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Today's News

  • ATMC awards scholarships to local students

    ATMC has presented $2,000 scholarships to four high school seniors in Brunswick and Columbus counties. Awards were presented to Tanner Duncan, William Edwards, Christine Guseman and Ashley Roberts.
    Duncan, son of Greg and Wendy Duncan of Tabor City, plans to attend East Carolina University, where he will major in engineering.
    Edwards, son of Jimi and Cindy Edwards of Shallotte, plans to attend UNC-Greensboro and major in secondary education.

  • Lemonade stand earns $100 for coastal museum

    Chloe Crosby is 10 years old and lives in Austin, Texas. Recently, while visiting her grandmother, Marcia, at Sandpiper Bay in Sunset Beach, she visited the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach. She liked it so much they came back for a second visit.
    She told her grandmother visiting the museum was the highlight of her vacation and wanted to do something that would help the museum, so she decided to sell lemonade and donate any money she made to the museum.

  • Students produce, act in ‘Looking Back at the Past’

    On Sunday, July 1, the trio of summer art camps sponsored by the Brunswick Arts Council and funded by ATMC ended with a two-act play written and directed by Sue MacCallum and performed by the KamKam Theater Company.
    MacCallum volunteered to teach the summer art drama camp and used the campers as the actors and stagehands. The KamKam Theater Company was born and after three days of preparation, a play, “Looking Back at the Past,” was presented to parents and friends on July 1 in an auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

  • New Extension book focuses on women in service

    “Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Service” is a new book published by the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and the N.C. State Family and Consumer Sciences Foundation.
    This 340-page book reports, records and remembers the 100-year history of Family and Consumer Sciences in North Carolina. It contains many photos and tells the story of how ordinary women helped move their communities forward and continue to serve in each county.

  • Hungry? Head out to the garden for these edible flowers

    By Judy Koehly
    Master Gardner
    You’ve been warned about poisonous plants, but there are also many plants that are not only beautiful, but also edible. There is great fun to be had by combining flowers and food.
    My granddaughters find great joy in picking pansies to toss atop a salad, but, of course, there are some common sense rules to use when considering blooms for food.

  • Have you picked a peck of peppers?

    If you’ve ever picked a peck of peppers, you may be wondering if they can be frozen for later. The National Center for Home Food Preservation recommends most vegetables that are frozen be blanched first.

  • Business briefs

    ATMC upgrades wireless services
    ATMC Wireless has upgraded its Bald Head Island wireless transmission site to 4G with HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access) technology, completing its tower upgrade project and making the ATMC Wireless network now 100 percent 2G/3G/4G compatible in Brunswick County.

  • Artist to have pine needle basketry workshop in Calabash July 20

    Artist Melanie Walter will conduct a Pine Needle Basketry workshop from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 20 at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash. During the four-hour session, students will learn how to create pine needle basket focusing on how to start, coil and shape the basket.
    Walter will also discuss how to find long-leaf pine needles, prepare them for use and how to seal the finished basket. One small project will be completed during the class.

  • New abstract art on display at Sunset River Marketplace

    On the heels of a highly successful art workshop with Sterling Edwards, Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash has announced a showing of Edwards’ newest abstract pieces at the gallery. It includes two on paper under glass and several large acrylic paintings on canvas.
    The abstracts by Edwards will be available at the gallery through Sept. 30.

  • Women can learn how to buy and fix cars at free workshops

    “To buy a car or fix a car?”
    That is the dilemma faced by many otherwise educated, bright and competent women.
    Harry can teach you how to do both.
    If you are thinking about, need to, want to or just want an evening of fun then, ladies, you have got to meet him.