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Today's News

  • Business brief

    Enrollment for SURE program begins Nov. 14
    Enrollment for 2010 crop losses under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program will begin Nov. 14, according to USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Bruce Nelson.
    Sign-up for the 2012 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) will begin Jan. 23, 2012.

  • Religion briefs

    Oyster roast is Nov. 5
    Nothing is better on a cool day than hot roasted oysters, hot cornbread, pickles and a cold soda. Bring yourself over to Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church, 190 Varnamtown Road near Holden Beach, from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.
    Oyster roast is $20 for adults, $8 for children. Fish plates are $10 adults, $5 children. Enjoy hot dogs, soft drinks, homemade baked goods and crafts. Bring your own knife and any special sauces you like. No coolers permitted.

  • Religion briefs

    Oyster roast is Nov. 5
    Nothing is better on a cool day than hot roasted oysters, hot cornbread, pickles and a cold soda. Bring yourself over to Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church, 190 Varnamtown Road near Holden Beach, from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.
    Oyster roast is $20 for adults, $8 for children. Fish plates are $10 adults, $5 children. Enjoy hot dogs, soft drinks, homemade baked goods and crafts. Bring your own knife and any special sauces you like. No coolers permitted.

  • Uniting to help the homeless

     

    Area organizations are looking for a way to unite to fight homelessness.

    During a recent homeless village to raise awareness about the plight of the homeless population in Brunswick County, a seed was planted in the mind of one of the participants.

    Mike Richards, owner of Worms & Coffee and Brunswick Family Assistance board member, said the day after sleeping in a cardboard box, he couldn’t stop thinking about what needs to be done.

  • Memory is a living metaphor for eternal life

    I have previously mentioned I love to read novels, both as a kind of palate cleansing from more serious theological and scriptural texts and just for the sheer fun of letting the words flow over and through me.
    Though it had resided in my library for a long time, I finally got around to reading Sue Miller’s book, “While I Was Gone.” Perhaps my waxing and waning health was the cause, but it took a while before I could be gone within the book and begin to enjoy it.

  • Homeless in Brunswick County: Part 2

    Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a series of stories about homelessness in Brunswick County. When reporter Rachel Johnson agreed to take part in a Homeless Village sponsored by BFA and Building Hope Ministries, she and other participants were asked to create a background story—a character—and to become that character for 24 hours. Below is her story and her account of being in the Homeless Village.

    BY RACHEL JOHNSON

    STAFF WRITER

    I walked 16 miles to Shallotte today.

  • Speeders beware

    With the introduction of a new month comes a new goal for the Shallotte Police Department—reducing speed.

    Starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, the police department was out in force in several areas of Shallotte known for speeding, which in recent months has led to fatal wrecks.

    “Our goal is to slow people down,” said Rodney Gause, chief of police.

    He warns drivers to adhere to the speed limit.

    Areas the police department is particularly focusing on are near Brierwood on N.C. 179 and The Highlands/Cardinal Pointe area.

  • Education briefs

    Teacher awarded ExxonMobil educational grant
    Vicky Edge, a fifth-grade teacher at Town Creek Elementary School, applied for and was chosen to receive the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Grant for $500.
    The grant will be used to purchase a Hands On Equations Learning System for teaching students algebraic concepts.
    She will purchase material for 30 students, teaching resources and the Hands On Equations for SMART board license.

  • Redman Mercer reunion

    The descendants of Redman Mercer plan a family reunion from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Town Creek Park in Winnabow. There will be a pig pickin’ so bring companion dishes along with old stories. Call Marian Mercer at 253-5759 or 622-0004.

  • Soucek-Hughes

    Mr. Robert Soucek Sr. announces the engagement of his daughter, Annalorel Soucek, to Jared Chad Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hughes.  A May 2013 wedding is planned.