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Today's News

  • "Roughing it" at Grandparents Camp

    They’ve been sewing, baking, walking, beach-combing and visiting local places.

    Last month, Dee and Jon Caudle of Ocean Isle Beach convened their second annual Grandparents Camp in Brunswick County with their four visiting grandchildren, and a good time was had by all.

  • Religion briefs

    Sermon set for July 15
    “God Called a Party” will be the title of Pastor Jeff Roberts’ sermon at the 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. “Parable of the Sower” will be the title of Assistant Pastor Gary Albertson’s sermon at 11 a.m. in Murrow Hall on Sunday, July 15, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport.
    Based on scripture from Luke 15:1-32, 2 Samuel 12:1-6 and Luke 8: 1-18, this is the first of a six-part sermon series on Kingdom Parables.

  • The chance and challenge of learning what love is all about

    They sit, husband and wife, intent on the songs and prayers of the worship service. I watch and see the grace of years spent together realized in his attentive gaze.
    He is wary and caring, knowing that his wife has entered a new place, a new space in life. She is also embraced by the arms of dementia.

  • Carolina Shores administrator gets a boost

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town administrator Mike Hargett has received a favorable review and a raise to go with it.

    At the town board of commissioners’ monthly meeting July 5, commissioner Joyce Dunn said Hargett passed his July 2 review and was bestowed the maximum allowable merit raise to go with it.

    In fact, Hargett’s review was “outstanding,” Dunn said.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, July 16
    Meatloaf, peas and carrots, au gratin potatoes, biscuit, milk.
    Tuesday, July 17
    Barbecue chicken, parsley rice, cabbage, pineapple, corn bread, milk.
    Wednesday, July 18
    Creamy stroganoff with noodles, greens with onions, corn and red peppers, whole-wheat bread, milk.
    Thursday, July 19
    Baked potato with cheese and coney/chili sauce, broccoli, biscuit, milk.

  • Project Linus donates blankets to kids

    A local chapter of Project Linus started when a group of women from Calabash and Little River, S.C., joined together for one common cause—to make comfort blankets for children in Horry County, S.C..
    Since its beginning in 2006, the Heather Lakes Division of Project Linus has made 1,910 blankets and is striving to reach 2,000 by the end of 2012.

  • There are many choices when it comes to outdoor grilling

    Gas grills are still the most popular when it comes to barbecuing. Many of the newer units include an infrared searing zone, charcoal pans to convert to charcoal grilling and built-in smoker boxes with dedicated burners for those who want to try their hand at smoker cooking.
    In addition, you can also use stainless steel griddles to cook complete meals on your outdoor gas grill. The griddles can be used to make pancakes, eggs, barbecue or even Chinese stir-fry right on top of the grill.

  • Sea Trail up for sale for nearly $10 million: Any takers?

    SUNSET BEACH—A Sea Trail resident is trying to rally interest in the sale of his community’s golf courses and other amenities.

    Marty Friedman learned three weeks ago the “crown jewel of Sunset Beach”—its golf courses, convention center and other properties not owned by residents or the Sea Trail Master Association—are for sale for $9.9 million.

  • Business briefs

    Lineberger joins Tenn. law firm
    Brunswick County native Kelly P. Lineberger has joined the labor and employment practice of the law firm of Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC in Nashville, Tenn., as an associate.
    Lineberger will counsel clients in the areas of wage and hour law and issues related to hiring, disciplining and terminating employees. She earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University and received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced at Winston & Strawn LLP in Charlotte.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 12
    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.