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Today's News

  • Religion briefs

    Fall festival is Oct. 20
    Sonrise Baptist Church, 8375 River Road SE in Southport, will have its fall festival from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. It will be a day of fun for the whole family, filled with games, prizes, food, hayrides, a cakewalk and a moonwalk with a slide.
    Bethel homecoming planned for Oct. 14
    Bethel United Methodist Church in Bolivia will have its annual homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 14, beginning with special services and music at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mark Murphy is pastor. Food and fellowship will follow the services.

  • As we become ‘hearing-impaired,’ to listen is to be silent

    We were chattering away, enjoying each other’s company and eager to share news, views, opinions, challenges and comfort. It was our weekly meeting to search the Scriptures for the word, or words, God had for each of us.
    The session was to begin with prayer at 9:30 in the morning. It never did. Always, there was the pre-study gathering time, time to renew ourselves as we reviewed the events of the previous week. We arrived separately to become community. We needed time and space before we could gather ourselves into the uniqueness of the group.

  • TiLT has teen recruitment day

    On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Brunswick County 4-H Cooperative Extensions youth program had a Teens in Leadership Training (TiLT) recruitment day. The day was designed to inform new teens about the program, offer them a sample of a workshop, as well as reward former TiLT teens with a fun outing.
    Nine teens participated and learned the 4-H National Youth Science Experiment, “Eco-Bot Challenge,” to help facilitate programming for younger youth. Seven TiLT teens were joined by two youth interested in joining the program.

  • It’s National Apple Month

    Originally founded in 1904 as National Apple Week, it has now been expanded to the entire month. It’s a perfect month to enjoy all the flavors that the fall harvest has to offer and nothing says it better than crisp apples.
    There are about 2,500 known varieties of apples grown in the United States, but only 15 varieties make up the majority of apple production. These include: Braeburn, Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Ginger Gold, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Idared, Jonagold, Jonathan, McIntosh, Red Delicious and Rome. Do you have a favorite?

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Oct. 15
    Spaghetti/Italian meat sauce, blended vegetables, peaches, whole-wheat bread, milk.
    Tuesday, Oct. 16
    Herb-roasted pork chop/gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, steamed cabbage, fresh apple, dinner roll, milk.
    Wednesday, Oct. 17
    Baked potato/cheese and chili sauce, green beans, fresh banana, whole-wheat bread, milk.
    Thursday, Oct. 18

  • McCray offers studio pieces in Calabash

    Sunset River Marketplace, an art gallery in Calabash, will present an opportunity for collectors and art lovers to acquire art pieces by Wilmington artist Ann McCray.
    Ann McCray’s Studio Cleanout will take place at the gallery from Monday, Oct. 22, through Saturday, Nov. 17, and will include a large selection of recent and earlier works by the artist.

  • Olive oil is not only healthy, but adds taste and flavor

    Extra virgin olive oil is one of the few oils that we consume that doesn’t go through some type of chemical processing. Fresh- pressed olive oil can be eaten immediately, retaining its natural flavors, vitamins and minerals.
    Like a fine wine, each variety of olive oil must be evaluated through tasting and its acidity measured before bottling.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Oct. 11
    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.

  • Reunions

    Miller Gore reunion

  • Special operations team report

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From Oct. 1-7, special operations deputies set up checkpoints on Mount Misery Road, Holden Beach Road, Empire Road, Hickman Road, Stanley Road, Cedar Hill Road, River Road, Lackey Road, Maco Road and Shell Point Road.