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Today's News

  • Ohlund birth

    Kyle and Tonya Ohlund of Shallotte are the parents of a daughter, Lilah Moore Ohlund, born at 1:31 p.m. April 1 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 18.5 inches long.

    She joins a sister, Makalei Ohlund, 8.

    Maternal grandparents are Art Maclure of Windham, Conn., and Robin and Larry Landrie of Shallotte.

    Paternal grandparents are Bonnie and Eric Ohlund of Coventry, Conn.

    Great-grandparents are Wanda Fiano of Bolton, Conn., and Julia Gove of Hermon, Maine.

    Great-great-grandmother is Iola Beuchene of Pike, N.H.

  • Elvis-Soles

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Amanda Hope Elvis of Nakina and Jerry Dale Soles of Tabor City. The bride-elect is the daughter of Verlin L. Elvis of Longs, S.C., and JoAnne and Barry Stocks of Nakina. The prospective groom is the son of the late Tilmon and Vickie Soles of Tabor City. A June 8 wedding is planned at Holden Beach.

  • Babson-Hockett

    Ashlie Babson and Ronald P. Hockett Jr. were married Saturday, April 4, on Ocean Isle Beach.

    The couple’s daughters, Lauren Frink, Katie Hockett and Bailey Lewis, served as attendants.

    The bride wore a mid-calf, silk dress with a lavender, green and coral tropical print.

    The groom wore a light tan silk pant with a mint green silk shirt.

    Attendants wore white sun dresses and rainbow flip-flops and carried bouquets of lavender roses, coral lillies, greenery and baby’s breath.

  • God's wisdom provides new understanding

    Each year laywomen provide a unique worship service in an effort to unite us in prayer and to surface the reality that women across the globe continue to suffer a variety of abuses.

    Without denying the fact men and children are included among the ranks of the deprived, underprivileged and impoverished people, it is specifically women who help us to understand challenges particular to their world. They are the ones who give voice to the universal cry of the poor and vulnerable ones who often are too proud or fearful to speak for themselves.

  • Church briefs

    Strawberry festival planned

    Calabash Presbyterian Church will host a Strawberry Festival from 3-9 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the church.

    Admission is $5.

    For more information, call the church at 579-7356.

    Temple Emanu-El hosts Passover Seder

    Temple Emanu-El will have its annual Passover Seder (second night) at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20, in the Rosen Center, 65th Ave. North and Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • Memories entice us to grab the rod and reel again

    A basketball player would never tire of remembering a Chalmers-esque game-saving shot. A golfer would certainly enjoy reliving in his or her mind a hole-in-one. And a tennis player would no doubt find most enjoyable the recollection of a drop shot that bounced one inch off the court and died.

    I’m just happy remembering my eight-flounder day.

    It’s mid-April, I haven’t caught a fish since Feb. 27 and I’m going through major withdrawal. My two scrap-devouring kitty cats aren’t very happy with me either.

  • Senior games have record number of participants

    Brunswick County Gator Senior Games were Thursday and Friday at Town Creek Park.

    The program in now in its 20th year. Last week’s competition had 230 participants.

    “Probably we’ve been in the 190s for the last six years,” Brunswick County senior programs coordinator Khrystye Haselden said. “So this is a record for us. We’ve not gotten over 200 participants, so to have 230 is a wonderful blessing. It means more people are leading healthy, happy lives.”

    Last week’s winners

  • A whiting by any other name is still a wonderfully tasty panfish

    Now is the time to go fishing for whiting. You can call them whiting, or you can call them sea mullet, Virginia mullet or even kingfish (though I've never actually heard that one used around here).

    Whatever you call them, they are the best thing going in inshore bottom-fishing until the water gets decently warm. Whiting are an early season pier-fishing and surf favorite, and what they lack in size they make up for on the dinner table.

  • Calabash captain and crew win tournament

    Fishermen finally got a reprieve from Mother Nature toward the end of last week as the winds and seas settled. Many of the area’s offshore fishermen, registered for the Martini’s Wahoo Tournament, headed offshore to the edge of the Gulf Stream in search of big wahoo as well as tuna and dolphin.

    Wednesday and Thursday provided fair weather with winds from the Northeast at 10 to 20 knots, and Friday was by far the best weather with flat, calm seas, sunny skies and warm temperatures.

  • Ah, the delicate etiquette of golf: How to deal with a cheater

    Cheating is a way of life these days. Just look at the headlines in our newspapers, and listen to the sound bites on CNN Headline News.

    People cheat on their spouses (a la the illustrious governor of New York), disregarding and ignoring the vows they took when they got married. They cheat on their income tax returns—padding contributions to churches, deductions for medical expenses, fancy trips, insurance—anything they think they can get away with. Presidents, congressmen, governors, mayors and even sheriffs get drummed out of office for violations of the public trust.