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Today's News

  • Reef gallery accurately reflects coastal waters

    Many years ago, Museum of Coastal Carolina founder Stuart Ingram visited a well-known taxidermist in Fort Myers, Fla., who specialized in fish. To display his work in an impressive manner, this taxidermist had designed and built his own reef room.
    Ingram loved the reef room and showed it to his wife, Louise. They agreed to build a reef room in the Museum of Coastal Carolina to display the marine animals that frequent local waters. Many museum visitors have said the Ocean Reef Gallery is their favorite part of the museum.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, April 16
    Sloppy Joe, corn casserole, green beans, fruit cocktail, hamburger bun/whole-wheat bun, beverage.
    Tuesday, April 17
    Turkey tetrazini, field peas/snaps, baby carrots, Mandarin oranges, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, April 18
    Barbecue pork, baked beans, cole slaw, fresh orange, hamburger bun/whole-wheat bun, beverage.
    Thursday, April 19

  • Military news

    Dean finishes Army basic training
    Army National Guard Pvt. Stephen C. Dean has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

  • Jankowski birth

    Daniel and Bo Jankowski of Shallotte are the parents of a son, Archer Daniel Jankowski, born at 1:28 p.m. March 23 at Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 19 inches in length.
    He joins a brother, Joseph, 8, and a sister, Lyric, 13.
    Maternal grandparents are Cecil Ellis Sr. of Shallotte and Peggy Hewett Alred of Graysville, Ala.
    Paternal grandparents are Mark and Jennifer Jankowski of Supply.
     

  • Newkirk anniversary

    Charles J. Newkirk Jr. and Barbara A. Newkirk of Supply will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary (April 13) with a reception at their home on April 15. The couple has three daughters, Michele (Todd) Predmore and Valerie (William) Kilcoin of Middletown, N.Y., and Cynthia (Mark) Carey of New Windsor, N.Y.; and a son, C. Roland (Andrea) of Las Vegas, Nev. The Newkirks have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
     

  • 100th birthday

    Josephine Gutjahr celebrates her 100th birthday among family and friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Roseann and Joe Kronski of Ocean Isle Beach. She has two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren. Born in New Hampshire on March 22, 1912, North Carolina became her home when she moved here with her daughter and son-in-law in 2003.

  • On the back of a snake

    In early spring, a long snake slithers its way across the sky. It rises just before sundown and pops up from the horizon much like the first earthly snakes of spring that rise from holes in the ground after a long winter’s nap.
    The snake in the sky takes six hours to climb fully above the horizon. On this snake’s back, a person can find some notable star groups. However, if snakes don’t do it for you, then check out the long trail of planets across the sky.

  • West, North to play in Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational title game

     The West Brunswick and North Brunswick baseball teams won semifinals in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational April 10 and will play at 7 p.m. April 11 at West for the title.

     

    West Brunswick 6

    South Brunswick 0

    West Brunswick advanced to the title championship game by beating South Brunswick 6-0 April 10.

    Ryan Caison pitched a seven-inning two hitter. He walked four and struck out five.

  • ‘The Outreach Man:’ Saving lives one child at a time

    Churches from throughout Brunswick County have joined forces with Curtis Shaw Ministries to help bring miracles to a community in Whiteville.

    Curtis Shaw is a street preacher in Whiteville. His primary focus for the past year has been in the Brookberry Park Apartments where a shooting in January shook the entire community. Previously Shaw had been coordinating a food pantry.

  • Brunswick Stew

    SHALLOTTE—Get your taste buds ready.

    It’s time for the Brunswick Stew Cook-Off.

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the fourth annual Brunswick Stew event, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Planet Fun.

    There are 10 entrants in the competition.

    “Of course, our 2011 People’s Choice winner Get Sauced and 2011 Judge’s Choice winner WHQR FM 91.3 will be there competing again this year,” said Kelly Mathews, chamber programs and events director.