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Today's News

  • ‘You can’t whisper to deaf people so shout the message’ to be heard

    At a recent church function, a friend of mine leaned over to me and commented, “You can’t whisper to deaf people.”
    She continued to describe her feelings when people who know she has a difficulty understanding under ordinary conditions lean over to her and whisper a message in her ear, thinking she received it.

  • ESWVS students visit Autumn Care

    Jane Skubic and her first- and second-grade students at the Evelyn Smith Wray Village School (ESWVS) enjoy a special field trip during the holiday season when they visited Autumn Care to spread some holiday cheer.
    The children visited patient halls and sang Christmas carols. They also delivered tidings of joy and handmade Christmas cards to the residents, and enjoyed the trip as much as the Autumn Care staff and residents.

  • Crabmeat is nutritious and low in fat and high in protein

    Although crabs are available year-round in coastal areas, they are mostly consumed during the summer months, probably due to the summer tourist migration to the shores.
    Along our eastern seaboard, the blue crab reigns supreme. It’s available fresh and pasteurized in lump, backfin and claw meat.

  • Community briefs

    Oil painting demo set for Jan. 23
    Artist Joan Hoyle will present an oil painting demonstration at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, according to gallery owner Ginny Lassiter. The event is free to the public and reservations are not required.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Jan. 17
    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.

  • A contradictory country lawyer: Sam Ervin Jr.

    Editor’s note: This North Carolinian of Note profile was produced by students in Dean Emeritus Richard Cole’s feature writing class in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The profiles were distributed by the North Carolina Press Foundation. For reprint information, contact sandynie@email.unc.edu.

    By Katharine McAnarney
    UNC-Chapel Hill

  • Hospice plans fashion show, festival and more Feb. 19-23

    Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation and Fiore Fine Flowers will present Celebration of Flowers, a four-day fashion show, brunch, festival and oyster roast featuring celebrity event designer Matthew Robbins on Feb. 19-23.
    A “garden party ready” fashion show featuring torri/bell, Gentlemen’s Corner, Reeds Jewelers, Bangz Hair Salon and Spa, Robbins and Fiore Fine Flowers will take place beginning at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at The Terraces at Sir Tyler.
    Guests will be greeted with champagne and valet parking. Reservations are $75 per person.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brunswick Plantation
    Results Jan. 10 (cart partners, six-hole mix). Azalea-Magnolia side: 1. Craig Stewart, Doug Groves, +5; T-2. Bryan Kantner, Ron Ateshian, +8; Steve Byrne and Bill Rochford, +8. Dogwood-Azalea: T-1: Stan Drezek, Al Haley, +4; Bob Toeppner, Don Granger, +4; 3. Butch Cadman, Pete Veum, +5; 4. Marty Krygiel, Jim Kocsi, +6.

  • BCC women rally for victory

    Staff Report

    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team beat Cape 70-66 Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.
    The Dolphins hit three straight 3-pointers in the final minutes in rallying for the victory. Until then, BCC had hit one of 11 3-pointers in the game.

  • Senior golf tourneys

    These are dates for the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation 55+ Golf Program. Contact Khrystye Haselden at khaselden@brunsco.net or call 910-253-2670.
    Feb. 20, Cape Fear National Golf, $45, 8:30 a.m. sign-in, 9:30 start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, refreshments and prizes. Cart attendant’s tip is not included in price.
    March 20, Tiger’s Eye at Ocean Ridge, $45, 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants, refreshments and prizes.