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Today's News

  • Students earn honors, get awards at Waccamaw School

    Waccamaw School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine-week grading period of the school year. The following students were honored:
    Principal’s award
    Kindergarten: Jazmine Garcia, Guadalupe Nava, Hailee Townsend.
    First grade: Daelyn Fairley, Jonathan Scott, Trevor Tucholski.
    Second grade: Luis Noyola, Nathan Parker, Ashley Purcell.
    Third grade: Brody Hughes, Ashlyn Gore, Joanna Peralto, Alex Vargas.
    Fourth grade: Sandy Noyola Andrea Dutton Yuleidi Nunez.

  • Lynes promoted in Air Force

  • Parker-Garner engagement

    Announcement is made of the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Katie Mae Parker and Brandon Garner, both of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Al and Ramona Parker of Supply. The prospective groom is the son of Terry and Marilyn Garner of Laurinburg. A 4 p.m. Oct. 15 wedding is planned in Shallotte.

  • Sunset Slush expands into Wrightsville Beach, Charlotte

    Sunset Slush-Classic Italian Ice of Ocean Isle Beach continues to expand this season with the opening of its ninth location at Wrightsville Beach.
    The most recent addition to the retail operation is owned and operated by Drew Sellers, a Brunswick County native and a 2008 graduate of UNC Wilmington. After graduation, he moved back to Ocean Isle Beach due to the economy and limited job opportunities. His younger brother, Devin, worked for Sunset Slush of Ocean Isle Beach and introduced his family to the Italian Ice.

  • Deer problems in the landscape

    Have you ever walked out into your garden and found half-eaten plants in your landscape? If so, you, like many other residents, may be experiencing deer browsing.
    Deer populations are increasing and conflicts between deer and landscaped spaces are expected to increase as more rural areas develop. There are many perspectives on how wildlife interactions affect lives and properties. Some people enjoy seeing the deer in their yards and other people get extremely mad when the deer are browsing on their landscape plants.

  • Does compost actually feed the soil?

    Judy Koehly
    Master Gardener
    Organic gardeners depend on compost to grow their plants, but it is not the amount of nutrients in the compost that makes it so valuable. The fertility content of homemade compost is extremely variable (depending on the ingredients used to make it), and generally quite low.

  • Sneak some zucchini onto your neighbor’s porch night

    Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science StaffNCSU Cooperative Extension

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, July 4
    CLOSED
    Tuesday, July 5
    Stuffed cabbage roll, field peas with snaps, peaches, brownies, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, July 6
    Macaroni and cheese, diced ham, vegetable blend, pears, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Thursday, July 7
    Grilled barbecue chicken, new potatoes, spinach, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.
    Friday, July 8

  • What could be more American on the Fourth of July?

    It’s that time of the year when everyone becomes a grilling expert and we all enjoy endless varieties of hamburgers cooked on the grill.
    When a hamburger is done right, you know it…the smoky, char-grilled outside and the juicy meat on the inside, stacked between a toasty bun covered with your favorite condiments. That’s what a burger is all about!

  • Community briefs

    Raffle benefits CIS
    Time is running out to get your 50/50 raffle ticket to support the programs and services of Communities in Schools (CIS) of Brunswick County. One lucky person will win up to $10,000 (based on the sale of 2,000 tickets).
    Raffle tickets are still on sale through June 30 at $10 each. The winning ticket will be drawn Thursday, July 28, at a Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event Sun Cruz Aquasino, 4495 Mineola Ave. in Little River, S.C. Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram will draw the winning ticket between 5:30-7 p.m.