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Today's News

  • Hospital volunteers anoint the sick with kindness

     Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center mandates an annual educational review for employees and volunteers. Like all mandates, it is not always graciously accepted. However, the option to take the test as a group lessens the angst and even makes it fun.

    I am always impressed with the extent and depth of the questions, despite the fact that they also carry a degree of advertising as a means of corporate public relations. This year was no exception.

  • Got leftover ham?

     

     

    Many families celebrated Easter this past weekend with a ham. Gathering for holiday ham is a great holiday tradition and like turkey after Thanksgiving, ham leftovers can be a real treat, but what are you doing with those leftovers now?

    Leftover cooked ham should be stored in the refrigerator at 40 degrees or below and used within 3 to 5 days. So, if you had that ham this past Sunday for Easter, you’d better be doing something with it soon.

  • Valentine and Powers marry

     Marissa Renee Valentine of Ocean Isle Beach and Timothy Wayne Powers of Ash were married April 4 during a private ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Eric and Jody Valentine of Supply.

    The groom is the son of Edwin Wayne Powers of Evergreen and Rebecca Benton of Ash.

    A reception is planned for June.

  • Kennedy and Browning wedding

     Lisa Marie Kennedy and Albert Dean Browning, both of Shallotte, were married April 4 at their home in Shallotte. William Marlowe officiated the wedding.

    The bride is the daughter of Sharon Honaker of Ramseur and the late Kenneth Kennedy.

    The groom is the son of the late Dan and Ruby Nicholas Browning of Delbarton, W.Va.

    She wore a simple white spring dress with shoulder wrap and white shoes.

    Ringbearer was Abby Ballou.

    Best man was Waylon Saunders.

    A reception followed at the couple’s home.

  • Galloway celebrates her 101st birthday

     Arlene Grissett Galloway celebrated a birthday at Jerome’s Steak House in Shallotte with family and friends on Saturday, April 12. Born in the spring of 1913 to the union of Levi O. and Rosa Bryant Grissett, she was blessed to be 101 years old on Sunday, April 13. She received many phone calls and greeted family and friends dropping by with gifts and good wishes.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     “Now ‘tis the spring, and weeds are shallow-rooted;

    Suffer them now, and they’ll o’ergrow the garden

    And choke the herbs for want of husbandry.”

     [Shakespeare, Henry VI (part 2)]

     

  • St. James Flea Market set for Saturday at BCC

    Got an itch to browse for bargains?

    The 16th annual St. James Flea Market just might be the answer.

    It’s set to take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this coming Saturday, April 26, at the Bolivia campus of Brunswick Community College.

    Organized by the St. James Service Club, the annual event, sprawled both in and outside the campus, is a shopper’s showcase of indoor and outdoor furniture, household goods, tools, books, dishes and glassware and golf items collected and donated by residents of St. James for a period of months prior to the sale.

  • Shallotte Farmers Market ripe for Saturday opening

    SHALLOTTE — This weekend the Shallotte Farmers Market returns for the season. Come and join the fun as you eat fresh and shop local.

    The 2014 Farmers Market season opens Saturday, April 26, and runs through Saturday, Sept. 13. The market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon in Riverside Park at the corner of Main Street and N.C. 130/Whiteville Road.

  • Women's club serves Juleps & Jazz on May 3

    A local chapter of the General Federal of Women’s Clubs, GFWC-South Brunswick Islands, is having Juleps & Jazz, a Kentucky Derby-style fund “racer” from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3.

    The event will take place at the Carolinas Leadership Academy at The First Tee of Brunswick County, 443 Tarkln Court in Shallotte.

    There will be hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar with wine, beer and jazzy juleps, raffles and auctions, web streaming of the 140th Kentucky Derby and a Derby hat contest.

    Admission is $25 per person.

  • Charity Gala May 3 at Sea Trail

    The Holden Beach chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs will have its sixth annual Blooming for a Cause Charity Gala from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Sea Trail Convention Center in Sunset Beach.

    Festivities include a silent auction, fashion show and luncheon to benefit Hope Harbor Home and Providence Home for a $45 donation.

    If you are interested in attending, donating a silent auction item or a sponsorship, please contact Karen Throckmorton; (910) 471-4220 or Karen.Throckmorton@phmc.com.