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Today's Features

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Jodi Lister and Travis St. Pierre, both of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Marcia and Julian Lister of Supply. The prospective groom is the son of Lori and Kevin St. Pierre of Supply. An April 14 wedding is planned in Supply.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Whitney N. Williams and Josh E. Lopez, both of Greensboro. The bride-elect is the daughter of G. Eric and Regina Williams of Sunset Beach. She is a pharmacist in High Point. The prospective groom is the son of Rudy and Naara Lopez of Greensboro. He will graduate in May from Elon School of Law. A March 17 wedding is planned at Seaside Methodist Church.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Sarah Stocking of Hillsboro, Ore. and Bryce MacKinnon of Butte, Mont. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mike and Patti Stocking of Cornelius, Ore. The prospective groom is the son of Craig and Winona MacKinnon of Carolina Shores. A March 17 wedding is planned in Bend, Ore.

  • Mandy and Courtney Nealeans of Clemmons are the proud parents of a son, Carson Vann Nealeans, born at 11:04 p.m. Feb. 14, Thanksgiving Day, at Forsyth Hospital in Winston-Salem.
    Maternal grandparents are Robert and Wendy Bonas of Phoenix, Md.
    Paternal grandparents are Alan and Karen Nealeans of Lewisville, and Patty and Terry Garrison of Holden Beach. Great-grandfather is Vann Nealeans of High Point. Great-great-grandmother is Pearl Brockwell of Chapel Hill.
     

  • Thursday, Feb. 23
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.
    AARP Southport Chapter, 11:30 a.m., Surfer’s Restaurant, Southport.

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    SHALLOTTE—A local filmmaker and West Brunswick High School alumni is giving back to her alma mater.

    Sheena Vaught graduated from UNCW in December 2011 with a major in film studies. Now in the midst of creating two documentaries to air on ATMC in March, she is lending a hand to the WBHS theater and arts department and introducing students to new skills and acting opportunities.

    Vaught and WBHS students are in production for “Midnight Cry.”

  • BOLIVIA—They have everything a weight-loss endeavor could need—personal trainers, a nutritionist, plus three months’ free membership at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    The center’s latest BFIT crew launched last week with initial meetings with the center’s personal trainers and nutritionist Cheryle Jones Syracuse.

    BFIT is an acronym representing four missions—Believe in yourself. Focus on your goals. Improve your lifestyle. Train to achieve your dream.

  • Line-dancing aficionados should get in line.

    Starting this Sunday, Feb. 19, country line and partner dancing are slated to launch as part of the “Get Hooked on Dancin’” program at Silver Coast Winery.

    The Sunday-afternoon sessions start at 2:30 p.m. with beginners’ dance lessons, followed by dancing from 3-6 p.m. with an additional partner line dance lesson. The Sunday dances will continue on March 11 and March 18.

  • Officers named for Mostly Bluegrass Society
    The Mostly Bluegrass Society has named Jim Caulder as its president for this year. Willis Alston was selected as vice president and Tom and Ellen Freeman were elected as new directors.
    The Mostly Bluegrass Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of traditional music performed live. The group meets from 5:30-8 p.m. every Friday at the Shallotte Senior Center.

  • The Shallotte Rotary hosted its seventh annual Las Vegas Night on Saturday, Jan. 28. It was a night of fun that raised funds and awareness for local and international charities.
    There were door prizes and silent auction gifts, culminating with the drawing of door prizes and the awarding of a seven-day/six-night Las Vegas vacation.