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Today's News

  • Religion briefs

    ‘Empowered’ sermon set for April 18
    At New Ebenezer Faith Ministries, 1705 Southport-Supply Road in Bolivia, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, Bishop Ronnie McCray, pastor, will speak on “Let’s Be Empowered Together—Fire Come Down From Heaven, Catch On Fire” Acts 2.
    The Rev. Kathy Moore of Greater Tabernacle Longwood will be guest minister. Greater Tabernacle Longwood will render musical services.
    Women’s Night of Ministry is April 19

  • Resurrection is experienced when churches gather as one

    The Lenten season has ended. Christians are in the throes of Easter bliss. Resurrection is the name of the game. It calls us to a new awareness of life and love experienced as church.
    I’ve been pondering those words for a long time. What does it mean to call myself a religious person, a Christian? What does it mean to gather as church? Is it a Sunday-only party celebrated with those who share a common understanding of God? Is it an exclusive club whose membership is limited to those who follow the rules and regulations, who proclaim a specific doctrine or dogma?

  • Burweed and sandspur have sharp burrs

    By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    There are two weeds found in lawns that have sharp burs: burweed and spurweed. It’s easy to get them confused, since their names are often used interchangeably, but there are ways to tell the difference, which is important since correct identification of a weed is the first step in controlling it.

  • Millstone 4-H camp offers Camp Corral

    This summer, Millstone 4-H Camp will host three weeks (sessions) of camping. North Carolina 4-H has piloted Camp Corral at Millstone last summer for Golden Corral Corporation. It was so well-received franchise owners and company stores are taking Camp Corral nationwide.

  • Have you seen a kudzu bug in Brunswick County?

    In 2009, the kudzu bug, Megacopta cribraria (F.), also known the bean plataspid, lablab bug, or globular stinkbug, was reported in nine counties in northeastern Georgia. The following year, the insect had been found in more than 60 counties North Carolina.
    Since then, surveys by NCSU Entomology Department and the N.C. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services have confirmed the presence of the kudzu bug in kudzu patches and soybean fields in more than 55 counties. It is likely present in many other counties, but simply has not yet been seen there.

  • Winding River presents ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect’

    The Winding River Players highly acclaimed musical comedy revue, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” was a musical joyride through the hilarious spectrum of romantic relationships from dating to grandparenting.
    Performed to sold-out crowds March 23-24, the show was directed by Sue MacCallum and produced by Susan Zimmerman. Barbara Berry was the musical director.

  • Strawberries are ready for picking at local produce farms

    With our warmer-than-normal temperatures in recent weeks, it’s no surprise that strawberry season has arrived just a wee bit earlier this year. Strawberries typically peak during May in the South and in June in the North.

  • 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.