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Today's Features

  • It’s strawberry time again.

    The fields at Indigo Farms, Holden Brothers Produce and a new grower—Waccamaw River Farm & Nursery in Ash—are laden with sweet, red, juicy berries ready for picking and buying and converting into all kinds of delicious recipes.

    You can either pick strawberries yourself or buy them already picked. (Just take your pick.)

    At Indigo Farms on Highway 57, strawberries have been ripe for picking since mid-April and should be available until the first week in June.

  • Yes, spring has sprung.

    You can tell the minute you enter the Brunswick County Government Complex in Bolivia, where fragrant, beautiful-but-bossy wisteria is conducting its annual April takeover of a towering pine tree, draping it in spring lavender.

    Just around the bend, pink tulips greet visitors venturing into Brunswick Botanical Gardens, where bees buzz amid the first flowers of spring and a waterfall and stream gurgle.

  • Hollie Alicia Bass of Supply and Kyle Edward Mason of Clemmons were married March 28 at Shallotte Presbyterian Church.

    The bride’s uncle, the Rev. Paul Hill, associate pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Statesville, officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bass of Supply.

    The groom is the son of Janet Mason of Clemmons and Edward Mason of Clemmons.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Lucy Agnes Klein of Charlotte and Frederick Jakob Beaube of Charlotte. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jim and Marilyn Klein of Wilmington. The prospective groom is the son of Davis and Barbara Beaube of Bolivia. A July 18 wedding is planned at St. Mark’s Church in Wilmington.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Jennifer Lynn Hickman of Shallotte and Christopher Ray Grimm of New Martinsville, W.Va. The bride-elect is the daughter of Rhonda Wooten and stepdaughter of Edgar Wooten of Supply. She is a graduate of West Brunswick High School, UNC Wilmington and Webster University. The prospective groom is the son of Tawney Sizemore and Steve Grimm, both of New Martinsville, W.Va. He is a graduate of Magnolia High School and Western School of Health and Business. The wedding is planned for May 2 along the Intracoastal Waterway on Holden Beach.

  • Lloyd and Frances Sullivan of Shallotte celebrate 58 years of marriage April 23 at John and Brenda Sullivan’s house in Supply surrounded by family. They were married in 1951 and raised three sons.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Andrea Jean Caroll of Riegelwood and Sterling Bryan Pippin of Farmville. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles ‘Chip‘ Leo Carroll of Riegelwood. The prospective groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Lee Pippin of Farmville. A June 6 wedding is planned at the Kelly House.

  • With curiosity and a tiny bit of trepidation, we walked into the fellowship hall of King of Glory Lutheran Church. A two-day workshop had been planned with nationally known speakers Marty Haugen and Susan Briehl, but none of us knew the specific content.

    The weather was glorious. Were we ready to sacrifice outdoor activities for indoor enlightenment? What if the message became too disconcerting, too challenging? What if it was just a repetition of all that we already knew and practiced? What were we to expect?

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Stacey Ann Hewett of Shallotte and Jordan Scott McCumbee of Ash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ed and Debbie Lemon of Shallotte and Jimmy and Pam Hewett of Ocean Isle Beach. The prospective groom is the son of Dewayne and Marian McCumbee of Ash. A Sept. 5 wedding is planned at Premier Resorts at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • Dedicated readers of my ramblings know I have a soft spot for crape myrtles and Japanese maples. Even though my garden is so small you can’t cuss a cat without getting hair in your mouth, it now sports 11 different selections of Japanese maple.