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Today's News

  • Teen 4-H council meets monthly

    Brunswick County Teen Council is a 4-H teen club for students in sixth grade up to 19 years old. It meets one Saturday each month.
    Club goals are to plan and implement 4-H programs, leadership growth and to “join the Revolution of Responsibility.”
    This month, members elected their 2013 officers: Kenan Bridges, president; Amber Yurgel, vice president; Angelique Apple, secretary/treasurer; and Samantha Lawrence, club reporter.

  • Master Gardener class to begin Feb. 13

    The Master Gardeners of Brunswick County offer a unique horticulture class for Brunswick County residents. The class provides the basic knowledge needed to maintain a yard/garden in the coastal plain of North Carolina.
    The next scheduled class will start on Feb.13 and run through March 20. All classes begin at 9 a.m.
    This class is shorter and less expensive than the Master Gardener class and contains less science and more “how to” content.

  • Don’t confuse a pork loin roast with a tenderloin

    A pork loin roast is often confused with a tenderloin. Despite their name similarity, rest assured they are not one in the same.
    Pork loin roasts are especially flavorful when first brined or then rubbed with a spice mixture and barbecued over indirect heat, cooked on a rotisserie or just baked in the oven. They should never be braised or stewed, since they have a tendency to lose their tenderness and just fall apart when cooked using moist heat.

  • Paintings on display at Sunset River

    Sunset River Marketplace, an art gallery in Calabash, will present “Ruth Cox: Works in Oil” through Feb. 16.
    The exhibition will feature more than 30 paintings by the Myrtle Beach, S.C., artist. There will be a reception to meet the artist from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. The public is invited.
    According to gallery owner Ginny Lassiter, paintings will include landscapes, coastal scenes, florals and other still lives.

  • Community briefs

    Coastal Shag Club to shag into New Year
    Coastal Shag Club is hosting a Cheers to a New Year dance from 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Moose Lodge, 253 Holden Beach Road in Shallotte. Jim Bruno will be the deejay.
    Cost is $5 for any Shag Club member, $8 for non-members/guests. The Moose Lodge will sell soda and adult beverages. Everyone is welcome. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Jan. 10
    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.

  • People in the news

    McLamb joins Shallotte Police
    Cory McLamb, son of Scott and Lynne McLamb of Ocean Isle Beach, has graduated from basic law enforcement training and has advanced his career working with the Shallotte Police Department.

  • Cedar Grove - Town opens redesigned community building

    SUPPLY—After years of waiting, planning, fundraising and building, the Cedar Grove Community came together Saturday morning for the opening of its new community center.

    “This was 12 years in the making. There were a lot of obstacles and setbacks, but this was (completed) with the work of a great many individuals,” Andre Herring, president of the Cedar Grove Improvement Association, said.

    “This is a gift to our children and our grandchildren.”

  • Sawyer-Hickman

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Ashley Nicole Sawyer and William Wesley Hickman, both of Leland. The bride-elect is the daughter of Diana Sawyer of Supply and Keith Sawyer of Boiling Spring Lakes. The prospective groom is the son of Susan Hewett Rutter of Shallotte and Bill Hickman of Ooltewah, Tenn. A May 25 wedding is planned at the Watermark Marina in Wilmington.

  • Creech-Smith

    Carlin Marie Creech of Fayetteville and Bradley Thomas Smith of Raleigh were married May 19, 2012, at Haymount United Methodist Church.
    The Rev. Dr. Brian Gentle and the Rev. David Gira officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl R. Creech of Fayetteville.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gordon Smith of Shallotte.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father.