Today's Features

  • Newcomers Club to meet Sept. 15

    The Brunswick Newcomers Club will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Southport Community Center, 223 E. Bay St. (between Bay and Moore streets). The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and refreshments, followed by the formal meeting at 10 a.m.

    This first meeting of the year will be devoted to presentations of the club’s social and travel plans for the coming year. Sign-up sheets for various activities and trips will be available at the meeting.

  • Members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7288 in Calabash attended the 2010 VFW National Convention from Aug. 21-26 in Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Gospel jubilee set

    The Winnabow Gospel Jubilee will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Zion Baptist Church, N.C. 130 West in Ash. This is a free event.

    For those interested in singing or more information, call Billy Hill at 209-4927.

    Ladner to lead prayers

    Betty Ladner will be ministering prayer for the sick, jobless and those with addictions at Community Chapel, 569 Holden Beach Road (N.C. 130) in Shallotte, at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17.

  • The phone rang, jarring me from my typical summer mid-afternoon reverie, also known as a reviving nap. Without caller ID, I responded generically to the cheery, “Hi, how are you?” Thankfully, the woman at the other end of the phone mentioned her name. 

    “This is Lottie Howard. Are you busy on Sunday? I’m calling to ask you to come to the celebration of our 60th wedding anniversary...a year and two days late. Everyone will be there. Just come any time from noon to 5 p.m.”

  • Maggie and John Tomlinson of Charlotte are the parents of a boy, Reynolds Mason Tomlinson, born at 1:22 p.m. July 7 at Charlotte Presbyterian.

    He joins a sister, Ava Jane, 3.

    Maternal grandparents are Patty and Terry Garrison of Holden Beach and Alan and Karen Nealeans of Lewisville.

    Paternal grandparents are Don Tomlinson of Asheville and the late Jane Tomlinson.

    Great-grandparents are Carolyn and Bill Tomlinson of Georgia.

    Great-great-grandparent is Pearl Brockwell of Chapel Hill.

  • Matthew and Theresa Korp of Ocean Isle Beach celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary at a party hosted by their children on July 16 at the MAC Center at Sea Trail Plantation in Sunset Beach. The couple was married in Belvidere, N.J., on Sept. 7, 1940. Since their marriage, they have lived in New Jersey, Florida and North Carolina. They have five children, 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

  •  Amanda Jenkins and Travis Hayes, both of Supply, were married July 25 at Southport.

    The ceremony was officiated by Scott Riley.

    Angie Brakefield and Anita Roseboro were maid/matron of honor.

    Bridesmaids were Meghan McLeod and Brandy Parker.

    Flower girl was Jennifer Brakefield.

    Ringbearer was Noah Hayes.

    Chris Parrish and Gerald Pittman were best men.

    Groomsmen were Trevor McDonald and Gene Evans.

  • Sarah Kathryn Hotop and Travis Lowell Tate, both of Stafford, Va., were married July 31 at St. Francis of Asissi Church in Triangle, Va.

    The Rev. John Heffernan officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of William and Diana Hotop of Ocean Isle Beach. The groom is the son of Tim and the late Joanne Tate.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

    Debby Hyduke and Martha Hess, sisters of the bride, served as maid/matron of honor.

    Bridesmaid was Jamie Ritenour, friend of the bride.

    Cheyenne Smith served as flower girl.

  • The USDA recently announced that U.S. shrimp producers in the Gulf and South Atlantic states were certified as eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for farmers and fishermen program benefits. 

  • One of the short-term goals for 4-H’ers in all 100 North Carolina counties is to conduct canned-food drives during national 4-H week, the first week in October. Brunswick County 4-H is doing that by collecting items at the Cooperative Extension office and schools.

    On Oct. 4, a representative from Brunswick Family Assistance will speak to youth at the 4-H office and collect the food they have gathered so far.