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Today's News

  • Religion briefs

    Spring festival is set for May 5
    Lighthouse Pentecostal Church will host its annual community spring festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Southport ILA Hall, 211 West 10th St. in Southport. There will be nearly 25 arts and crafts displays, games for children and entertainment for all ages.

  • An ocean of wisdom is in the human expression of compassion

    A month or so ago, I landed in the hospital again. This time, thank God, it was a short stay and the pain level was far less severe. Nonetheless, the various procedures were scary. Old tapes played relentlessly in my head despite every effort I took to dismiss them. Unbidden tears coursed down my face when I heard the words IV, PICC line, CAT scan. Old, bad, experiences were conjured up. I was not a happy camper.

  • No increase in Ocean Isle Beach tax rate

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The new tax rate for Ocean Isle Beach will be 13 cents per $100 of property valuation, the same as the current fiscal year.

    Town commissioners reviewed a budget for the fiscal year 2012-2013, which included the new tax rate, last Wednesday during a specially called budget workshop.

    According to Daisy Ivey, town administrator and finance officer, only a few changes have been made to the general fund budget.

  • Kindergarteners like CalciYum

    After training and much preparation, Brunswick County 4-H TiLT (Teens in Leadership Training) teens presented “CalciYum for Kindergartners!” at Belville Elementary School on Monday, April 23, to 120 kindergarten students. This program was specially designed by the TiLT teens through a grant from the N.C. Osteoporosis Foundation to teach the importance of strong bones.

  • Dove award winner to perform in Shallotte Sunday

    Two-time Dove winning and three time Grammy-nominated Southern Gospel group Karen Peck and New River will perform at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 6, at Old Shallotte Baptist Church on Longwood Road.

    On April 19, Karen Peck and New River won gospel music’s top awards for their latest album, “Reach Out,” and Country Gospel Song of the Year for “Good Things Are Happening.”

  • Master Gardeners have plant sale May 10-12

    Extension Master Gardeners, a nonprofit organization, will have a plant sale May 10, 11 and 12 at North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Brunswick County Center, County Government Complex greenhouse (back parking lot of building N) in Bolivia. Come early and often from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
    Choose from: colorful annuals, flowers, veggies and vines, blueberries, blackberries and grapes, herbs, many herbaceous perennials, trees (dogwoods, Japanese maples), azaleas, screening trees and shrubs.

  • Homeowner tips for watering

    It was not until recently that the public took notice of the need to conserve water. Even now, most homeowners are more familiar with methods and techniques reducing water use inside the home using low-flush toilets, low-flow showerheads and water-saving washing machines and dishwashers.

  • Making strawberry jam

    Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center
    Strawberries are plentiful this season and many folks are thinking about preserving the bounty. I’ve received a few calls about making reduced sugar jams and jellies. Often the caller is a family member or a friend of a diabetic and they want to make this “special jam” so the diabetic patient can enjoy the fresh fruit spreads.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 7
    Chili, carrots, saltines, apple cobbler, apple, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, May 8
    Pork roast/gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, turnip greens, pineapple tidbits, dinner roll/whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 9

  • Museum program focuses on bird nests

    This winter at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, Allison Smith and Kurt Hugelmeyer have been conducting bird programs every third Saturday of the month. Smith is the museum’s education coordinator. Hugelmeyer is a well-known local birding enthusiast. His bird walks are a must for anyone who enjoys birds. The final bird program of the winter season will be at 11 a.m. May 19 at the museum.