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Today's News

  • Religion briefs

    Giving market set for Nov. 21

    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.

  • In this world all we need is love, sweet love

    In a world of turmoil and chaos, we want simple solutions. We want an ordered, peaceful life. This is especially true for those of us who have reached the pinnacle of middle age and are heading downhill, perhaps too quickly. Having already lived through and with crises, we are eager for stability. Opportunities for change are irksome to say the least and odious at our worst.

  • Students explore Life on the Farm

    Nearly 500 students from Bolivia Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Town Creek Elementary, Belville Elementary and Supply Elementary attended the 2010 4-H Life on the Farm program at Funston Farm in Winnabow on Sept. 21, 22, 24 and Oct. 6, 7 where a day in the classroom outdoors-style was accompanied by a hayride and tour of the farm owned by Wilbur and Mary Earp.

    The tour educated students on crops and animals grown on the farm, which included swine, beef cattle, corn, soybeans, wheat and hay. 

  • Ray anniversary

    Universal Health Care/Brunswick co-hosts Edwin and Sara Ray’s 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 11. Mrs. Sara’s home away from home, they worked side-by-side with her daughter Carol Hepler and managed to turn its gathering room into a room filled with special memories,  music, family and friends.

  • Varnam-Gibson engagement

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming engagement of Amanda Varnam of Calabash and Aaron Gibson of Calabash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Olaf Dale Varnam and Linda McCumbee Parker of Supply. The prospective groom is the son of the late Timothy Gibson and Jeff and Christine Strasser of Shallotte. A May 7, 2011, wedding is planned at Windy Point.

  • Students take part in state fair

    Once again, youth gathered at the North Carolina State Fair to show off their top turkey hens they had raised during the North Carolina Youth Market Turkey Show program.

  • Students take part in national horticulture convention

    Twelve youth delegates representing the state of North Carolina attended the 76th annual National Junior Horticultural Association’s (NJHA) annual convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 8-11.

    Founded in 1934, NJHA was the first organization to provide a national platform for youth to build a basic understanding and skills in the art and science of horticulture. Through national contests, projects, field trips and workshops, NJHA connects young people to careers in the horticulture industry and develops their appreciation for the importance of plants in our daily lives.

  • Autumn is here, get out your rakes for compost

    Tom Woods 
    Master Gardener

    It’s autumn and that means it’s time to start raking those leaves, but instead of just bagging up foliage and throwing it away, look into ways leaves can be composted.

  • Camellia sasanqua performs well in cool weather

    By Susan Brown
    County Extension Agent

    The cooler weather and shorter days cause many plants to go dormant. One plant that is gearing up to perform is the wonderful camellia sasanqua. Like magnolias, they are a Southern favorite. Sasanquas are evergreen and the foliage alone makes this plant a gem in the garden.

  • Cool weather weed invasion

    As the temperatures cool into the 30s at night and the days hover in the 60s, we know  winter isn’t too far away. Our winters aren’t usually too bad, but these cooler temperatures set the stage for cool weather weeds like wild garlic and annual bluegrass to fill in weak spots in the lawn.