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Today's Features

  • Professor Higgins of “My Fair Lady” fame posed the question: “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?”

    He did so because he was confused and confounded by the perceived vagaries of his female pupil, a young woman whose differences were becoming more intriguing and attractive than he wished to admit.

    The query was rhetorical. He scarcely wished his colleague Pickering to respond logically, or even to respond at all. He asked Mrs. Pearce the same question, with the same motivation. Poor Higgins!

  • Looking for something scary to do this Halloween season? Whether you’re a child who wants to dress up and seek out candy, or you’re an adult looking for something to raise the hairs on the back of your neck, this region has plenty of things to do during the creepiest month of the year.

  • A Taste of Brunswick County at this year’s Communities in Schools of Brunswick County, Inc.’s Seventh Annual Benefit Gala for Children was the highlight of the evening, Cynthia Tart, executive director, said.

    About 20 local restaurants provided the 650 Gala attendees with samples of their best cuisine. A silent and live auction captured the guests’ interests, and live entertainment was provided by Wilmington band The 360-Degrees.

  • Phil and Nancy Wemyss of Ocean Isle Beach have announced the forthcoming marriage of their son, James Wemyss of Ocean Isle Beach, to Crystal Driver of Supply, the daughter of Tom and Shirley Driver of Supply. An April 2009 wedding is planned at Orton Plantation.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Melissa Ann Mercer of Clayton, formerly of Supply, to Adam Thomas Rynearson of Clayton. The bride-elect is the daughter of Wesley and Vickie Mercer of Shallotte and the granddaughter of the late Delcie Graley and Bob Graley, Janice Pridgen of Whiteville and John Mercer of Wilmington. She is a 2004 graduate of West Brunswick High School. The prospective groom is the son of Bob and Gina Fry of Raleigh and Roger Rynearson of Iowa and the grandson of Erica Worley and the late Dale Worley. A Nov.

  • Brian and Lauren Reynolds of Ash are the parents of a son, Dylan Heath Reynolds, born at 12:37 p.m. Oct. 3 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measured  21 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Michael and Elise Pierce of Ocean Isle Beach.

    Paternal grandparents are Dewayne and Regina Reynolds of Lake Waccamaw.

    Great-grandparents are Brady and Jackie Little of Ash, Charles and Helda Reynolds of Lake Waccamaw, Edward and Sarah Pierce of Tennessee and Aline Pierce of Florida.

  • NORTHWEST—Glenn Rogers’ smile brightens as he talks about two of the most special things in his life—his hunting dogs—and it’s not just because they’re loyal companions.

    Rogers spends nearly all his free time training his retrievers, “Jazzy” a yellow, 3-year-old female, and “Tank” a black, 5-year-old male, as expert hunting dogs. His hard work has paid off.

    Rogers has a houseful of trophies and plaques to show for his training, and Jazzy and Tank are master hunters.

  • Stacey Anne Brown and Jack O’Dell Todd were married Oct. 5 at Ocean Isle Beach.

    The bride is the daughter of Beth Johnson and John Fellner of Shallotte. The groom is the son of Jack and Wilma Todd of Ocean Isle Beach.

    The Rev. Lamar Boulware officiated the ceremony. Family and friends attended.

    The couple resides at Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Richard and Loretta Snyder of Sunset Beach will celebrate 60 years of marriage Oct. 17.

    The couple met in a delicatessen in Roosevelt, Long Island, N.Y., where Richard worked while attending high school.

    Richard enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1945 before the end of World War II. He served on the battleship “Iowa,” which berthed in Japan after the end of the war.

    Following his military discharge, Richard worked as a printer, beginning a lifelong career. He also worked for many years a as a maitre d' in the catering business.

  • Michael “Rock” and Beth Clewis of Boiling Spring Lakes are the parents of a daughter, Carly Ann Clewis, born at 2:17 p.m. Aug. 19 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    She weighed 9 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

    She joins a brother, Caison, 11.

    Maternal grandparents are Ann Caison of Supply and the late Edward Caison Jr.

    Paternal grandparents are Earl and Barbara Clewis of Southport.

    Great-grandparents are Mickey Robinson of Supply and Lucy Henry of Southport.