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Today's Features

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    Editor’s note: This Oct. 27, 2016, column is being republished at readers’ request in time for Halloween 2017.

     

  • Are you a snacker?

    Most Americans are. Snackers tend to eat throughout the day rather than opting for three square meals.

    You may be thinking snacks are always unhealthy and something to avoid or if you’re snacking you’re “cheating.” That isn’t always the case. The secret is in the snack you pick.

  • Family, friends and GapWay Baptist Church members celebrated the birthday of Azure Nobles, who turned 80 on Oct. 19.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Allan Cheatham of Shallotte announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Allyn Cheatham, to Samuel Peyton Hankins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vince Hankins of Burlington. A March 2018 wedding is planned.

    Cheatham, a graduate of Meredith College, is a talent acquisition coordinator with IBM.

    Hankins graduated from North Carolina State University and is employed as a business development representative with Dystar.

  • The Roosevelt and Ruth Marlow Memorial Park project was recently selected by NC Beautiful, WRAL-TV5 and Capitol Broadcasting to receive a prize of 50 azaleas.

    The award is part of NC Beautiful’s 32nd annual Azalea Celebration that rewards North Carolina community organizations for improving their communities through creative landscape projects.

  • It’s that time of year again to shell out festive fall food and fun in Ocean Isle Beach.

    The 37th North Carolina Oyster Festival is revving up for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22, at 8 E. Second St.

    This year’s festival features a variety of new vendors in both the food and crafts/merchandise areas, events director Robyn Beliveau with the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce promises.

  • A Halloween theme highlights annual Boo at the Beach festivities from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Holden Beach Pavilion at the end of Jordan Boulevard.

    This free event features booths with carnival games for children sponsored by organizations, businesses and residents.

    A costume contest starts promptly at 6 p.m. and will be divided into age groups: 0-3, 4-6, 7-10, 11-13 and older than 13.

    For more information, call Holden Beach Town Hall at 842-6488.

  • The annual Brunswick Plantation Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Brunswick House, 382 Brunswick Drive, showcases local artisans and crafters selling handmade baskets, quilts, knitted shawls, scarves, capes, sewn items of silk and brocade, birdhouses, pottery, wood-turned items, jewelry, unique handmade gifts, crocheted items, prints, photos, watercolors, bags and more. There will also be a bake sale for local charities and a food booth. Admission is free.

  • Raymond and Ami Thompson of Supply are the parents of a daughter, Scarlett Rose Thompson, born at 3:09 a.m. Sept. 25 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Wilmington.

    She weighed in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20 inches in length.

    Maternal grandparent is Bonnett Bellamy Fortiscue of Supply. Paternal grandparent is Teresea Evans Taylor of Supply.