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Today's News

  • Summer flower show just beginning

    Southern magnolias have already begun their summer show and the early-blooming crape myrtles like Natchez won’t be far behind. Included are a few of the things I learned after observing these plants over the years.
    Little Gem continues to be the most popular southern magnolia in the trade. There are some perfectly good reasons for that. It fits better into most gardens since it only reaches about 30 feet or so. Little Gem also blooms heavily at an early age. That’s something many of the southern magnolias don’t do.

  • Franklin Square seeks artists for show

    Franklin Square Gallery in Southport is calling for artists for its summer regional show, a juried exhibition June 21-July 17.
    Fee is $30 for two pieces of art. Entry forms are due by June 4 and work must be submitted for judging between         10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 18.
    Two nationally known artists, both now working in North Carolina, will jury the show. The 2D judge is Vae Hamilton, known for her collages. The 3D judge is Dina Wilde-Ramsing, whose pottery is in collections throughout the state.

  • Donations sought for yard sale

    Paws Place Animal Rescue in Boiling Spring Lakes is having a fundraising yard sale 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 12.
    Donated items can be dropped off at the shelter at 3701 E. Boiling Spring Road from 9 a.m.-noon daily—no clothes, exercise equipment or computers.
    Tax receipts will be given for donations. For information, call (910) 845-7297.
     

  • BCH to host free seminar on stroke prevention

    In the United States, nearly 740,000 people experience a stroke each year.  Join Richard Crane, M.D., of Brunswick Community Hospital, at a free seminar on Thursday, May 20, to learn more about how to prevent and recognize a stroke.
    The seminar, which is part of Brunswick Community Hospital’s Focus on Health lecture series, will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Brunswick Electric Community Room, 795 Ocean Highway, Shallotte. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Cinco de Mayo is celebrated worldwide in many different ways

    Cinco de Mayo is probably one of the most-recognized celebrations in the United States. It’s comparable to the Chinese celebration of Chinese New Year and St. Patrick’s Day for us Irish folks.

  • Planets from dusk to dawn are visible throughout the month of May

    Five visible planets are viewable at different times from early evening to early morning this month. In the early evening, three of the five naked eye planets are ready for your viewing pleasure. Two more naked eye planets appear in the wee hours of the morning.
    Naked eye, if you are unfamiliar with the term, means you do not need any magnifying aids to see the planet. Here is the where and when of the visibility of the planets in the month of May.

  • Local woman to appear on Wheel of Fortune

    Necole Daniels, a pharmacy technician from Shallotte, will appear on the May 13 episode of “Wheel of Fortune.”

    Daniels tried out for the show at a “Wheelmobile” event in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    “I’ve always watched ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ since I was able to watch TV,” she said. “I’ve always enjoyed playing along. It was my dream to go on there.

    “Once I got there, it was all that I thought it would be and more, and I would definitely go back. It was the experience of a lifetime.

  • Shallotte ‘Summerfest’ to begin Memorial Day weekend

    The Downtown Shallotte committee’s annual outdoor concert/music series at Rourk Gardens on Main Street is scheduled to begin May 30 with a Memorial Day service and concert.

    The committee has dubbed this year’s event Summerfest and has added an evening art festival to the line-up featuring works from local and regional artists.

  • No Port Southport protests recon draft, receives grant for environmental study

    SOUTHPORT—Members of No Port Southport are continuing to make their voices heard about their objections to the N.C. International Terminal project planned for the Southport area.

    This time, members have lodged a complaint with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about its draft analysis report, part of the ongoing reconnaissance study for the terminal.

    No Port member Mike Rice requested the draft report using N.C. public records laws. He and other No Port members believe it did not address the issues it was designed to address.

  • Oak Island woman killed by drunk driver

    An Oak Island woman and mother of three was killed Friday night when her car was struck head-on by a drunk driver.

    Satu Harris, 38, of Oak Island, died Friday, May 7, when her car was hit head-on by a truck driven by Daniel Harrison Brennick, according to a N.C. State Highway Patrol report.

    Brennick, 22, of Southport, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck north on N.C. 133 about 3.5 miles north of Southport around 11:29 p.m. May 7.