STATE TO DEDICATE FERRY
Have You Seen The Guv. ?
Ask any motorist in the South port and Pleasure Island areas if they
have seen Gov. Daniel Russell lately and you may be surprised at the an
Many travelers may tell you they not only saw the Governor Russell,
they actually rode it
The Gov. Daniel Russell is the N.C. Department of Transportation's
21st-and newest-ferry vessel. It began scrvicc last week between
Southport and Fort Fisher.
"Gov. Russell was a remarkable man who contributed greatly to this
area," said Transportation Secretary Thomas Harrelson. "So, it is very
fitting thai we name for him the vessel that will operate here."
Russell served as governor from 1897 to 1901 and was the last gover
nor from Brunswick County. Born in Brunswick County in 1845, he also
served as a superior court judge, a U.S. representative and state House
Harrelson will join other state and local officials for the 10 a.m. dedi
cation ceremony in the Southport Ferry terminal Friday, June 26.
The new vessel can carry 225 passengers or approximately 40 vehi
cles, twice the vehicle capacity of the vessels already operating between
Southport and Fort Fisher.
In case of rain, the ceremony will be held at the Southport Community
Building on Moore Street.
Sound, Light, Fireworks
To Greet The 4th of July
A 1 * * - ft- - .... "
A display of fireworks will be
launched from the USS North Caro
lina Battleship Memorial, beginning
at 9 p.m. July 4. The show is coordi
nated by Wilmington Parks and Re
Patrons of the Independence Day
presentation of the Battleship's
sound and light spectacular, "The
Immortal Showboat" will have
grandstand seats for this exhibition.
Ticket holders for the outdoor drama
can enjoy the fireworks from the
same stands built to accommodate
sound and light show audiences.
'The Immortal Showboat" will
begin about 20 minutes after the
fireworks display, telling the USS
North Carolina's story through
voice, music, sound effects and over
400 lights of varying color and in
Spccial effects include 20mm and
40mm antiaircraft gunfire; the blast
and flame of large 5- and 16-inch
guns; and a simulated torpedo ex
Admission fees to the spectacular
arc S3.50 for adults, age 12 and
over, and SI. 75 for children 6
through 1 1 . There is no charge for
those 5 and under.
CEDAR GROVE AREA NFWS
Summer Is Time For Reunions I
BY BARBARA T. HEWETT
If anyone were to ask what might
qualify as the
event of the
May in Cedar
Grove, it would
be the Fullwood
bers from all
walks of life, in
Fullwood and _
Reaves, held a three-day celebration
that climaxed with worship together
at Cedar Grove Church.
At the church, Emerson Full
wood, an executive with Xerox and
the son of Scth and Ada Fullwood,
addressed a group of 19 local high
school graduates from the communi
ty. These were Percy Hcwctt, Jen
nifer Hcwctt, Wanda Morgan, Tikila
Morgan, Jennifer Verecn, Jerry
Reaves, Cynthia Bellamy, Stephanie
Bryant, Utrillia Bryant, LaDonna
Galloway, Rodric Gause, Ebony
Grissett, Tamela Grissctt, O'keiya
Hcwctt, Byron Hcwctt, Adam John
son, Stacey Hill, Tcrrancc Stanley
and Donald Williams.
Two other family reunions arc on
the horizon, both slated July 4th.
Descendants of the late Jack and
Holland Lancaster will be held thai
Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Brunswick
County Democratic Headquarters
building on U.S. 17 north of Supply.
The family of Major Daniel and
Maggie Reaves will hold its reunion
dinner at the Lockwood Folly com
munity building on Stanbury Road
Saturday at 2 p.m.
It Was Their Day
Children of the Cedar Grove com
munity were pleasantly surprised
with a tasty luncheon on their day,
Sunday, June 14, at Cedar Grove
Missionary Baptist Church.
They also heard words of wis
dom, hope and inspiration to encour
age them from Del wood Johnson
and the Rev. Levi Grisscu.
Youth Of The Month
We're saluting Cliff and Will
Gore, sons of Will and Colene Gore,
as youths of the month for June.
These two Shalloltc Middle School
students have shown outstanding
courage in standing up for what is
constructive i the community as well
as giving dedicated service to
Christian missions. Their hobbies
arc sports offered at their school.
Be sure to listen to WVCB (1410
AM) for the Cedar Grove Area
News Thursdays at 3 p.m. and Sat
urdays at 10:15 a.m. On Sunday
evenings listen for the Moments of
Inspiration gospel music ministry.
Timothy P. Gibble, M.D.
Board Certified Internist
Susan Gibble, PA-C
Complete Adult Medicine Care
New Patients Welcome
on all Medicare claims
The Brunswick Hospital
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And Clover Mingle
Dear Plant Doctor: My ccn
tipcdc grass is experiencing the "dc
clinc" you dcscribcd in a rcccnt col
umn. In addition to the large patches
of dead grass, clover has become an
other problem. The clover is crowd
ing out healthy ccntipedc in increas
ingly larger patches.
Is there something available
which will destroy the clover with
out damaging the intertwined ccn
tipedc? Or must I simply dig every
thing up, clover and ccntipedc alike,
and start over?
Answer: Centipede grass is a acid
soil loving, warm season, perennial
grass. Clover ( Trifolium spp.) is a
cool season perennial legume that
prefers alkaline soil. In general,
grasses arc more competitive for soil
nutrients and water than broadlcaved
plants like clover.
Years ago I visited a pasture on a
large cattle farm in Alabama that
had developed a unique "weed" pro
blem. Centipede grass had become
the "weed" problem in this pasture
bccausc of overgrazing and poor soil
A large portion of the pasture
contained a beautiful stand of cen
tipede grass. I attributed this stand
of centipede grass to close mowing
(by cattle overgrazing) and infertile
sandy acidic soils. These cultural
and environmental conditions favor
the development of centipede grass
over that of the desired forage grass
es and clover.
An application of dolomitic lime
stone and the rcsccding of clover
quickly restored the pasture for use
ful grazing. The centipede grass
soon disappeared without the use of
High clover populations in a ccn
tipede grass lawn may indicate an
alkaline soil pH (clovers prefer a
soil pH of 6 or higher) and a higher
than desirable mowing height.
In any case, clover can easily be
removed from centipede grass by
mowing to 1 inch to 1.5 inches and
adjusting the soil to a pH of 5.5.
Close mowing and an acid soil cou
pled with hot weather and sandy
soils is a sure way to remove clover
from your lawn.
Hcrbicidcs can also be used to re
move clover from your centipede
grass. Clover is very sensitive to an
hcrbicidc called mecoprop (MCPP).
Centipede grass can be treated with
a commercial formulation of this
hcrbicidc, such as Ortho Chickweed
and Clover Control or Ortho Wccd
B-Gon for Southern Lawns, contain
ing mecoprop and the clover will be
Be sure to follow all label instruc
tions because ccntipcdc grass is also
sensitive to these hcrbicidcs.
A third alternative is to leave the
clover alone. A litUe clover in the
lawn can produce quite a pleasing
effect while at the same time provid
ing numerous beneficial effects to
Dear Plant Doctor: I have crab
grass, sandbur and some other
weedy grasses in my bcrmuda grass
lawn. What can 1 do to get rid of
these weedy grasses?
Answer: Crab grass may be
killed in bcrmuda grass lawns with
the application of ccrtain hcrbicidcs.
In bcrmuda grass, the arsenates
will selectively kill the crab grass,
sandbur and many other weedy
grasses and nol permanently damage
the bermuda grass. Several commer
cial products available to the home
gardener are Ortho Crabgrass Killer
Formula II and Ace Crab Grass Kil
Optimum control is usually ob
tained if the product is sprayed twice
with the second application occur
ring seven days to 10 days following
the first. Young crab grass is more
sensitive to the chemical than older
mature crab grass.
Be sure to follow all label instruc
tions and precautions. Do not use
these products on centipede grass,
St. Augustine grass or carpet grass
because these lawn grasses arc easi
ly killed by these herbicides.
A properly mowed and fertilized
bermuda grass lawn should not have
an excessive crab grass problem. 1
am sending you a copy of Carolina
Lawns , Publication AG-69, which
will detail proper care and mainte
nance of a bermuda grass lawn. This
publication is available at no chargc
at your county N.C. Cooperative
Extension Scrvicc office.
Send your gardening questions
and comments to The Plant Doctor,
P.O. Box 109, Bolivia. N.C. 28422.
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