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Today's Features

  • The Shallotte Elks Lodge 2854 will host their annual Flag Day ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. June 14 at Shallotte Middle School.

    Participating will be the Shallotte Fire Department Color Guard, Boy Scout Troop 201, Tina Sanchez from New Beginnings Community Church and speakers from the military.

    Albert Hughes will lead the singing of the National Anthem and “God Bless America.”

    The ceremony for burning flags will be the last event of the ceremony.

  • ST. JAMES—The Cape Fear Repertory Theatre members waited a few more months than they originally planned, but at 8 p.m. Thursday, the company’s production of “The Sensuous Senator” will debut at the now-open-and-legal Playhouse 211 near Southport.

    Playhouse 211 is Brunswick County’s newest entertainment venue and was supposed to open for the repertory company and other interested groups to rent in January, but the owners encountered some unexpected zoning issues, resulting in a change of plans.

  •  Brunswick Community College’s Continuing Education Department and Brunswick County Schools’ College Tech Prep Program’s collaborative effort has lead to 68 high school students receiving a state and nationally recognized Career Readiness Certificate.

  •  I go to a lot of meetings. This is true of many retirees, I suspect. At times, fatigue, frustration and a sense of personal inability keep me from wanting to attend. I get tired of the scheduled life. I become frustrated with the pace of progress. I wonder if I am in the right place at the right time. Overall, I know that each meeting is an encounter with life’s duality. Each one reminds me I am both learner and teacher, data provider and deep ponderer, thinker and doer. 

  •  Jeff Achterberg of Verity Management Solutions LLC and Verity Property Maintenance & Inspections is hosting a radio program in the Wilmington area dedicated to energy efficiency building practices and other “green” topics, including products and services.

    Achterberg is host of “Going Green–Your Building Performance Experts” airing from 10-11 a.m. Saturdays on WAAV 980AM. 

  •  Martha D. Lee and Bruce W. Quaintance were married May 15 at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas.

    The wedding took place at 8 p.m. on the Terrazza Di Sogno overlooking Lago Di Como and Bellagio Fountains.

    The bride is the owner of Martha Lee Realty Company in Holden Beach and Ocean Isle Beach.

    The groom is the owner of Quaintance Inc. and Bruce’s Construction on Ocean Isle Beach.

    The couple resides on Ocean Isle Beach.

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    Brandon Johnson and Heather Rhodes of Erwin are the parents of a son, Gavin Malachi Johnson, born at 12:30 p.m. May 6 at Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

    He joins a sister, Alana Ann Johnson, 2 1/2.

    Maternal grandparents are Marsha Rhodes of Supply and David Rhodes of Civietown.

    Paternal grandparents are Bill and Beverly Johnson of Erwin and Daniel and Jean Smith of Ash.

    Great-grandparents are Leo and Louise Hewett of Supply.

  •  Brunswick County 4-H hosted its annual fashion revue on May 17 at the Cooperative Extension office. 

    After a welcome and introduction by 4-H agent Blair Green, members showed off their homemade garments during a fashion show. Participants were judged on such criteria as construction, fit and presentation.

    Participating in the 9-11 age division were: Alexis Apple, daughter of Trisha and Donald Apple of Ash; Lydia and Mary Ellen Lewis, daughters of Jim and Vicki Lewis of Calabash; and Amanda Rossell, daughter of Timothy Rossell of Bolton. 

  • Many people who move down into Southeastern North Carolina from more northern and colder climates bring with them a preference for plants they grew so beautifully in the North.