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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    When I was a kid during the time when the car had roll-down window handles, they would take me and my sister out driving around in the South Carolina Lowcountry every now and then. That’s when I started appreciating just how nice the “low country” of the Palmetto State is. I remember family outings late in the summer to visit some friends at their country home in Hampton County, not too far from the Savannah River, having lunch in the kitchen with what seemed to be miles of old screened windows letting in a fragrant breeze.

  • SBI Shrine Club annual Reverse Raffle is Sept. 27

     IF YOU GO

    What: South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club Reverse Raffle

    When: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27

    Where: SBI Shrine Club, 4911 Old Shallotte Road

    How much: Tickets $100 each; includes steak dinner for two and a chance to win $5,000

    Call: Club president Bob Gunter, 754-7388

    Step right up and take a chance on winning $5,000 this coming Saturday, Sept. 27, at the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club’s annual Reverse Raffle.

  • Evening of Chocolate Decadence aids WAVES4K.I.D.S.

     IF YOU GO

    What: An Evening of Chocolate Decadence

    When: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27

    Where: St. James Community Center, 4136 Southport-Supply Road (N.C. 211)

    How much: $65 per person; buy tickets online at www.Waves4kids.org or email Kay Wolf, Tkwolfe@ec.rr.com; Jacquie McNutt, Jacquelyn.mcnutt@gmail.com or Bobby Mitchell, Bobbymitchell@oswsales.com

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Sept. 15-21

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 17

    Breaking and entering, injury to real property, larceny, Egret Drive.

    Sept. 19

    Fraud, Bellwood Circle.

  • Strangers in a foreign land become friends

     Every once in a while, Hubby Dear and I opt to attend a church service for the Latino community. Neither of us speak nor read Spanish, so it is both an adventure and a challenge to be participants, not just visitors. It is also a tremendous learning experience.

    We listen for words similar to our own native language or ones that are ring more familiarly with other languages we know or have studied. We follow along with prayers in the rite, whispering them as an English accompaniment to the variety of Spanish accents ringing around us.

  • Carlisle-Carlyle reunion

     There will be a Carlisle-Carlyle reunion at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Sandy Plain Baptist Church in Tabor City. Bring a covered dish/dessert to share. There will be door prizes, so be sure to sign in at the door. For more information, contact Britty Carlisle Butler at 474-1417.

  • Norrises celebrate 60th anniversary

     Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Norris celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 11. Their children also helped them celebrate the occasion with family and friends Sept. 14.

  • Hibbard graduates from basic

     Air Force Airman 1st Class Robert M. Hibbard, son of Robert and Tracy Hibbard of Ash, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    Hibbard completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Retrieving information from your brain

     Earlier this month, I showed you how concept mapping can be a great tool to MOVE (meaningful, organized, visual, elaborative) information from the fragile working memory to the more rugged long-term memory. Now it’s time to practice the R in MOVE(R): Retrieving it!

  • Speed, Hewett to marry

     Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Tyeisha Shanay Speed of Oxford and Jerek Hewett of Shallotte. The bride-elect is the daughter of Tracy Haskins and Ivan Speed of Oxford. She is a graduate of East Carolina University. The prospective groom is the son of Janell Hewett-Lawrence and Michael Lawrence of Shallotte and grandson of Alma Hewett and Ellis Hewett of Brunswick County. He is a graduate of East Carolina University. An Oct. 4 wedding is planned at United House of Prayer For All People in Raleigh.