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Today's News

  • Power of One Award winner

    The Power of One Award is sponsored by Progress Energy and is presented to a business, community of faith, agency, organization or individual that has displayed dedication and commitment to the children and families of Brunswick County.

    This year, John Titrington, Progress Energy design engineering manager, presented the award to VFW Post No. 8866 and Ladies Auxiliary of Holden Beach as a Community in Schools Adopt A School Partner for Supply Elementary School.

  • Bright ideas grants awarded

    Throughout the month of November, North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives, including Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC), will award Bright Ideas education grants to deserving teachers across the state. The grants make possible innovative, classroom-based projects that would otherwise go unfunded.

  • More community enrichment programs offered at Brunswick Community College

    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction. Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant.

    For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu. Call 755-7378 to register. The following are upcoming CEWD courses and seminars:

  • Verity to be Energy-Star rater

    Verity Property Maintenance & Inspections has been chosen by Southern Comfort Homes to provide the Home Energy Rater (HERS) rating on its new home now being built at Palmetto Creek Subdivision, lot 136, to qualify for the Energy Star label. 

  • Religion briefs

    Giving market set for Nov. 21

    Calabash Presbyterian Church on Georgetown Road in Calabash will host its annual Alternative Giving Market from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21.

    Buy a gift of a farm animal such as a yak or a goat or a flock of chickens to provide a renewable food supply, or help a child by giving them the chance they need in a third-world country.

  • In this world all we need is love, sweet love

    In a world of turmoil and chaos, we want simple solutions. We want an ordered, peaceful life. This is especially true for those of us who have reached the pinnacle of middle age and are heading downhill, perhaps too quickly. Having already lived through and with crises, we are eager for stability. Opportunities for change are irksome to say the least and odious at our worst.

  • Students explore Life on the Farm

    Nearly 500 students from Bolivia Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Town Creek Elementary, Belville Elementary and Supply Elementary attended the 2010 4-H Life on the Farm program at Funston Farm in Winnabow on Sept. 21, 22, 24 and Oct. 6, 7 where a day in the classroom outdoors-style was accompanied by a hayride and tour of the farm owned by Wilbur and Mary Earp.

    The tour educated students on crops and animals grown on the farm, which included swine, beef cattle, corn, soybeans, wheat and hay. 

  • Ray anniversary

    Universal Health Care/Brunswick co-hosts Edwin and Sara Ray’s 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 11. Mrs. Sara’s home away from home, they worked side-by-side with her daughter Carol Hepler and managed to turn its gathering room into a room filled with special memories,  music, family and friends.

  • Varnam-Gibson engagement

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming engagement of Amanda Varnam of Calabash and Aaron Gibson of Calabash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Olaf Dale Varnam and Linda McCumbee Parker of Supply. The prospective groom is the son of the late Timothy Gibson and Jeff and Christine Strasser of Shallotte. A May 7, 2011, wedding is planned at Windy Point.

  • Students take part in state fair

    Once again, youth gathered at the North Carolina State Fair to show off their top turkey hens they had raised during the North Carolina Youth Market Turkey Show program.