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Today's Features

  • Dean finishes Army basic training
    Army National Guard Pvt. Stephen C. Dean has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

  • Daniel and Bo Jankowski of Shallotte are the parents of a son, Archer Daniel Jankowski, born at 1:28 p.m. March 23 at Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 19 inches in length.
    He joins a brother, Joseph, 8, and a sister, Lyric, 13.
    Maternal grandparents are Cecil Ellis Sr. of Shallotte and Peggy Hewett Alred of Graysville, Ala.
    Paternal grandparents are Mark and Jennifer Jankowski of Supply.
     

  • Charles J. Newkirk Jr. and Barbara A. Newkirk of Supply will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary (April 13) with a reception at their home on April 15. The couple has three daughters, Michele (Todd) Predmore and Valerie (William) Kilcoin of Middletown, N.Y., and Cynthia (Mark) Carey of New Windsor, N.Y.; and a son, C. Roland (Andrea) of Las Vegas, Nev. The Newkirks have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
     

  • Josephine Gutjahr celebrates her 100th birthday among family and friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Roseann and Joe Kronski of Ocean Isle Beach. She has two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren. Born in New Hampshire on March 22, 1912, North Carolina became her home when she moved here with her daughter and son-in-law in 2003.

  • In early spring, a long snake slithers its way across the sky. It rises just before sundown and pops up from the horizon much like the first earthly snakes of spring that rise from holes in the ground after a long winter’s nap.
    The snake in the sky takes six hours to climb fully above the horizon. On this snake’s back, a person can find some notable star groups. However, if snakes don’t do it for you, then check out the long trail of planets across the sky.

  • Brunswick County enjoyed a profusion of spring color and fragrance this week. Spring rains even knocked down the pollen count so more residents could venture outside to admire it. These azaleas, dogwoods and cherry trees started early this year, and they will put on their show for just a little while longer.

  • Classic Country Band to play at VFW April 6
    VFW Post 10804 on S.C. 57 North in Little River, S.C., will have a dinner/dance featuring Classic Country Band beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, April 6. Cost is $10 per person. For reservations, call (843) 399-0877.
    On Saturday, April 7, enjoy Cheryl Z and karaoke at 5 p.m. Every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. is wings night; Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m. is Fiesta nights. All events are open to the public.

  • Brunswick County’s newest neighborhood foundation, the Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA), has donated $10,000 to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter’s Closer to Home capital campaign. The gift was originally planned as a five-year pledge, but ORCA raised the funds from within the Ocean Ridge community in less than 90 days. A family alcove at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick will be named in honor of ORCA’s gift.

  • Annie Armstrong Easter Dinner is April 7
    Each year, Baptist churches honor the life and work of Annie Walker Armstrong, as they give to the Annie Armstrong Easter offering for North American Missions. This offering is named after her because of her desire to share love and help people in her beloved country.

  • The Gospel presents us with a message that is hard to swallow and even harder to live.
    We are told some folks wanted to see Jesus. Obviously, that request was more than a simple desire to view a celebrity. Some folks had decided they were ready to meet, greet and hopefully follow this man who was a renowned healer, a man who seemed not to mind being with undesirable people.