Today's News

  • Brunswick County youth participate in Save Our Community Bible quiz bowl

    SOC (Save Our Community) conducted its third youth Bible quiz bowl on Sept. 18 at First Baptist Church in Southport.

    Open to middle and high school students, the team of Robin Bernard, Christina Brown, Alexa Stanley and Khalin Clemmons from Friendship Baptist Church won first prize. Trey Parker and DeMarcus Steward from Mount Carmel finished second. The timer and two scorers were Lisa Parker, Willette Johnson and Pamela Ferguson.

  • Local American Veterans Post 906 has raffle

    The winner of a recent raffle at AMVETS (American Veterans) Post 906 in Boiling Spring Lakes was Jaime Jackson, a 25-year-old former resident of Wilmington and granddaughter of Jerry Wolf Sr., first vice commander of AMVETS Post 906, who purchased the winning raffle ticket as a gift for his granddaughter.

    Jaime and her husband Shane immediately donated $60 back to Post 906, stipulating that it be used to help provide hats for the Post’s men’s class B softball team entered in the Brunswick County Parks & Recreation League.

  • Club news

    DAR to meet Oct. 13

    The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Trinity United Methodist Church on E. Nash Street in Southport, across from the post office.

    The guest speaker will be Michael Craft, who will discuss the Iraq/Afghanistan war efforts.

  • Church briefs

    Concert set at Seaside UMC

    The Carolina Master Chorale, directed by Dr. Timothy Koch, will present its gala season opening concert program, “Ain’t It a Pretty Night…at the Opera,” at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach.

    Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

  • Spiritual reading is not simply limited to books

  • Utter gets Air Force promotion

    Franklin M. Utter, son of Jimmy and Dana Smith of Calabash, has been promoted to the rank of senior airmen in the U.S. Air Force. A communications and navigations specialist assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., he has served in the military for two years.

    Utter is a 2006 graduate of West Brunswick High School in Shallotte.

  • Presentation will focus on plants in Brunswick

    Some of these names you would recognize (Venus Flytrap, Ginseng), others are more obscure and slightly mystical (Queen of the prairie, small whorled pogonia), but they are all native to North Carolina and they are rare.

    These plants and more, totaling 412 endangered, threatened and special concern species, belong to all of the citizens of North Carolina, but are protected by only a small staff at the Department of Agriculture.

  • ATMC to have 53rd annual meeting Oct. 8

    ATMC’s 53rd annual membership meeting will be Friday, Oct. 8, in the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Supply.

    Member registration will begin at 4 p.m. A barbecue pork and fried chicken dinner will be served outside from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

  • BCC offers community education classes

    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.

  • Rain relief: Local drought finally broken

    The drought was broken last week with 20-plus inches of rain in some areas. With the abrupt turn from very dry to very wet, lots of people have been asking me, “What does this mean to our lawns, shrubs and trees?” While certainly not a comprehensive list, here are some things to consider as autumn progresses.