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Today's Features

  •  By John Nelson

    This past weekend, we flew up to Long island to visit relatives who live in the Hamptons. It was definitely still spring up there — daffodils everywhere, as well as lots of Bradford pear and serviceberry in full bloom. Quite a change when we got back to central South Carolina, where we’ve basically entered into early summer. It’s not really hot yet, but it’s warming up fast!

  •  So often we have allowed doubt to cast a shadow on our faith. We let it tinge credence with incredulity, casting the gloom of uncertainty upon the grace of certitude — causing distress and dismay to dog our steps and burden our spirits. We are shaken, but not to the core. To try to dismiss doubt summarily — banishing it to the darkest corner we can find — does no good. Somehow it surfaces when we least suspect and we are, once again, ill at ease.

  •  The 20th annual family reunion for the friends and descendants of Coval and Dorcas Ann Gore of Gore Lake Road in Nakina will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Old Zion Wesleyan Methodist Church Family Center, 10144 Swamp Fox Highway in East Tabor City.

    The event will include a covered dish dinner along with a continued history program to educate and entertain, beach house rental and charter boat ticket door prizes, a slide show of past reunions and past generations, as well as more recent reunions and family member pictures.

  •  Jodi Ellen Shoe of Sunset Beach and Sandy LaRue Wood of Calabash were married April 26 at Morgan Ridge Vineyard. Pastor Dan Gobble officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of David and Cathy Shoe of Salisbury. She was given in marriage by her father.

    The groom is the son of Betty Wood of Kennett, Mo., and the late Alton Wood.

    Matron of honor was Katie Shoe Flynn of Lewis Center, Ohio, sister of the bride.

    Ed Blanchard of Kennett, Mo., brother-in-law of the groom, served as best man.

  • Upcoming Memorial Day services will pay tribute to veterans and soldiers both past and present.

    Sunset Beach

    A third annual Memorial Day service is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 26, in the new Sunset Beach Town Park on Sunset Boulevard.

    Sunset Beach Town Council and the Sunset Beach Police Department invite the public to join them as they honor the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while defending our freedom.

  • SUNSET BEACH — Three years after being shut down, retired and moved to a new resting site, the old Sunset Beach bridge is ready for a new opening.

    After years of fundraising and getting ready, the Old Bridge Preservation Society is gearing up for the opening of the Museum at the Old Bridge.

    The museum, inside the upper level of the bridge’s old tender house, officially opens to the public with planned festivities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 24, and Sunday, May 25, at the old bridge’s mainland resting site at 109 Shoreline Drive West.

  •  Ashlie Lauren Frink of Ocean Isle Beach and Benjamin Earl Nye III of Evergreen were married April 12 at Leamon Rogers Memorial Chapel in Lake Waccamaw.

    Pastor Willard McPherson officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Frink and Ashlie Babson of Ocean Isle Beach. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin E. Nye Jr. of Lake Waccamaw.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

  •  When my wife and I go out to a restaurant, the dinner always seems special. A table for two, whether you’re a couple or just a couple of old friends, always seems like a special occasion. Unfortunately, when that table for two is at home, the occasion isn’t regarded with the same kind of reverence.

  •  When my wife and I go out to a restaurant, the dinner always seems special. A table for two, whether you’re a couple or just a couple of old friends, always seems like a special occasion. Unfortunately, when that table for two is at home, the occasion isn’t regarded with the same kind of reverence.

  •  I cannot recall where I read this message: “The important thing about stars is not the naming, but the noticing.” I only know the statement gave me great comfort. I have often been dismayed over my inability to remember “star facts” gleaned in grammar school. Those were the days when I spent time craning my neck to spot Pleiades, Cassiopeia and Orion and the Dippers, big and small, in the darkened sky over our backyard. I could name them then...I am unable now. However, I suspect I am more prone to noticing them at this stage of my life.