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Today's News

  • When is it a good time to move plants?

    There have been a number of calls to the hotline recently concerning moving plants. Generally speaking, the optimum time for moving plants is during the dormant period.

    Following are a few suggestions:

    1) Most shrubs and trees should be moved during their dormant season. For some, this will be just after they shed their leaves. Others, such as azaleas, will require waiting until late fall, winter or early spring. For this area, dormant season is January through March.

  • Quaintance-Nash

    Jennifer Nicole Quaintance and Gordon William Nash Jr. were married Aug. 23 at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The Rev. Thomas Clymer officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Bruce Quaintance of Ocean Isle Beach and Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Robinson of Carolina Shores.

    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Nash Sr. of Wilmington, Pat Sandifer of Holden Beach and the late David Sandifer.

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

  • Church briefs

    Church plans Nov. 16 service

    The Rev. Earsken Howard Moody and the Pleasant Hill Church of Shallotte will be in services at Greater Tabernacle Church of Longwood on Nov. 16.

    Services will begin at 4 p.m.

    For more information, contact the Rev. Cathy Moore at 640-3227 or Sister Zettie Price at 754-7982.

    Tickets available for Christmas show

    The 2008 Singing Christmas Tree tickets are now available.

    This will be the 20th year, and also the grand finale.

    Performance dates are:

  • College offers community classes, programs

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department (CEWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared towards adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction.

    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. Seniors, 65 and older, can also take many classes free of charge.

  • Doesn’t support gay marriage

    To the editor:

    Last week, a majority of citizens in Florida and California rightfully voted they had had enough of the threat of gay marriage and voted to amend their state constitutions to make the practice of men marrying men and women marrying women unconstitutional.

    They are outraged their wishes are not universally accepted and wanted, so they are now on a rampage to force their style down our throats. They are outraged the people of these states are not progressive enough and have voted only to allow sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman.

  • Satirical idea

    To the editor: Were I a political cartoonist I would ink a vision of president-elect Barack Obama’s promised “change” thusly: A dark and dreary wintry setting reveals Obama, shovel in hand, standing astride opened graves in the Bill Clinton Memorial Cemetery.

    The following names would appear etched on the headstones over several opened graves: Rahm Emanuel, Madeline Albright, Robert Reich, Greg Craig, Ron Klain, and Mona Sutphen.

    A caption on the cartoon would read: “I thought you stiffs would enjoy a ‘change’.”

  • Public record

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 5, 6, 7 and 10 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Nov. 5

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtrooms clerk Michelle Warth and Lisa Quick:

    James C. Abernathy, improper equipment, costs.

    Kellie Jean Abernethy, improper equipment, $25 and costs; no operator’s license, expired registration card/tag, expired/no inspection sticker, all voluntarily dismissed.

  • Children need a better education

    To the editor: Did anyone else notice that only six out of 17 of our county’s schools passed the adequate yearly progress for last school year as this newspaper reported? Yet, Superintendent Katie McGee got a satisfactory performance rating and a nice increase in salary.

    To go with that, she also was awarded a Regional Superintendent’s Award. Tell me how. Her school system had some of the lowest end-of-grade test scores in the state.

  • Brunswick County grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Craig Ellis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Kay Fowler returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Oct. 27:

    Sarah Elizabeth Allan, 16, of 162 NW 5th St., Oak Island; three counts felony break or enter a motor vehicle, three counts misdemeanor attempted larceny.

    Carl Henry Alston, 35, of 457 Colony Lane SE, Leland; felony murder, felony first-degree rape, felony first-degree kidnapping.

  • Confused by columnist’s intent

    To the editor: John Heidtke’s column in the Nov. 13 edition of The Brunswick Beacon confuses me. I am not sure whether he is saying people who wear zoot suits or sagging trousers deserve to be the object of civil unrest or whether he intends to make some other point.

    My first reaction was revulsion at what appeared to be racist statements, but perhaps the column would have benefited by more editing. I do not understand the point of the column and would appreciate further comment from Mr. Heidtke.