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Today's Features

  • A lack of affordable housing for working people has been the subject of much scrutiny in Brunswick County.

    Several summits were held seeking answers to the problem, and last December, county commissioners established the Revolving Home Construction Program that gives priority to local government employees.

  • Wild fish resources are shrinking around the world because of over-fishing and pollution, and tilapia (te-la-pe-a) aquaculture is being examined as a great way to help out.

    Unlike many other fish, tilapia can eat almost any kind of plant or microorganism found in water, and thrive in just about any conditions (as long as the water temperature is above 50-degrees. Since tilapia are easy to care for, some fishermen and farmers are looking to the water as a farming resource to be developed.

  • One of the most difficult tasks placed before humanity is the labor of forgiving. It is work. It is hard work. It rends the heart so healing can happen. How do I know this truth? I know it because I have experienced it. The words, “I forgive you” have not come easily to my lips; nor has my request to be forgiven! Sometimes, it is easier to say, “I’m sorry,” than it is to ask to be forgiven.

  • David and Jill Fulwood of Ocean Isle Beach are the parents of a daughter, Mackenzie Katherine Fulwood, born at 2:15 p.m. Dec. 27, 2007, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

    She joins a sister, Rachel, 3.

    Maternal grandparents are David and Mona Griffin of Mocksville.

    Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Mary Fulwood of Ocean Isle Beach.

    Great-grandfather is H.M. Fulwood of Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Paul and Molly Kittinger of Calabash are the parents of a daughter, Kathryn McKenzie Kittinger, born at 3:43 p.m., March 11, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

    She joins a brother, Andrew, 2 1/2.

    Maternal grandparents are Al and Vicki McKenzie of Castle Hayne.

    Paternal grandparents are Paul and Anne Kittinger of Fayetteville.

    Great-grandparents are Keith and Helen McKenzie of Rockingham and Madolyn Kittinger of Winston-Salem.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Shannon Leigh Michaels of Longs, S.C., and Jimmy Lennon McLamb of Calabash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ralph and Janet Michaels of Gastonia. The prospective groom is the son of Jimmy and Gail McLamb of Calabash. An April 19 wedding is planned at Brunswick Plantation.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Tara Denise Gause of Ash and Jeremy Tyrome Livingston of Longs, S.C. The bride-elect is the daughter of James and Retha Gause of Ash. The prospective groom is the son of Tyrome and Carrie Nell Livingston of Longs. A May 17 wedding is planned at St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church in Little River, S.C. A reception is planned at North Myrtle Beach High School.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Teresa Wright Hughes of Little River, S.C., and William B. West of Calabash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Donald and Shirley Wright of Wilmington. The prospective groom is the son of William B. West Sr. of Hamlet and the late Bessie Crow West. An April 13 wedding is planned at Living Stones Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • Jennifer Ann Kirby of Supply and Kirk Joseph Worrell of Shallotte were married March 15 at Ocean View Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church in Supply by the Rev. R.C. Dixon and the Rev. Gerald Kirby.

    The bride is the daughter of Gerald and Wanda Kirby of Supply.

    The groom is the son of Livius and Mary Jo Worrell of Fayetteville.

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

    Amanda Piver served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Stephanie Kirby of Supply, the bride’s sister, and Megan Chestnut of Supply.

  • Mount Pisgah Baptist Church presented its second annual production of the interactive Easter drama, “Journey Through Jerusalem” March 13-21 on the church grounds.

    Written by church member Tracy King, the drama takes visitors through various stops on Jesus’ journey to the cross, his death and resurrection. The visitors “just miss” Jesus at various places but hear from his followers and others who come in contact with him about his journey.