County, have been named UNCG iSchool Scholars for their outstanding performance in online early college classes.

  •  Griffin Hewett, daughter of Ginny and Jamie Varnum of Bolivia and Timothy Carter Hewett of Supply, was among 67 high school seniors who graduated this spring from Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh and received diplomas from Head of School Theo Coonrod during the school’s 168th commencement exercises on Sunday, May 23, in the school’s historic oak grove.

    Melissa Essary, dean of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, was the commencement speaker.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Holly Ann Villepique of Silver Spring, Md., and John K. Hickey of Greenbelt, Md.

    The bride is the daughter of Beth Naylor of Ocean Isle Beach and David Villepique of Chester, N.J.

    She is a 1988 graduate of Bernards High School in Bernardsville, N.J., a 1992 graduate of Hope College in Holland, Mich., and a 1997 and 2003 graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

    She is employed as a pediatric nurse practitioner at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.