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Today's News

  • Coleman joins LGFCU Council

    Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) has announced the addition of Lane Coleman to its Southern Coast Advisory Council, which comprises Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties.
    Coleman, parks and recreation program coordinator for the city of Whiteville, will be an integral part of LGFCU’s volunteer-driven initiative to educate people on the benefits of credit union membership, and to relay feedback to the board of directors regarding available and potential products and services, delivery of service and member needs.

  • Jewelry by Wendy opens in new location

    The grand opening for Jewelry by Wendy-Beach House of Fine Arts at 10152 Beach Drive SW in Calabash was Friday, Sept. 16. The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m.

  • ATMC issues credit refunds

    Lyle Ray King, president of the ATMC (Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation) board of directors, announced the cooperative has issued more than $1,935,000 in capital credit refunds.
    As a membership cooperative, ATMC refunds to its members portions of revenues not used for expenses in a given year. These refunds are called capital credits. In August, ATMC’s board of directors approved a refund of more than $1,935,000 dollars to current and former cooperative members who had service in 1995. Only members who had service during that year will be receiving a check.

  • ATMC issues credit refunds

    Lyle Ray King, president of the ATMC (Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation) board of directors, announced the cooperative has issued more than $1,935,000 in capital credit refunds.
    As a membership cooperative, ATMC refunds to its members portions of revenues not used for expenses in a given year. These refunds are called capital credits. In August, ATMC’s board of directors approved a refund of more than $1,935,000 dollars to current and former cooperative members who had service in 1995. Only members who had service during that year will be receiving a check.

  • Parenting classes begin Oct. 3

    A new school year brings challenges for students and their parents. Help can be found at the Communities in Schools (CIS) Incredible Years Parenting Classes started on Sept. 20 in Shallotte and will begin on Oct. 3 in Southport.
    Targeted for parents who have children ages 5-12 years old, the program is free of charge and includes dinner. Participants discuss topics such as praise and limit setting and learn when to ignore misbehavior.
    Role-playing and interactive games make the lessons fun and easy to incorporate into real world parenting situations.

  • BCC trustee named to board

    On July 1, Lynda Stanley joined the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Board of Directors, a 32-member board representing the nation’s 1,200 community, junior and technical colleges.
    Stanley is one of eight new members to begin three-year terms and is the only community college trustee currently serving on the board.

  • Hall

    Jason and Faith Hall of Shallotte are the parents of a daughter, Jordyn Kalee Hall, born at 2:05 a.m. Aug. 16 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
    She joins a brother, Jacob, 9, and a sister, Jayden, 6.
    Maternal grandparent is Ellen Leonard of Shallotte.
    Paternal grandparents are Sandra Miller of Supply and the late Ronald Miller.
    Great-grandparents are the late Fred and Joyce Leonard.

  • Lutomski-Munna

    Ann Lutomski of Leland and Jerome C. Munna Jr. of Shallotte were married Sept. 7 at Holden Beach on the waterway. The Rev. Dr. Garrett Albertson officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Anthony and Daisy Lutomski of Elmira, N.Y. She was given in marriage by her sons, Ryan and Garrett Bigg.
    The groom is the son of Jerome Munna of Supply and Vicky Munna of Vinton, Va.
    Kim Fanelli of Wilmington served as maid of honor.
    Best man was Ian Munna of Shallotte, the groom’s son.

  • Sudden oak death affects more than oak trees

    Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    University scientists and forestry experts are using rhododendron leaves as bait to detect the presence of a disease that can kill Georgia’s historic oak trees. The disease, sudden oak death, isn’t as quick as the name implies, making it a hard disease to track.
    And despite several years of work, researchers at the University of Georgia and the Georgia Forestry Commission haven’t gotten to the bottom of it yet.

  • See these cheerful spring-blooming bulbs pop up next spring

    Ever walk by an abandoned home where someone once lived and gardened and notice a blanket of spring-flowering daffodils?
    While the rest of the woods are bare, hundreds of daffodil blossoms form a cheerful carpet of bulbs, perhaps where a garden once stood. Bulbs have and will stand the test of time. Their vigor and self-reliance inspire me to arrange and plant bulbs in my own garden.