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Today's Features

  • Cinco de Mayo is probably one of the most-recognized celebrations in the United States. It’s comparable to the Chinese celebration of Chinese New Year and St. Patrick’s Day for us Irish folks.

  • Five visible planets are viewable at different times from early evening to early morning this month. In the early evening, three of the five naked eye planets are ready for your viewing pleasure. Two more naked eye planets appear in the wee hours of the morning.
    Naked eye, if you are unfamiliar with the term, means you do not need any magnifying aids to see the planet. Here is the where and when of the visibility of the planets in the month of May.

  • Necole Daniels, a pharmacy technician from Shallotte, will appear on the May 13 episode of “Wheel of Fortune.”

    Daniels tried out for the show at a “Wheelmobile” event in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    “I’ve always watched ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ since I was able to watch TV,” she said. “I’ve always enjoyed playing along. It was my dream to go on there.

    “Once I got there, it was all that I thought it would be and more, and I would definitely go back. It was the experience of a lifetime.

  • The West Brunswick Theatre Arts Department will perform "Tragic Remodeling," at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 20, and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, and Friday, May 21, at the West Brunswick High School theatre.

    Adapted from classic dramas, "Tragic Remodeling" includes six short dramas written, produced and directed by students. The classics have been turned into contemporary works directed by students Allie Worthington, Cammy Dunn, Emily Smigiel, Hayley Young, Beth Henson and Jon Hill.

  • SUNSET BEACH—Monday mornings, the Sea Trail Grandmas gather at the Pink Palace meeting room with bagfuls of pastel-hued cloth and yarn.
    Before you know it, they’re in stitches as they work on an array of hand-knit hats and blankets and cloth “coddlers” for newborn preemies.
    That’s the mission of this club, which is in an infancy of its own.
    Michele Lupien is their leader, club member Peg Jones says, and the one who put it together.

  • Isaac Hardy is a familiar sight around downtown Shallotte.

    Just ask local real estate agent Doug Terhune, who struck up a friendship with the 71-year-old resident of Shallotte Assisted Living about four years ago.

    Terhune, who regularly eats breakfast at the Purple Onion Café on Main Street, started noticing the fit, elderly man who would stop in at the Shallotte eatery during his routine walks through town.

  • The month of May is National Drug Treatment Court Month. In its honor, the Brunswick County Drug Treatment Court is hosting a basketball game.
    The DTC team will challenge the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office in the second annual Celebrate Sobriety basketball game at 5:30 p.m. on May 20 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatic Center at Brunswick Community College.  
    Enjoy an evening of family fun and entertainment at this free event. Concessions and prizes will also be available. Any contributions are tax deductible and will benefit treatment programs.

  • Sunset River Marketplace’s Creative Exchange series continues with Line Dancing with Calabash Flash and Babs from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12.
    Cost of the event is $5 per person and includes lunch. RSVPs are required due to limited seating.
    Presented by Flash and Babs Ludwick, the workshop will demonstrate three popular line dances—the Cupid Shuffle, OD Glide and the Tush Push.

  • Supply Elementary School has announced the following students were named to honor rolls for the third nine weeks of the 2009-2010 school year:
    Terrific Kids

  • Bolivia Elementary has announced its third nine weeks awards. The following students were named to honor rolls:a
    A Honor Roll