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Today's Features

  •  Everyone knows I love to read. That’s a universal statement. I love to read fiction as well as non-fiction. I love to read about church issues and human-interest stories found in newspapers and magazines. When nothing else is available, I will scan cereal boxes. Everything piques my curiosity, deepens my interest and expands my thirst for understanding. So, when Hubby Dear peers across the room to find my nose buried in a book, he sighs with the knowledge I’ve left this world to find treasures to be claimed and reclaimed in daily life.

  •  Everyone knows I love to read. That’s a universal statement. I love to read fiction as well as non-fiction. I love to read about church issues and human-interest stories found in newspapers and magazines. When nothing else is available, I will scan cereal boxes. Everything piques my curiosity, deepens my interest and expands my thirst for understanding. So, when Hubby Dear peers across the room to find my nose buried in a book, he sighs with the knowledge I’ve left this world to find treasures to be claimed and reclaimed in daily life.

  •  William and Beverly Werner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Nov. 21, with family and friends at the beach on Ocean Isle Beach. They renewed their vows and then the bride, escorted by her nephew William Payne from California, trashed her original wedding dress in the ocean. The Werners returned to Carolina Shores in 2012 from New Jersey, where William worked as a paramedic at Hackensack Hospital and Beverly worked for United Parcel Service.

  •  By John Nelson

  • You can’t get much better than free.

    That’s what Old Shally’s Diner at 5300 S. Main St. in Shallotte is offering kids as a Christmas present to the community on Saturday, Dec. 19.

    During restaurant hours from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., diner owner Nick Gavrilis said his eatery is offering free pancakes to all children — “as many as they want,” he said. “There is no limit.”

    He said that includes butter, syrup and drinks. The diner may throw in a few other holiday surprises as well.

  • Horseplay Farms, a nonprofit equine therapy and horse boarding stable in the Bolivia area, is having “Santa at the Farm” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19.

    Highlights include a free hot dog lunch with Santa, who will arrive with goodies for children of all ages who are invited to the free event.

    Horseplay Farms, at 1757 Clemmons Road off N.C. 211, has only been existence for the past two years, program director Ellyn Burke said.

  • A lineup of llamas, horseback riders, county officials and other participants will highlight the annual Bolivia Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 19.

    Lineup starts at 10 a.m. at the Brunswick County Government Complex, with the parade launching at 11 a.m.

    The parade will proceed from the complex through Bolivia on Old Ocean Highway and will end at Bolivia Elementary School at 4036 U.S. 17 Business East in Bolivia.

    The road will be blocked off before parade start time.

  •  Entertaining for the holidays? Make that gathering a little more festive and special by extending the holiday spirit to the drinks and refreshments you offer your guests.

    Think about preparing some of the more popular traditional holiday cheer, and maybe a few more. I’ve included spiriteddrinks and a few non-alcoholic drinks and punches for those less rowdy.

     

  •  Everald and Orine Rankin of Shallotte celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 12. The couple first met in Bridgeport, Conn., at a mutual friend’s get-together “and it was love at first sight.” They were married two weeks later, Dec. 12, 1965. Today they have four children (twins Georgina and George, Shirley and Rosa), eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

  •  There are times in life you never want to forget — and there are times you can’t. This is the story of one of those. Mostly.