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Today's Features

  • By Mark Jankowski
    Ingram Planetarium

    Imagine the romance of walking on the beach one spring evening, a slight breeze chilling you and a special someone next to you. 

    You both stop to view the ocean waves crashing the beach, and then your eyes together glance upward to a breathtaking view of the heavens with the stars out-shining all the diamonds on Earth. 

    Could there be a more prefect night? 

  • We have received several questions about organic gardening. Following are some thoughts on the subject.
    Home gardeners who want to try their hand at growing organic vegetables should lower their expectations just a little and be prepared to put in more sweat equity.
    Plan ahead
    Growing organic vegetables takes extra planning. If you use organic fertilizer sources or organic soil amendments, these need to be tilled into the garden well in advance to be effective. Ideally, this process should begin in the fall prior to spring planting.

  • Last week’s summer-like temperatures helped our shrubs and flowers catch up a bit after lingering a couple of weeks behind the usual blooming times.
    Now, with more seasonal temperatures, we should be able to enjoy all of the spring color before the hot times arrive. Get out and enjoy all of the azaleas, flowering dogwoods, crabapples, cherries, wisterias and the fresh and colorful new growth of Japanese maples.

  • If you’ve never tried an empanada, you’re in for a real treat. Similar to Cornish pasties, Italian calzone, Polish pierogies and turnovers, these Latin American pastries have become extremely popular.

  • The April 15 meeting of the Coastal Carolina Camera Club (CCCC) will host a discussion of sports photography with speakers from the Pelicans Baseball team of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    Julie Borshak, director of community relations, will share her expertise in candid sports photography and her experiences in taking candid photos of the Pelicans players. She is an avid baseball fan and is in her third season with the organization.

  • Brunswick Community College Foundation kicked off its first Women in Philanthropy and Leadership meeting on Thursday, March 4, at Farmstead Golf Club.
    Dr. Debbie Conner of Coastal Carolina University was the featured guest speaker. Conner shared her vision and passion for this mission to more than 30 women in attendance.
    Women in Philanthropy is an organization dedicated to revolutionizing the way women give by transforming charitable contributions into philanthropic investments in the community.

  • Oscar night is long over. The subsequent days and nights agonizing over who should have won and didn’t, which outfits were outrageous and which were breathtaking, the back-stabbing and Monday morning quarterbacking have all been relegated to a distant past. All questions and comments will likely be resurrected next year.
    Now is the time for me to view the work of the contenders and to offer my own review and/or appraisal.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Leanna Louise Tillman and Matthew Ryan Ward. The wedding will be at 4 p.m. April 17 on the waterway at Ocean Haven Road, Ocean Isle Beach. Reception will follow at Emmanuel Outreach Church, Russtown Road, Longwood. The bride is the daughter of Alma Anson of Lake City, Fla., and the late Merle Anson. The groom is the son of Dewayne and Cindy Ward of Sunset Beach.

  • The Brunswick Community College Foundation has announced its cast for the 2010

    “Dancing with the Brunswick Stars” fundraiser to benefit foundation scholarships.

    Event chairman Clarice Holden and WECT anchor Genevieve Barker announced the new line-up Monday afternoon in the lobby of the Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Local residents and beach visitors have probably been introduced to Thomas Woodson.

    Until recently, the 90-year-old Ocean Isle Beach resident worked as a cashier at IGA Ocean Aire Market on Causeway Drive.

    Although many people have passed through his checkout line, many don’t know the heroic missions Woodson was a part of more than half a century ago.