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Today's News

  • What a wonderful life: Make way for a gal from Grissettown

    The phone rang, jarring me from my typical summer mid-afternoon reverie, also known as a reviving nap. Without caller ID, I responded generically to the cheery, “Hi, how are you?” Thankfully, the woman at the other end of the phone mentioned her name. 

    “This is Lottie Howard. Are you busy on Sunday? I’m calling to ask you to come to the celebration of our 60th wedding anniversary...a year and two days late. Everyone will be there. Just come any time from noon to 5 p.m.”

  • Tomlinson birth

    Maggie and John Tomlinson of Charlotte are the parents of a boy, Reynolds Mason Tomlinson, born at 1:22 p.m. July 7 at Charlotte Presbyterian.

    He joins a sister, Ava Jane, 3.

    Maternal grandparents are Patty and Terry Garrison of Holden Beach and Alan and Karen Nealeans of Lewisville.

    Paternal grandparents are Don Tomlinson of Asheville and the late Jane Tomlinson.

    Great-grandparents are Carolyn and Bill Tomlinson of Georgia.

    Great-great-grandparent is Pearl Brockwell of Chapel Hill.

  • Korps celebrate 70 years

    Matthew and Theresa Korp of Ocean Isle Beach celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary at a party hosted by their children on July 16 at the MAC Center at Sea Trail Plantation in Sunset Beach. The couple was married in Belvidere, N.J., on Sept. 7, 1940. Since their marriage, they have lived in New Jersey, Florida and North Carolina. They have five children, 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

  • Jenkins-Hayes

     Amanda Jenkins and Travis Hayes, both of Supply, were married July 25 at Southport.

    The ceremony was officiated by Scott Riley.

    Angie Brakefield and Anita Roseboro were maid/matron of honor.

    Bridesmaids were Meghan McLeod and Brandy Parker.

    Flower girl was Jennifer Brakefield.

    Ringbearer was Noah Hayes.

    Chris Parrish and Gerald Pittman were best men.

    Groomsmen were Trevor McDonald and Gene Evans.

  • Hotop-Tate wedding

    Sarah Kathryn Hotop and Travis Lowell Tate, both of Stafford, Va., were married July 31 at St. Francis of Asissi Church in Triangle, Va.

    The Rev. John Heffernan officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of William and Diana Hotop of Ocean Isle Beach. The groom is the son of Tim and the late Joanne Tate.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

    Debby Hyduke and Martha Hess, sisters of the bride, served as maid/matron of honor.

    Bridesmaid was Jamie Ritenour, friend of the bride.

    Cheyenne Smith served as flower girl.

  • Assistance is available for local farmers and fishermen

    The USDA recently announced that U.S. shrimp producers in the Gulf and South Atlantic states were certified as eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for farmers and fishermen program benefits. 

  • Brunswick County 4-H’ers to collect food to help community

    One of the short-term goals for 4-H’ers in all 100 North Carolina counties is to conduct canned-food drives during national 4-H week, the first week in October. Brunswick County 4-H is doing that by collecting items at the Cooperative Extension office and schools.

    On Oct. 4, a representative from Brunswick Family Assistance will speak to youth at the 4-H office and collect the food they have gathered so far. 

  • Help our feathered friends: 10 steps to attract and keep birds happy

    By Charlie Spencer 

    As the seasons are starting to change, it seems like a good time to consider our feathered friends. Some of our summer visitors will be leaving and new arrivals from the North will be joining us in the next few months. Birds not only make our gardens more beautiful, but they eat lots of pests. Following are 10 tips to help attract and keep birds happy:

  • What is your favorite gardening tool?

  • Community briefs

    Arts council plans exhibition

    Brunswick Arts Council will host its 10th annual art exhibition and sale Sept. 20-Oct. 1 at Sunset River Marketplace Gallery in Calabash. 

    Entry fee is $25/$30 to display two works.

    Artists 18 and older who are residents of Brunswick County or who are members of the supporting art organizations Associated Artists of Southport, Oak Island Art Guild, Waterway Art Association or Brunswick Arts Council are eligible to participate.