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Today's Features

  • SUPPLY—Paula Deen breezed into Brunswick County this past Saturday, charming locals and out-of-towners as the Georgia-born cooking star took part in a scholarship fundraiser for Brunswick Community College.

    “Hello, y’all,” the Food Network star greeted upon entering a $500-per-person VIP luncheon in the Virginia Williamson Event Center of Odell Williamson Auditorium, attended by a limited guest group of 60.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Promptly at noon Sunday, festival-goers stood in judgment as they lined up to sample eight creative concoctions at the annual oyster stew cook-off at the North Carolina Oyster Festival.

    Set up beneath a tent were eight competing restaurants and chefs stirring up their respective stews. The competition was hot—and possibly spicy, with a variety of ingredients complementing one shared, central component at the annual festival—delectable oysters.

  •  SUPPLY/SHALLOTTE—No, it wasn’t your imagination. A man dressed as Jesus was walking down N.C. 130 on Tuesday.

    Drivers on N.C. 130 from Supply to Shallotte had to slow as three men dressed as Biblical figures walked more than 5 miles to raise awareness for the upcoming Men at the Cross conference and prayer event.

  • SHALLOTTE—Imagine a life with no phone, no money, no computer, no food and no shelter.

    For 24 hours, starting this Friday, Brunswick Family Assistance will take 15 people from the community and strip them of everything they own.

    They will be placed in a homeless village and will live as homeless people in Brunswick County.

    The Homeless Village is a way for BFA to bring attention to poverty and homelessness in the county, said Carol Phelps, executive director.

  • Students graduate from ASU, WCU
    Appalachian State University in Boone has released its graduation list for the summer 2011 term. A total of 309 graduates and 627 undergraduate students received degrees in August 2011, including three from Brunswick County.
    Kathleen Kerry Cronin of Shallotte received a master of science degree in speech-language pathology; Brian Michael Satterwhite of Shallotte received a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish; and Zachary Michael Shytle of Sunset Beach received a bachelor of arts degree in English.

  • Church has revival
    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia, will have a revival Oct. 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Darryl Hardy of St. John MBC will be guest minister. His theme will be “But God” (Ephesians 2:4-6).
    Musical guests will perform each night, including: Wednesday, Zion Hill; Thursday, Pleasant Hill; Friday, St. John MBC of Chadbourn.
    Donations for the free winter giveaway are now being accepted. Drop-off box is at 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia, behind the cafe.

  • The media—print, radio and television—was flooded with coverage of the death of a brilliant man whose life was made ever more real in his death. I am a Macintosh fan, cannot say aficionado, since I rarely do more than word processing and emailing. Occasionally I’ll surf the net, but I do not possess an iPhone, iPad, iPod or any other Apple product. I’ve only taken a small bite out of the apple.

  • Leland plans fall programs, events
    Upcoming Leland programs and events:
    Unity Group Craft Fair

  • Calvin and Katie Smith of Winnabow are the parents of a daughter, Eden Marie Smith, born at 6:09 p.m. Sept. 21 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 19 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparent is Juantia Wanger. Fraternal grandparent is Carolin Rochelle.
     

  • Meredith Lynn Alfrey and Addison Carson Hill, both of Tucker, Ga., were married July 16 at the 150-year-old Flint Hill Mansion in Norcross, Ga.
    The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Dr. Terry C. Walton of First United Methodist Church of Gainsville, Ga., in the gardens surrounding the mansion.
    The bride is the daughter of Herb and Donna Alfrey of Ducula, Ga., and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Roth of Ephrata, Pa., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Herb Alfrey of Godley, Texas.