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Today's News

  • Look for Venus to move into view

    Here is a riddle of astronomical proportions to solve. What is larger than the moon by many times, is found in the northern sky, never sets, the light emitted by this object is of the brightest type, it is the youngest of its kind and looking up you will not even see it?

    I will give you the answer later after we covered some other great heavenly features in this month’s sky. First, let us review the planets in the sky; we lose some, we gain some.

  • Even gardens need a little nip and tuck over time

    As we get to a “certain age,” all of those things that we once thought mildly amusing begin to make sense.

    Those reading glasses propped on the end of your nose? Nobody can really see that tiny print, can they? A little Botox on those forehead furrows might be just the trick. And, I don’t know anyone who actually loves (or even likes) love handles. Maybe some liposuction is in order.

    Plant people aren’t immune to the ravages of time that are reflected in the mirror. We just apply many of those same criticisms to our gardens.

  • Camellias need care to avoid Sclerotinia flower blight

    The blooming season for camellias is upon us, which is a time we need to look closely at these colorful plants. When camellias are blooming, they are most susceptible to the disease called Sclerotinia flower blight. This blight affects only the open blossom and does not threaten the health of the plant.

  • Callahans celebrate 60 years

    The children of Peter and Dorothy Callahan of Sunset Beach announce their parents’ 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 18. The couple was married in New York City, N.Y., in 1950 and resided and raised five children (Joanne, Kevin, Peter, Doreen and Brian) on Long Island, N.Y. They are the grandparents of four granddaughters. They retired full time to Sunset Beach in 1984. They are active at St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church in Shallotte and volunteer in several ministries including ushering, lectoring, food pantry, lunch bunch and visiting at Autumn Care Nursing Home.

  • Thompson-Carter

    Laura Elizabeth Thompson and Edward Houston Carter Jr. were united in marriage Nov. 7 at Shallotte Presbyterian Church in Shallotte.

    Officiating as the couple exchanged their vows in a double-ring worship service were the Rev. John Causey of Shallotte Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Dwight Williams of First Presbyterian Church in Rockingham.

    Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply.

  • Barr-Gurganious

    Terri Christine Barr of Sunset Beach and Timothy Dan Gurganious of Willard were married Jan. 2 at the bride’s parents’ home in Sandpiper Bay at Sunset Beach.

    The bride is the daughter of Lawrence and Janice Barr of Sunset Beach.

    The groom is the son of Frank and Betty Gurganious of Willard.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    She wore a long, winter white, Grecian-style gown with a beaded bodice and short veil adorned with silk lilies. She carried a bouquet of red roses and white lillies.

  • Lent is a time for desert living; it's not for sissies

    I don’t know about you, but I don’t like desert living. I especially find it difficult when it comes upon me while I am still enjoying the festivities that came with Christmas.

    It’s too soon to plunge into Lenten living. It’s too hard to let myself be led by God’s spirit into the aridity of desert life. I want to cry out, “Wait a minute! I’m not ready yet. Give me more time to acclimate, adjust, and accept this new lifestyle.” I guess I never really got the Christmas message, after all. Incarnation is not for sissies.

  • Cougars' Bellamy, and White accept football offers

    Kenneth White Jr., the all-time leading rusher for the South Brunswick Cougars, signed a letter of intent last week to play for the Livingstone College Blue Bears.

    White chose Livingstone over Campbell and East Carolina University. White’s father is an alumnus of Livingstone.

    The 6-foot, 210-pound White, who has 4.49 speed in the 40-yard sprint, will play for new coach Elvin James.

  • Dual season ends for South, North

    South Brunswick won its first dual but lost its second Feb. 9 in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs.

    South beat Chapel Hill 45-21 but lost 43-28 to Union Pines.

    South got nine victories against Chapel Hill, five of them falls from Matt Craven, Corey Craven, Robert Capps, Luwolf Sanderson and Robert McHenry. Jack Mendez, Johnathan Marvin and Jonathan Wiley won by decision. Thomas Randolph won by forfeit.

    Senior Jeromy Roundtree lost 13-11 to sophomore Peter Dreher in a match between to 30-victory wrestlers.

  • West JV boys finish year 11-6

    The West Brunswick junior varsity boys’ basketball team beat South Columbus 44-42 Feb. 10 in Tabor City. Taylor Buffkin scored 13 points. Jawan McNeil and Markel Jones had six points.

    The previous night, in Bladenboro, West beat West Bladen 62-54. Jawan McNeil scored 20 points and had 12 rebounds. Markel Jones scored 16 points. Taylor Buffkin and Quan Johnson each scored six points.