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Today's News

  • Collecting their weight in food

    Karen Ogden’s K-1 students were issued a challenge to collect their weight in food. The Tip the Scales for Food challenge was launched in late March. Each child was weighed and the collective total of their weight was 384 pounds. They immediately issued a plea to the other students and teachers in the school for help in collecting at least 384 pounds of food for the local food pantry.

  • Some high school graduations will air online and on ATMC-TV

    Graduating seniors are gearing up to don their caps and gowns, preparing to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas.
    This year, for those who can’t get to Odell Williamson Auditorium on graduation day, family members and loved ones will have several opportunities to watch their favorite senior walk across the stage.
    Graduation commencement ceremonies for all three Brunswick County traditional public high schools are scheduled for Saturday, June 9.

  • Fort Fisher to offer a new visualizing history program

    On June 9, Fort Fisher State Historic Site will host the first of three second Saturday programs open to the public this summer season. Model Military: Visualizing History in Scale will spotlight the use of models and miniatures in creating history in a scale format. Local artisans and hobbyists with Eastern Carolina Plastic Modelers will display their creations and discuss model research and hobby tips.

  • Education briefs

    Rose earns business degree
    Ocean Isle Beach native James Rose has earned a B.S. degree in business administration/accounting from Limestone College during spring 2012 commencement exercises in the college’s Fullerton Auditorium May 10-12. Graduates represented Limestone’s traditional day student program, extended campus classroom and Internet offerings.

  • Kids peek inside at Big Toy Day

    Whether a child preferred planes, cars, trucks or animals, the fourth annual Big Toy Day had something special for everyone. Designed to provide a fun-filled educational experience for kids of all ages, the day gave a behind-the-scenes peek into the careers of pilots, truck drivers, firefighters, law enforcement agents, military services, sanitation crews, construction workers, animal trainers and more.
    More than 160 children received free airplane rides courtesy of the Brunswick County Airport Commission and the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 939.

  • Duo to entertain at summer music series

    The duo of Frank Bongiorno on alto saxophone and Robert Nathanson on classical guitar will perform as part of the St. Philip’s Summer Music Series in the sanctuary of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 205 East Moore St. in Southport, at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 17. The concert is free and the public is invited.

  • Religion briefs

    Vacation Bible school to be offered in Leland
    Crystal Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 4754 Blue Banks Loop Road in Leland, will host its annual Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, through Friday, June 15. Its goal is to reach the community, especially the youth, through Christian education and daily life experiences. Activities are planned for all ages.

  • We are embraced by grace that comes along with tough times

    The announcement was made. Life’s die had been cast. No one could have predicted it. None expected it. The coach was leaving town. He didn’t want to go. His family was not happy about it. Farewell was not in their present vocabulary. Yet, go he must. Finances were tight. His decision was based on economy, not desire.

  • Make summer sizzle with herbs on the grill

    Summer is the perfect time to enjoy sizzling culinary experiences. Using the grill and experimenting with fun flavor combinations is a wonderful compliment to days filled with sunshine. Fresh herbs can be a perfect way to season summer meals.

  • Helping your yard survive the drought

    By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Signs of the severe drought currently gripping our area can be seen in lawns and landscapes throughout southeastern North Carolina. These include stunting, wilting, yellowing or browning leaves, early leaf drop, dead stems and branches, and reduced flower, fruit, and seed production.
    How you care for your yard during drought will have a huge effect on how well it recovers once the rain returns. Use the following tips to help your yard survive the drought: