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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

     

    This is one of the many plants that make me glad I live in the South.

  • Tragedies unite us, but for how long?

     

    By Linda Arnold

     

    This past week we experienced the brunt of two major hurricanes and the 16th anniversary of 9/11.

    While these kinds of events can bring the worst in terms of destruction, they can also bring the best in terms of compassion.

    Because they bring us together as one. Nature is the great equalizer. 

    Most of us remember how we stood together as Americans after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Any other labels that might have existed were stripped away.

  • Boyd Inman celebrates 84th birthday

    Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash celebrate the 84th birthday of Boyd Inman, who was born Sept. 15, 1933.

  • Diane’s story: Thoughts on a transfigured life

    I have dubbed one of my daughters Olivia Obituary. She is my designated news bearer alerting me when a friend from my past life in Connecticut enters eternal life. Thus, she bore the sad/happy news of the death of a 49-year-old woman I knew as a little girl years ago. Sad/happy are my words because this was the ending of a life viewed by many as being limited. Instead, it was deep and beautiful, filled with a wisdom few possess and dare to share. She was more than her diagnosis of Down syndrome. 

  • Seven common kitten questions

    Cats are curious critters. They’re fiercely independent, notably nocturnal and difficult to discern. In other words, they’re probably cleverer than many humans. Here are some of the most common kitten questions I get from cat people.

     

    1.    How long do cats live?

  • Fast-tracking fruits and veggies

     

  • NCDEQ issues Holden Beach swimming alert

    The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued a swimming alert for the public beach access on the east end of Holden Beach on Friday and lifted the alert the next day.

    A Friday NCDEQ news release says state water quality officials are alerting the public that initial testing at the site showed levels of bacteria “exceeding the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality swimming standards.”

  • Youth Relationships Skills and Abstinence Rally set for Sept. 23

    Southeastern Community & Family Services Inc. is sponsoring a Youth Relationships Skills and Abstinence Rally on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. in Supply.

    For youth 13-19, this event is funded by a Cooperative Abstinence Education Grant awarded to CJH Education Grant Services Inc. Lunch and prizes will be provided.

    For more information, call Jerry Merrick or Regina McLendon at 754-9441.

  • BEMC membership meeting Sept. 23

    The 78th annual Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. membership meeting takes place 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium, 50 College Road in Bolivia.

    Highlights include registration, arts and crafts, baked goods, sausage dogs, snacks and beverages, an auction and health fair, kids’ activities, entertainment, the Warm Homes, Warm Hearts campaign and a raffle.

    At 10:30 a.m., the annual business meeting is scheduled in addition to prize drawings.

  • Chamber collects Florida clean-up kits

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce office is a drop-off location for residents who want to donate clean-up kits for Floridians in need following Hurricane Irma.

    Kits should be taken to the chamber offices no later than Wednesday, Sept. 20. East Coast Moving will be picking up the supplies Thursday, Sept. 21.

    What is a clean-up kit? One 5-gallon bucket filled with one each of the following: broom, mop, bleach, large sponge, small sponge and floor cleaner.