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Today's News

  • Shallotte seeks info from River's Edge before renewing bond

    The Shallotte aldermen want to hear from the developers of River’s Edge before agreeing to extend bond agreements another six months.

    After much discussion, the board decided at Tuesday night’s pre-agenda meeting to ask Bobby Lewis of Coastal Development, who is also on the town’s planning board, to come to the next meeting and talk about how long each of the planned projects in the community will take and how much time is needed.

  • Shallotte receives grant for farmers market improvements

    The state Tobacco Trust Fund Commission (TTFC) has agreed to grant the town of Shallotte $24,000 to improve the town’s farmers market in Riverside Park.

    On Tuesday evening, the board of aldermen approved a contract with the TTFC to provide $12,230 proposed for a storage facility; $6,880 for displays, product tables and canopies; and $5,000 for advertising and promotions.

    The grant requires no matching funds.

  • Grilling fish is easy with these simple, flavorful recipes

    Grilling fish and other seafood outdoors is an easy and enjoyable way to bring the “flavor of the ocean” into your backyard.

    Seafood just seems to taste better, more flavorful and juicy, when done this way. To avoid the fish sticking to your grill, be sure to oil the cooking surface or brush the fish with a little oil or butter.

  • Beds of daylilies in bloom make gardeners everywhere green with envy

    A craze sweeps through the garden every year about this time for those perennial superstars—daylilies. One look at a bed in full bloom and you, too, will be hooked on Hemerocallis. That’s the genus for daylily which is derived from two Greek words meaning “beautiful” and “day,” referring to the fact individual flowers only last one day.

    While I’ve never gone completely crazy over daylilies, I have just added two interesting selections to my own garden. We’ll come back to that.

  • Crape Myrtles may add beauty--and mildew to any landscape

    The crape myrtles are among the most popular landscape plants in Brunswick County. They are valued for their prolific summer flowers, heat and drought tolerance and year-round landscape interest. Under the right conditions, they flower all summer long.

    When planted in the right location, crape myrtles can be almost pest free. There are, however, two disorders that crop up during the summer that may require control measures; one is caused by a fungus and the other is caused by an insect.

  • Hotop-Hyduke

    Deborah Lynn Hotop and Wesley Ryan Hyduke of Egan, Minn., were married April 4 at Seaside United Methodist Church, with Deacon Bob McGahran of St. Brendan Catholic Church officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Diana and William Hotop of Ocean Isle Beach.

    The groom is the son of Susan and Andrew Hyduke of Bethlehem, Pa.

    Sarah Hotop served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Martha Hotop and Kylene Hyduke.

    Scott Mackaro served as best man. Groomsmen were Shane Krabenbauer and Scott Hotop.

    A reception followed the ceremony at Brunswick Plantation.

  • McNabb-Flynn

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Lenora Kay McNabb and William. F. ‘Bill‘ Flynn Jr. of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Kay D. Pleasants of Supply.She is originally from Charlotte. The prospective groom is the son of Jacqueline Flynn of Philadelphia and is originally from Philadelphia. The two decided to make their home in Brunswick County because they fell in love with the area, the people and their church. An Oct. 17 wedding is set at Sharon United Methodist Church.

  • Norwood-Mills

    Martha Norwood of Marshville and Danny Norwood of Sunset Beach announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Kathleen Norwood, to Daniel Ray Mills. The bride-elect graduated from Forest Hills High School in Marshville in 2004 and from Appalachian State University in Boone in 2008. She is employed by Wilkes County Public Schools and Appalachian State University Athletics. The prospective groom is the son of Tami and David Mills of Marshville. He is a 2003 graduate of Forest Hills High School and attended Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.

  • Developer responds to county's bank attachments, default declarations

    With $1.3 million in unpaid property taxes owed to the county, Brunswick County Revenue Collector Ken Perry moved to attach developer Mark Saunders’ bank account to begin to recoup the money.

    On May 19, Perry attached one of Saunders’ bank accounts for $125,847.

    But in a statement released last week, Saunders said he has yet to pay his property tax bill because the county owes him money.

  • Life happens while you're making other plans

    Just when we thought everything was copasetic and we could just roll along with life, we experienced a number of surprising glitches in our usually tranquil routine. Little did we know that life was happening before our very eyes.

    Life was happening while we were making other plans, usual plans, ordinary plans. It all began with the return of the raccoons.