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Today's News

  • The art of serving tea

    Sunset River Marketplace’s “Creative Exchange” series continues with “The Art of Serving Tea” by Kathy Cody and Anna Arlington, owners of the Calabash Garden Tea Room and Gift Shop. It will be from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash.

  • Isn't grass supposed to be green?

    A fellow stopped by the office last week and asked a very pertinent question: “Isn’t grass supposed to be green?” He had a centipede lawn with lots of yellow spots and streaks that turned even more yellow when he added nitrogen.

    If this sounds like your lawn, you’re probably dealing with high pH soils and iron chlorosis. For most folks, talking about the vagaries of plant nutrition is about as exciting as watching the one stoplight change in the little town I grew up in, so I won’t bore you with all of the gory details.

  • Bees in the home? Who ya gonna call?

    Based on the number of calls coming into the office, carpenter bees appear to be gearing up for another season of aggravating homeowners. Carpenter bees resemble bumblebees, but they have abdomens that are entirely black and shiny. Bumblebees have yellow hairs on their abdomens.

    In the spring, carpenter bees drill holes about 3/8-inch in diameter into wood, most notably into decks, eaves and siding. Last year, many of the complaints we received indicated the bees seem to have a real liking for cedar and cypress siding.

  • Lawn Care Part II: Preparing your lawn for drought conditions

    Spring has started on a dry note along our coastline. Drought conditions are unpredictable and can be difficult to deal with in the landscape. Although droughts are usually thought of as long periods of time, such as months or years, our sandy soils can experience drought conditions after only a few days without rain. Even if we don’t have an outright drought this summer, preparing your lawn for dry weather is smart.

  • Pruitt birth

    Justin and Tiffany Pruitt are the parents of a daughter, Rowan Hadley Pruitt, born at 1 a.m. March 30 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

    She joins a brother, Eli, and a sister, Emma Claire, both 3.

    Maternal grandparents are Greg and Cheri Skaggs of Shallotte.

    Paternal grandparents are Dallas and Melodee Pruitt of Supply.

    Great-grandparents are Janice Skaggs of Richwood, W.Va., Bobby and Carolyn Lewis of Shallotte and Ruby Pruitt of Mount Airy.

  • Bruce birth

    Curtis and Ashley Bruce are the parents of a son, Curtis-Dean Eric Bruce, born at 12:41 p.m. March 28 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 20 inches long.

    He joins sisters, Megan 6, and Hedan, 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Angela Beavers of Kings Mountain and John Eric Beavers of Charlotte.

    Paternal grandparents are the late Curtis D. Bruce Sr. and the late Carolyn A. Bruce.

    Great-grandparents are Cathy and Kenneth Ross of Bessemer City and Betty ad Jack Beavers of Kings Mountain.

  • Medlin-Edwards

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Savannah Dawn Medlin of Riegelwood and Matthew Ray Edwards of Leland. The bride-elect is the daughter of Arden and Kimberly Medlin of Riegelwood. The prospective groom is the son of Bonnie Edwards of Leland and Ray and Debra Edwards of Leland. A June 7 wedding is planned on Town Creek in Winnabow with a reception to follow.

  • Colquitt-Varnam

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Genva Elizabeth Colquitt of Buies Creek and the Rev. Samuel Devon Varnam of Kernersville. The bride-elect is the daughter of Douglas and Libby Colquitt of Creedmoor. The prospective groom is the son of Gayla Varnam of Supply and Terry and Paulette Varnam of Supply. A May 17 wedding is planned at Edgewood Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, where the Rev. Varnam is the minister of music and youth.

  • Homecoming mixed with challenges as raccoons find residence in house

    The long weeks of preparation for an annual board meeting in Florida were over. We were eagerly on our way, as much in response to a yearning for a break in our routine as in anticipation of catching up with old friends. I was almost relaxed as Jean tested his newly “uncataracted” eyes with the long stint of driving. Nice weather, an interesting CD for our listening pleasure, lots of chatter—and all was well with the world.

  • Church briefs

    Women’s ministry conference planned

    The First Women’s Fellowship Ministry Conference, “Ministering to the Whole Woman”, will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 31 at Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church on N.C. 904 East.

    Speakers will be Victoria Smith, R.N., OBGYN; attorney Pauline Hankins; and Evangelist Ola Samuels.

    Breakfast and lunch will be served. Donations are $20.

    For more information, call 579-6296 or 579-6388.

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