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Today's News

  • Mount Pisgah Baptist presents interactive story of Easter

    Mount Pisgah Baptist Church presented its second annual production of the interactive Easter drama, “Journey Through Jerusalem” March 13-21 on the church grounds.

    Written by church member Tracy King, the drama takes visitors through various stops on Jesus’ journey to the cross, his death and resurrection. The visitors “just miss” Jesus at various places but hear from his followers and others who come in contact with him about his journey.

  • Lou Aliotta, Artist

    Photographic works by Southport artist Lou Aliotta will be featured at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash through April 12.

    The show, “Lou Aliotta: Photographer's Journal,” includes landscape photos from upstate New York and Southport, floral images and specialty images that were created with a series of color-saturated variations of the same photo.

  • Arts & entertainment

    March 20

    6:30-8:30 p.m., Spectrum Art and Jewelry, Wilmington. Fundraiser to help painter Anne Boysen in her battle with ovarian cancer. At the clubhouse of the Reserve Apartments at Mayfaire (1411 Parkview Circle). All proceeds will go to Boysen. For more information, contact 256-2323.

    March 26-April 9

    Annual juried student exhibition on display March 26 through April 9, UNCW, Wilmington. For more information, call 962-3500 or visit http://www.uncw.edu/arts online.

    Ongoing through March 28

  • Spring activities at Museum of Coastal Carolina

    Join the Museum of Coastal Carolina rain or shine for a two-day class of geocaching. This outdoor classroom activity is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. May 2 and from noon-2 p.m. May 3 for grades five through adults.

    Pre-registration is required.

    On day one, participants will meet at the museum in the computer lab and then walk to three caches hidden on the island.

  • Manure: Is it safe for your garden?

    Microorganisms that cause disease can be transferred from animal manures to humans.

    The pathogens Salmonella, Listeria and E.coli, as well as parasites, such as roundworms and tapeworms, have been linked to applications of manure to gardens.

    Publicity about illnesses due to E.coli 0157:H7 has made people more aware of the potential risk of food borne illness from manure contamination. As a result, many are now asking whether it is safe to use manure on their gardens.

  • What does it mean to go native?

    I’ve never been one of those people who got overly excited about native plants. We do have some wonderful natives, but some of our southern favorites like evergreen azaleas, camellias, gardenias and crape myrtle have all been introduced from other parts of the world.

    Redbud is a native small tree that’s flowering right now that makes a great addition to the garden. It’s distinctive, heart-shaped leaves and reddish-purple flowers make it easy to recognize. “Forest Pansy” has dark purple leaves when they first emerge.

  • Correct planting is important to plants survival

    Spring, ah yes, spring, and a gardener's fancy turns to, “What else?” Planting!

    I know you’re not all bozos out there, but just a few reminders. Everyone needs to be preached to now and then, and I’m just the guy to do it. When I was a teaching, a student once came up to me and said, “You are a preacher teacher,” so who is so foolish to argue with the wisdom of youth? And if you've got it, why fight it?

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office

    What we asked for: To view the county’s sex offender registry.

  • Brunswick County Board of Elections

    What we asked: Campaign finance reports for two candidates for the Brunswick County Board of Education.

    What the law says: “All candidates in political campaigns must file campaign finance reports with the state board of elections, and they are public records.” N.C. General Statute 163-278.9, 163-278.22(4).

  • Brunswick County Board of Education

    What we asked: Salaries and job descriptions for the following personnel: Katie McGee, superintendent; Terry Chestnutt, assistant superintendent of human resources; Zelphia Grissett, assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction and assessment.