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Today's News

  • Myrtle Beach amusement park still a thrill more than 40 years later

    Once upon a time in America, you could find seaside amusement parks in virtually every beachfront resort town from Maine to Florida.

    Today, fewer than 20 oceanside parks dot the entire East Coast.

    One of them is Family Kingdom Amusement Park just down the coast in Myrtle Beach, S.C., which is still providing family thrills after more than 40 years.

  • Sweetbay Magnolia: How sweet it is!

    Those of you who are “mature” enough to remember Jackie Gleason before his Smokey and the Bandit days may remember his catch phrase, “How sweet it is.”

    While he was talking about life in general, he could have been describing a great native plant with sweet-scented blooms that are open right now—sweetbay magnolia. Even when the flowers have faded, you’ll be left with interesting leaves with a silvery underside that look great when the wind blows and bright red fruit.

  • Eight reasons why trees and shrubs fail to flower

    Many trees and shrubs are selected because of their flowering habit. It can be discouraging when they fail to bloom or set fruit. It is often difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of a plant’s failure to bloom, however, here are some possibilities:

  • Planning a tasteful landscape, part III

    The landscape will be viewed from within the house as well as out-of-doors, and this must be taken into consideration.

    My patio is an extension of the indoor room it adjoins. I consider it an outdoor room. Some homeowners want weed-free turfgrass in the public area while another might plant an English-type garden of colorful blooms.

  • Webb-Sullivan

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Rebecca D. Webb, of Supply, and Daniel J. Sullivan of Sunset Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of Wayne and Virginia Honeycutt of Supply. The prospective groom is the son Danny and Lynn Sullivan of Sunset Beach. A July 26 private ceremony is planned.

  • Collier-Leonard

    Clayton Horace Collier III and Leslie Zachary Collier of Oak Island, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynsey Paige, to Joseph William Leonard V. Leonard is the son of Barbara Leonard of Naples, Fla. and the late Joseph William Leonard IV. Originally from Charleston, W.Va., he received an associate degree in the culinary arts from Pennsylvania Culinary Institute and is a chef at the Conrad Miami Hotel of Florida. He will graduate in December with an associate degree in hospitality management from Miami Dade College. Collier is a native of Oak Island.

  • Lear-Vivas

    Stacy Rechelle Lear and Jonathan Harry Vivas, both of Missoula, Mont., were married May 24 at Fort Missoula’s Heritage Hall.

    The mayor of Missoula, John Engen, officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter Frank and Debbie Lear of Supply and the granddaughter of Helen Lear of Rockingham, the late Brant Lear and the late Reck and Lucille Stroud.

    The groom is the son of Manual Vivas of Minnesota and Dorothy Vivas of Mount Vernon, N.Y.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father, Frank Lear.

  • Evans-Register

    Kristin Nichole Evans and Mark Allen Register, both of Southport, were married Saturday, May 10, at Brunswick Town State Historic Site.

    Pastor Bobby Wilson of Winnabow officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Marshall and Debbie Evans of Bolivia.

    The groom is the son of Martin and Gail Register of Southport.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her sons, Alexander Evans and Elliott Register.

    The bride wore an off-white, full-length satin and chiffon gown with train embellished with sequins and pearls.

  • Can love be lived on death row?

    In a real sense, we are all living love on death row. None of us knows the date or time of our demise. We live precariously, yet few of us are as aware of our mortality as those who occupy prison cells on the infamous death row. Few of us would classify ourselves as dead people walking. The very thought is chilling and worthy of classic avoidance and denial. Yet, there are among us those whose lives are penned in such cages.

  • Church briefs

    Zion Hill Choir to celebrate anniversary

    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia, has announced the Zion Hill adult choir will celebrate its 53 anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 20.

    Various musical guests will be in attendance.

    King of Glory to have blood drive

    The American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive from 12:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 11th Ave. and Jordan Road in N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. Appointments are suggested but not mandatory.