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Today's Features

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Amber Maier and Joshua Gordon. The bride-elect is the daughter of Kimberly and Horace Ponds Jr. of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of Angela and Ronald Gordon of Shallotte. A Sept. 26 wedding is planned at Sharon United Methodist Church on Holden Beach Road.

  • Daniel and Laura Russ of Ocean Isle Beach are the parents of a daughter, Haylea Grace Russ, born at 6:08 a.m. July 5 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

    She joins a brother, Joshua, 6.

    Maternal grandparents are Ed and Betty Parbst of Supply. Paternal grandparents are James and Connie Russ of Ocean Isle Beach.

    Great-grandparent is E.V. Gore of Ocean Isle Beach.

  • I am so excited! Our granddaughter is coming to visit, a solo act for two weeks, until her family arrives later in the month.

    This is a first for all of us, so it comes with eagerness, enthusiasm, and a degree of trepidation.

    Papa Jean-O wonders what we will do to entertain a 15-year-old. I caution this is not a vacation but time spent with grandparents whose geographic distance causes them to miss all the events and growth steps.

  • SUNSET BEACH—Carmel Zetts is always thrilled when new sea turtles hatch at the beach.

    It was no different July 17 when seven “newborns”—these made of stainless steel—emerged on the sand next to the island gazebo to once again pay tribute to the longtime turtle advocate.

    The work by metal sculptor David McCune was commissioned by the Sunset Beach Turtle Patrol to replace a previous sculpture erected in Zetts’ honor that was destroyed by vandals in March.

  • When it comes to lunches, most of us just open up a can of soup or throw some deli meat and cheese on some bread and call it lunch. Or maybe we’ll open up some yogurt or cottage cheese and add some fruit or fix a little green salad and wash it all down with a Diet Pepsi. Maybe we’ll just stop at a fast-food diner and eat in or bring it all home.

    Or maybe, we’ll actually think about it, and create an easy and scrumptious salad or sandwich or soup that we couldn’t get at a restaurant.

  • With summer comes a host of insect pests attacking our ornamental trees and shrubs. The Cooperative Extension Service is providing updates periodically by specialists at the university to alert us as to what is happening. We have some new “bugs” to watch out for according to Steve Bambara.

    Where is the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug?

  • To finish the discussion on mosquitoes, let’s look at control. Because some mosquito species can fly far from breeding sites, efforts by individuals to control mosquitoes on their property rarely succeed.

    A community-wide effort may be needed to reduce mosquitoes to tolerable levels. This requires the formation of a local mosquito control program to organize community-wide “clean-up” efforts and to determine the need to treat breeding sites or to apply insecticidal sprays to control adults.

    Repellents

  • Laura Francis Asbury and Jerry Council Scott of Ash were married May 16 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The Rev. Harold Mitchell officated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Connie and Dean Asbury of Southport.

    The groom is the son of Donald Francis of Lansing, Mich.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    She wore a white satin dress with white pearls and spiraled beads across the bodice and an ivory veil edged with crystal beads.

    She carried a bouquet of roses, white carnations and tulips.

  • Mary Stephanie Brown and Albert Hemingway Parker III were married April 4 at Wachesaw Plantation in Murrells Inlet, S.C.

    The wedding took place outdoors along the Waccamaw River.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Brown of Supply. She is the granddaughter of Mary Simmons of Supply and the late Ruby Simmons and Frances Brown of Supply and the late Stanton Brown.

    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Parker of Supply. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Parker of Supply and Mae Milligan of Ash and the late Bob Milligan.

  • Devan Ashley Johnson and Glenn Shane Britt Jr. of Supply were married June 6 at the Southport Community Building.

    The Rev. William H. McNeal officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Van and Pam Johnson of Supply.

    The groom is the son of Glenn Britt of Sunset Harbor and Rhonda H. Britt of Sunset Harbor.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father.