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Today's Features

  • Continuing a long-standing and successful holiday tour tradition, Kathy Mattea brings her spiritual and eclectic Christmas music program, “Songs and the Season,” to Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2.

    The show, featuring Mattea’s band in an “unplugged,” acoustic configuration, draws material from her Grammy Award-winning “Good News” album and from the acclaimed follow-up, “Joy for Christmas Day,” along with some newly recovered songs.

  • An unexpected angel aided a Brunswick County native as she fought to return to North Carolina from Wyoming to be by her sick child’s side.

    Ravin Gore, community development planner with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, was out of town on business when she received a devastating phone call. Gore, formerly of Brunswick County and now a resident of Raleigh, flew to Pinedale, Wyo., to join a team of community development planners on a business trip in mid-September.

  • Relay for Life for Brunswick County–‘Wish Upon a Cure’

  • BY RACHEL JOHNSON

    STAFF WRITER

    The desire to make a difference for the youth of Haiti led one local church to break out sewing machines.

    Earlier this year, it was placed upon the heart of Big Macedonia Church senior mission director Dale Williams to reach out to the people of Haiti. At the time, she wasn’t sure what mission project the church should undertake.

  • 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.