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Today's Features

  • Savannah Dawn Medlin of Riegelwood and Matthew Ray Edwards of Winnabow were married June 7 at Town Creek with the Rev. Bill Altman of Wesley United Methodist Church officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arden Medlin of Riegelwood. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Edwards and Bonnie Edwards of Leland.

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

  • Bill and Molly Cox of Carolina Shores recently enjoyed a celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary at The Surf Club in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., with more 100 family and friends attending. Festivities included a dinner and dance. Among those in attendance were their three daughters and spouses, Kathy and Lee Severson, Diane and Scott Himes, and Karen Houston, as well their nine grandchildren and many out-of-town guests.

  • People in Brunswick County know what it’s like to come home to flooded roads and damaged homes.

    Living in a coastal area, local residents have experienced the devastating effects of hurricanes and tropical storms.

    That’s why members of Camp United Methodist Church in Shallotte have opened their annual drive to fill “flood buckets” for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to provide aid during hurricane season.

  • When their 5-month-old son, Stephen, was diagnosed with infantile seizures and placed on medication, Bradly Hardee and Sandy Hardee of Supply were hoping things would soon return to normal.

    But the terrifying ordeal that followed is one Bradly, a Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy, and Sandy, a registered nurse with Liberty Healthcare, never expected.

    The positive outcome that resulted is one they credit to the power of prayer and the community coming together.

  • Brunswick County code enforcement administrator Fred Morris is among more than 20 men who have signed on to compete in a womanless beauty pageant Saturday night in Little River, S.C., to benefit the Kayla Bennett Softball Scholarship Fund.

    Bennett was a rising junior at North Myrtle Beach High School when she was killed July 26, 2007, in a one-vehicle crash outside Loris, S.C., attributed to speeding and drunk driving by another teen.

  • Of the 21 couples participating in Brunswick Community College Foundation’s “Dancing With the Brunswick County Stars,” Bidgie Sue and Jim MacCallum may have the biggest challenge. Neither are professional dancers and neither have much dance experience.

    Sue, a retired high school English teacher, said she took ballet, tap and jazz classes when she was a young girl “like everybody’s mothers made them do,” and she and her husband took classes for a short time.

  • The first people to live on and near Ocean Isle Beach were Native Americans who arrived here about 10,000 B.C.

    There are many Native-American arrowheads and pottery pieces in farmers’ fields around Ocean Isle. The primary tribe in the Ocean Isle Beach area was the Cape Fear Indians, but there were also a few settlements of Waccamaw, Iroquois, Catawba, Lumbee and Choctaw. All of these tribes spoke the Siouan language.

  • SHALLOTTE—Shaleigh Scott has been through a lot, her sister Pam Flowers said.

    Despite numerous health problems that have kept her home-bound, Scott turned to creative pursuits to garner two first-place ribbons and a best-in-show award in the hobbyist category at the 40th Annual South Carolina Ceramics Association Show on June 13-14 in Columbia, S.C.

    Flowers convinced her younger sister to enter her work in the competition.

    “We both broke down when we realized the two pieces she entered had won,” Flowers said.

  • Wilmington-area audiences have an opportunity to witness the premiere of new works developed in residency at a gala performance of The Carolina Ballet in UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2.

    Raleigh-based Carolina Ballet, along with nearly 100 young dancers from both the United States and abroad, has been on the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus for a month-long summer residency.

  • Ongoing

    Oak Island Art Guild exhibit, Oak Island Recreation Center, 3001 Oak Island Drive, 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit renewed every 60 days. For more information, call exhibit coordinator Miriam Pinkerton at 278-5562.

    Ongoing through Aug. 3

    Robert Delford Brown, “Meat, Maps and Militant Metaphysics,” Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington. This is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. For more information, call 395-5999 or visit www.cameronartmuseum.com.

    Every first Friday through December