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Today's News

  • Most dependable action comes from redfish

    The fishing season is running late this year. We are seeing continued catches of sea mullet, pompano and flounder in the surf. Redfish make up the bulk of the inshore action and speckled trout are just starting up.

    The piers have had a disappointing spot season but continue to see flounder in the shallows and black drum are active around structures at the bridges and docks in the dark.

  • East Carolina Bank moves to new office

    The East Carolina Bank (ECB) recently relocated to a new office at 6278 Beach Drive, Suite 1, in the Landing at Ocean Isle Beach. 

    In celebration of the new office, ECB is hosting a month long grand-relocation celebration for its customers and is inviting customers to tour the facility and experience the new additional services the bank now has to offer.

  • Library manager speaks to Friends of Leland Library

    Lisa Milligan, manger of the Leland Public Library, addressed the fall meeting of the Friends of the Leland Library (FOLL) on Nov. 4, presenting the current status of the library construction project and plans for the library during a planned closure period and the re-opening of the library in 2011.

    Attended by about 30 members and guests of the FOLL, the meetings allowed Milligan to also mention she is appreciative of the support and concern patrons of the library have shown, once it was known there would be a temporary closure.

  • 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.