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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?
  • Esau-Grissett marriage

     Krystal Esau and James Grissett were married June 6 at Calvary Baptist Church in Shallotte. The Rev. Wayne Turnage officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Esau of Longwood. She is continuing her education at Brunswick Community College.

    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Grissett of Shallotte. He is employed at McLeod Seacoast in Little River, S.C.

    A reception followed in the church fellowship hall.

    The couple will reside in the Grissettown area.

  • Milligan-Kossen engagement

     Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Blair Bennett Milligan of Washington, D.C., and Pieter Frank Kossen of Jackson, Miss. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craven Demette Jr. and Wendy Redwine Milligan of Ocean Isle Beach. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pieter Thomas and Cornelia Sills Kossen of Edwards, Miss. A Sept. 5 wedding is planned at Camp United Methodist Church in Shallotte.

  • What can we learn from the stories of marginalized outsiders?

     Scripture has always fascinated me and caused me to ponder the wonders of the God Who Is. It has been the source of great comfort and tremendous challenge. It has brought me to my knees and raised to unimaginable heights. It has allowed me to meet majestic insiders and marginalized outsiders, sometimes housed in the same person. In every instance, Scripture has been an invitation to be more than I thought I could be. It has also been the impetus for me to empower others similarly.

     

  • Take the fruit trivia quiz

     

     

    June is Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. No one can argue with the fact that most people should eat more fruits and vegetables. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans stress the wisdom of moving to a more plant-based diet, and MyPlate encourages us to fill half our plates with fruits and vegetables at each meal. If you’re counting fruit servings, men and women should eat at least 2 cups of fruit every day and children ages between the ages of 9 and 13 should get at least 1½ cups.

  • Children continue shark attack recoveries

    A teenager who lost most of his left arm during a shark attack June 14 off the coast of Oak Island has been released from a Wilmington hospital, while a 12-year-old who lost part of her left arm and leg during a separate shark attack that day is recovering from her injuries at a Chapel Hill hospital.

    Sixteen-year-old Hunter Treschl, of Colorado Springs, Colo., has been released from the hospital in good condition, just four days after being maimed during a shark attack early near a public beach access at 55th Avenue on Oak Island.

  • Super easy ‘dump’ recipes that will satisfy your appetite

     It seems as though everybody is constantly on the move these days, but no matter how hectic your day is, it’s important you enjoy a good, hearty meal at the end of the day.

    Dump recipes are super easy to prepare and are great for that weeknight dinner or late afternoon lunch. They can be enjoyed all year round; however, they’re a great option during the hot summer months when we tend to slack off cooking over the hot stove or grill.

  • Supply brothers accused of trafficking LSD

     Two brothers from Supply are accused of trafficking LSD in Brunswick County.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested 29-year-old Seth Anthony Lupek and 27-year-old Tobias Ian Lupek on June 16 after a search of their Woodard Road residence.

    The Lupeks each have been charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule I controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of trafficking LSD.

  • Local anglers sound off on shark attacks

     Last week, two children lost limbs in separate shark attacks less than two miles apart on Oak Island.

    Afterward, people throughout the region offered various theories as to why the rare attacks could happen so close together on a Brunswick County beach.

    Capt. Buster Gillis, who owns and operates Buster’s Outdoor Guide Service from Holden Beach, cites overpopulation as the primary reason for the attacks, which he said didn’t surprise him.

  • Force main installation causes traffic delays on Ocean Isle Beach Road

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Brunswick County and Ocean Isle Beach agreed to merge their sewer systems in November 2012. Two-and-a-half years later, the county is working on a project that will provide additional water and sewer capacity for the town.