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  • Daddy Bake-Off raises more than $1,000 for school fund

    Gingerbread houses, cupcakes and frosted cookies don’t usually sell for $50 at an ordinary bake sale, but at The Academy of Coastal Carolina’s annual Daddy Bake-Off, they do.

    The Academy of Coastal Carolina had its annual Daddy Bake-Off last week. Hosted by the Parent Teacher Club (PTC), about 20 fathers participated and helped their children create a cake or decorated baked good to be auctioned off at the holiday feast.

  • Owner and her funny hats greet breakfast, lunch diners at Calabash eatery

     CALABASH—Brenda Dixon wears many hats.

    The owner of Granny Allyn’s Country Kitchen has so many hats, in fact, she wears a different one every day to the delight of her breakfast and lunch customers at the Thomasboro Road eatery.

    “That’s my winter hat,” Dixon quipped last Friday, emerging from the kitchen last Friday morning with a bright fuchsia plush-fur hat on top of her head.

  • Saying goodbye to a distinguished Brunswick native

    Brunswick County lost one of its most distinguished native sons Oct. 28.

    Joseph A. Gore, a Supply native, was born in 1930 to G. M. Gore and Amelia Bryant Gore. He graduated from the public schools of Brunswick County in 1948, earned a bachelor’s degree from Livingston College and served as a medic with the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division from 1953-55.

  • Uptight about the economy? Seek a simpler life

    “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand…”

    Henry David Thoreau

    1817 – 1863

    The beauty of attending Holden Beach Chapel is we hear a different preacher every Sunday.

    Last Sunday, we enjoyed a lively Quaker pastor sporting a long white beard. His refreshing sermon was pertinent to the joy found through leading a simple lifestyle, something we surely need more of these days.

  • Lockwood Folly Marketplace opens in Supply

    SUPPLY—Lockwood Folly Marketplace opened its doors for the first time Monday morning, and customers say the new local food and gift shop is a great addition to the community.

    Owner Lindsay Hewett opened the store near the N.C. 211/U.S. 17 intersection in the building her family has owned for generations. She was pleased with the steady flow of customers dropping in Monday to check out the new store.

  • Free 'Amahl' play set for Dec. 5-7

    SOUTHPORT—For the third year, sisters Pat Pittenger and Stuart Callari are directing a free production of the operetta “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” at three Brunswick County locations Dec. 5-7.

    The operetta, based on the Biblical story of the three wise men, tells the story of a poor, disabled boy who has a problem telling tall tales. Because of this, his mother does not believe him one evening when he tells her of seeing a star “as big as a window.”

  • Fence heights, parking on Sunset Beach agenda

    Fence-height and off-street parking amendments are on the agenda of the next Sunset Beach Town Council meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in town council chambers.

    Council members also will consider a request from owners that 690 Sunset Blvd. N. be designated a special sign district.

    A work session is scheduled at 6:45 p.m. prior to the meeting.

  • Hearing Tuesday for new housing in Calabash

     A public hearing for a developer planning to build multi-family housing in Calabash is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at town hall on Persimmon Road.

    Shallotte Partners is seeking a conditional use permit to build the housing in the R-8 zoning district.

  • Bridge work shuts down N.C. 179 at Jennies Branch for next six months

    For the next six months, traffic along N.C. 179 between Shallotte and Ocean Isle Beach will be rerouted to a detour as new bridge work gets under way.

    A section of the heavily traveled route was shut down Monday by the North Carolina Department of Transportation to make way for bridge replacement and roadwork between Brookhollow Drive and Jennies Branch Baptist Church.

    Signs on either side of the bridge are directing motorists to a detour onto Hale Swamp Road.