Today's Features

  •  Sept. 7 begins the upcoming series of monthly Civil War round table meetings at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport, across from the Southport Post Office.

    Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and programs begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

    This year’s meetings will feature an impressive lineup of prominent Civil War historians, authors, college professors and Civil War re-enactors presenting and discussing a variety of subjects relating to this important period in our country’s history.

  •   Renowned religious educator Dolores Curran often commented: “We teach too much too soon and too little too late.” 

    She was referring to the ways in which we adults tried to pass on our faith, our beliefs, our denominational creeds to children and, by contrast, the methods we used to teach adults. 

  • Cox

    Webb and Christen Cox of Shallotte are the parents of a daughter, Emily Price Cox, born at 4:30 a.m. June 2 at Conway Medical Center.

    She weighed 7 pounds, .08 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Gail and Troy Price. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Ginny Cox.

    Great-grandparents are Paul and Geneva Hardee.

  •  Keep Brunswick County Beautiful (KBCB) has targeted the town of Oak Island with its Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP).

    In this case, the CLPP program is designed to educate beachgoers of the environmental impacts of tossing their butts to the ground versus disposing of cigarette litter properly. KBCB provided freestanding receptacles and ashtrays for proper cigarette butt disposal.

  • Leroy and Frances Patricia Beverly Carlisle of Ash have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married June 4, 1960. The couple commemorated the occasion May 23 at the South Brunswick Island Shrine Club in Shallotte. Hosting the party were the couple’s children and grandchildren, son Lee Carlisle and wife Dee of Ash, daughter Theresa Carlisle-Smith and husband Steve of Little River, S.C., grandson Joshua Smith and granddaughter Karmen Caroline Smith. Numerous friends and relatives were also in attendance.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Joni Michelle Spencer of Ocean Isle Beach and Lance Harding III of Ocean Isle Beach. The bride-elect is a native of Amite County, Miss., and is the daughter of Jesse Lee and Robin Withrow of Wheeling, W.Va., and the late Tammy Jean Stanley. The groom is originally from Lumberton and is the son of Lance Jr. and Jackie Harding of Sunset Beach. A Jan. 22, 2011, wedding is planned in Lumberton.

  •  Veterans in the Bolivia area can enroll in the VA healthcare system, receive health screenings and health information, and find out about various services available to them through the Veterans Health Administration from representatives of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center.

    The center’s Rural Health Team will be set up in the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension’s training/conference room from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19.

  •  A Brunswick County 4-H’er was among award-winners at the recent 2010 State 4-H Congress July 19-22 in Raleigh.

    Congress is the high point of the 4-H year, bringing young people from across the state to the North Carolina State University campus for four days of activity. At the beginning of summer, youth gather at their 4-H District Activity Day events to give presentations on topics of their choice to a panel of judges. Winners advance to the state level, where they gather during the second day of Congress.

  •  Five Brunswick County 4-H members completed the Golden Ray Series of the Junior Master Gardener Program during 4-H Summer Fun.

    Participants Eliza Douglass, Jessica Hockett, Jacob Cheers, London Robinson and Nickolas Dinnall received certificates for completion of the program. Master Gardener 4-H volunteers Grace Wrigley, Sharon Benson and Mercy McCurdy led the special interest group.

  •  Kendrick Morgan of Brunswick County was honored with a $2,000 scholarship at the annual North Carolina 4-H Scholarship and Awards Reception and Partnership Luncheon on Wednesday, July 21, at the Jane S. McKimmon Center on the North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh.