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Today's Features

  • Angela Little and Bert Reaves, both of Shallotte, were married Oct. 17 at a private ceremony.

    Magistrate Martha Bryant officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Daniel Norton of Whiteville and the late Brenda Norton.

    The groom is the son of George and Hilda Reaves of Wilmington.

    The bride is employed as a lab manager at the Brunswick County Health Department. The groom is a sergeant with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department.

    Following a honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas, the couple will reside in Shallotte.

  • Kelly Tripp and Brian Long, both of Ash, were married July 25 at Friendship Baptist Church in Ash. The Rev. Anthony Clemmons and the Rev. Bob Rea officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Bill and Carrie Ann Tripp of Ash. The groom is the son of Terry and Delois Milliken of Ash and Jimmy Long of Shallotte.

  • Tracy Stanaland and Jim Gore, both of Shallotte, were married Oct. 5 in Memphis, Tenn., at Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley.

    A reception took place on Oct. 25 at the home of Alan and Gail Russ in Longwood with family and friends.

    Following a honeymoon in Tennessee, the couple will reside in Shallotte.

  • Andrea Brooks Price of Ocean Isle Beach and David Brooks Ward of Shallotte were married Sept. 18 at the Sunset Inn in Sunset Beach.

    Dr. Merlin L. Boone officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben H. Price of Monroe.

    The groom is the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. Ward.

    A reception followed the ceremony at The Brentwood Restaurant in Little River, S.C.

    The bride is employed at the Sunset Inn in Sunset Beach. The groom is employed at the Walmart pharmacy in Shallotte.

  • VFW to have Halloween Party

    Don’t miss the “spooktacular” Halloween Party hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 7288 in Calabash from 7-11 p.m. Saturday night, Oct. 30.

    Tickets are $10 each and include music, heavy hors d’ oeuvres, both savory and trick-or-treat sweet. Cash bar will be available. Tickets can be purchased in the post canteen until Oct. 25.

  • AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free, volunteer run tax assistance and preparation service, is looking for volunteers for tax counseling and electronic filing of returns. 

    Each year from Feb. 1 through April 15, Tax-Aide volunteers prepare tax returns for taxpayers with low and moderate incomes. Volunteers are needed at Leland, Southport, Oak Island, Boiling Springs Lakes, Shallotte and Calabash. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. You do not need to be an AARP member to volunteer.

  • If you’d like to take advantage of the variety of spring-flowering bulbs available from catalogs and online merchants, time is running out. If you plan to purchase your bulbs locally, you probably want to make the purchases soon after they arrive in the stores so you get the best selection and quality.

  • If you’re like me and get bored pretty easily, you may be wondering what to do in the garden now that mowing and battling weeds is slowing down. Of course, there’s always football, basketball, hockey, eating too much and all of those parties and family get-togethers during the holiday season to look forward to, but there’s nothing more therapeutic than getting some dirt under those fingernails. 

  • Looking toward the southeast, a stargazer’s eyes will fix on a bright star just over the treetops. If lucky enough to be on the beach, a stargazer will see the star about 15 degrees above the waves. At 7:15 p.m. in either location, the stars begin their nightly show. That bright star marks the mouth of a fish, and below the fish are some interesting constellations. 

  • It’s time to pull out the iron grate and roast oysters over the fire pit. That means it’s time to recycle those shells, as well.

    The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Oyster Shell Recycling Program provides 126 drop-off centers for shellfish lovers to chuck their shucks, including new recycling sites opening Oct. 26 in Clinton. More than 70 restaurants in various counties participate in this program. Recycling oyster shells helps reduce waste flow into landfills and benefits the environment.