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Today's News

  • Smith-Stanley

    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.

  • Gause-Stanley

    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.

  • What is left in the aftermath of a Papal visit?

    We are accustomed to seeing pictures of city workers doing a massive cleanup in the wake of a celebratory parade or the return of conquering heroes, but there was no cleanup needed after Pope Benedict XVI left the United States. No litter was strewn along Main Street USA. In fact, his departure was amazingly quiet, at least in this neck of the woods.

  • Church briefs

    Seaside UMC men to have golf tournament

    Seaside United Methodist Men will have its ninth annual Caring and Sharing Golf Tournament at Brierwood Golf Course on Saturday, May 17.

    Check in time is 8 a.m.

    There will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m. with a Captain’s Choice format for four-person teams; ladies, mixed and men’s A and B flights. Cost is $60 per person ($240 per team) and includes l8 holes of golf with cart, refreshments and lunch.

  • Racer and 'the Rock'

    Supply native Chad McCumbee will be close to home and behind the wheel when racing returns to the North Carolina Speedway In Rockingham this weekend.

    He’ll compete in the Carolina 500 on May 4 in the ARCA RE/MAX Series.

    There haven’t been any NASCAR races in Rockingham since 2004.

    McCumbee is still racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series full-time, but the truck schedule allows him to drive this weekend for Andy Hillenburg.

  • Kyle Busch wins Talladega race

    TALLADEGA, Ala.—It was another wild finish for Talladega Speedway fans as Kyle Busch came from a lap down to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Aaron’s 499, after a major last-lap wreck caused the race to end under caution.

    “First, Jeff (Gordon) and Juan (Montoya) helped push me,” Busch said. “We didn’t have as much power as the 20-car (Tony Stewart), but it was enough. I think this is the first time I’ve finished here without tearing up all the equipment.”

  • This NASCAR question is as reliable as paying taxes and the sun rising in east

    One of the most enjoyable things I do during the course of my normal work week in the Darlington, S.C., area is serve as part-time co-host of a morning sports-talk radio program, the Powerade Press Box (see, it really is all about the sponsorship, even in the small- to mid-market radio series.)

  • BCC bats light up scoreboard in 14-0 triumph

    Brunswick Community College’s second inning was as explosive as a fireworks show, as the Dolphins whipped Stanly Community College 14-0 Sunday afternoon.

    “We just got hits at the right time,” BCC coach Robbie Allen said. “It feels good because we haven’t been able to score bunches this year. We haven’t been able to string together hits. Now that we kind of know how that feels, maybe we’ll be able to do that more often.

  • Jordan Davis drills winning run in bottom of ninth

    Trailing by one run going into the bottom of the ninth inning, Brunswick Community College came from behind to edge Southeastern Community College 7-6 last Wednesday night.

    Jordan Davis drove in the winning run.

    The first two Dolphin batters in the bottom of the ninth, David Smeltzer and Jeremy King, each got hit by a pitch. Then T.J. Overman smacked a base hit up the middle, driving in Smeltzer to tie the game at 6-6, and Overman went to second on the throw to home. Southeastern intentionally walked Frankie Everitte to load the bases with no outs.

  • Diving among draws at Hard Rock Park

    It’s not often we get to see people dive in person, so it was a treat to watch the divers in the Malibu Beach Party at Hard Rock Park Saturday.

    Although they didn’t match Olympic gold-medalist Greg Louganis, the young men in the show did a variety of pikes, tucks and twists that were entertaining to watch. Often diving two at a time, the guys had to hit small landing spots in the anti-Olympic-sized pool.

    Then they rushed back up the ladders and dived again and again. Anybody would have to be in great shape to do this three performances a day.