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Today's Features

  • Calabash art gallery Sunset River Marketplace is featuring a group show, entitled Reflections, running through March 31.
    The show includes mirrored and glass pieces by artists Tony Carr, Courtney Tomchik, Mary Reid-Smith, Shandi Berls, Jeff Achterberg, Vivian Levit, Scott Summerfield, Richard Bunting and Fred Schwartz.
    Carr creates glass mosaics, often incorporating copper, pottery and stone into his pieces. His inspiration comes from the nature and a love of different textures.

  • Thursday, March 8
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Kimberly O’Dwyer and Zachary Duff, both of Wilmington. The bride-elect is the daughter of William and Jacqueline DeGroot of Sunset Beach and the late Richard O’Dwyer. She is a graduate of UNCW. The prospective groom is the son of Edward and Beverly Duff of Fairfax Station, Va. He is also a graduate of UNCW. A Dec. 12 wedding is planned.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Racheal Tyson and Joshua Hatcher, both of Goldsboro. The bride-elect is the daughter of Cheryl Hair of Bolivia and Randy Tyson of Surfside Beach. She is working on her master’s degree at East Carolina University. The prospective groom is the son of Keith and Cinna Hatcher of Supply. He is on active duty in the United States Air Force. A March 17 wedding is planned at the Southport Community Center in Southport.

  • The Henry Cannon Smith and Jesse Long reunion will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Senior Building behind Waccamaw School in Ash. Lunch will be served at noon. Bring your family history, old photographs and a covered dish.
    A Henry Cannon Smith picture will be on display.
    A collection will be taken for a grave marker.
    For more information, call Virginia at 653-3445 or Faye at 770-1140.

  • SHALLOTTE—London Gore may be 88, but he doesn’t know much about slowing down.

    The World War II U.S. Army veteran still plays and wins regular games of pool at the Shallotte Senior Center.

    “I’ve done really good lately,” he said. “I just hold the table till I’m worn out, and then I have to quit.”

    This past Monday, “I held out for over an hour this morning,” Gore said. “We’ve got some real good players up there.”

  • Do you yearn to know what’s in your future, coupled with a little magic?

    Then Psychic ALX is your ticket.

    The nationally known psychic and entertainer will come to Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center next Friday, March 16, to “read” his audience and entertain them with magic.

    “It’s a higher form of feeling,” ALX said this week in a phone interview.

    Psychic abilities are his talent. Magic, he says, employs the principles he uses.

  • Precinct meeting set for March 6
    The N.C. Democratic Party has declared that all precincts should conduct their annual precinct meeting at 6 p.m. March 6 at the Brunswick County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1420 Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.

  • Trinity UMC sets March 4 services
    “The Apprentice Mary Magdalene” will be the title of the Rev. Jeff Roberts’ and associate pastor Michelle Sabin’s sermons on Sunday, March 4, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport.
    Based on scripture from Luke 8:1-2, this is the second in a sermon series titled “The Apprentice,” based on the TV series, a look at some of the followers of Jesus.

  • This review began as a personal sense of honor since I was asked by the publisher to do it. That gave way, I must confess, to a growing interest in the topic and the manner in which it was presented.