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Today's Features

  • West Brunswick High School students kicked off their Sunday shoes last weekend when they performed the musical “Footloose.”

    A cast of 40 students and 14 members of the show choir rehearsed since March for the show. Kate Flynn, Leslie Jackson and Allie Marshall helped backstage and behind the scenes.

    Amanda Penegar, theater arts director, said she has always loved the movie version, and the students couldn’t have agreed more.

  • Sesame is one of the oldest seeds known to man. Thought to have originated in India or Africa, the first written record of sesame dates back to 3,000 B.C.

    According to Assyrian mythology, sesame's origins go back even farther—there is a charming myth about the Gods imbibing sesame seed wine the night before they created the earth. References can be found to Babylonians using sesame oil, and to Egyptians growing their own sesame to make flour.

  • In a real sense, we are all living love on death row. None of us knows the date or time of our demise. We live precariously, yet few of us are as aware of our mortality as those who occupy prison cells on the infamous death row. Few of us would classify ourselves as dead people walking. The very thought is chilling and worthy of classic avoidance and denial. Yet, there are among us those whose lives are penned in such cages.

  • Zion Hill Choir to celebrate anniversary

    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia, has announced the Zion Hill adult choir will celebrate its 53 anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 20.

    Various musical guests will be in attendance.

    King of Glory to have blood drive

    The American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive from 12:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 11th Ave. and Jordan Road in N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. Appointments are suggested but not mandatory.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Rebecca D. Webb, of Supply, and Daniel J. Sullivan of Sunset Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of Wayne and Virginia Honeycutt of Supply. The prospective groom is the son Danny and Lynn Sullivan of Sunset Beach. A July 26 private ceremony is planned.

  • Clayton Horace Collier III and Leslie Zachary Collier of Oak Island, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynsey Paige, to Joseph William Leonard V. Leonard is the son of Barbara Leonard of Naples, Fla. and the late Joseph William Leonard IV. Originally from Charleston, W.Va., he received an associate degree in the culinary arts from Pennsylvania Culinary Institute and is a chef at the Conrad Miami Hotel of Florida. He will graduate in December with an associate degree in hospitality management from Miami Dade College. Collier is a native of Oak Island.

  • Stacy Rechelle Lear and Jonathan Harry Vivas, both of Missoula, Mont., were married May 24 at Fort Missoula’s Heritage Hall.

    The mayor of Missoula, John Engen, officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter Frank and Debbie Lear of Supply and the granddaughter of Helen Lear of Rockingham, the late Brant Lear and the late Reck and Lucille Stroud.

    The groom is the son of Manual Vivas of Minnesota and Dorothy Vivas of Mount Vernon, N.Y.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father, Frank Lear.

  • Kristin Nichole Evans and Mark Allen Register, both of Southport, were married Saturday, May 10, at Brunswick Town State Historic Site.

    Pastor Bobby Wilson of Winnabow officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Marshall and Debbie Evans of Bolivia.

    The groom is the son of Martin and Gail Register of Southport.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her sons, Alexander Evans and Elliott Register.

    The bride wore an off-white, full-length satin and chiffon gown with train embellished with sequins and pearls.

  • The grades are in for North Carolina’s coast.

    The N.C. Beach, Inlet and Waterway Association recently released its “2008 Report Card for the N.C. Coast.”

    With an overall grade of C+, North Carolina received only one A on this year’s report card.

    Caswell Beach Mayor Harry Simmons, who serves as executive director for the association, said the annual report card usually garners good response.

    “We thought it was important to have an easy to transmit way to let people know how the coast is doing,” Simmons said.

  • The Brunswick County Motorcycle Enthusiasts group has scheduled the first event in its campaign to raise money for the annual Christmas Toy Run.

    On Saturday, local motorcyclists will converge at 9 a.m. at Shallotte Park to sign up for the poker run, which involves riding around the community searching for cards to create a poker hand.

    For a $20 entry fee, each participant will receive lunch and a T-shirt (until they run out).