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Today's News

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ongoing

    Oak Island Art Guild exhibit, Oak Island Recreation Center, 3001 Oak Island Drive, 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit renewed every 60 days. For more information, call exhibit coordinator Miriam Pinkerton at 278-5562.

    Ongoing through Aug. 3

    Robert Delford Brown, “Meat, Maps and Militant Metaphysics,” Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington. This is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. For more information, call 395-5999 or visit www.cameronartmuseum.com.

    Ongoing through May 9

  • Sunset River to feature Kevin Beck's pastels

    Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, is featuring works in pastel by Kevin Beck through May 9. Beck is a contemporary artist living in Blowing Rock.

    Known for the vibrancy and resonance of his palette, this well-known colorist sees and interprets the landscape in shades of teal, chartreuse and berry. Viewers are transfixed by the depth and translucence of his work both in pastel and oil.

  • Tree and shrub planting techniques for the area

    The next step after developing a landscape plan and selecting the recommended plants adaptive to your area is to buy good quality plants free from insects and diseases. Be sure to inspect them thoroughly because if you don’t already have a problem in the landscape then you certainly don’t want to introduce one at this stage in the landscape process.

    People think plants can take care of themselves but giving them the best chance to survive and do well starts with the selection process and buying good quality plants.

  • Here are tips on avoiding the azalea police

    Transplants from other parts of the world already know it is a requirement you include evergreen azaleas in your landscape. Shirk this responsibility and the azalea police will be on your case faster than a Garden-stater can utter “youse guys.” In an effort to help you avoid this unpleasantness, here are some tips on growing azaleas along with some varieties to consider.

  • How to cure dead spots in your lawn, part I

    The next two articles will attempt to answer questions that seem to be asked every spring. Hopefully, the two will prove helpful to our local residents.

    As soon as the weather turns warm, the lawn questions start. One of the most frequent concerns of gardeners this time of year is a “dead spot” in the lawn. Patches of dead grass in spring are common, can be caused by several factors and are very difficult to diagnosis correctly. Extensive grass loss through the winter is usually caused by something that happened several months ago.

  • Health department honored with award

    The ADA Diabetes Education Umbrella Team was honored with the Outstanding County Program Award.

    Ed Wooters, members services director of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, noted the educational umbrella was Don Yousey’s idea and had just completed being piloted with five counties (including Brunswick) and should receive accreditation by the ADA in the next two months.

  • Business briefs

    Rep. discusses communication service issues

    U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre recently welcomed representatives from Star Telephone and Atlantic Telephone to discuss issues affecting communications service for consumers in Southeastern North Carolina, according to a news release.

    McIntyre and the telecommunication representatives explored the challenges small communications providers face in bringing affordable communications technologies to the rural communities in the 7th Congressional district.

  • Health Department announces restaurant inspection grades

    Environmental health specialists with the Brunswick County Health Department inspected and graded local restaurants and other food establishments during the past month.

    Grades are based on a perfect score of 100, with points taken away for infractions of state health standards. A score of 90 or better represents an A; 80-89, B; 70-79, C. Establishments with a score below C would not be allowed to operate. Establishments which have two scores during the same inspection period have been regraded at the management’s request.

  • 'The Silver Review'

    Brunswick Little Theatre will present “The Silver Review,” an evening under the stars listening to a compilation of 25 years of songs from musicals performed by BLT, from 1983’s Brigadoon though its last musical, Godspell, in November 2007.

    Performances begin at 8 p.m. May 16-18 at the Holden Beach Pavilion, at the foot of the bridge, and May 23-25 at Franklin Square Park in Southport.

    Admission is free. If there is inclement weather after 5 p.m., the show will be canceled for that night.

  • Lance

    Demaris and Charlotte Lance are the parents of a son, Gavin Montrel Lance, born at 5:31 p.m. March 26 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

    He joins a brother, Jayden, 6.

    Maternal grandparents are Mary Nunn of Southport and Janes and Lori Nunn of Bland, Va.

    Paternal grandparents are Vermethia Lance of Shallotte and Handy Lance of Calabash.

    Great-grandparents are Gladys Nunn of Princeton, W. Va., Dorthy Clarida of Shallotte and James and Catherine Lance of Calabash.