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Today's Features

  • Announcement is made of the upcoming marriage of Maria Daniels and Marvin Porter of Longwood. The bride-elect is the daughter of William and Ida Moody of Longwood. The prospective groom is the son of Jeanette and Ben Brand. An April 4 wedding is planned in Longwood, with the Rev. M.C. Herring officiating.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Ashley Lauster and Justin Swaim, both of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gail Lauster of Sunset Beach and Frederick Lauster Jr. of Pine Island, N.Y. The prospective groom is the son of Marty and Kevin Middleton of Pleasant Garden, N.Y., and Charles and Susan Swaim of Trinity. A May 9 wedding is planned on Holden Beach.

  • Eugene and Joyce Elliott of Supply celebrated 50 years of marriage March 15. They were married in 1959 at Cerro Gordo Baptist Church. They now have a large family including three daughters, Kipp Snell, Shannon Patterson and Stephanie Lindsey; a son, Travis Elliott; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  • Jason and Catelyn Miller are the parents of a son, Jayson Derek Miller, born at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 3 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

    Maternal grandmother is Debbie Schaefer of Calabash.

    Paternal grandparents are Randy and Debbie Mitchum of Supply.

    Great-grandparents are David and Karen Coon of Ocean Isle Beach, Joy and Betty Richardson of Ocean Isle Beach and Ron and Rosie Hallatt of Bedford, Ind.

  • As soon as I hear the name Ezekiel, I begin to hum, keeping the sound safely in my head, of course. But sometimes I can’t help it. Sometimes, it escapes out loud into the air.

    “Them bones, them bones, them dry bones, them bones, them bones, them dry bones, them bones, them bones, them dry bones, now hear the word of the Lord.”

    It was my first lesson in anatomy. I could visualize my ankle bone connected to my shin bone, my shin bone to my thigh bone, my thigh bone connected to my hip bone, and onward throughout the skeletal system of my body.

  • The Brunswick County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) honored Tom Rabon recently for his outstanding service to his community and the children of Brunswick County.

    Rabon has served on the council for eight years and during his tenure, more than $1.4 million has been allocated to programs serving at-risk and court involved juveniles in Brunswick County.

  • Kitten season has begun at Cat Tails. Maxine and Missy are 8-week-old sisters who would love to find great new homes where they can romp and play. To see them, call Cat Tails at 253-1375 or visit its Web site at www.cattails.org. You can visit Maxine and Missy, as well as all the other cats and kittens available for adoption, at Cat Tails in the Corner Stone center at 6622 Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach. Visiting hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays. Other hours are by appointment. Cat Tails is also desperate for volunteers.

  • There’s a slob and a neat freak sharing an apartment, a loudmouth cop and a disastrous double-date with a couple of upstairs neighbors, but the Brunswick Little Theatre’s latest production of “The Odd Couple” is not what you’d expect.

    This year, longtime BLT member Thom Clemmons decided to direct playwright Neil Simon’s female version of the popular play, which Simon rewrote for a female cast in 1985.

  • One of my daughters relayed a story to me with the comment it might be a good column. The tale involved a supermarket bagger who was also living with Down’s syndrome.

    Scoffers might quickly race to Snopes to check out its veracity. Cynics might well sneer at its simplicity. Fable, fiction or fact everyone can glean value from most narratives, no matter how accurate the details might be.

    This presentation about Johnny, the supermarket bagger in Akron, Ohio, fits the description of valued and valuable sketches.

  • Even though that silly Pennsylvania groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter, I don’t think you’ll have to worry about that in our neck of the woods. After a cold blast, we’ve had a few warm days. That means it’s time to get some late winter chores done.