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Today's Features

  • Nothing epitomizes summer cooking more than grilling; however, grilling can be very confusing. The more recipes, cookbooks and perspectives you encounter, the greater the diversity of opinion that arises.

    When do you apply the barbecue sauce? Gas or charcoal? Flip the food only once or frequently? High heat or low heat? Dry rubs or marinades? Cover closed or open? It can drive you nuts. Let’s check out the variables.

    BARBECUE SAUCE

  • The long weeks of preparation for an annual board meeting in Florida were over. We were eagerly on our way, as much in response to a yearning for a break in our routine as in anticipation of catching up with old friends. I was almost relaxed as Jean tested his newly “uncataracted” eyes with the long stint of driving. Nice weather, an interesting CD for our listening pleasure, lots of chatter—and all was well with the world.

  • Women’s ministry conference planned

    The First Women’s Fellowship Ministry Conference, “Ministering to the Whole Woman”, will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 31 at Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church on N.C. 904 East.

    Speakers will be Victoria Smith, R.N., OBGYN; attorney Pauline Hankins; and Evangelist Ola Samuels.

    Breakfast and lunch will be served. Donations are $20.

    For more information, call 579-6296 or 579-6388.

    Holy Covenant

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  • The North Carolina Boys Choir will present a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 11 at Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 Main St., Shallotte.

    The North Carolina Boys Choir is one of the relatively few existing boy choirs in the country, perpetuating a centuries-old art form, according to a news release.

    The 75-plus members of the organization have a strenuous rehearsal and performance schedule. They sing every thing from classical music by Bach and Mozart to simple ballads and polkas, and their music is sung in several languages.

  • Justin and Tiffany Pruitt are the parents of a daughter, Rowan Hadley Pruitt, born at 1 a.m. March 30 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

    She joins a brother, Eli, and a sister, Emma Claire, both 3.

    Maternal grandparents are Greg and Cheri Skaggs of Shallotte.

    Paternal grandparents are Dallas and Melodee Pruitt of Supply.

    Great-grandparents are Janice Skaggs of Richwood, W.Va., Bobby and Carolyn Lewis of Shallotte and Ruby Pruitt of Mount Airy.

  • Curtis and Ashley Bruce are the parents of a son, Curtis-Dean Eric Bruce, born at 12:41 p.m. March 28 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 20 inches long.

    He joins sisters, Megan 6, and Hedan, 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Angela Beavers of Kings Mountain and John Eric Beavers of Charlotte.

    Paternal grandparents are the late Curtis D. Bruce Sr. and the late Carolyn A. Bruce.

    Great-grandparents are Cathy and Kenneth Ross of Bessemer City and Betty ad Jack Beavers of Kings Mountain.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Savannah Dawn Medlin of Riegelwood and Matthew Ray Edwards of Leland. The bride-elect is the daughter of Arden and Kimberly Medlin of Riegelwood. The prospective groom is the son of Bonnie Edwards of Leland and Ray and Debra Edwards of Leland. A June 7 wedding is planned on Town Creek in Winnabow with a reception to follow.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Genva Elizabeth Colquitt of Buies Creek and the Rev. Samuel Devon Varnam of Kernersville. The bride-elect is the daughter of Douglas and Libby Colquitt of Creedmoor. The prospective groom is the son of Gayla Varnam of Supply and Terry and Paulette Varnam of Supply. A May 17 wedding is planned at Edgewood Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, where the Rev. Varnam is the minister of music and youth.

  • At about 3 a.m. on March 23, Easter morning, the Alaska Ranger, a fishing vessel with 47 people on board, started to take on water. As they prepared to evacuate the ship, the U.S. Coast Guard ship stationed in Alaska, was sent to help.

    Jon Smith, a 2007 West Brunswick High School graduate, was a member of the crew who helped rescue 42 people that day.

    Smith, a 19-year-old Longwood native, was involved in JROTC at WBHS for three and a half years and knew he wanted to join the military right after graduation.

  • It first appeared on the state’s transportation improvement program in December 1986. Now, 22 years later, the second Oak Island Bridge is not just a proposal—it’s a reality.

    The bridge, now under construction, is slated for completion in December 2009. Now the contractors are working on the bridge’s sub-structure.