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Today's Features

  • Little Taffy had a hard time in her previous life and now needs a new home with lots of love. She is Dachshund/Chihuahua mix weighing 16 pounds, and she’s 9 years old. She is housebroken, very intelligent, has the Doxie hunting personality and loves to be with someone. Since Paws Place had to repair her rear knee, it would be best if she were the only dog in the house with no little children. She has many good years left, so please give her a chance.

  • The color pink is everywhere today. It has become synonymous with showing support for breast cancer awareness. Now, women can wear their support around the clock with SO.CAP.USA Hair Extension’s Pink Hair For Hope program, which is taking place through Oct. 31 at Totally Chic Salon and Spa in Calabash.

    For a $10 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, anyone can wear their support by receiving a free pink hair extension.

  • The transition to cooler weather of autumn is upon us. While that means you’ll have less grass to mow and more time to spend watching football, there are some things you should and shouldn’t be doing in the garden as the days grow shorter.

    If you have an automated irrigation system and you’re not leaving town for extended periods, consider shutting it off. Shorter and cooler days significantly reduce the need for irrigation on established plants. If you miss the rain, you can always cycle the system on manually.

  • October is a great time to find beautiful material in the garden that will complement your dried arrangements.

    Many grasses, pods, cones, and even gumballs can spark up your fall decorations. Before they go into hiding for six months, now is a good time to mark the places where your summer bulbs and herbaceous perennials are planted.

  • Amanda Reeves Little of Shallotte and Dean Gore of Ash were married Aug. 29 at Highest Praise Worship Center, with The Rev. Sherwood Lancaster officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Marilyn and Paul Reeves of Ash. The groom is the son of Lois Gore of Ash and the late Henderson Gore.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her sons, Elijah and David Little.

    Shirleen Wells of Calabash served as matron of honor. Dominica Hewett of Cedar Grove served as maid of honor. Bridesmaid was Susan King of Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Chelsea Boyd and Aaron Farmer, together with their parents, Patrick and Teresa Boyd and Tracy and Robin Farmer, announce their engagement. Chelsea is a graduate of West Brunswick High School and is a student at Brunswick Community College. Aaron is a graduate of West Christian Academy and has joined the U.S. Army. He departs for basic training in November. A spring 2010 wedding and celebration is planned.

  • Jackie C. Thomas and Nan Norris Thomas of Calabash celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 26.

  • We’ve often heard the adage, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder,” to be quickly followed by a disturbing caution, “Familiarity breeds contempt.”

    When I hear those words, I find myself wondering if I am supposed to choose between the two. Or, am I somehow to incorporate them, integrate them into my understanding of humanity? And, there is no Alfie to offer a total, definitive response.

  • Celebrate 100 years of Boy Scouts by dancing and singing to live bluegrass music this weekend at Brunswick Community College.

    Popular bluegrass acts The Hewlett’s Creek Boys, The Boys From Carolina and The Neighbors are scheduled to perform at The Boy Scout Bluegrass Jamboree 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show.

    The Hewlett’s Creek Boys are a popular local band that has played at number of local bluegrass festivals and celebrations.

  • SUNSET BEACH—It’s a community block party, a chance for residents and visitors alike to converge for an autumn hoorah as the sun dips in the west.

    But the third annual Sunset at Sunset celebration starts much earlier than that—at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 3, when vendors and exhibitors start setting up near Ingram Planetarium.

    At 11 a.m., the music begins with performances by West Brunswick High School’s Musically Inclined and Show Choir.