I live in a Southern retirement area where golf courses are as enticingly prevalent as the gray-white heads and arthritic limbs they lured into residence. The sunshine, blue skies, and laid-back lifestyle are hypnotic. Everyone and everything moves at a slighter slower pace.
Bits-n-Boots, the newly chartered Brunswick County 4-H Horse Club, hosted its first club fun day recently. In addition to the nearly 20 club members and four volunteer club leaders, four breeds of horses were exhibited, including the American Paint Horse, Appaloosa, Shetland pony and an Arabian.
Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Tammy Koonce Hanson and Ricky Maynard Jr., both of Boiling Spring Lakes. The bride is the daughter of Aline Corbett Harrell of Boiling Spring Lakes and Edward ‘Pete’ Koonce of Ramseaur. She is employed by the Brunswick County Health Department. The prospective groom is the son of Patty Hinkle Maynard of Castle Hayne and Ricky Maynard Sr. and Betty Maynard of Houston, Texas. He is employed by Mundy Maintenance. A May 28 wedding is planned at Riverside Community Center in Castle Hayne.
The Midnight Vox Populi team from the James C. School in Brunswick County competed in the Coastal Envirothon on March 22 at Weyhaeuser’s Cool Springs Environmental Center in Craven County. Team members were Paden LeDoux, Kirsten Bohr, McKala Hanes, Rachel Conley and advisor Joene Conley.
Each year, youth from around the state travel to 4-H camps with their county 4-H agent. This year will be no exception, as Brunswick County 4-H’ers will be attending Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center Aug. 7-12.