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Today's News

  • Traveling dog plans next visit with 'Pet Me Safely' campaign

    He was bred to fight bears, mountain lions and wolves, yet this 135-pound gentle giant is teaching children how to be safe around dogs of all shapes and sizes.

    Tagged as “The Traveling Dog,” Amadeus has been to 42 states, teaching children how to be safe around dogs.

    On Wednesday, April 23, the Ocean Isle Beach dog will visit children at Virginia Williamson Elementary School in Bolivia.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ongoing

    Oak Island Art Guild exhibit, Oak Island Recreation Center, 3001 Oak Island Drive, Monday–Friday 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artwork available for sale. Exhibit is renewed every 60 days. For more information call exhibit coordinator Miriam Pinkerton at 278-5562.

    Ongoing through Aug. 3

    Robert Delford Brown, “Meat, Maps and Militant Metaphysics,” Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington. This is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. For more information, call 395-5999.

    Ongoing through May 10

  • Children's fun abounds at museum, planetarium

    While students are out of school on spring break, don’t forget to appreciate local activities such as the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.

    Described as a natural history site, the museum offers educational programs for school groups, a monthly lecture series and field trips on the island in the spring, summer and fall.

  • Be the first in history to ride Led Zeppelin at Hard Rock Park

    A joint creative connection between Hard Rock Park and legendary guitarist Jimmy Page, "Led Zeppelin—The Ride" was conceived to give Led Zeppelin fans the ultimate amusement park experience.

    "Led Zeppelin – The Ride," named by Page, will also feature the Zeppelin smash-hit “Whole Lotta Love” which was selected for the ride by Page himself. The band's hit will be pumped out on the coasters powerful 64 speakers, generating 1,200 watts of music as the coaster hurtles the screaming rider down its mile long track at speeds hitting 65 mph.

  • Some tips for effectively landscaping a yard—Part 3

    For the past two weeks, we have been examining the process of transforming your yard into a beautiful planned garden. This week, we focus on the final steps in the landscape process.

    Steps in the Process

    Develop a plot plan

    Conduct a site analysis

    Assess family needs

    Locate use areas

    Design, construct, and plant

    Assess Family Needs

  • Pine pollen not the cause of spring allergies

    Pine pollen may be coating sidewalks and cars with yellow dust, but it is not to blame for making people sneeze.

    People suffer from pollen allergies, but pine pollen doesn’t contribute to it. The chemical composition of pine pollen appears to make it less allergenic than other types.

    Because pine pollen is heavy, it tends to fall straight down, and does not scatter easily in the wind; therefore, it rarely reaches human noses.

  • Shining the spotlight on azaleas

    Azaleas are blooming all over southeastern North Carolina right now.

    During these special two to three weeks, it’s easy to see why people are so enthusiastic about them. These plants have few rivals when it comes to making a colorful impact in the landscape.

    But, lots of people struggle to grow azaleas well. The secret is really no secret at all. You just have to do a good job of preparing the soil and choose the right location.

  • Hewetts celebrate 50 years

    Gerald and Faye Hewett celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 2 with a reception at Seaside Christian Fellowship Church, hosted by several family members. The couple has three sons, Jerry (deceased, 1976), Terry and Kelvin; and two grandchildren, Johnathan and Savannah. The couple was married Feb. 13, 1958.

  • Union Elementary announces awards

    Union Elementary School recently had its third nine-weeks awards ceremony. The following students were recognized:

    Citizen of the Month

    Kindergarten: Morgan Barbee, Brady Whitesides, Megan Ross, Shelby Everhart, Jimmy Driggers, Kaylee Crocker, Litsi Olmedo, Trey Shreve, Kiara Baker, Reid Miller, Aldo Gallegos, Kadey Dunlap

    First grade: Jacob Stocks, Hannah Isenhour, Savannah Branch, Kamron Normansell, Dylan Bulak, Kevin Cao, Tiyanna Fullwood, Maggie Flanagan, Roberto Bonfacio, Darrel Williams

  • Supply Elementary announces honor rolls, award winners

    Supply Elementary School recently had its third nine-weeks awards ceremony. The following students were recognized:

    A Honor Roll

    Third grade: Kaleb Ferguson, Rebecca Hewett, Zack Miller

    Fourth grade: Kristyn Loy, Alayna Miller, Alyssa Miller, Ian Niggles

    Fifth grade: Laura Doherty, Troy Fullwood, Patrick Pigott, Ashley Smith, Veronica Wagner

    A-B Honor Roll