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Today's News

  • Carroll-Pippin

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Andrea Jean Caroll of Riegelwood and Sterling Bryan Pippin of Farmville. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles ‘Chip‘ Leo Carroll of Riegelwood. The prospective groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Lee Pippin of Farmville. A June 6 wedding is planned at the Kelly House.

  • Once we sang and danced: Two-day workshop unites Christians

    With curiosity and a tiny bit of trepidation, we walked into the fellowship hall of King of Glory Lutheran Church. A two-day workshop had been planned with nationally known speakers Marty Haugen and Susan Briehl, but none of us knew the specific content.

    The weather was glorious. Were we ready to sacrifice outdoor activities for indoor enlightenment? What if the message became too disconcerting, too challenging? What if it was just a repetition of all that we already knew and practiced? What were we to expect?

  • Hewett-McCumbee

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Stacey Ann Hewett of Shallotte and Jordan Scott McCumbee of Ash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ed and Debbie Lemon of Shallotte and Jimmy and Pam Hewett of Ocean Isle Beach. The prospective groom is the son of Dewayne and Marian McCumbee of Ash. A Sept. 5 wedding is planned at Premier Resorts at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • 'We can't afford it,' Calabash residents still fume about future sewer

    CALABASH—Residents who showed up at a sewer meeting Monday are saying the same thing they’ve said before about the future project—they can’t afford it.

    They also complained town commissioners aren’t doing enough to help them out of the situation.

    “We helped get you elected,” Calabash Acres resident Mitch Meares told Mayor Anthony Clemmons.

    “What’s happened since then is we have told you what we think,” he said. “You are not listening to the citizens of Calabash.”

  • A garden can never have enough Japanese maples

    Dedicated readers of my ramblings know I have a soft spot for crape myrtles and Japanese maples. Even though my garden is so small you can’t cuss a cat without getting hair in your mouth, it now sports 11 different selections of Japanese maple.

  • Tips for growing great tomatoes in the garden

    When buying tomato seedlings, look for thick, straight stems, deep green leaves, avoid plants that have already started flowering or fruiting with no spots or signs of insects and look for a disease resistant variety.

  • Use Kousa dogwoods to improve landscapes

    The Kousa dogwood makes a beautiful tree-form with horizontal branches and is used in landscaping as a specimen plant, in borders and for accent plantings.

    Even though they are usually grown for decoration, they make an excellent patio-garden plant that will attract birds into your landscape. They are also highly resistant to dogwood borer and dogwood anthracnose problems, which have been plaguing flowering dogwoods in recent years.

  • Tax department begins bank attachments, wage garnishments to collect delinquent taxes

    Brunswick County Tax Collector Ken Perry compares his job to walking a tightrope.

    “I have to walk this tightrope between compassion and collecting money to fund government services,” Perry said, adding the county tax department has begun bank attachments and garnishing wages from delinquent property owners.

    About 200 delinquent property owners, those who haven’t satisfied their 2008 or previous years’ tax bills, have noticed fewer funds in their bank accounts or a 10 percent per pay period wage garnishment on their paychecks.

  • Brunswick County to sponsor weeklong events for county government week

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County government officials are marking National County Government Week with a week’s worth of activities. May 4-8 is National County Government Week, and Brunswick officials have dedicated the week to: “Greening our Future.”

    For more information on National County Government Week, or for more information on any of the scheduled events, call 253-2000, or visit the county’s Web site at www.brunsco.net. The events are free and open to the public.

    The following events are planned:

    Monday, May 4

  • West's Evans, Frink county champs

    West Brunswick’s Mariah Evans and Shanae Frink won championships in the county high school track meet April 21 at West.

    Evans won the 200-meter run and Frink the triple jump.

    Evans and Frink also ran on the winning 4x100 relay in a regional-qualifying time of 54.32, beating South by 0.08 seconds. Courtney Turner and Breana Gause also ran on the relay.

    South Brunswick’s girls won 13 of the 18 events and won the team title.

    Six of South’s victories met regional-qualifying standards.