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Today's News

  • Education briefs

    Cedar Grove Middle announces honor roll
    Cedar Grove Middle School has announced its third nine-weeks honor rolls:
    A honor roll
    Sixth grade: Mia Babson, Alexis Bryant, Mallory Campbell, Stephen Cannaday, Christopher Chestnut, Carli Coffey, Lasha Epps, Owen Evans, Megan Godfrey, Natyra Gore, Jalisa Grissett, Hannah Hewett, Taylor Hill, Lucas Hunsicker, Leah McDonald, Kayla Nixon, Austin Reed, Yaritza Roblero, Mikela Schmidt, Bravin Troy.

  • Students participate in bookmark contest

    This year, the Friends of the Rourk Library encouraged library usage with the younger population in the community. The idea was to have each third-grade student at Union Primary School design a bookmark using the theme, “What My Library Means to Me.” The response was more than 120 submissions, each with a colorful design and message.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 3
    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.

  • Club briefs

    Plant sale benefits scholarships
    The Coastal Garden Club of Shallotte will conduct its annual plant sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 4, at 6704 Beach Drive N.C. 179) in Ocean Isle Beach, across from Jimmy’s Marina. Choose from annuals, perennials and vegetables. Proceeds will benefit horticultural scholarships and the interagency program at Brunswick Community College.

  • Marketplace offers custom design ideas

    Calabash art gallery Sunset River Marketplace is featuring Feed Your Eclectic Soul through May 31. According to gallery owner and design consultant Ginny Lassiter, the group exhibition is “a showing of custom design ideas, fine crafts and gently loved pieces from the past.”
    Lassiter and fellow designer Beth Pethtal of Sunset Beach have created a number of vignettes, each including antiques, seating, pillows, art and other pieces.

  • 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.”