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Today's Features

  • The year 2008 could not depart without leaving an imprint on the Pelletier household. Thanksgiving was celebrated with a mysterious illness that struck the lord of the manor and kept us running from doctor to doctor with hospital outpatient calls in between. There were weeks of “ruling out” before anything could be ruled in. At this writing, healing has begun but no specific cause identified.

  • Johnny Cash is gone, but on Thursday, Jan. 22, you can relive the music and spirit of the “Man In Black” when Rockabilly Hall of Famer Rusty Evans performs his “Ring of Fire” tribute at Brunswick Community College.

    With a voice like rolling thunder and a spirit of gentle rain, Evans has been wowing audiences from Nashville to San Francisco with his tribute to the Man In Black.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Walker of Supply announce the engagement of their daughter, Natasha Ann Walker, to Daniel Brooks Kittrell II, son of Selena Kittrell of Asheville and the late Daniel Brooks Kittrell. A fall wedding is being planned.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Heather Lynn Hardee of Shallotte and Sanford ‘Sandy‘ Daniel Bath Jr. of Bolivia. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gene and Merle Gray Hardee of Ocean Isle Beach and the granddaughter of the late Robert and Lina Hawes of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of Sanford Bath Sr. and Sandra Bath of Bolivia. A Sept. 12 wedding is planned.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Devan Ashley Johnson and Glenn ‘Shane‘ Britt Jr., both of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Van and Pam Johnson of Supply. The prospective groom is the son of Glenn Britt and Rhonda H. Britt, both of Sunset Harbor. A June 6 wedding is planned at the Southport Community Building.

  • Annie Sellers Phelps, a life-long resident of Brunswick County and Prospect Baptist Church member, celebrates her 80th birthday on Dec. 14. She was given a surprise birthday party by her daughter, Donna, attended by many of her friends at Ella’s Restaurant in Calabash. She also has a son, Hal. Her favorite pastime is working in her flower garden.

  • KURE BEACH—2009 marks the 144th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

    To commemorate the Second Battle of Fort Fisher, the largest land-sea battle of the Civil War, the Fort Fisher State Historic Site will stage “Fort Fisher Then and Now,” an all-day event on Saturday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Although the company is named after Fred Waring, a popular entertainer of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, Waring did not actually invent the blender. He did, however, perfect the original version and introduce this version to retailers and consumers, which ultimately became a big success.

  • Even in this era of e-mail and instant messaging, gardeners still use the cool evenings of January to peruse those gorgeous garden catalogs and make plans for the fast-approaching spring season.

    Get your name on one list and you’ll have a mailbox overflowing with catalogs of everything garden-related.