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Today's News

  • The Explorer Years (1524 to 1699) at Ocean Isle Beach

    In March 1524, the Cape Fear Indians watched Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano anchor his ship near Ocean Isle Beach and come ashore.

    Verrazano spent a few weeks exploring. He found the local Native Americans to be friendly. He wrote in his diary, “The natives go nude except at the private parts where they wear skins of animals; some natives wear garlands of bird feathers.”

    Verrazano described the Native Americans as “russet colored and somewhat larger than Europeans, with well-proportioned bodies clothed in animal skins and feathers.”

  • New books are available at Rourk Branch Library

    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte.

    Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.

    NON-FICTION

    “Lessons in Becoming Myself” by Ellen Burstyn. A great actress of our time shares the lessons she has learned from her personal, professional and spiritual journeys.

    “The Bin Ladens” by Steve Coll. A colorful, shocking and disturbing narrative of global integration and its limitations.

  • Medlin-Edwards

    Savannah Dawn Medlin of Riegelwood and Matthew Ray Edwards of Winnabow were married June 7 at Town Creek with the Rev. Bill Altman of Wesley United Methodist Church officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arden Medlin of Riegelwood. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Edwards and Bonnie Edwards of Leland.

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

  • Cox anniversary

    Bill and Molly Cox of Carolina Shores recently enjoyed a celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary at The Surf Club in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., with more 100 family and friends attending. Festivities included a dinner and dance. Among those in attendance were their three daughters and spouses, Kathy and Lee Severson, Diane and Scott Himes, and Karen Houston, as well their nine grandchildren and many out-of-town guests.

  • How is whazzisname, and where did I park my car?

    Thanks to the consideration of a dear friend, I received an e-mail suggesting I log onto a Web site that would give me information regarding an issue with which I have been dealing for a while.

    It was an article by David Brooks entitled, “The Great Forgetting.” My laughter was already bubbling up from a great humorous deep.

    Brooks gave a wonderful tongue-in-cheek description:

  • Brunswick advances to Junior Dixie Boys World Series

    SOUTHPORT—With two of his players ready to dump an orange bucket of ice drink on him, coach James White never moved.

    He welcomed the dousing as his Brunswick County Junior Dixie Boys baseball team celebrated a 13-5 rout of Columbus County and a state championship July 24.

    The victory qualified Brunswick for the Junior Dixie World Series, which begins Aug. 2 in Bluffton, S.C. Brunswick will play Arkansas at 4 p.m. at Oscar J. Frazier Park.

    “It was a good job by everyone,” White said.

  • Title for West Brunswick Debs result of years of work

    Jeff Carter remembers the first time his daughter, Heather, pitched in an N.C. Dixie Girls state championship softball game. She was playing in the 9- and 10-year-old Angels division in Shallotte. The score was 1-1. The bases were loaded. The count was 3-2. The next pitch would decide the game.

    Jeff went to the pitcher’s mound to try to calm Heather.

    “She said, ‘Daddy, I just don’t want to throw this pitch.’

    “I said, ‘You gotta throw it. If it’s a ball or whatever, you gotta throw it.’ ”

  • McCumbee returns to Nextel Cup Series this weekend

    With the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series not racing this weekend, Chad McCumbee will drive the No. 45 Marathon Oil Dodge for Petty Enterprises in the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Sunday at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. The NASAR Sprint Cup race will be televised on ESPN beginning at 1 p.m.

  • Olympics jog memory of sports idol

    He was skinny—like me. A famous athlete—which I wanted to be.

    I wanted to be the center of attention, and this skinny runner was getting all the attention I craved.

    I was in elementary school, and the collegian Jim Ryun gave hope of athletic acclaim to this 76-pounder. It seemed every month leading up to the 1968 Summer Olympics, Ryun was setting record after record in distance running. During 1966 and 1967 he set world records in the 880-yard run, the 1,500-meter run, the one-mile outdoor run and the one-mile indoor run.

  • Brunswick Dixie Boys finish second at state

    SOUTHPORT—Brunswick County pitchers held Columbus County to three hits but Columbus went on to beat Brunswick 3-1 and win the Dixie Boys state championship Friday at Smithville District Park.

    A leadoff home run by Gary Williams against Grayson Bullock gave Brunswick County, a team of 14-year-olds, a 1-0 lead in the first inning.