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  • Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash is featuring works by 16 artists in "Marshlands: From Back Roads to Coast."

    The group show opened April 26 and runs through May 29. Participating artists include Ruth Cox, oil; Nancy Hughes Miller, oil, Freeman Beard, watercolor; Linda Simmons, stained glass; Jim Comer, carved wood; Celia McGuire, oil; Ramona Batsford Bendin, oil; Scott Summerfield, hand blown glass; Nancy Guiry, pastel; Jenny McKinnon Wright, oil; and Sam McLaughlin, pastel.

  • Featured artists at Franklin Square Gallery
     
    Artists with a wide range of styles find their home base at Franklin Square Gallery in downtown Southport. A community gallery with over 100 members, several times a year it showcases some of its most talented artists.
    This spring’s two featured artists illustrate that diversity.
    Painter Linda Drye just recently uncovered her artistic ability and is actively experimenting with every medium she touches.

  • Helen Gabriel has spent the last eight years helping bring literacy to Brunswick County residents. A lifelong educator, Gabriel said she “just sort of fell into it.”
    Growing up, Gabriel’s parents, both educators, placed a high value on education and instilled a strong work ethic in her and her three sisters.
    Now as an adult, Gabriel has followed the same path as her parents and three sisters. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees and began her career in education.

  • Dr. Robert Quintano has heard his share of military stories from many soldiers who have served overseas.

    Earlier this month, he spent a weekend with soldiers ready for deployment at the South Carolina National Guard Armory in Greenwood. Quintano was contracted to perform dental work for the soldiers before they leave for Iraq.

    “They come home on leave for a year and then they have to reprocess through all the medical to go back to Iraq,” he said. “If there’s any kind of big problem, they fix them right there on the spot.”

  • Building HOPE Ministries and Beach House Harley-Davidson are sponsoring the annual “Riding for Hope” ride and rally from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in the parking lot at Beach House Harley-Davidson on U.S. 17 in Shallotte.

    The event is described as an evangelistic, fundraising outreach for prisoners’ children (Angel Tree kids).

  • This photo of two eagles nesting along the Intracoastal Waterway in Sunset Beach was taken at the Regency by Jim Barber.

  • Art

    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.

     

    Every Wednesday

  • SUPPLY—Instead of spending a day of spring break at home, watching TV, playing video games or sleeping in a warm bed, local youth took a night to understand what it’s really like to be homeless.

    Youth from Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church, Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church and Sharon United Methodist Church participated in Cardboard City last Wednesday as a way to raise funding and awareness of homelessness.

  • By Mark Jankowski
    Ingram Planetarium

    Imagine the romance of walking on the beach one spring evening, a slight breeze chilling you and a special someone next to you. 

    You both stop to view the ocean waves crashing the beach, and then your eyes together glance upward to a breathtaking view of the heavens with the stars out-shining all the diamonds on Earth. 

    Could there be a more prefect night? 

  • The Brunswick Community College Foundation has announced its cast for the 2010

    “Dancing with the Brunswick Stars” fundraiser to benefit foundation scholarships.

    Event chairman Clarice Holden and WECT anchor Genevieve Barker announced the new line-up Monday afternoon in the lobby of the Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Local residents and beach visitors have probably been introduced to Thomas Woodson.

    Until recently, the 90-year-old Ocean Isle Beach resident worked as a cashier at IGA Ocean Aire Market on Causeway Drive.

    Although many people have passed through his checkout line, many don’t know the heroic missions Woodson was a part of more than half a century ago.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH—An acre of land set aside for God’s purposes was the first step in fulfilling a calling for busy entrepreneurs Jeff and Maribeth Achterberg.

    The couple, owners of Verity Management Solutions, thought they moved to Brunswick County from their home state of Wisconsin five years ago to get away from the cold weather, but they say a higher calling has presented itself—helping young girls break the cycle of poverty.

  • The Anointed Vessels Ministry, based in Ash, presented its first Easter season show in five years last week, “Glorious Impossible Too,” which told the story of Jesus’ life.

    The musical drama took place at the Can You Believe It Amphitheater in Ash, where the Rev. Diana Payne works every year to stage large-scale outdoor religious dramas for the public.

    The cast included people of all ages and brought the story of Jesus’ birth, ministry, death and resurrection to life and also connected it to the modern world.

  • The full moon of March has many faces or expressions people have claimed to see. We always see the same face of the moon; however, we have given it multiple personalities with all the names assigned to it, especially this month’s moon.

    Monday, March 29, marked the day of the full moon and if you were like me when gazing up in admiration, you might not have given thought to all the history that went along with this common astronomical event.

  • We’re working on our first full week of spring and that means lots of garden chores showing up on the honey-do list. If you’re still looking for something to do, go ahead and finish the pruning chores, fertilize your shrub beds if they need it and add a bit of fresh mulch. But, leave the lawn fertilizer in the bag for now and try to resist the urge to plant summer annuals unless you’re prepared to lose them to a late frost.

  • Window boxes enhance your surroundings wherever you live. They create a mini-garden. Use them for flowers, herbs or small vegetables. Just think, you can have a small herb garden right outside your kitchen window. You will be surprised by the impact of a window box at eye level that can be enjoyed from both inside and outside.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Miller of Shallotte announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Dawn Miller, to James Charles Lane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Lane of Lexington. The couple will be married at 6 p.m. June 5, at Governor Dudley's Mansion in Wilmington. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Randall and Jean Abernathy of Lynchburg, Va., and Kathryn Arnette of Dillon, S.C., and Ricky Miller of Surfside, S.C. She is a 2004 graduate of West Brunswick High School in Shallotte. She attended Brunswick Community College and is employed of Angelo's Bistro.

  • Sabbath rest—aach! Who could rest on this Sabbath? I know I could not. I did not! So much has happened. There is so much to tell. Where do I begin? How far back do I go to find the starting point? I don’t even know. But, sit...sit down and let me talk. Sometimes things unravel and make sense when I do that.

    It was just a few weeks ago when I first got uneasy feelings that something terrible was going to happen. There were rumblings in the street that the Pharisees and Sadducees had found someone else to bicker about.

  • St. Patrick’s Day was last week and some of our lawns are already “wearin’ a bit ‘o the green” because of some warm days. This move out of dormancy means that right now is the wrong time to stress your lawn with fertilizers or weed control products.

    Even though it seems illogical on the surface, one of the worst things you can do right now is apply nitrogen fertilizer to centipede, Bermuda, zoysia or St. Augustine lawns.

  • We are finally getting some warm and sunny weather and spring is here at last. This past winter had especially long periods of grey and chilly days; but the large variety of plants that bloom during the winter here in Zone 8 kept my spirit up. I enjoyed their colors and fragrance so much during the dreary days of winter that I vowed to spend more time this year adding more winter bloomers to my gardens.