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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Senior site menus for Brunswick County

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Sept. 13

    Barbecue pork, baked beans, coleslaw, apple cobbler, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Sept. 14

    Chicken Parmesan/marinara sauce, pasta, vegetable blend, peaches, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Sept. 15

    Baked beans and franks, coleslaw, fruit cocktail, hot dog bun/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Sept. 16

  • Mixing your own vinaigrette dressing using simple pantry items

    For a healthy, cost-effective alternative to all those store bought dressings and marinades we all have crammed in our fridge (14 and counting), why not start preparing your own dressings at home?

  • West wins conference-opening volleyball match

     LELAND—In a conference volleyball match between two volleyball teams that improve week by week, West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 23-25, 25-13, 25-14, 28-26 Sept. 7 at North.

    “It definitely will build confidence in (us),” West coach Leslie Reeves said. “That’s what they need. They need the confidence that they can win these close games.”