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Today's Features

  • The Southport Ballet Opera Alliance will be performing a Russian-inspired version of the classic “Nutcracker” ballet at Odell Williamson Auditorium at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Featured are guest artists Michelle Joy and Nicholas Stettenbenz from the TranscenDance Group.
    Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for children 12 and younger. Call 755-7416.
     

  • Come out and have your dog’s portrait taken while helping the Meals on Wheels 4 Pets program and dog park construction in Brunswick County.
    Sponsored by BARK (Brunswick Area Responsible K9 owners), portraits can be scheduled from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 8 and from noon-5 p.m. Oct. 9 at Canine Academy, 1020 Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.
    Cost is $30 for six poses/one 4-by-6 inch thumbnail print, CD with all six poses. Maximum two dogs/two owners.
    Photographer is Dick Parrott. Call 457-1150 for appointment time.
     

  • ASH—Scott Spencer strides into the ring, releasing his hold on his latest equine student who proceeds to trot circles around him.

    The horse, a petite, dun-hued gelding named Postell, comes from a rare, historic bloodline. Postell is a Carolina Marsh Tacky, an agile breed that’s become the state horse of South Carolina, centuries after aiding Revolutionary War hero Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion.

  • The Friends of the Leland Library will have their Second Saturday book sale Oct. 8 at the Magnolia House, 485 Village Road in Leland (adjacent to the Leland Library).
    This month’s highlight will be a book signing by Wilmington author Juliana Morgan, featuring her book, “Zach’s Tracks,” the true story of a spunky little Yorkshire terrier. Zach’s Tracks is a character-building journey for the whole family and a must-read for all dog lovers.

  • Brunswick County Animal Services sponsored rabies clinics at local veterinary offices in Brunswick County on Saturday, Sept. 17. More than 800 Brunswick County residents stood in lines with their pets for low-cost rabies shots.
    The rabies clinics were conducted at most veterinarian offices in the county, where pets received their vaccinations for $6. Pet owners arrived about a half-hour before the clinics opened and pets were vaccinated as they were registered.

  • “The Power of Republican Women” will be the topic at the upcoming Brunswick County Republican Women’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Brunswick County Republican Party Headquarters, 971 Old Ocean Highway, Bolivia.  
    N.C. Rep. Carolyn Justice, R-16, will be a featured speaker along with Dena Barnes, president of the N.C. Federation of Republican Women.
    Guests are invited to attend this event.

  • Church plans gospel jubilee
    New Life Baptist Church of Winnabow, 5420 Ocean Hwy. East in Winnabow, will host Brunswick Gospel Jubilee at
    7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Enjoy gospel music from near and far. Refreshments and fellowship to follow. Call Billy Hill at 209-4927.

  • Weeks have passed since I viewed the movie “The Help” and subsequently read the book. The content of both continues to plague me. I cannot get the characters out of my head. I relive the events daily, wondering what they and I have in common. Finally, it dawned on me. I had been repeating the marvelous words of affirmation given to a not-so-slim little girl who sensed her mother’s dismay, if not disapproval.

  • Amy Elizabeth Jolly of Shallotte and Scotty Earl Jordan of Conway, S.C., were married Sept. 10 on the beach at Pepper Tree by the Sea in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    The Rev. Todd Underwood officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of John and Linda Eaton (mother) of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Joel (father) and Peggy Jolly of Siler City.
    The groom is the son of Bobby and Linda Jordan of Galivant’s Ferry, S.C.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father and stepfather.

  • Dana Carol Hamilton and James Jodale Hobbs were married Aug. 7 at the Southport Community Center, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.
    The Rev. J.D. Simmons of Pine Valley Church of God officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Hamilton III of Bolivia and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nichlious Corn II of Burnsville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hamilton Jr.