Today's Features

  • Elyse Noelle Collins and Wesley Thomas Johnson were married April 14 at Shady Wagon Farm in New Hill.
    The Rev. Raymond Wickham officiated in the outdoor, lakeside ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Samira Collins of Apex, and granddaughter of Clara Smith of Ocean Isle Beach, Earl Williams of Greensboro and Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Collins of Dahlonega, Ga.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Johnson of Dunn, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lee of Dunn and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Johnson of Dunn.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Krista Michelle Coleman of Wilmington and William Keith White of Shallotte. The bride-elect is the daughter of Donna Mroczko of Wilmington and the late Garry Kile and the late Edward Mroczko. The prospective groom is the son of Mickey Holden of Shallotte and the late J.W White Jr. A wedding date has not yet been set.

  • Belk in Shallotte Crossing is hosting one of the department store chain’s bi-annual KidFests from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11.
    KidFest features runway fashion shows with local children modeling Belk’s latest fashions and trends for kids.
    KidFest activities and entertainment vary by store, but most will include refreshments, music, games, face-painting, balloons and prizes.

  • Staff Report

    SUNSET BEACH—It was May 1997. Rudy Gambarelli had retired from his lifelong stint in the wine business. His wife, Pat Gambarelli, was more than ready, after 11 years of cooking classes in New York State, to close the kitchen and head south with him.
    “No more snow shovels and icy roads for us,” Pat Gambarelli wrote about the couple’s decision to retire to Sea Trail Golf Resort in Sunset Beach. “The future was warm.”

  • Bamboo T-shirts bearing the town of Calabash logo are now available at the Bamboo Boutique in The Low Country Stores complex in Calabash.
    The design features the town logo, “Seafood Capital of the World.”
    Bamboo clothing is thermal-regulating and helps wearers stay cooler and drier in the summer and warmer in winter, store owner Dean Moore says.
    Bamboo is also touted as a renewable resource that’s grown without use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

  • On Monday, July 16, the 4-H Clover-Buds, youth ages 5-8, met an array of real super heroes at a camp called “Real Super Heroes.”
    Day-campers started out at the sheriff’s office, Sgt. Burt Reaves took them on a tour of the sheriff’s office, where they met chief deputy Charlie Miller and deputy Chris Powell with his bloodhound, Bonnie, used for searching for missing people.

  • The Oak Island Art Guild is sponsoring a painting workshop with Roger Tatum beginning at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Oak Island Recreation Center. The workshop is free and open to members and non-members. Walk-ins are welcome. Participants must be 18 years or older.
    Tatum will show artists how to turn photo references into effective paintings. Find the essential elements in photo references and reduce them to simpler, more effective compositions and value patterns.

  • By Tom Woods
    Agricultural Technician

    Tiny piles of sawdust found in random spots are likely caused by large wood-drilling insects called carpenter bees.
    Carpenter bees are large, black and yellow bees often seen flying around the wooden eaves of houses, wooden decks and wooden fences. They are often mistaken for bumblebees, but unlike bumblebees, they have a black shiny tail section.

  • If you’re like me, you probably missed the fact July was National Watermelon Month, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy that wonderful summer fruit this month.
    Local watermelons are now available.
    For a long time, we’ve all enjoyed the great taste of this summer-time fruit, but now we’re finding out it is good for us, too.

  • Comfort Socks to host afternoon of entertainment
    Comfort Socks invites everyone to share an afternoon of entertainment, based on compassion, on Saturday, Aug. 4, at New Life Christian Fellowship, 2162 Stone Chimney Road in Supply.
    Doors will open about 1:45 p.m. and admission is free. There are about 100 seats available, so admission will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. A love offering to benefit Comfort Socks will take place.