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Today's News

  • The First Tee celebrates with The Golf Ball fundraiser

    The First Tee of Brunswick County celebrated its fifth anniversary with The Golf Ball on Saturday evening, Feb. 12, at 101 Stone Chimney Place. The room was set for 150 guests with golf-themed décor provided by Island Classics of Ocean Isle, accompanied by pictures of the participants of TFTBC, media books and story boards provided by the public relation and Golf Ball committee members. 

  • ATMC Smart Connections grant help students learn

    Students in Kathie Green’s class at Supply Elementary School have really enjoyed their new friends, the Letter People. The special needs students, ranging in ages from 5-11, have been working with the Letter People, courtesy of an ATMC Smart Connections grant, and Green says it has made a world of difference.

  • Scouts race in Pinewood Derby

    Cub Scout Pack 262 of Brunswick Islands Baptist Church raced their Pinewood Derby cars on Feb. 12. After many heated races, the winners were announced by den:

    Tigers: Brayden Parrish, first place; Mason DiBenedetto, second place; Jamie Bartholomew, third place.

    Wolves: Elijah Knowles, first place; Ryan Gould, second place; Todd Robbins, third place.

    Bears: Hunter Long, first place; Patrick Greenaway, second place; Jaxon Goble, third place.

  • Religion briefs

    Church to have Easter craft show

    St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church, 5101 Ocean Highway West (U.S. 17) in Shallotte, will host a spring/Easter craft show to benefit its Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry from noon-6 p.m. Saturday, April 16, and from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in St Brendan’s hall.

  • Riding the roller coaster of life is exhilarating, exhausting and exasperating

    I was going along swimmingly, a coastal kind of adverb, when the first rumblings of “dis-ease” caught my attention. 

  • Business briefs

    Anderson named Chair of the Year

    Jayne Anderson was recognized as the 2010 Brunswick County Association of Realtors Committee Chair of the Year for her outstanding service as chairperson of the MLS committee at the 2010 awards ceremony and president’s inauguration on Jan. 15.

    “We’re very proud of all of Jayne’s accomplishments and dedication to our industry. Jayne truly earned this award,” said Chris Bryan, sales manager of Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty.

  • Varnam-Owens

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of April Ginger Varnam and Matthew Keith Owens, both of Ocean Isle Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ronald and Jencie Varnam of Varnamtown. She is a 2000 graduate of UNC-Wilmington and 2003 master’s graduate of East Carolina University. The prospective groom is the son of Daniel and Beth Owens of Wake Forest. He is a 1999 graduate of North Carolina State University Turf Management. A fall wedding is planned on Ocean Isle Beach.              

  • Horse feed assessment vote coming up in Brunswick Co.

    Horse and other equine animal owners/lessors will vote across the state on March 15 to determine whether to “continue” to voluntarily assess themselves $2 per ton of commercial horse feed to provide funds to promote the interests of the horse industry. 

  • Store seeds in a dry space

    In 2005, scientists in Israel germinated a date-palm seed that was 2,000 years old and found in the desert near an ancient fortress. There is a lesson to be learned from this: Store seeds in a dry place.

    There are a dozen reasons to save seeds, whether it’s to save money or to preserve a plant variety. Seeds can be collected from the garden or store bought but they must be properly stored. A seed’s worst enemy includes heat, humidity, sunlight and hungry rodents.

  • Tips for growing a good tomato

    So today, for all you tomato lovers out there who are looking for new growing tips or simply some validation of old tips, I’ve put together a list of commonly recommended tips and tricks for growing great organic tomatoes. Perhaps you’ll find some of your favorite growing methods here. But if you don’t, please leave a comment and share your tried and true methods so that all of us OCTG’s (Obsessive, Compulsive Tomato Growers) can benefit.