Today's News

  • Church briefs

    Church sponsors faith, music cruise

    Faith Building Missions is sponsoring a faith and music cruise for June 20-24, 2011.

    Enjoy a four-day excursion on a Royal Caribbean luxury liner to Nassau, Bahamas. Relax and enjoy a great time of bonding and encouragement joining other Christians in hearing speakers and worship bands.

  • To practice religion is to engage with inconvenient truth

    In 2006, a documentary film, “Inconvenient Truth,” was presented at the Sundance Film Festival. To date, its message about global warming and the effects of climate change is both upsetting and challenging. It continues to be alternately accepted and denied as inconvenient truth. 

  • Holleman-Rogerson wedding

    April Dawn Holleman of Kure Beach and Adam Wesley Rogerson of Supply were married Sept. 18 at sunrise on Wrightsville Beach.

    The Rev. Tracy Pryor officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Holleman Jr. of Leland. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Rogerson of Roanoke Rapids.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    Misty Nichols of Kernersville, the bride’s cousin, served as matron of honor. 

    Billy Rogerson, the groom’s father, served as best man.

  • Smith-Garrett engagement

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Pauline H. Smith and David D. Garrett of Shallotte. The bride-elect is the daughter of Paul E. Harris Sr. of New Bern. She is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth. The prospective groom is the son of Brenda Garrett of Manning, S.C. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An Oct. 2 wedding is planned at Sunset Beach. Family and friends are invited to a reception at the Calabash Fire Department in Calabash at 3 p.m.

  • Yauns celebrate 50 years

    Ralph and Sandra Yaun of Leland celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 10 at the First Baptist Church activity center in Wilmington. The couple was married on Sept. 10, 1960, at the Calypso Presbyterian Church in Calypso. Hosting the party were the couple’s children and grandchild, son Chris Yaun and wife Shari of Leland, granddaughter Emily Kathleen Yaun and daughter Rebecca Angela Yaun of Leland. Numerous friends and relatives were also in attendance.

  • Common insects and associated pests attacking bedding plants, perennials

    There have been several calls on the information line in the last couple of weeks complaining about insect problems. Following are some common pests and solutions:

    Bedding plants and perennials provide the homeowner and landscaper with a multitude of colors and textures. Unfortunately, numerous insects, mites and other invertebrates (i.e. slugs, sowbugs and millipedes) consider these same plants as food. 

  • Have you oiled your plants lately?

    Leave the 10W-30 for the guys down at the auto service center. We’re talking about the horticultural oils lots of us use to control scales, spider mites, aphids, whiteflies, mealybugs and other critters. 

    Ever wonder what the difference is between “summer oil” and “dormant oil”? How about “superior” and “supreme”? Let’s try to clear up some of the confusion.

  • Community briefs

    ‘Shipwrecks’ book released

    Local authors Fred David and Vern Bender have released a new book “Shipwreck Diving Southeast North Carolina: Calabash to Southport.” 

    The book features stories and pictures about ships that have sunk offshore this area since the early 1800s.

  • Senior site menus

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

    Monday, Sept. 27

    Turkey Swiss steak/gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, banana pudding, blend juice, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Sept. 28

    Roast beef au jus, brown rice, carrots, fruit cocktail, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Sept. 29

    Beef macaroni casserole, vegetable blend, sugar cookies, blend juice, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Sept. 30

  • Although Maurice’s identity may have faded, his chef salad lives on

    While Maurice’s identity may have faded, his chef salad lives on

    I recently received a correspondence from a reader who asked if I had ever heard of a “Maurice Salad.” He mentioned that his wife had worked at a small restaurant years ago and one day when they had closed up for the evening, the owner invited all the employees to a back room off the kitchen for a salad and some crusty bread.