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Today's News

  • Hickman-Grimm

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Jennifer Lynn Hickman of Shallotte and Christopher Ray Grimm of New Martinsville, W.Va. The bride-elect is the daughter of Rhonda Wooten and stepdaughter of Edgar Wooten of Supply. She is a graduate of West Brunswick High School, UNC Wilmington and Webster University. The prospective groom is the son of Tawney Sizemore and Steve Grimm, both of New Martinsville, W.Va. He is a graduate of Magnolia High School and Western School of Health and Business. The wedding is planned for May 2 along the Intracoastal Waterway on Holden Beach.

  • Sullivans celebrate 58 years

    Lloyd and Frances Sullivan of Shallotte celebrate 58 years of marriage April 23 at John and Brenda Sullivan’s house in Supply surrounded by family. They were married in 1951 and raised three sons.

  • Carroll-Pippin

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Andrea Jean Caroll of Riegelwood and Sterling Bryan Pippin of Farmville. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles ‘Chip‘ Leo Carroll of Riegelwood. The prospective groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Lee Pippin of Farmville. A June 6 wedding is planned at the Kelly House.

  • Once we sang and danced: Two-day workshop unites Christians

    With curiosity and a tiny bit of trepidation, we walked into the fellowship hall of King of Glory Lutheran Church. A two-day workshop had been planned with nationally known speakers Marty Haugen and Susan Briehl, but none of us knew the specific content.

    The weather was glorious. Were we ready to sacrifice outdoor activities for indoor enlightenment? What if the message became too disconcerting, too challenging? What if it was just a repetition of all that we already knew and practiced? What were we to expect?

  • Hewett-McCumbee

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Stacey Ann Hewett of Shallotte and Jordan Scott McCumbee of Ash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ed and Debbie Lemon of Shallotte and Jimmy and Pam Hewett of Ocean Isle Beach. The prospective groom is the son of Dewayne and Marian McCumbee of Ash. A Sept. 5 wedding is planned at Premier Resorts at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • 'We can't afford it,' Calabash residents still fume about future sewer

    CALABASH—Residents who showed up at a sewer meeting Monday are saying the same thing they’ve said before about the future project—they can’t afford it.

    They also complained town commissioners aren’t doing enough to help them out of the situation.

    “We helped get you elected,” Calabash Acres resident Mitch Meares told Mayor Anthony Clemmons.

    “What’s happened since then is we have told you what we think,” he said. “You are not listening to the citizens of Calabash.”

  • A garden can never have enough Japanese maples

    Dedicated readers of my ramblings know I have a soft spot for crape myrtles and Japanese maples. Even though my garden is so small you can’t cuss a cat without getting hair in your mouth, it now sports 11 different selections of Japanese maple.

  • Tips for growing great tomatoes in the garden

    When buying tomato seedlings, look for thick, straight stems, deep green leaves, avoid plants that have already started flowering or fruiting with no spots or signs of insects and look for a disease resistant variety.

  • Use Kousa dogwoods to improve landscapes

    The Kousa dogwood makes a beautiful tree-form with horizontal branches and is used in landscaping as a specimen plant, in borders and for accent plantings.

    Even though they are usually grown for decoration, they make an excellent patio-garden plant that will attract birds into your landscape. They are also highly resistant to dogwood borer and dogwood anthracnose problems, which have been plaguing flowering dogwoods in recent years.

  • Tax department begins bank attachments, wage garnishments to collect delinquent taxes

    Brunswick County Tax Collector Ken Perry compares his job to walking a tightrope.

    “I have to walk this tightrope between compassion and collecting money to fund government services,” Perry said, adding the county tax department has begun bank attachments and garnishing wages from delinquent property owners.

    About 200 delinquent property owners, those who haven’t satisfied their 2008 or previous years’ tax bills, have noticed fewer funds in their bank accounts or a 10 percent per pay period wage garnishment on their paychecks.