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Today's Features

  • Zion Hill plans men’s program
    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia will host a men’s empowerment program, Men in Black, at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10. Guest minister will be the Rev. Marcus Gause of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Supply. Musical services will be rendered by The Johnson Family.

  • A few weeks ago, I wrote a column that focused on the difference between healing and curing. Hubby Dear gave his approval and stated readers would surely be affected positively.
    While I believe the column offered an accurate assessment, it is also likely I was whistling in my personal darkness so I would not be afraid.
    I did not want to be drawn into the fearful bleakness that might bring pain in its wake. I did not want to be dragged into the catacombs of medicine where call bells are pushed, promises are made and waiting for results is inevitable.

  • Gunter graduates
    Melissa Jean Gunter of Southport graduated from Samford University during spring commencement on May 14.
    Gunter earned a bachelor of arts degree.
    Founded in 1841, Samford is the largest private university in Alabama with more than 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled annually. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in eight schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, law, nursing and pharmacy.

  • CAROLINA SHORES—A week before Father’s Day, Tom Buzinski was remembering his only son, Keith.

    Army Sgt. Keith Buzinski, killed April 7 by small-arms insurgent fire while serving in Logar, Afghanistan, “was a good soldier,” he said, showing photos and mementos covering his son’s 26 years of life. Keith was killed just two months before his 27th birthday on June 2.

  • With a little good-natured competition, the 329 local American Legion Posts of North Carolina collect pull-tabs over the course of the year, which are brought in at the June convention and fall and mid-winter conferences where they are weighed and taken for recycling. Proceeds benefit The Ronald McDonald House of Durham.

  • The St. James Service Club recently announced the awarding of $2,000 scholarships to six high school seniors through its scholarship program. Receiving scholarships were: Esly Nunez-Cornejo and Anna Ga-Wai Zeng from West Brunswick High School; Mackensie J. Pless and Kalani Doyle from South Brunswick High School; Alexia Shank from North Brunswick High School; and Caleb Strassberg from Brunswick Early College High School.

  • Zion Baptist plans jubilee
    Zion Baptist Church, 2668 Whiteville Road NW in Ash, will host the Brunswick Gospel Jubilee beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, July 8. Refreshments will follow in the fellowship hall. Come and enjoy the songs about Jesus and fellowship with other Christians. Call Billy Hill at 209-4927.

  • Interestingly, I received a message containing the African proverb, “When a mountain is in your path, do not sit at its foot and cry. Get up and climb it.”
    Meant as encouragement, the statement came to me precisely at the moment when my personal mountain of pain and disability had me prostrate at its foot crying my heart out. Discouragement and despair marked my waking moments and disturbed what little sleep I could muster. All was not well, no matter the empowering words I had been given. On this day, I could not receive them.

  • Announcement is made of the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Katie Mae Parker and Brandon Garner, both of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Al and Ramona Parker of Supply. The prospective groom is the son of Terry and Marilyn Garner of Laurinburg. A 4 p.m. Oct. 15 wedding is planned in Shallotte.