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Today's News

  • Bowling news

     BRUNSWICK COUNTY

    BOWLING CENTER

    Nov. 1-5

    McDonald’s Amusement Classic: Michael Oxendine 210, 214, 278, 702 series; Keith Croom 227, 253, 213, 693 series; Paul Stanley 214, 264, 660 series; Dar Anuszewski 205; Karen Moshoures 188.

    Tony Russo Sr.: Bill Laurie 194, 216, 557 series; Felix Remer 184, 166, 192, 542 series; Theron Johnson 204, 166, 522 series; Jack Howell 192; Sis Howell 178, 169, 496 series; Janet Sullivan 168, 183, 470 series; Debra Guyader 150.189, 452 series; Helen Gatts 178.

  • Brunswick Newcomers to meet Nov. 17

    The Brunswick Newcomers Club will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Southport Community Center, 223 E. Bay St. (between Bay and Moore streets). The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and refreshments followed by the formal meeting at 10 a.m. Signup sheets for various activities and trips will also be available at the meeting.

    Howard (Howie) Franklin, director of the Cape Fear Regional Jetport, will share a few stories about his service aboard Air Force One. He is the only person to work for five U.S. presidents consecutively.

  • Religion briefs

    Church plans giving market

    Calabash Presbyterian Church on Georgetown Road in Calabash will host its annual Alternative Giving Market from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21.

    Buy a gift of a farm animal such as a yak or a goat or a flock of chickens to provide a renewable food supply, or help a child by giving them the chance they need in a third-world country.

  • Mount Olive Baptist Church to have homecoming celebration Nov. 14-17

    The congregation of Mount Olive Baptist Church of Bolivia invites everyone to join as they observe their annual homecoming celebration and revival services Nov. 14-17 with the inspirational theme “In His Image.”

    The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, with a concert featuring The Hayes Family from Boone. 

  • Remembering service and sacrifice on Veterans Day

    I can remember the excitement of people gathering to march in parades, a holiday atmosphere, as we celebrated Veterans’ Day when I was young. There was a special note of appreciation since we had just come through a world war, a major life-changing event in my young life. Too young to serve in the military, we were yet called to serve in whatever way we could. Mostly, it was serving by sacrifice. 

  • Military news

    Bennett completes ROTC

    Brittany L. Bennett, daughter of Henry D. and Amy Bennett of Ocean Isle Beach, has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Winter is on its way; think about your garden

    By Susan Brown
    Horticulture Extension Agent

    The days are starting to get shorter and the temperatures are getting cooler. This means one thing: winter is on its way. Trees are starting to shed their leaves and perennials are starting to look a little ragged, so it is time to think about winterizing your garden. 

  • County extension events

    Osteoporosis program

    Anyone who knows someone who has broken a bone due to osteoporosis knows the pain and potential disability caused by this disease. Characterized by fragile bones, osteoporosis is a major public health problem. It is estimated one in every two women will suffer from osteoporosis in her lifetime. Osteoporosis is not just a woman’s disease; one in every four men will also have an osteoporosis-related fracture.

  • Now is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs

    It is time for planting spring-flowering bulbs. Following are some tips on more effectively utilizing bulbs:

    Color Blocking

  • More re-blooming azalea varieties

    We have discussed at length all 24 varieties of Encore Azalea that were developed by Mr. Buddy Lee and marketed by Flowerwood Nursery in Alabama. We all have our favorites but, whichever one you choose, this is one of the great plant marketing success stories of all time.