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Today's News

  • Community college plans continuing education classes

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared towards adults seeking intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction, according to Karen Ladley, public information officer at the school.

    Many business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. Seniors, 65 and older, can also take many classes free of charge.

  • Brunswick County ROCAME jamboree winners announced

    ROCAME had its annual Brunswick County jamboree on March 29 at South Brunswick High School, the second consecutive year South Brunswick served as host.

    Four middle schools and three high schools (more than 150 students, teachers and parents) participated in the math and science events.

    The winners of middle school events were:

    Write It Do It: first place, Hailey Winstead and Maranda Hansley (SB Middle School); second place, Cynthia Bolanos and Ebony Daniels (Waccamaw Elementary School); third place, Kdijah Hewett and Angelica Baltazar (Shallotte Middle School)

  • Praise Band and beyond

    Ocean Isle Beach may have its own George Clooney in the making, although this up-and-coming movie actor is not interested in being a major player on the Hollywood scene.

    He says he has a higher calling.

    People who attend the musical dramas at Ocean View Baptist Church are familiar with 25-year-old Adam Melton. He’s played the role of the risen Jesus in the Easter performances for several years and various parts in the Christmas musicals directed by his father, Larry Melton, the church’s music director.

  • Brunswick County's newest centenarian feted with parties

    A crowd of more than 400 turned out to honor Walter Harvest “Harvey” Robinson at his 100th birthday party and dinner Saturday, April 5, at Bolivia Elementary School.

    The Supply centenarian, also known through the years as Granddaddy, Uncle Harvey and Pops, was accompanied by his wife of 17 years, Eva, who’s 85.

    The event also paid tribute to Robinson’s late, first wife, Rosie Mae Hankins-Robinson, to whom he was married 54 years, his three children and eight step-children and their spouses.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ongoing

    Oak Island Art Guild Exhibit, Oak Island Recreation Center, 3001 Oak Island Drive, 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday–Friday and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday. Artwork available for sale. Exhibit is 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.

    Ongoing through May 10

  • Choose annuals for high impact color

    Now we should be out of the woods as far as frosts and freezes go. It’s time to think about adding some high impact annual color in the landscape.

    Before we get too deep into what to plant, you need to do some prep work. Most annuals need good soils. What’s a good soil? That means high organic matter, high fertility and good drainage.

  • Carpenter bees are buzzing

    March usually brings the first sightings of carpenter bees in north Florida. While they do resemble the well-known bumblebee, they differ in appearance and behavior.

    Carpenter bees are large and robust. The upper surface of their abdomen is bare and shiny black. Bumblebees have a hairy abdomen with at least some yellow markings.

  • Ohlund birth

    Kyle and Tonya Ohlund of Shallotte are the parents of a daughter, Lilah Moore Ohlund, born at 1:31 p.m. April 1 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 18.5 inches long.

    She joins a sister, Makalei Ohlund, 8.

    Maternal grandparents are Art Maclure of Windham, Conn., and Robin and Larry Landrie of Shallotte.

    Paternal grandparents are Bonnie and Eric Ohlund of Coventry, Conn.

    Great-grandparents are Wanda Fiano of Bolton, Conn., and Julia Gove of Hermon, Maine.

    Great-great-grandmother is Iola Beuchene of Pike, N.H.

  • Elvis-Soles

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Amanda Hope Elvis of Nakina and Jerry Dale Soles of Tabor City. The bride-elect is the daughter of Verlin L. Elvis of Longs, S.C., and JoAnne and Barry Stocks of Nakina. The prospective groom is the son of the late Tilmon and Vickie Soles of Tabor City. A June 8 wedding is planned at Holden Beach.

  • Babson-Hockett

    Ashlie Babson and Ronald P. Hockett Jr. were married Saturday, April 4, on Ocean Isle Beach.

    The couple’s daughters, Lauren Frink, Katie Hockett and Bailey Lewis, served as attendants.

    The bride wore a mid-calf, silk dress with a lavender, green and coral tropical print.

    The groom wore a light tan silk pant with a mint green silk shirt.

    Attendants wore white sun dresses and rainbow flip-flops and carried bouquets of lavender roses, coral lillies, greenery and baby’s breath.