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Today's Features

  • Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. is regrouping and preparing for a productive year with a new executive director at the helm.

    In October Michael David-Wilson, executive director, left BSRI citing a difference in management philosophy.

    Board member Jim Fish volunteered to step in and serve as interim executive director for 30 days. He is still in the position while the hiring committee makes a decision as to who will fill the position on a permanent basis.

  • For three local families the need for the new SECU Hospice House of Brunswick County is close to home.

    Beryl Hall, Pamela Brown and Amy Davis all know the comforts provided through a hospice life care facility.

    Hall’s mother suffered a severe stroke in December 2008. The family was told it was unlikely she would recover. They found comfort in the transition through the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter in Wilmington.

    “They were wonderful and very caring of my mother, my sisters and myself,” Hall said.

  • The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 10 conducted its Change of Watch ceremony and banquet on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Member’s Club at St. James. Capt. Anthony Popiel of the U.S. Coast Guard, Sector North Carolina, and Jeffery V Stewart Jr., district captain, USCG Auxiliary, Sector North Carolina, administered the oath of office to Elias R. Ashey, the 2012 division commander, and Christopher R Halladay, division vice commander.

  • ATMC recently honored its staff and board of directors at the cooperative’s 35th annual service awards banquet.
    More than 200 guests attended the event in the Carolina Ballroom at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Conference Center. Allen Russ, CEO/general manager, and Lyle Ray King, board president, presented the awards.

  • Gospel jubilee set
    Grace Baptist Church, 340 Mulberry St. in Shallotte, will host Brunswick Gospel Jubilee at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. For more information or directions, call Billy Hill at 209-4927.

    New Hope Singers set for Jan.29
    The Rev. Richard Bradley and the congregation of Mount Gilead Baptist Church, 5420 Ocean Hwy. E. in Winnabow, will welcome the New Hope Singers from Bolton at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29. All are welcome to attend and enjoy this gospel group. Call 253-9169.

  • The Save Our Community (SOC) organization of Southport hosted its 20th annual Emancipation Day program at Mount Carmel AME Church on Dec. 31, 2011.
    Norman Jones, master of ceremonies, opened the program by asking the audience to sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Joshua Carter of Friendship Baptist read the Scripture (Exodus 3:7-12); Christina Brown of Friendship Baptist prayed; and DeMarcus Steward of Mount Carmel AME gave the welcome. Aljean Cromartie of First Baptist reviewed the five original objectives of the organization.

  • There have been many conversations in our household regarding the potential purchase of GPS to assist us on our various journeys around town and far away.
    We have heard the pros and cons. We have contemplated the need, vis-à-vis the “old fashioned” map reading, noting the “mayhem” component presented in the television ads offered by an insurance company was not helpful. It only identified the anxiety of technology gone awry.

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

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

  • Heat and humidity is the name of the game and the main challenge for growing plants in the Southeast. Though the spring was very dry, with little rainfall in April through June, temperatures were above average in those months. In July and August, the region experienced more rainfall and higher temperatures then average.
    Each year around the United States, hundreds of new plant varieties are tested. Here are the top five varieties that trial garden leaders recommend for our specific region for 2012: