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Today's News

  • 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

    By SUSAN BROWN
    EXTENSION HORTICULTURAL AGENT

    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. 

  • Senior site menus

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

    Monday, Nov. 29

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

    Tuesday, Nov. 30

    Chicken/dumplings, pickled beets, peaches, biscuit/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Dec. 1

    Barbecue pork, baked beans, coleslaw, apple cobbler, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Dec. 2

    Chopped steak/gravy, rice, okra/tomatoes, pears, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

  • Holiday party hors d’oeuvres can be creative, delicious

    Whether you call them appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, canapés or whatever, they are the scrumptious little morsels served before the start of a full-course meal. 

    Appetizers can also function as the main course for a meal. Many times my wife and I have gone out to restaurants and just ordered three or four hors d’oeuvres instead of the usual entrée. This can also work at any of your cocktail or holiday parties.

  • Community news briefs

    Civil War group to meet Dec. 7

    The Brunswick Civil War Round Table will meet Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport, across from the Southport post office. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

  • Chariot racer holding a goat

    Mark Jankowski
    Ingram Planetarium Planetarium educator

    Get ready for strange things in the sky—a Full Beaver Moon; horns that never run empty and an ancient chariot racer holding a goat, plus two kids. 

    Yep, all this weird stuff in the sky and all we see is a random scattering of stars across the heavens. 

    Using a sky map as a treasure map you can reveal all the hidden stories of old and even see a ram with a fly buzzing around his tail.