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Today's Features

  •  ASH—Life in Ash wasn’t always the way it is today.

    “This dirt we are living on was my great granddaddy’s,” said Leroy Carlisle. “He owned a hundred acres from Old Brunswick Road to the Whit-Ash Swamp. There were farms on both sides of the swamp.”

    Leroy’s grandfather built the house he grew up in the 1850s before the Civil War.

  • CALABASH—Nancy Pate clutched photos of her late husband, Allen, as she and other family members gathered in the parking lot of the Hurricane Fleet fishing charter.

    The Jacksonville resident was among three families who gathered there April 8 to personalize eternal reef balls cast of eco-friendly cement and cremated ashes in their loved ones’ memory.

  • Camp meeting starts April 17
    The Sonrise Independent Baptist Church and members will be hosting their second annual old-fashioned camp meeting in Southport April 17-21.
    The old-fashioned camp meeting was started for the “preachin’, practicin’ and promotin’” of old-time religion. Come and experience some old-fashioned preaching and gospel singing. Don’t miss out on the morning or evening sessions.
    Lunch will be provided after the morning sessions and dinner provided before the evening sessions in the church fellowship hall.

  •  The weather keeps playing tricks on us, but soon enough, it will be time to plant those beloved annuals. So what is the difference between an annual and a perennial? The biggest difference between the two is how long they live, when they bloom and how they develop their root systems.

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  • Many of you have heard about the decline in our bee populations and are concerned. You should be concerned. I found this University of Georgia Cooperative Extension article informative. 

    Nearly 30 percent of all honeybees literally disappeared last winter, fleeing their hives never to return. Researchers have studied colony collapse disorder since it was identified in 2006. They are now uncovering answers to this problem.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Christie Seller of Fairmont and John Russell of Ocean Isle Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Sellers of Fairmont. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Russell of Ocean Isle Beach and Eileen Russell of Little River, S.C. An April 16 wedding is planned in Marion, S.C.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Stacey Lynette McDonald and Travis Len Greer, both of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gary and Linda McDonald of Supply. The prospective groom is the son of Tim and Regina Greer of Statesville. A May 14 wedding is planned at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.