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Today's News

  • Smith-Garrett wedding

    Pauline Harris Smith and David D. Garrett, both of Shallotte, were married Oct. 2 in a private ceremony in Sunset Beach.

    Elder Charles Bryant Sr. officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Paul Harris Sr. of New Bern. The groom is the son of Brenda Garrett of Manning, S.C.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    Contina Bryant of Navassa, a friend of the bride, served as matron of honor.

  • Fire ants may follow flooding

    Due to the vast amounts of rain, we will be blessed with an abundance of fire ants. As things dry out and we maintain moderate temperatures in many areas of the state, we are likely to see the late season fire ant mounds showing up.

  • Fall irrigation manipulation

    Shorter days and cooler temperatures have finally arrived. We don’t have to mow as much because the grass is slowing down. Trees and shrubs are losing their leaves and getting prepared for the winter dormant period. And, sports fans are enjoying the baseball playoffs leading up to the grand finale—the World Series.

    Somewhere between watching the boys of October and trying to figure out the craziness that is the Bowl Championship Series, you need to give your irrigation system a bit of attention. 

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Oct. 18

    Baked ziti, vegetable blend, pears, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Oct. 19

    Pork roast/gravy, sweet potatoes, turnip greens, applesauce, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Oct. 20

    Ham and macaroni casserole, peas and carrots, fruit cocktail, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Oct. 21

  • Hungarian paprika adds flavor and aroma to many soup dishes

    With our weather beginning to cool down into autumn, I start thinking about flavorful and hearty soups that are perfect for this time of the year. 

    Though not really a soup, I also enjoy making goulash and especially, paprikash. My favorite is chicken paprikash, a traditional Hungarian soup or stew made primarily with bone-in chicken, onions, chicken stock and plenty of paprika. Paprikash is slow-cooked on the stove along with a pot of potato dumplings or noodles and a platter of Hungarian pickled peppers along with a loaf of crusty home baked bread.

  • Community briefs

    Blue Star Mothers seek names

    The Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers are collecting names and addresses of deployed service men and women for their annual Christmas box mailing. 

    Submit name(s) to Grandstrandbsm@yahoo.com or call (843) 390-5639. These names can be family members or friends. Submit names by Nov. 15.

    Boston butt sale to aid mom

  • Supply man shot Thursday morning

    A Supply man was shot Thursday morning.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said Jarrell Stanley, 22, was shot once in the abdomen just after midnight, Thursday, Oct. 14.

    Detectives are searching for the suspect or suspects involved in the shooting, April Stanley said.

  • South Brunswick moves closer to conference volleyball title

     The South Brunswick High School volleyball team moved closer to a conference championship by beating West Brunswick 25-23, 25-13, 25-21 Oct. 13.

    West entered the match with one conference loss, and that was to South. South has two conference matches left this season.

     “I dreaded coming over here,” South coach Wesley Kidd said. “I dreaded having to play this match, but as a competitor, that’s what you live for.”

  • Estimate to repair Holden Beach Pavilion: $80,000

    Holden Beach commissioners took no action after hearing it would cost almost $80,000 to make permanent repairs to the “new” Holden Beach Pavilion.

    In their regular monthly meeting at Town Hall Tuesday night, commissioners seemed stunned at the amount.

    The lowest of bids was $79,354, and the second-lowest was $84,999. The town first hired an engineer to study the problems and propose a permanent fix for the pavilion.

  • Want to get scared? There’s plenty to do in the area for Halloween

    It’s no secret how much I love the fall, the month of October, Halloween and everything scary, fun and shocking about the paranormal.

    I cut my journalism teeth while I was a page designer at my first newspaper by doing a series of fun stories on supposedly haunted locations in my hometown.

    My thrill for all things scary—albeit not gory—followed me here to Brunswick County. While I’ve had fewer opportunities to creep around in old buildings hoping to see or hear something unexplained, I still love this time of year.