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Today's Features

  • Anything can be a salad in the summertime. When fruits and vegetables are at their peak of the season, you don’t really have to do anything fancy…just toss them into a salad bowl and enjoy their natural goodness.

  • Thursday, June 21
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Cox

    Jared and Debra Cox of Shallotte are the parents of a daughter, Aubree Rose Cox, born on May 3 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center, weighing 5 pounds, 3-1/2 ounces and measuring 17 inches long.
    Grandparents are Peggy Long of Shallotte and Pam Anello and Gene Cox of Atlanta.
    Great-grandparent is Janette Long.
     

  • Eric Michael and Catherine Elizabeth Orlando of Supply are the parents of a son, Aiden Robert Matthew Orlando, born at 4:06 p.m. May 30 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center, weighing 6 pounds, 1 ounce and measuring 18-1/2 inches long.
    He joins a brother, E.J., 5.
    Maternal grandparents are William and Joanne Milliken of Riegelwood.
    Paternal grandparents are Gayle Orlando of Aston, Pa., and the late Robert Orlando.
    Great-grandparents are Benjamin Huffman of Wilmington and Charles Jenkins of Aston, Pa.
     

  • Aaron Scott and Rachel N. Swain Ward of Sunset Beach are the parents of a daughter, Anna Elizabeth Ward, born at 9:18 p.m. May 25 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 19-1/2 inches long
    Maternal grandparents are Ennis and Marilyn Swain of Varnamtown.
    Paternal grandparents are Dewey and Rhonda Ward of Whiteville.
    Great-grandparents are George and Lola DeVault Swain and Joe and Zettie Galloway Singletary of Varnamtown; Daniel and Mattie Ward of Chadbourn; and Herbert and Mary Ward of Whiteville.
     

  • Staff report

    Local libraries and Brunswick County Schools have lined up programs to encourage reading all summer long.
    Brunswick County Schools will be open on a set schedule to allow students to check out and return books. Participating students can win prizes, including T-shirts, and help their schools win, too.
    A complete schedule of school media center openings can be found on the Brunswick County Schools home page at www.bcswan.net.

  • Staff Report

    It’s kids’ summer movie time again.
    Now that school is out, Coastal Cinema 10 at 5200 Bridgers Road in Shallotte has launched its seasonal kids’ summer movie series.
    Movie showings are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 2.
    Admission for all ages is $1 per person.

  • The Coastal Carolina Camera Club had a club social and print competition for images best depicting “Entryways” at its June 12 meeting. Awards were given in three divisions: novice, intermediate and advanced.

    First place in the novice division went to Gary Joseph for “Church Entryway.” Willis Whyte placed second with “Down but Not Out” and Fred Schwartz’s image “Entryway in Butchart” was third.

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    A few homeowners have recently asked me about gray powdery stuff showing up in small areas of their lawns. This slime mold on turf looks like burnt wood ashes that have been scattered in small spots on a lawn.
    Those of you lucky enough to get a few sporadic showers or who have irrigated lawns may notice these slimy areas.
    Hopefully, rain will arrive soon to relieve us of this extended drought. When it does, slime mold may pop up on more lawns.

  • June is Iced Tea Month. After checking several references, I couldn’t find out who made this declaration or how long it’s been around. But does it matter, especially here the South where iced tea is frequently the beverage of choice? We don’t really need a special month to celebrate this popular beverage.
    Statistics show Americans now drink more tea than the British and approximately 85 percent of that is iced tea.
    As with many foods and beverages, there are many stories of how iced tea got started.