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Today's News

  • The warmth of summer brings insects that attack ornamental trees and shrubs

    With summer comes a host of insect pests attacking our ornamental trees and shrubs. The Cooperative Extension Service is providing updates periodically by specialists at the university to alert us as to what is happening. We have some new “bugs” to watch out for according to Steve Bambara.

    Where is the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug?

  • Keeping mosquitoes under control: Part II

    To finish the discussion on mosquitoes, let’s look at control. Because some mosquito species can fly far from breeding sites, efforts by individuals to control mosquitoes on their property rarely succeed.

    A community-wide effort may be needed to reduce mosquitoes to tolerable levels. This requires the formation of a local mosquito control program to organize community-wide “clean-up” efforts and to determine the need to treat breeding sites or to apply insecticidal sprays to control adults.

    Repellents

  • Asbury-Scott

    Laura Francis Asbury and Jerry Council Scott of Ash were married May 16 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The Rev. Harold Mitchell officated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Connie and Dean Asbury of Southport.

    The groom is the son of Donald Francis of Lansing, Mich.

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

    She wore a white satin dress with white pearls and spiraled beads across the bodice and an ivory veil edged with crystal beads.

    She carried a bouquet of roses, white carnations and tulips.

  • Brown-Parker

    Mary Stephanie Brown and Albert Hemingway Parker III were married April 4 at Wachesaw Plantation in Murrells Inlet, S.C.

    The wedding took place outdoors along the Waccamaw River.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Brown of Supply. She is the granddaughter of Mary Simmons of Supply and the late Ruby Simmons and Frances Brown of Supply and the late Stanton Brown.

    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Parker of Supply. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Parker of Supply and Mae Milligan of Ash and the late Bob Milligan.

  • Johnson-Britt

    Devan Ashley Johnson and Glenn Shane Britt Jr. of Supply were married June 6 at the Southport Community Building.

    The Rev. William H. McNeal officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Van and Pam Johnson of Supply.

    The groom is the son of Glenn Britt of Sunset Harbor and Rhonda H. Britt of Sunset Harbor.

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

  • Long

    Jeremy and Mallary Long of Longwood are the parents of a son, Thomas Drake Long, born at 7:55 a.m. April 28 at the Betty H. Cameron Women’s Center at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Randy and Natalie Hewett of Sunset Beach.

    Paternal grandparents are Lewis and Rita Sellers of Lake Waccamaw and the late Dale Long.

    Great-grandparents are Bill Tripp of Shallotte Point, Norris and Doris Hewett of Shallotte and Sarah Jettie Long of Whiteville.

  • Lauster-Swaim

    Ashley Ann Lauster of Supply and Justin Charles Swaim of Supply were married May 9 on the east end of Holden Beach.

    The Rev. Adam Milligan officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Frederick W. Lauster Jr. of Pine Island, N.Y., and Gail Lauster of Sunset Beach.

    The groom is the son of Charles and Susan Swaim of Trinity and Kevin and Marty Middleton of Pleasant Garden.

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

  • To be a keeper of the house demands courageous determination

    Though I love to read, I am often deterred from my ardor by the time it takes to “get into” the book.

    This was not the case with “Keeper of the House,” an interesting and unusual novel by Rebecca Godwin. I simply could not put the book down, finishing it in the course of a day despite breaks to make meals and clean house. The latter was reduced to what my mother would call “a lick and a promise!”

  • Brunswick's all-stars

    Four county athletes are expected to compete next week in the East-West All-Star games.

    John Mendoza (West Brunswick) is on the East roster for the East-West All-Star game July 21 at the UNC Greensboro soccer stadium.

    Ryan Hill (West), A.J. Ferguson (South Brunswick) and Greg Gilbert (South) are on the East roster in the East-West All-Star football game July 22 at Grimsley High School.

    The games feature the top graduating seniors in the state, regardless of school classification.

  • Skydive Coastal Carolinas instructors put the-one-left-behind at ease

     Walking up to the skydiving hangar at the Brunswick County Airport on Oak Island Saturday, I elbowed my boyfriend Cory when I saw a brand new convertible Corvette parked nearby.

    “Of course an adrenaline junkie would have a fast car,” I laughed as we moved closer.

    Cory beamed. He smiled at the car. He smiled at the planes on the runway. He smiled at me. That day, his 35th birthday, he was more than eager to get inside and mark a life adventure off his bucket list—going skydiving.

    While I was excited, I was more than a bit apprehensive.