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Today's News

  • Corps responds to No Port's complaints, says recon study is "very preliminary"

    Last week, No Port Southport, a group opposed to the international container terminal planned by N.C. Ports Authority, sent out a newsletter condemning the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for not scheduling public hearings during its reconnaissance study of a large-scale dredging project that would precede terminal construction.

    In the newsletter, No Port member Mike Rice informed other members of the decision and asked them to submit their opinions about the costs, benefits and environmental impacts of the project.

  • Shallotte planners OK rezoning, site plan

    The Shallotte Planning Board has approved a site and landscaping plan for a real estate office on Forest Drive. It also recommended rezoning property on Main Street owned by Longley Supply from residential to commercial and conservation.

    At its regular meeting Tuesday night, the board heard from property owner John Kinlaw, also a town alderman, who presented site and landscaping plan for conversion of a storage building he owns into a commercial real estate office on .38 acres on Forest Drive.

  • The transition between seasons: Late summer garden frustrations

    The transition between seasons always frustrates my gardening efforts. Those zinnias that produced such wonderful cut flowers earlier are covered in powdery mildew and leaf spot. The lantana has swallowed the coneflower and the Walter’s viburnum. The Goldsturm rudbeckia is reduced to brown seed heads with a stray golden flower. Most of the petunias melted in the August heat.

    So what can we do to get through this summer-into-fall transition time?

  • Keeping up with gardening trends: They are always evolving

    Trends in gardening are always evolving. The national economy sometimes dictates our activities and that is the case with our landscapes. People often turn to the outdoors for a way to enjoy life more and to help out with their own finances at home.

  • Fall is almost here; soon the state will be bursting with color

    We are approaching one of the most beautiful times of the year, the seasonal changes that occur between the coastal plain, piedmont and the mountains provide us with an extended viewing of the colors of leaves as winter approaches.

    A trip through North Carolina in the next few weeks will dazzle your eyes. After viewing the magnificence of the mountains in full color, you can almost wear your eyes out.

  • Stewart-Brown

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Katherine Suzanne Stewart and Kevin Ray Brown, both of Wilmington. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gordon and Lisa Winfree of Shallotte and the granddaughter of Bobby and Leatrice Smith of Shalotte, Virginia Winfree of Shallotte and the late Gene Winfree. The prospective groom is the son of Katherine Brown of Wilmington and John E. Brown of Charleston, S.C., and the grandson of Mildred Brown, the late Cecil Brown, Eleanor Vassey of South Gouldsboro, Maine, and the late Edward Vassey.

  • Johnson-Galloway

    Taylor Elyse Galloway of Supply and Scott Andrew Johnson of Fuquay-Varina were married June 27 at Holden Beach Chapel. The Rev. Richard Vaughan officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Galloway of Supply. She was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father.

    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Johnson of Salisbury.

  • Ellis birth

    Patricia and Chris Ellis of Wilson are the parents of a daughter, Kaley Michelle Ellis, born at 11:15 a.m. July 2, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19 inches long. She joins a sister, Taylor Brooke Ells, 2.

    Maternal grandmother is Cyndi Croom of Longwood.

    Paternal grandparents are Wayne and Rhonda Ellis of Selma.

    Great-grandparents are Frank and Mary Lewis of Shallotte, Ruth Agee of Shallotte, Kathy Williams of Bladenboro and the late R.T. Williams and Bill and Bobbie Ellis of Dunn.

  • We must die to one life before we can enter another

    Summer is over. The calendar may remind us this doesn’t occur until Sept. 22, but we all know summer is over.

    Weeks ago, children returned to school day schedules. Tourist prices on cottages have been reduced to off-season rates. Days are shorter and nights are longer. Visiting friends and relatives, and the carefree hours enjoyed in their presence, have been replaced with a more routinized daily life. Change is in the air, the very air we breathe.

  • BCC begins another season of volleyball

    The Brunswick Community College volleyball team made a successful debut on its new homecourt Sept. 2 by beating Johnston Community College 25-17, 21-25, 25-16, 25-20.

    Playing in the gym at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center, the Dolphins shook off two lackluster performances in the first two games and took early leads in the final two games en route to the victory.