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Today's News

  • Find fresh food, crafts and treats in new location

    This Saturday, the Shallotte Farmers Market will move from the town hall parking lot to Lions Club Park beside Shallotte Plaza on Main Street. It will give the public easier access to vendors and the vendors a more comfortable, shadier spot for selling.

    My daughter and I went to the last market day at town hall last Saturday to talk to a few people and get photos for an upcoming story for the Beacon’s Island Living magazine.

    She served as my sidekick, writing her own “notes” as I made the rounds from table to table.

  • Iced tea: A popular year-round southern tradition

    Southerners drink iced tea year-round, and have been drinking iced tea since the 19th century when ice became generally available.

    If you order tea in a restaurant in the South, you’ll get iced tea, probably sweetened, so if you want it hot or unsweetened, you’d better say so!

  • Turtle Day raises sea turtle awareness, money for turtle hospital

    More than 2,000 people came out to support the Fifth Annual Coastal Carolina Sea Turtle Day July 9 on Ocean Isle Beach.

    The Turtle Day celebrations at Ocean Isle Beach Community Center kicked off with turtle-oriented arts and crafts and games. Volunteers sold hot dogs, chips and cookies, and all the proceeds went to The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center of Topsail Beach.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ongoing

    Oak Island Art Guild exhibit, Oak Island Recreation Center, 3001 Oak Island Drive, 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit renewed every 60 days. For more information, call exhibit coordinator Miriam Pinkerton at 278-5562.

    Ongoing through Aug. 3

    Robert Delford Brown, “Meat, Maps and Militant Metaphysics,” Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington. This is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. For more information, call 395-5999 or visit www.cameronartmuseum.com.

    Every first Friday through December

  • Figure out 'whodunit' at Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Hungry for a little food and folly?

    Dive into dinner, then delve into a murder mystery.

    It’s an extra course of the meal thrown in every week at the House of Blues’ Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre.

    Described as an interactive “whodunit” dinner show, the fun begins while feasting mystery-solvers are enjoying their dinner—a murder that soon makes everyone a suspect.

  • Christmas in July tablescape workshop set

    The Benedict Foundation of Southport will sponsor a Christmas in July Holiday Tablescape Workshop from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Foundation’s conference center at 1013 E. Moore St., Southport.

    This is a special free workshop for hostesses, sponsors, and other interested participants in the Foundation’s “Setting a Christmas Table” holiday tablescape show scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 29.

  • Summer lawn care tips and tricks

    Warm season grasses are now going “full steam ahead” and you should care for them likewise. Seed, sprig, plug or sod right away for best results because later plantings may not have enough time to establish properly before cold weather returns in the fall season.

    Don’t forget to fertilize, water and mow according to the various plant needs.

  • Control weeds, but use caution

    Glyphosate is one of the great weed control success stories of the last 50 years. More commonly known as Roundup, this material revolutionized the way we approach weed control in the landscape and garden as well as in agriculture. And, it’s safe for critters, humans and the environment because it attacks a protein synthesis chain that animals don’t have and breaks down quickly once it reaches the soil.

  • Common insect and mite pests in the landscape

    Azalea Lace Bug

    These true bugs have lace-like wings and backs. They are found on the undersides of leaves, but cause a blotched or spotted appearance on the upper leaf surface. Black varnish excrement spots appear on the underside of leaves and are characteristic even when adults are absent.

    Severely infested leaves may yellow and drop prematurely.

  • Prevatte birth

    Robert and Donna Prevatte of Ocean Isle Beach are the parents of a son, Braydon Avery Prevatte, born at 1:05 a.m. June 6 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19 inches long.

    He joins a brother, Blake, 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Harry and Faye Wilkes of Ocean Isle Beach.

    Paternal grandparents are Steve and Debbie Prevatte of Sunset Beach.

    Great-grandparents are Lillian Oliver of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Mildred Thompson of Tabor City.