Community News

  • Now is the time to make changes to your garden

    This weekend, I spent most of my time re-planting and moving plants that I had planted last fall. I am easily bored with my garden and find it refreshing to change its look now and then.
    My creeping sedum was desperate for a haircut and my roses were waiting to be deadheaded. Some of my plants, like my lantana, struggled to survive the heat of the summer, but are now in full bloom.

  • Now is the best time to add new plants to your yard

    Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    As the weather grows cooler, most landscape plants begin to go dormant. Fall is an excellent time to install new plant material.
    Many home gardeners like to install plants in the spring when their leaves are unfurling and many go into bloom. Spring planting is acceptable, but fall planting is preferable. The summer months are not good for planting due to the intense heat and prolonged dry spells.

  • Community briefs

    Votes for Canine Angels needed
    A Myrtle Beach, S.C., company is offering $1,000 for the most votes for a local charity, Canine Angels.
    Canine Angels is a nonprofit based in Horry County, S.C., which rescues dogs from area shelters and provides for their training, with the aid of volunteers, to become service dogs for disabled veterans.
    Please go to this website: http://www.trustfourstar.com/CaringfortheCommunity.html, and go to the form at the bottom.

  • Half-goat, half-fish, surf and turf constellation

    A triangle in the sky can give a helpful tip in finding a half-goat, half-fish creature. Additionally, it can help in finding a dude pouring water out all over Earth, a big fish, and a microscope. It is such a helpful triangle. Euclid would have been proud of this helpful triangle. Go spend some time outside since it is late summer, and the temperatures are lower, and see if you can find this triangle in the south-southeast sky.

  • Community Briefs

    Lane closures set at local bridges
    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will have intermittent lane closures at the following locations:
    N.C. 133 at the Oak Island Bridge from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Sept. 12-23, to perform bridge inspection.
    N.C. 904 at the Ocean Isle Beach Bridge from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Sept. 12-23, to perform bridge inspection.
    N.C. 130 at the Holden Beach Bridge from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Sept. 12-23, to perform bridge inspection.

  • Community news briefs

    Gallery to have shows

    At Franklin Square Gallery, 130 E. West St. in Southport. potter Eileen Gordon and painter Nancy Stinger are featured until Sept. 3,

  • Whining for Wine winners named

    When Ann Clawson was informed she was the winner of the Whining for Wine contest, she said, “I’ve never won anything in my life.” 

  • Silver Coast plans Morin art show

    Silver Coast Winery will present the fine art of Roland Morin beginning Aug. 13. His bright colored and modern style paintings will be displayed in the winery’s art gallery through Nov. 13.

  • New wine society group to meet

    Silver Coast Winery has announced the start of a new chapter of the American Wine Society. It will be called the Ocean Isle Beach Chapter of the American Wine Society (OIBCAWS), the fifth AWS chapter in North Carolina and the first in the eastern part of the state.

  • Brunswick native wins national award for working with youth

        Dr. Claudette Smith, the interim associate administrator of the Cooperative Extension program at North Carolina A&T State University, was recently honored with a national Extension award for innovative programming regarding 4-H programs.