Today's Features

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Jennifer Hope Unger and David Clifford Michael, both of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The bride-elect is the daughter of Phil Unger of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Brenda and Jackie Cook of Winnabow. The prospective groom is the son of Judy Michael of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and the late Reed Michael. An Aug. 6 wedding is planned at Bennett Farm in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

  • Jennifer H. McRoberts of Charlotte and Darren M. Otto of Charlotte were married May 15 at Ocean Isle Beach Chapel, with the Rev. Eddie Hill officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of John F. and Bernice McRoberts of Ocean Isle Beach. 

    She given in marriage and escorted by her parents.

    The groom is the son of Bob and Gail Otto of Charlotte.

    Bridesmaids  were Trina Woodlief of Charleston, S.C., Mary Russ Pendergras of Ocean Isle Beach, Susan Meyers of Charlotte and Cindy Usher of Charlotte.

    Flower girl was Lilly Woodlief.

  • BOLIVIA—For every defendant who goes through Teen Court, one less defendant goes through Brunswick County’s criminal justice system—alleviating an over-burdened justice system.

    Teen Court is funded through state grants, not county funded, so it saves Brunswick County taxpayer money, Teen Court Director Glenda Ansley said.

    But of all the ways Teen Court benefits the court system and the taxpayers, Ansley said it benefits the participants—defendants and volunteers—the most.

  • Rainwater picks up pollutants from our lawns, gardens, roads and takes them into the rivers and bays. Rain gardens are a beautiful way to cleanse the environment of pollutants and keep our rivers and bays cleaner for its inhabitants, our cherished sea life.

    Rain gardens are raised beds in reverse. They are mirror images of conventional gardens that are planted high; rain gardens are concave planted in shallow basins. 

  •  There are probably more folks who associate “nirvana” with a 1990’s grunge band with a self-destructive lead singer than with heightened states of consciousness, but the concept of samsara certainly applies to gardening. 

    This “cycle of rebirth” in the garden means preparing soil well, adding lots of organic matter and learning to work within the constraints placed upon us by our challenging climate and, probably, killing some plants along the way. 

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

    Monday, June 28

    Turkey Swiss steak/gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, banana pudding, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, June 29

    Roast beef au jus, brown rice, carrots, fruit cocktail, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, June 30

    Beef ‘n’ macaroni casserole, mixed vegetables, blend juice, sugar cookies, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, July 1

  •  Olive oil has long been one of the most popular and healthy cooking oils in the world. This Mediterranean wonder has long been a top selling oil in America and throughout the rest of the world.

    Whether it’s used in cooking with sauces or used in dressings or just drizzled over fresh vegetables or pasta, extra-virgin olive oil, the highest quality of oil, has an acidity of less than one percent, according to the International Olive Oil Council.

  • The summer’s sky is full of many bright stars. The reason is simple: At the start of summer, the main plane of the Milky Way Galaxy is just above the horizon, and as the calendar approaches the middle of the summer season, the Milky Way’s main plane moves to the middle of the sky.

    More stars are along the main plane than below or above the plane; therefore, it is the position of the main plane that fills the sky with stars.

  • Artists from throughout the Carolinas, from the mountains to the coast, have brought their paintings and pottery to downtown Southport’s Franklin Square Gallery for its annual Summer Regional Show that opened June 21 and continues until July 17.

    This juried exhibition highlights the work of already well known artists in Brunswick and New Hanover counties and many others from throughout North and South Carolina.

  •      Visitors are invited to drill with Capt. William Dry’s Militia Company at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site on Saturday, June 19. 

    Al Denn will demonstrate 18th century apothecary and surgery in Colonial America and Albert Shaw will display Colonial weapons and demonstrate Colonial surveying.