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Today's News

  • Save Our Community hosts Youth Bible Quiz Bowl

    SOC (Save Our Community) hosted its fourth Youth Bible Quiz Bowl on Sept. 10 at St. James AMEZ Church in Southport.
    The program opened with the song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Deacon Norman Jones served as master of ceremony; Robin Bernard (Friendship Baptist Church) read the scripture from Matthew 19:14-19; and TyQuan Brown (First Baptist Church) prayed.

  • Religion briefs

    Bless your pet service is Oct. 1
    St. Paul’s Anglican Church is sponsoring the “Blessing of the Animals” from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Calabash EMS, 9031 Beach Drive SW (across from Ace Hardware).

  • It’s not fair! It’s right! Justice comes to us in surprising ways

    At best, life is a mystery to be celebrated. At worst, it is a problem to be solved. In either case, it is a topsy-turvy world of surprises. It is the experience of living with a God who is inscrutably transcendent. At the same time, this God holds out the ultimate promise of intimate presence. We read in Scripture: “I am the Savior of all peoples. Whatever their troubles, I will answer their cry, and I will always be their Lord.”

  • 4-H’ers stay busy with summer projects

    This has been a busy summer for Brunswick County 4-H.
    Twelve teens and one counselor-in-training served at the 4-H Summer Fun day camps. Teens led the campers in songs and icebreakers; taught them about felting, letterboxing, acting and tennis; helped prepare lunches; and even bandaged a boo-boo or two.

  • Desktops double as dining tables for those eating lunch at the office

    Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    N.C. Cooperative Extension, Brunswick County Center

  • Activists watch commissioners' vote on N.C. International Terminal study

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY—Last week Brunswick County commissioners endorsed an independent feasibility study for the N.C. International Terminal. The study will look into the environmental and infrastructural impacts on Brunswick County.

    The proposed mega port site is 600 acres of state-owned property near Southport between the Department of Defense operated Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, the largest ammunition port in the U.S., and Progress Energy Brunswick Nuclear Plant.

  • Turf talk: The best coastal grasses

    Whether you are establishing a new lawn or renovating an existing one, deciding when to apply fertilizers and fungicides so they are most effective can be a tough call. No one type of grass is best suited for all situations. Your decision should be based on region, climate, intended use and desired appearance.

  • Instead of regular onion, try leeks for more flavor and texture

    The dark green leaves on leeks are extremely tough, so when incorporating leeks into a recipe, they are usually removed. But in some cases, they do have their uses, as the leaves are excellent for flavoring stocks.
    When making soup at home, leeks can be used instead of a regular onion, or add them in addition for a little more flavor and texture. The Brie Soup with Leeks and Celery and Creamy Potato Leek Soup recipes below are just two examples.

  • Diaz-Doan

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Melanie Ann Diaz and Rocky Lee Doan II, both of Supply, at 3 p.m. Oct. 1 at 5125 Maultsby Road in Leland. No invitations will be sent. All friends and family are invited. The bride-elect is the daughter of Sherry Diaz of Supply and Osvaldo Diaz of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of Regina Lynn of Shallotte and Rocky Doan of Greeneville, Tenn.
     

  • Large sinkhole swallows car

     SHALLOTTE­—It was a rainy September morning when David Friend left his home on Loblolly Drive for work. It was still dark outside.

    He was less than three blocks from his home when the unexpected happened.

    The road below his vehicle disappeared.

    Instead of driving on pavement, Friend and his vehicle were submerged in a sinkhole large enough to swallow his car. When he attempted to exit the vehicle, the water in the hole was so deep he could not reach the bottom.