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Today's Features

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Pauline H. Smith and David D. Garrett of Shallotte. The bride-elect is the daughter of Paul E. Harris Sr. of New Bern. She is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth. The prospective groom is the son of Brenda Garrett of Manning, S.C. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An Oct. 2 wedding is planned at Sunset Beach. Family and friends are invited to a reception at the Calabash Fire Department in Calabash at 3 p.m.

  • Ralph and Sandra Yaun of Leland celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 10 at the First Baptist Church activity center in Wilmington. The couple was married on Sept. 10, 1960, at the Calypso Presbyterian Church in Calypso. Hosting the party were the couple’s children and grandchild, son Chris Yaun and wife Shari of Leland, granddaughter Emily Kathleen Yaun and daughter Rebecca Angela Yaun of Leland. Numerous friends and relatives were also in attendance.

  • There have been several calls on the information line in the last couple of weeks complaining about insect problems. Following are some common pests and solutions:

    Bedding plants and perennials provide the homeowner and landscaper with a multitude of colors and textures. Unfortunately, numerous insects, mites and other invertebrates (i.e. slugs, sowbugs and millipedes) consider these same plants as food. 

  • Leave the 10W-30 for the guys down at the auto service center. We’re talking about the horticultural oils lots of us use to control scales, spider mites, aphids, whiteflies, mealybugs and other critters. 

    Ever wonder what the difference is between “summer oil” and “dormant oil”? How about “superior” and “supreme”? Let’s try to clear up some of the confusion.

  • ‘Shipwrecks’ book released

    Local authors Fred David and Vern Bender have released a new book “Shipwreck Diving Southeast North Carolina: Calabash to Southport.” 

    The book features stories and pictures about ships that have sunk offshore this area since the early 1800s.

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

    Monday, Sept. 27

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

    Tuesday, Sept. 28

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

    Wednesday, Sept. 29

    Beef macaroni casserole, vegetable blend, sugar cookies, blend juice, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Sept. 30

  • While Maurice’s identity may have faded, his chef salad lives on

    I recently received a correspondence from a reader who asked if I had ever heard of a “Maurice Salad.” He mentioned that his wife had worked at a small restaurant years ago and one day when they had closed up for the evening, the owner invited all the employees to a back room off the kitchen for a salad and some crusty bread. 

  • Like most expectant mothers, Chelsea Farmer is nervous about her new arrival.

    The 22-year-old West Brunswick High School graduate is keeping the sex of the baby secret as she prepares for the Dec. 29 due date. She’s excited—but also nervous.

    But sometime after Jan. 1, 2011, what could be mere days after the newest addition to the Farmer family arrives, Chelsea’s husband Patrick will be deployed, most likely to Northern Afghanistan.

  • LELAND—Leafing through his limited-edition “The Andy Griffith Show” prints, George Murray is stocking up for Mayberry Days.

    This week, the Leland artist and frame shop owner will be traveling to the 21st annual festival in Mount Airy, Andy Griffith’s hometown 40 miles north of Winston-Salem, to sell and sign his official “The Andy Griffith Show” prints during the four-day event (Sept. 23-26).

  •  A 70th wedding anniversary is a celebration indeed.

    Two couples in Brunswick County achieved that marital milestone in the same week.

    Connecticut natives Nick and Lillian Szeszkowski were honored at a 71st anniversary party Sept. 9 at Shallotte Assisted Living.

    New Jersey natives Matthew and Theresa’s 70th anniversary was Sept. 7. They were feted with an early surprise party by their family in July.

     

    NICK AND LILLIAN SZESZKOWSKI