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Today's Features

  • Regardless of what a lot of “outsiders” may say, in North Carolina, barbecue means pulled pork. The word “barbecue” is used as a noun, not a verb or an adjective. When you ask for a plate of barbecue around here, you’re going to get a plate of steaming pulled (or chopped) pork, along with some coleslaw and hush puppies, as well.

  • Jessica Anne Lewis of Shallotte and Michael Kristopher Lancaster of Holden Beach were married May 19 at Camp United Methodist Church in Shallotte.
    The Rev. Richard C. Vaughn officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Alan and Tammie Lewis of Shallotte and granddaughter of Louise Leonard Bennett and the late Mansel Glenn Bennett, and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dale Lewis and the late Bobbie Duke Lewis, all of Shallotte.

  • Stephanie J. Lindsey and Jahmai A Grissett-Hewett of Supply are the parents of a son, Mahkhi Jahkeem Grissett-Hewett, born at 12:31 p.m. April 25 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center, weighing 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 21 inches in length.

  • Thursday, June 14
    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.

  • SUNSET BEACH—For a second summer, the old Sunset Beach pontoon bridge is still an attraction, thanks to seasonal programs being offered by the Old Bridge Preservation Society.

    From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the nonprofit group, formed to preserve and support the old bridge at its new resting site at 109 Shoreline Drive W., has scheduled a variety of programs.

    Members invite visitors to “come right off the new bridge, pull in here and come to this beautiful oak tree-lined site.”

  •  Staff report

    The public is invited to come and meet artist James Davis at an art reception 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Silver Coast Winery.

    Davis, known as “The Myxolydian Artist,” has a career covering almost 40 dedicated, innovative years.

    The Wilmington-based artist is founder of the Myxolydian School of Modern American Painting.

  • On June 9, Fort Fisher State Historic Site will host the first of three second Saturday programs open to the public this summer season. Model Military: Visualizing History in Scale will spotlight the use of models and miniatures in creating history in a scale format. Local artisans and hobbyists with Eastern Carolina Plastic Modelers will display their creations and discuss model research and hobby tips.

  • Whether a child preferred planes, cars, trucks or animals, the fourth annual Big Toy Day had something special for everyone. Designed to provide a fun-filled educational experience for kids of all ages, the day gave a behind-the-scenes peek into the careers of pilots, truck drivers, firefighters, law enforcement agents, military services, sanitation crews, construction workers, animal trainers and more.
    More than 160 children received free airplane rides courtesy of the Brunswick County Airport Commission and the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 939.

  • The duo of Frank Bongiorno on alto saxophone and Robert Nathanson on classical guitar will perform as part of the St. Philip’s Summer Music Series in the sanctuary of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 205 East Moore St. in Southport, at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 17. The concert is free and the public is invited.

  • Vacation Bible school to be offered in Leland
    Crystal Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 4754 Blue Banks Loop Road in Leland, will host its annual Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, through Friday, June 15. Its goal is to reach the community, especially the youth, through Christian education and daily life experiences. Activities are planned for all ages.