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Today's Features

  • Transplants from other parts of the world already know it is a requirement you include evergreen azaleas in your landscape. Shirk this responsibility and the azalea police will be on your case faster than a Garden-stater can utter “youse guys.” In an effort to help you avoid this unpleasantness, here are some tips on growing azaleas along with some varieties to consider.

  • The next two articles will attempt to answer questions that seem to be asked every spring. Hopefully, the two will prove helpful to our local residents.

    As soon as the weather turns warm, the lawn questions start. One of the most frequent concerns of gardeners this time of year is a “dead spot” in the lawn. Patches of dead grass in spring are common, can be caused by several factors and are very difficult to diagnosis correctly. Extensive grass loss through the winter is usually caused by something that happened several months ago.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre will present “The Silver Review,” an evening under the stars listening to a compilation of 25 years of songs from musicals performed by BLT, from 1983’s Brigadoon though its last musical, Godspell, in November 2007.

    Performances begin at 8 p.m. May 16-18 at the Holden Beach Pavilion, at the foot of the bridge, and May 23-25 at Franklin Square Park in Southport.

    Admission is free. If there is inclement weather after 5 p.m., the show will be canceled for that night.

  • The banana tree originated in India and eventually found its way through the tropical regions of the world, namely, Africa, Latin America, Australia and Southeast Asia.

    If you want to get technical however, the banana is not a tree, nor is the yummy yellow edible a fruit. The “tree” is actually a large herb and the banana is seedless and thus, botanically speaking, not a fruit.

  • We are accustomed to seeing pictures of city workers doing a massive cleanup in the wake of a celebratory parade or the return of conquering heroes, but there was no cleanup needed after Pope Benedict XVI left the United States. No litter was strewn along Main Street USA. In fact, his departure was amazingly quiet, at least in this neck of the woods.

  • Seaside UMC men to have golf tournament

    Seaside United Methodist Men will have its ninth annual Caring and Sharing Golf Tournament at Brierwood Golf Course on Saturday, May 17.

    Check in time is 8 a.m.

    There will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m. with a Captain’s Choice format for four-person teams; ladies, mixed and men’s A and B flights. Cost is $60 per person ($240 per team) and includes l8 holes of golf with cart, refreshments and lunch.

  • Demaris and Charlotte Lance are the parents of a son, Gavin Montrel Lance, born at 5:31 p.m. March 26 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

    He joins a brother, Jayden, 6.

    Maternal grandparents are Mary Nunn of Southport and Janes and Lori Nunn of Bland, Va.

    Paternal grandparents are Vermethia Lance of Shallotte and Handy Lance of Calabash.

    Great-grandparents are Gladys Nunn of Princeton, W. Va., Dorthy Clarida of Shallotte and James and Catherine Lance of Calabash.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Susan Smith and Joshua Stanley, both of Shallotte. The bride-elect is the daughter of Joe and Mary Smith of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of Dane and Mary Stanley of Shallotte. The wedding is set for May 31 at Old Shallotte Baptist Church.

  • April Gause and Adam Stanley, both of Shallotte, were married April 5 at Jennies Branch Baptist Church in Ocean Isle Beach, with the Rev. Robbie Stephens officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Rodney and Dina Gause of Shallotte.

    The groom is the son of Jimmy and Tina Stanley of Shallotte.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    Kate Gore of Ash served as maid of honor, and Whitney Reinert of Shallotte served as matron of honor.

  • A remembrance celebration honoring the life of Andrew Julian Priddy will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Shallotte Middle School gymnasium.

    Family and friends will share memories and stories, recite poems, sing songs and play music during the service.

    Andrew Priddy’s mother, Amy Priddy, said it is a time for all who loved Andrew to come together and remember him. Anyone with special memories of Andrew is welcome to attend.

    Andrew died last June as a result of an ATV accident. He was 13 and had just finished seventh grade at Shallotte Middle School.