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Today's Features

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    SUPPLY—When Betty Lou West heard her doctor diagnose her with cancer, she closed her ears.

    She didn’t want to hear any more. She knew her course of action and told her doctor not to tell her the type of cancer or the stage.

    “When I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1967, the doctor knew I wouldn’t take treatment,” West said.

  • A Southern rock band, three beach-music bands and an Elvis impersonator highlight the concerts at Festival by the Sea this weekend.
    Some stadium seating will be available in front of the pavilion, but festival-goers are welcome to bring lounge/tailgating chairs.
    Jaded Mayberry, the Southern rock band, performs “The Joker” by The Steve Miller Band, “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyd and other songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Hootie and The Blowfish, Sister Hazel and John Mellencamp.

  • In a struggling national economy, everybody’s favorite two words are “It’s free.”
    Those two words describe Holden Beach’s Festival by the Sea. Once again, there will be free admission and free parking. A family can spend its money on food and crafts instead of admission.
    The two-day festival is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, under the high-rise bridge on the island.

  • Church offers winter clothing
    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia, will have a winter clothing giveaway from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Bring what you don’t need, and take everything that you do need. All clothing is free to all.

  • I wasn’t there. I didn’t see for myself, experience for myself, the wonder of Jack Jezreel’s prophetic call for the parishioners of St. Brendan Church and the people of Brunswick County.
    I feel a bit like Paul, the letter writer of the Christian Scriptures. He also was not there in the physical company of Jesus of Nazareth. He did not see or experience for himself the power of Jesus’ presence among the people of Jerusalem and its environs. Yet, he felt the call and command of Jesus’ message witnessed in his words and works viewed from afar.

  • Megan L. Dilworth, daughter of Princess Bennett Dilworth of Supply and Francis Dilworth of Supply, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh.
    The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.

  • Air Force Airman Matthew J. Gatti, son of Michael Gatti of New Hyde Park, N.Y., and Lourdes Gatti of Calabash, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
    Gatti completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
     

  • Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon M. Molnar, son of Cristie L. Ledford of Winnabow and Peter Molnar of Irvine, Calif., recently completed the Navy Nuclear Power Training Unit course with Nuclear Power Training Unit, Ballston Spa, N.Y.
    Molnar received instruction about nuclear theory, chemistry, physics, reactor operations, safety and security. Upon completion of the course, he was designated a nuclear power operator.
    Molnar, a 2009 graduate of North Brunswick High School in Leland, joined the Navy in September 2009.

  • Jacob E. Charlet, son of Cynthia D. Charlet of Wilmington and James D. Charlet of Leland, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh.
    The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.

  • Tom Woods
    Master Gardener