Today's News

  • ATMC issues credit refunds

    Lyle Ray King, president of the ATMC (Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation) board of directors, announced the cooperative has issued more than $1,935,000 in capital credit refunds.
    As a membership cooperative, ATMC refunds to its members portions of revenues not used for expenses in a given year. These refunds are called capital credits. In August, ATMC’s board of directors approved a refund of more than $1,935,000 dollars to current and former cooperative members who had service in 1995. Only members who had service during that year will be receiving a check.

  • Parenting classes begin Oct. 3

    A new school year brings challenges for students and their parents. Help can be found at the Communities in Schools (CIS) Incredible Years Parenting Classes started on Sept. 20 in Shallotte and will begin on Oct. 3 in Southport.
    Targeted for parents who have children ages 5-12 years old, the program is free of charge and includes dinner. Participants discuss topics such as praise and limit setting and learn when to ignore misbehavior.
    Role-playing and interactive games make the lessons fun and easy to incorporate into real world parenting situations.

  • BCC trustee named to board

    On July 1, Lynda Stanley joined the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Board of Directors, a 32-member board representing the nation’s 1,200 community, junior and technical colleges.
    Stanley is one of eight new members to begin three-year terms and is the only community college trustee currently serving on the board.

  • Hall

    Jason and Faith Hall of Shallotte are the parents of a daughter, Jordyn Kalee Hall, born at 2:05 a.m. Aug. 16 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
    She joins a brother, Jacob, 9, and a sister, Jayden, 6.
    Maternal grandparent is Ellen Leonard of Shallotte.
    Paternal grandparents are Sandra Miller of Supply and the late Ronald Miller.
    Great-grandparents are the late Fred and Joyce Leonard.

  • Lutomski-Munna

    Ann Lutomski of Leland and Jerome C. Munna Jr. of Shallotte were married Sept. 7 at Holden Beach on the waterway. The Rev. Dr. Garrett Albertson officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Anthony and Daisy Lutomski of Elmira, N.Y. She was given in marriage by her sons, Ryan and Garrett Bigg.
    The groom is the son of Jerome Munna of Supply and Vicky Munna of Vinton, Va.
    Kim Fanelli of Wilmington served as maid of honor.
    Best man was Ian Munna of Shallotte, the groom’s son.

  • Sudden oak death affects more than oak trees

    Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    University scientists and forestry experts are using rhododendron leaves as bait to detect the presence of a disease that can kill Georgia’s historic oak trees. The disease, sudden oak death, isn’t as quick as the name implies, making it a hard disease to track.
    And despite several years of work, researchers at the University of Georgia and the Georgia Forestry Commission haven’t gotten to the bottom of it yet.

  • See these cheerful spring-blooming bulbs pop up next spring

    Ever walk by an abandoned home where someone once lived and gardened and notice a blanket of spring-flowering daffodils?
    While the rest of the woods are bare, hundreds of daffodil blossoms form a cheerful carpet of bulbs, perhaps where a garden once stood. Bulbs have and will stand the test of time. Their vigor and self-reliance inspire me to arrange and plant bulbs in my own garden.

  • Students earn 4-H honors

    Elizabeth Mintz, daughter of Ray and Cheryl Mintz of Leland, and Justin Simmons, son of Cleve and Sybil Simmons of Supply, were inducted into the N.C. 4-H State Honor Club on July 18 during the tapping ceremony at N.C. 4-H State Congress. Both are involved and active in the Brunswick County program.

  • Dining out? Remember these food safety tips

    Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff N.C. Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center
    In last week’s column, I talked about this being National Food Safety Education Month and some of the things restaurants can do to train their staff in food safety. That’s all well and good and I certainly support ongoing training for those who work in restaurants and the food service industry.

  • Many recipes are passed down from friends and family members

    Over the years I’ve received many recipes from readers who have been kind enough to forward them to me. Some of you even provided me with a sampling of your creation. I must admit I enjoy the occasional break from cooking.
    I have also received emails asking for recipes that you had saved and can no longer find or you just need a specific recipe for a special occasion. I hope my responses have been helpful.