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Today's Features

  • Demaris and Charlotte Lance are the parents of a son, Gavin Montrel Lance, born at 5:31 p.m. March 26 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

    He joins a brother, Jayden, 6.

    Maternal grandparents are Mary Nunn of Southport and Janes and Lori Nunn of Bland, Va.

    Paternal grandparents are Vermethia Lance of Shallotte and Handy Lance of Calabash.

    Great-grandparents are Gladys Nunn of Princeton, W. Va., Dorthy Clarida of Shallotte and James and Catherine Lance of Calabash.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Susan Smith and Joshua Stanley, both of Shallotte. The bride-elect is the daughter of Joe and Mary Smith of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of Dane and Mary Stanley of Shallotte. The wedding is set for May 31 at Old Shallotte Baptist Church.

  • April Gause and Adam Stanley, both of Shallotte, were married April 5 at Jennies Branch Baptist Church in Ocean Isle Beach, with the Rev. Robbie Stephens officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Rodney and Dina Gause of Shallotte.

    The groom is the son of Jimmy and Tina Stanley of Shallotte.

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

    Kate Gore of Ash served as maid of honor, and Whitney Reinert of Shallotte served as matron of honor.

  • A remembrance celebration honoring the life of Andrew Julian Priddy will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Shallotte Middle School gymnasium.

    Family and friends will share memories and stories, recite poems, sing songs and play music during the service.

    Andrew Priddy’s mother, Amy Priddy, said it is a time for all who loved Andrew to come together and remember him. Anyone with special memories of Andrew is welcome to attend.

    Andrew died last June as a result of an ATV accident. He was 13 and had just finished seventh grade at Shallotte Middle School.

  • Members of Camp United Methodist Church will present the second showing of the Christian musical drama “Toybox” Sunday, April 27, at the church to raise money for the building fund.

    The cast debuted the play Sunday, April 20, to an enthusiastic crowd that packed the church sanctuary.

    Donna Williamson, who plays “Theresa,” in the drama, said other local churches’ dramas inspired her to seek out something Camp could do.

  • Lt. Col. Clarence Willie MUSC, Ret., received a letter of appreciation from county commissioner May Moore and a plaque from Judge Ola Lewis for his documentary, “Fight for Freedom,” on Sunday, March 30, during a World War II tribute and U.S.O. musical revue at the Southport Community Center attended by 250 people.

    The award–winning film tells the story of the Montford Marines, the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps. They trained at Montford Point, a segregated section of Camp Lejeune.

  • CALABASH—Lois Wilkinson brakes for plants, especially those she saw for sale at Carolyn’s Flowers on Persimmon Road last week.

    “I just heard about this place,” Wilkinson said, browsing the latest spring array of potted flowers and plants Calabash native Carolyn Schreiber has cultivated to sell for another season at the roadside stand in front of her house.

    “I need flowers that need a lot of sun,” Wilkinson said as Schreiber, a natural-born gardener, assisted her.

  • HOLDEN BEACH—It’s that time of year again for spring festivities, a bopple race, and an age-old question by newcomers, “What the heck is a bopple?”

    It’s the high-point event of Days at the Docks, Holden Beach’s annual salute-to-spring festival scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday under and around the Brunswick Island town’s high-rise bridge.

  • 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.

    Ongoing through May 9

  • Seems like the ticks are trying to take over the world (at least the Brunswick County portion). If you stay outside much, these pests seem to be everywhere.

    The Extension agents are reporting what seems to be an inordinate amount of these obnoxious little creatures awaiting a meal, and that meal may be you! The Master Gardener Hotline has received calls concerning ticks. Homeowners with natural landscapes will normally have more of a problem than others.