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Today's News

  • Union Elementary collects a ton for BFA

    More than a ton of food donated to local families this holiday season has come from the students at Union Elementary School.

    In its annual food drive, Union collected more than 3,000 pounds of food that was donated to Brunswick Family Assistance the week of Thanksgiving. The school has had an annual food drive for nearly 15 years, and has long partnered with Lowes Foods and their Friends Feeding Friends program.

  • Shallotte Middle collects cans for local food pantries

    By Kathryn Jacewicz

    Staff writer

    Students at Shallotte Middle School topped the record they set last year while collecting cans and non-perishable food items for the Seaside United Methodist Church food pantry and Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA).

    Students collected more than 5,500 cans and $760 in cash and donations. A $500 donation was made to BFA, and a $260 donation was made to a Shallotte Middle School student whose house burned down and lost his mother during the blaze.

  • Changing with the times is not welcome in beloved childhood board games

    I love a good board game.

    For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved games. Before I started school, I’d play board games with my Nanny nearly every day. I’d play all day if she were up for it.

    The farthest back I can remember is playing a version of Memory. Scrabble was always a favorite of ours, as well as a game called, “It’s Only Money,” which makes me think that’s where my shopping addiction began, but that’s another column.

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  • Daddy Bake-Off raises more than $1,000 for school fund

    Gingerbread houses, cupcakes and frosted cookies don’t usually sell for $50 at an ordinary bake sale, but at The Academy of Coastal Carolina’s annual Daddy Bake-Off, they do.

    The Academy of Coastal Carolina had its annual Daddy Bake-Off last week. Hosted by the Parent Teacher Club (PTC), about 20 fathers participated and helped their children create a cake or decorated baked good to be auctioned off at the holiday feast.

  • Owner and her funny hats greet breakfast, lunch diners at Calabash eatery

     CALABASH—Brenda Dixon wears many hats.

    The owner of Granny Allyn’s Country Kitchen has so many hats, in fact, she wears a different one every day to the delight of her breakfast and lunch customers at the Thomasboro Road eatery.

    “That’s my winter hat,” Dixon quipped last Friday, emerging from the kitchen last Friday morning with a bright fuchsia plush-fur hat on top of her head.

  • Saying goodbye to a distinguished Brunswick native

    Brunswick County lost one of its most distinguished native sons Oct. 28.

    Joseph A. Gore, a Supply native, was born in 1930 to G. M. Gore and Amelia Bryant Gore. He graduated from the public schools of Brunswick County in 1948, earned a bachelor’s degree from Livingston College and served as a medic with the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division from 1953-55.

  • Uptight about the economy? Seek a simpler life

    “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand…”

    Henry David Thoreau

    1817 – 1863

    The beauty of attending Holden Beach Chapel is we hear a different preacher every Sunday.

    Last Sunday, we enjoyed a lively Quaker pastor sporting a long white beard. His refreshing sermon was pertinent to the joy found through leading a simple lifestyle, something we surely need more of these days.

  • Lockwood Folly Marketplace opens in Supply

    SUPPLY—Lockwood Folly Marketplace opened its doors for the first time Monday morning, and customers say the new local food and gift shop is a great addition to the community.

    Owner Lindsay Hewett opened the store near the N.C. 211/U.S. 17 intersection in the building her family has owned for generations. She was pleased with the steady flow of customers dropping in Monday to check out the new store.

  • Free 'Amahl' play set for Dec. 5-7

    SOUTHPORT—For the third year, sisters Pat Pittenger and Stuart Callari are directing a free production of the operetta “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” at three Brunswick County locations Dec. 5-7.

    The operetta, based on the Biblical story of the three wise men, tells the story of a poor, disabled boy who has a problem telling tall tales. Because of this, his mother does not believe him one evening when he tells her of seeing a star “as big as a window.”