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Today's Features

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH—It’s been more than four months since Gunner was brought to Cat Tails, a no-kill feline rescue facility.

    But the large orange tabby cat apparently hasn’t forgotten the home he used to have.

    Last fall, Gunner’s former owner, a Wilmington man, gave up the 6-year-old cat after getting married. The man said his new wife was allergic to cats, and she also had dogs, according to Cat Tails workers.

  • Stagestruck Players, the youth division of Brunswick Little Theatre, presents “Mr. Toad’s Mad Adventures” from Kenneth Grahame’s literary classic “The Wind in the Willows” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-26 and March 4-5 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 6 at the Virginia Williamson Events Center at Odell Williamson Auditorium, on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

  • The St. James Service Club has begun the New Year with its record-breaking Membership Meeting and Volunteer Fair.

    On Jan. 12, more than 240 people attended the club’s first meeting at the new community center. The January meeting is devoted to registering new members and sharing information about upcoming fundraising programs.

    Following the meeting, the Volunteer Fair kicked into gear, with each fundraising committee soliciting help for all of the events planned for 2011. 

  • With some help from the Elks National Foundation, the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Calabash Elks will renovate the children’s indoor recreational and study area at Hope Harbor Home’s domestic violence shelter to make it more conducive to learning and sharing.

  • Trinity sets fish fry

    Trinity Baptist Church, 883 Holden Beach Road in Shallotte, will have a fish fry beginning at 11 a.m. Feb. 4-5.

    Dinners are $6 each, carryout or dine-in. Menu includes fish, slaw, baked beans and hushpuppies. 

    Dinner set at Supply Baptist

    All WMU and WOM leaders and their spouses are invited to a special dinner at Supply Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb 11. The dinner is free but a love offering will be taken for BCRC.

  • Had I known what the readings, especially the Gospel, were for this year’s celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, I think I’d have been silent when the question arose, “Who is going to preach this year?”

  • Jason and Marie Ward of Sunset Beach are the parents of a son, Averey Elijah Ward, born at 5:52 p.m. Dec. 21 at Brunswick Community Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 19 inches long.

    He joins his sister, Veronica Brooke Madison, 5.

    Maternal grandparents are Mike and Jennifer Corleto and Stan and Cindy Holden of Shallotte.

    Paternal grandparents are Cindy and Thomas Dewayne Ward.

    Great-grandparents Flo and Neil Ward, Loretta and Wayne Wells, Wayne Holden and Joe and Faith Trunk of New York.

  • Danyelle Landrie and David Hewett of Supply are the parents of a son, Bentley David Hewett, born at 2:28 p.m. Jan. 3 at Brunswick Community Hospital weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces and 18-1/2 inches long.

    He joins brothers Kristopher David, 18 months, and Noah, 10.

    Maternal grandparents are Larry and Robin Landrie of Shallotte.

    Paternal grandparents are Buddy and Theresa Rhodes and Mitchell Hewett of Supply.

    Great-grandparents are Mema and Poppy Hobbs and Grandpa and Grandma Potter.

  • The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.

    FICTION

    “Palace of Justice” by Susanne Alleyn. In this Aristide Ravel mystery, the author brings her sharpest voice and most keenly crafted mystery yet to this newest installment featuring Ravel.

    The Dinosaur Hunter” by Homer Hickman. A fascinating thriller that pays tribute to the American West.

  • Navy Seaman William S. Noble, son of Lisa M. and William R. Noble of Calabash, has completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Noble 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.