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Today's Features

  • Brunswick County is where the first open armed resistance to the Stamp Act occurred on Nov. 28, 1765—eight years before the Boston Tea Party in 1773.

    In 1763, England sent 10,000 new Red Coats to the Colonies and began taxing the Colonies to pay for this expense. The British imposed the Stamp Act in 1765, and this infuriated colonists.

  • "Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French; sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek; soy sauce makes it Chinese; but garlic makes it good," said Alice May Brock (of Alice's Restaurant fame).

    Garlic has been alleged to perform everything from curing countless illnesses to warding off evil spirits and vampires. The Egyptians fed garlic to the slaves who built the pyramids believing it increased their physical strength.

  • I love the Olympics. It’s not an addiction, but it is a seriousI love to listen to the stories that accompany each entrant.

    I love to watch and admire the athletic ability. I cry with each defeat as much as I scream with delight when victory is claimed.

    I even thrill with the repeated message that comes in an ad via the deep basso of Morgan Freeman’s voice.

  • Girls Night Out set at Calvary

    Calvary Baptist Church in Shallotte will present Girls’ Night Out from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, featuring Marian Jordan, author, speaker and founder of Redeemed Girl Ministries in Houston, Texas.

    Admission is free. No registration needed. All women and girls welcome.

    Call 575-3878 for more information.

    Youth gospel concert set

    New Hope Freewill Baptist Church, 88 Snowfield Road in Leland, will host a youth gospel concert featuring the New Hope Freewill Baptist Junior Choir at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.

  • Shawn and Robin Hewett Hicken of Ash are the parents of a son, Tanner Elton Hicken, born at 7:48 a.m. June 30 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Roger and Bernice Hewett of Ash.

    Paternal grandparents are Duane and Mary Ann Hicken of Norwood, N.Y., and Simone Rodwell of Norwood.

    Great-grandmother is Elizabeth Austin of Norwood.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Lauren Michelle Sellars of Ocean Isle Beach and Richard Channing Joyner of Ocean Isle Beach. An Aug. 23 wedding is planned at Sharon United Methodist Church, 2030 Holden Beach Road, Supply.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Debra J. Long of Shallotte and Jared M. Cox of Ash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Grady and Peggy Long of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of Tom and Pam Anello of Ash. An Oct. 24 wedding is planned at Caledonia Golf Course in Pawleys Island, S.C.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Mary Kathleen Moore Nesbit of Carolina Beach and Grady Deryl Hester of Carolina Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of T.K. and Kathie Moore of Sunset Beach. The prospective groom is the son of Graham and Mary Jane Hester of Bladenboro. A Sept. 27 wedding is planned at the groom’s home in Carolina Beach.

  • Bob and Jean Prevatt of Supply recently celebrated their 44th anniversary. The couple was married Aug. 4, 1964.

  • Emma Kathryn Jester of Longwood and James Ashley Rodgers of Longwood were married Aug. 13 at Emmanuel Outreach Church.

    Pastor Tom Willoughby officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Sheila Jester and Randy Dellinger of Pireway.

    The groom is the son of Candice and Charley Krummel of Lakeland Fla. and the grandson of Norma Jean Anson.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    Also attending the wedding was Ethan Lewis Rodgers, the couple’s 10-month-old son.