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Today's Features

  • The Lenten season has ended. Christians are in the throes of Easter bliss. Resurrection is the name of the game. It calls us to a new awareness of life and love experienced as church.
    I’ve been pondering those words for a long time. What does it mean to call myself a religious person, a Christian? What does it mean to gather as church? Is it a Sunday-only party celebrated with those who share a common understanding of God? Is it an exclusive club whose membership is limited to those who follow the rules and regulations, who proclaim a specific doctrine or dogma?

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    There are two weeds found in lawns that have sharp burs: burweed and spurweed. It’s easy to get them confused, since their names are often used interchangeably, but there are ways to tell the difference, which is important since correct identification of a weed is the first step in controlling it.

  • In 2009, the kudzu bug, Megacopta cribraria (F.), also known the bean plataspid, lablab bug, or globular stinkbug, was reported in nine counties in northeastern Georgia. The following year, the insect had been found in more than 60 counties North Carolina.
    Since then, surveys by NCSU Entomology Department and the N.C. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services have confirmed the presence of the kudzu bug in kudzu patches and soybean fields in more than 55 counties. It is likely present in many other counties, but simply has not yet been seen there.

  • The Winding River Players highly acclaimed musical comedy revue, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” was a musical joyride through the hilarious spectrum of romantic relationships from dating to grandparenting.
    Performed to sold-out crowds March 23-24, the show was directed by Sue MacCallum and produced by Susan Zimmerman. Barbara Berry was the musical director.

  • With our warmer-than-normal temperatures in recent weeks, it’s no surprise that strawberry season has arrived just a wee bit earlier this year. Strawberries typically peak during May in the South and in June in the North.

  • Many years ago, Museum of Coastal Carolina founder Stuart Ingram visited a well-known taxidermist in Fort Myers, Fla., who specialized in fish. To display his work in an impressive manner, this taxidermist had designed and built his own reef room.
    Ingram loved the reef room and showed it to his wife, Louise. They agreed to build a reef room in the Museum of Coastal Carolina to display the marine animals that frequent local waters. Many museum visitors have said the Ocean Reef Gallery is their favorite part of the museum.

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, April 16
    Sloppy Joe, corn casserole, green beans, fruit cocktail, hamburger bun/whole-wheat bun, beverage.
    Tuesday, April 17
    Turkey tetrazini, field peas/snaps, baby carrots, Mandarin oranges, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, April 18
    Barbecue pork, baked beans, cole slaw, fresh orange, hamburger bun/whole-wheat bun, beverage.
    Thursday, April 19

  • Dean finishes Army basic training
    Army National Guard Pvt. Stephen C. Dean has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

  • Daniel and Bo Jankowski of Shallotte are the parents of a son, Archer Daniel Jankowski, born at 1:28 p.m. March 23 at Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 19 inches in length.
    He joins a brother, Joseph, 8, and a sister, Lyric, 13.
    Maternal grandparents are Cecil Ellis Sr. of Shallotte and Peggy Hewett Alred of Graysville, Ala.
    Paternal grandparents are Mark and Jennifer Jankowski of Supply.
     

  • Charles J. Newkirk Jr. and Barbara A. Newkirk of Supply will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary (April 13) with a reception at their home on April 15. The couple has three daughters, Michele (Todd) Predmore and Valerie (William) Kilcoin of Middletown, N.Y., and Cynthia (Mark) Carey of New Windsor, N.Y.; and a son, C. Roland (Andrea) of Las Vegas, Nev. The Newkirks have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.