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Today's Features

  • Frankie and Elayne Brantley will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 31. The couple, formerly of Charlotte, now make their home in Sunset Beach. Their children are Sharyn and Randall Morrison of Sunset Beach, Lee Brantley of Davidson, Bart Brantley of Buffalo, N.Y. and Jennifer and James McCall of Davidson. They have five grandchildren, Isaac, Jacob, Caleb and Bethany Morrison of Sunset Beach and Kody Clontz of Davidson.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Jamie Carter of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Lloyd Inman Hendricks Jr. of Ocean Isle Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of Esta Carter of Longs, S.C., and James Ron Carter of Alpharetta, Ga. The prospective groom is the son of Lloyd and Susan Hendricks of Columbia, S.C. A Sept. 27 wedding is planned at Living Water Baptist Church in Longs.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Katie Brooke Tartt of Supply and Anthony Michael DeAnda of Southport. The bride-elect is the daughter of Elaina and Michael Tartt of Supply. The prospective groom is the son of Debbie and Dale Benton of Southport. A June 7 wedding is planned at Ocean Isle Beach.

  • The Winding River Players theatre group hosted a dinner theater on Saturday, April 26, with more than 150 guests. It was in celebration of Winding River Plantation’s new Property Owners’ Club. A cast of 44 and more than 10 behind-the-scenes volunteers worked together for eight weeks to produce “Celebrity Apprentice,” an original script written and directed by Sue MacCallum.

  • BALD HEAD ISLAND—The community, businesses and developer of Bald Head Island recently teamed with the Wounded Warriors Project to host three soldiers and their families on the island for a weekend retreat.

    The soldiers, who visited April 10-14, have all suffered severe injuries during service.

    While on Bald Head Island, the families had a chance to spend quality time together to relax and heal while escaping the rigors of everyday life.

  • Mallory Ward has been named as Honorary Skipper for the Southport Leukemia Cup, according to a news release.

    The 9-year-old daughter of Sabrina Ward of Nakina will serve as hostess for the May 16-18 event.

    The Leukemia Cup is a regional fundraising event, hosted by The Cape Fear Yacht Club and Southport Sail and Power Squadron, with proceeds going to the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

  • 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.

    Ongoing through June 15

  • For the 27th year, a sleepy fishing village just south of the Carolinas border will come alive and get crabby as the award-winning Little River, S.C., Blue Crab Festival unfolds this Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18.

    Situated beneath historic live oak trees on the unincorporated town’s waterfront, the festival will encompass plenty of food, round-the-clock entertainment, rows of arts and crafts booths and children’s activities.

    Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

  • Legendary singer Percy Sledge will take the stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16.

    Mention the name Percy Sledge to most any music fan in the world, and you’ll invariably elicit a woebegone version of “When A Man Loves A Woman.”

    It’s Sledge’s signature song and a tune that defined the summer of 1966 and each one thereafter. Sledge, however, is far from a one-hit wonder.

  • Many homeowners care for lawns, gardens, shrubs and trees by applying plant nutrients and sometimes pesticides.

    When these items are improperly stored or applied, the result may be that these products move through the soil into the groundwater or wash off into surface waters.

    Fertilizers should be stored in a locked, dry cabinet. Keep fertilizers and pesticides on separate shelves. Load your fertilizer spreader on the driveway or other hard surface so you can easily sweep up any spills.