Today's News

  • Marjoram named Teacher of Year

    “What’s your favorite subject?” is a common question posed to children and most times the answer comes back resoundingly, “P.E!” We all know math, reading and science are all very important for developing life skills in children, but so is that favorite subject: health and physical education.

  • Sea Trail members visit Sept. 11 memorial in Italy

    At the foot of the Alps, only an hour north of Milan, Italy, rests the alpine, lakeside village of Stresa. This town was one of only a few that created a memorial for all of the victims of Sept. 11. It was built and dedicated on Nov. 11, 2001, exactly 60 days after the events in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
    A group of five couples from Sea Trail in Sunset Beach and two more couples, friends from Ohio and Rhode Island, traveling in northern Italy, were invited to attend the ceremony to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

  • Religion briefs

    Church plans fall festival
    Brunswick Island Baptist Church, 1672 Mount Pisgah Road, Supply, will have a fall festival from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.
    There will be a dunk tank, a rock wall, inflatables, midway games, free cotton candy and hot dogs. Several bands will perform throughout the afternoon and the youth group will have a fundraising bake sale.

  • Accept freedom of forgiveness or be bound in a prison of retaliation

    One ever said Christianity was an easy course to take. Nor has it been reported one who consistently and continually claims God as master has smoothly sailed through life. Probably the biggest obstacle in the path of all who would seek sanctity is the need to be eternally forgiving. Humanly, we ask for limits.
    Seven...70...70 times seven—let’s count it up and total the cost, sum up the payment due. Then we’ll be able to calculate risks, make decisions, and go on our way.

  • Jezreel to speak at St. Brendan

    Jack Jezreel, a nationally known speaker and creator and director of JustFaith Ministries, a conversion-based social justice formation program, is coming to St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church in Shallotte at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. His inspirational presentation, “Love without Exception,” advises that to face the challenges of life, we must enlarge our hearts.

  • Mount Olive honors pastor

    Mount Olive Baptist Church in Bolivia will continue to honor retired pastors in the area during its Sunday, Sept. 25, evening service at 7 p.m. This month the church will honor the Rev. Ravon (Ray) Sutton Webb.

  • Candle party is set for Sept. 24

    Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 8866 will sponsor a Scentsy party beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept 24, at the Post, 573 Sabbath Home Road in Supply. Scentsys are flameless, wickless candles, a perfect Christmas gift for the hard-to-buy recipient. All profits benefit “Operation Return the Favor” in support of American troops. The public is welcome.
    For more details, call 842-7120.

  • Coleman joins LGFCU Council

    Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) has announced the addition of Lane Coleman to its Southern Coast Advisory Council, which comprises Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties.
    Coleman, parks and recreation program coordinator for the city of Whiteville, will be an integral part of LGFCU’s volunteer-driven initiative to educate people on the benefits of credit union membership, and to relay feedback to the board of directors regarding available and potential products and services, delivery of service and member needs.

  • Jewelry by Wendy opens in new location

    The grand opening for Jewelry by Wendy-Beach House of Fine Arts at 10152 Beach Drive SW in Calabash was Friday, Sept. 16. The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m.

  • 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.