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Today's Features

  • Thursday, April 26
    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.
    AARP Southport Chapter, 11:30 a.m., Surfer’s Restaurant, Southport.

  • Jodi Lister and Travis St. Pierre of Supply were married April 14 at the bride and groom’s residence in Supply.
    The Rev. Jerry Andrews officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Butch and Marcia Lister of Supply. The groom is the son of Kevin and Lora St. Pierre of Supply.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father.
    She wore a Michael Angelo halter top-style dress with scattered pearls and a long lace-trimmed train. She wore a pearl necklace and white sandals and her hair was pulled to the side and curled.

  • Jenkins completes Navy basic training
    Navy Seaman recruit Darrius Jenkins, son of Sonya and Gregory Jenkins of Leland, has completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    During the eight-week program, Jenkins completed a variety of training, which included: classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • North Carolina-based band Big Daddy Drive is bringing its sound to Shallotte, and to a worldwide audience.
    The band debuted its CD “Long Road” to the public back in August 2011 and has been touring and promoting ever since.
    The band will perform in concert beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Inlet View Bar & Grill, 1800 Village Point Road SW. There is no charge for the show.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH—If you’ve seen a periwinkle-colored bracelet with the words “Heartburn can cause cancer,” or “Nobody Fights Alone” you may have met an Ocean Isle Beach couple working to educate others about the dangers of esophageal cancer.

    Last September, Jay and Diane Middleton celebrated their grandson’s first birthday during Labor Day weekend. That weekend, Jay ate a deviled egg and immediately felt pain. Plagued by acid reflux issues and sleep apnea for years, he tried to ignore it.

  • Two greenhouses are bursting with vibrant plants of all colors on the Brunswick Community College campus, and they’re waiting for someone to come and take them home.

    There are also annuals and perennials of all sizes, shapes and colors.

    Students and staff in the college’s horticulture and turf grass management program have been working for weeks to cultivate plants for the fourth annual sale.

    The sale starts runs through Friday, April 27.

  • SHALLOTTE—Fresh fruits and vegetables are on their way to market in Shallotte.

    With warmer weather and the arrival of spring, flowers are blooming and it’s time to re-open Buddy Kelly’s Farmers Market in Shallotte.

    The first day of the 2012 season will be 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 28. Organizers are ready to open the market for its sixth season and hope to draw in larger crowds and more vendors than ever before.

    “We are looking for new vendors,” said Loretta Nauta with the Shallotte enhancement and events committee.

  • CALABASH—Three years ago, Johnny McCarty put words to paper to convey a true family story about his mother being abducted by her father back during the Great Depression in rural West Virginia.

  • CALABASH—Zumba Gold teacher Sara McGrail has Calabash VFW Post 7288 dancing these days.

    McGrail, who teaches the popular Latin-style exercise classes on Monday and Wednesdays nights and once-a-week yoga at the Post on Carter Drive, recently orchestrated a fundraiser to bring in more than $5,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

    McGrail organized silent and Chinese auctions April 15, raising $5,203 at last count to donate to Wounded Warriors through the Calabash VFW.

  • SHALLOTTE—Looking for something entertaining? How about starting the summer season off early with a new concert and car show series.

    Shallotte Commons is the place to be for the 2012 Summer Concert Series. The fun kicks off Saturday, April 21. There will be a car show featuring the Sun Coast Cruisers and a concert with the live music of Chuck Johnson, “The Charlyhorse.”