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Today's Features

  • SUNSET BEACH—Barney, a 6-year-old black chow/lab mix, rested faithfully at the feet of his new owner, 91-year-old World War II veteran Joseph Modica.

    More than just a loyal pet, Barney is a service dog attuned to the health needs of Modica, who turns 92 next January.

    “He’s our baby,” Mary Modica said, running her hand across Barney’s dark fur as they sat in their living room with the helpful dog they received about four months ago from Rick Kaplan with Canine Angels of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • BY SHELAGH CLANCY

    Staff Writer

     

    Nearly 1,000 women walked in Charlotte’s Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Oct. 23-24, and one of them was Shallotte resident Kimberly Holmes.

    “I saw an ad in a magazine, and I thought it was a good fit for me,” said Holmes, operations manager at the Rutledge community. “People flew in from Houston, New York, Boston, D.C….It was really, really inspirational.”

  • Gospel sing
    set for Nov. 11
    The Brunswick Gospel Jubilee will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Masonic Temple, 5072 Main St. in Shallotte. Enjoy gospel music from near and far. For more information, call Billy Hill at 209-4927.
    Learn about genealogy Nov. 12
    Learn about genealogy websites and software and connect to your ancestors via online access at a genealogy workshop open house from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on the corner of Mintz and Copas roads.

  • Jesse and Kristina Clemmons of Ocean Isle Beach are the parents of son, Bentley Jameson Clemmons, born at 5:52 p.m. Oct. 10 at Loris Community Hospital, weighing 9 pounds and measuring 22-1/2 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Wayne and Nanet Taylor of Ocean Isle Beach.
    Paternal grandparents are Dale and Rose Clemmons of Supply.
    Great-grandparents are Harvey McDonald of Rockingham and Nancy Evans of Stoneville.
     

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Erin Lyon Chaffin of Durham and Jonathan Francis Solano of Biloxi, Miss. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chaffin of Mocksville. She is employed as an ICU nurse at Duke Hospital. The prospective groom is the son of Teresa Fike of Shallotte. He is a special operations trainee with the United States Air Force. A Dec. 23 wedding is planned in Salisbury.
     

  • The day dawned gray and chilly, a portent of winter’s proximity. It was also a reminder that we often enter a state of gray chilliness when confronted with folks who do not share our culture, heritage, educational and life experience.

  • Volunteers at the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium were honored on Oct. 25 at the annual volunteer recognition luncheon at the museum, attended by more than 85 volunteers. Special awards were presented to the following individuals for their outstanding service during the past year:
    Museum Volunteer of the Year: Cookie Rance; Planetarium Volunteer of the Year: John Misiaszek; Volunteer Lifetime Achievement: Sue McCann; Museum Rookie of the Year: Anne Neely; and Planetarium Rookies of the Year: Amy and Alex Sludds.

  • Master Gardeners plan classes
    The Master Gardeners of Brunswick County offer a unique horticulture class for Brunswick County residents. The class provides the basic knowledge needed to maintain a yard/garden in coastal North Carolina.

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

  • Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Fire ants can ruin picnics and football games. Treating fire ant colonies in the fall can help edge out future colonies, lessening the likelihood they’ll steal your chips or nip at your toes.
    Fire ant colonies have been growing through the summer and have reached their peak size. Attacking those colonies now will help next spring when they start to swarm again. Fire ants are easier to kill in the fall for four main reasons: