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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • When young Wheelie was found, he'd been shot in his back leg, was starving, and had heartworm disease. Since his treatment for his leg and heartworms, he's become a very happy dog. The people at Paws Place thought he'd need a doggie wheelchair if his leg had to be amputated, but the veterinarian was able to save it. Wheelie is very sociable, seems to be housebroken, and loves to play with other dogs and people. He loves to swim in his baby pool in the summer and would make some family a wonderful companion.

  • Last weekend's Brunswick County Idol at the Odell Williamson Auditorium was a treat, with some of the county's most talented singers belting it out for fun and the chance at a cash prize.

    The Teen Idol winner was 16-year-old Terriq White, who sang an emotional, beautiful version of Luther Vandross' "Here and Now," in his second attempt at the title.

    The adult competition winner was Michael Clemmons, who, believe it or not, had only practiced his version of "I am Changing" from "Dreamgirls" the day before.

  • Saturday, you can celebrate the season and pick a passel of pumpkins at Indigo Farms—as many as you wish to buy to get your home in colorful shape for fall.

    The renowned farms' annual Pumpkin Day, always scheduled the third weekend in October, will unfold with hay and horse rides, farm games and activities such as stilt races, a hay maze, NASPIG races, food and music. There also will be plenty of activities celebrating the festival's renowned orange vine-fruit, including pumpkin painting and pick-your-own-pumpkins.

  • Both bisques and chowders are made with seafood and vegetables, with a cream base. Chowders tend to be more stew-like or chunky, and bisques puréed. The word “bisque” is also used to refer to any sort of creamy, puréed soup, and thus menus often feature tomato and squash bisques.

  • Sweet iced tea is as southern as magnolia blossoms and chopped pork barbeque.

    It’s probably blasphemous to admit, but I, as a redneck southern boy, don’t like sweet tea. That’s almost as bad as admitting I don’t particularly like grits. Even though I may not appreciate all of the southern cuisine, the leaves of a camellia are the source of green, black, oolong and white teas.