Today's News

  • Students take part in Etiquette Day at Virginia Williamson Elementary

    Virginia Williamson Elementary School teaches more than just reading, writing and arithmetic. It also teaches table manners and etiquette. Parents were asked to dress their children in their best attire recently for Etiquette Day.

    Parent facilitator Sylvia Gaughf, along with the help of several parent volunteers, decked out the cafe’s tables with tablecloths and centerpieces. When students and their teachers arrived in the cafe, they were greeted by waiters and were escorted through the serving line.

  • Union Elementary School students earn awards, make honor rolls

    Union Elementary School recently hosted its first nine-weeks awards day. The following students were recognized:

    Principal’s award

    Kindergarten: Olivia Cox, Henry Smith, James Barrett, Noah Helms, Olivia Morris.

    First grade: Cooper Kirkland, Hailey-Lynne Sayre, Abbigail Butler, Mackenzie Smith, Alice Leland.

    Second grade: Patrick Vereen, Teagan Coley, Tre’Vonn Frink, Miracle Todd, Ryan Connick.

  • West Brunswick High School students make honor rolls

    West Brunswick High School has announced the following first nine-weeks awards:

    A honor roll

  • It’s crucial to give ourselves time to say goodbye

    As my fingers fly over my computer keyboard, I think about Alice in Wonderland and her encounter with the White Rabbit who has no time to say hello, goodbye. He’s in a stew because he is running late for a very important date. 

  • Rotary speakers talk about exchange program

    Each year, Rotary International sponsors Group Study Exchanges (GSE) around the world as a cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for business people and professionals that are in the early stages of their careers and are between the ages of 25 and 40.

    Rotary District 7730 (eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia) is sponsoring a GSE team to Uruguay in April 2011 and South Brunswick Islands Rotarian Martha Warner has been selected by Rotary District 7730 to be the Rotarian leader of the four to six GSE member team.

  • Thomas birth

    Mark and Erica Thomas of Shallotte are the parents of a daughter, Lily Grayce Thomas, born at 8:40 a.m. Nov. 3 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 19-inches long.

    She joins brothers Mark, 12, and Kai, 4.

  • Welch-Salmons wedding

    Samantha Welch and Joshua Salmons, both of Shallotte, were married Oct. 8 at Harvest Fellowship Church in Shallotte.

    The Rev. Tom Johnson officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Sandy Welch of Calabash.

    The groom is the son of Franklin and Teresa Salmons of Shallotte.

    The bride was given in marriage by her mother.

    Pam Waterbury of Calabash, aunt of the bride, served as matron of honor.

    Zach Varnam of Shallotte, cousin of the groom, served as best man.

  • Evergreens drop leaves and needles, too

    Pine trees aren’t the only trees that shed needles. Evergreen trees have many needles that change color or turn brown in the fall. This often causes alarm to homeowners who don’t know evergreen trees drop needles.

  • Noticing the native plants


    Winter is slowly on its way. It is becoming harder to find interesting color in the garden. Have you noticed the pockets of color along the roadside? 

    Being a Raleigh native and new to the area, I was unsure of what to expect in the fall. It is always a tradition for me to visit Asheville and see the palate of color the leaves create. The rich, reds, bright, yellows and brilliant, oranges are always so vibrant and well worth the trip. 

  • Therapeutic garden time killing

    Even though the fall has been fairly mild this year, the list of chores in the garden is much shorter—no grass to mow, fewer weeds to fight. There’s always football, basketball, hockey, eating too much and all of those parties and family get-togethers during the holiday season to fill the time, but there’s nothing more therapeutic than getting some dirt under those fingernails.