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Today's News

  • Jackson-Smith

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Christy Jackson and Michael Smith, both of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Glenn and Amanda Jackson and Marie Jackson, all of Knightdale. The prospective groom is the son of Patty Smith and the late Ron Smith of Rosman. A Nov. 15 wedding is planned in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • Neffs celebrate 50 years

    Janet and Allen Neff of Ocean Isle Beach were married Sept. 13, 1958, in Palmerton, Pa. They celebrated their 50th anniversary recently by taking an Alaskan cruise. They have two children and two grandchildren.

  • When hearing fails, it becomes a family issue

    Our trek to the audiologist became an interesting venture. It revealed the tip of a huge iceberg called: “Can you hear me now?” Actually, “Are you listening, pretending or truly unable to understand my words?”

    Obviously, there had been an ongoing discussion as I tried to ferret out the truth behind the questions and their accompanying responses, or lack thereof.

  • Church briefs

    Choir festival practices begin

    Plans for the 2008 Brunswick Ecumenical Choir Festival are in place. The concert will be Nov. 2 at Calabash Presbyterian Church.

    Practices are scheduled from 6-8 p.m. every Sunday evening beginning Sept. 14 at St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church, 4941 Main St. in Shallotte.

    Practices were earlier incorrectly reported as being on Wednesdays.

    Many churches in Brunswick County support this program, but individuals from any location or county are invited to participate.

    For more information, call Jane Keefer at 575-4196.

  • BCC wins first-ever volleyball match

    With five Brunswick County players on the roster, the Brunswick Community College volleyball program played and won its first-ever match Sept. 10.

    Before a crowd that filled nearly three-fourths of one side of the West Brunswick High School gym, the Dolphins beat the Lenoir Community College Lancers 25-21, 25-21, 20-25, 25-22.

  • Yarbrough wins Myrtle Beach Speedway Championship

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Shallotte driver Sam Yarbrough clinched the Late Model Stock Car championship Saturday night at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    Yarbrough drove conservative races in the final Whelen NASCAR Late Model Stock Car races of the season at the historic track. Yarbrough, driving his family-owned Late Model, made sure the championship would be his by finishing fifth in the first race and eighth in the second.

  • Inspiring others to run

    After talking about running to Joe Yalch, you’d probably be inspired to run 3 miles.

    At South Brunswick High School, at least 28 students are willing to do so as members of the Cougars’ cross-country team.

    Twenty-eight—that’s the size of some Class 1-A football teams.

    Yalch, in his first year as head cross-country coach, is an inspiration himself. He decided he wanted to run a marathon, and did so two years ago—after he trained rigorously.

  • Ocean Isle Beach surfers win championships

    Ocean Isle Beach once again can claim to have two of the best surfers on the East Coast.

    The East Coast Surfing Championships—the oldest-running surfing contest in the United States and the largest on the East Coast—took place Aug. 21-24 at Virginia Beach, Va. Jesse McCrery won the Masters Championship (for those 18-34) and Owen Moffett the Men’s Championship.

    Michael Powell, a former Men’s Division champion, finished second in the Open Championship.

  • Dispelling myths about fish and fishing--the truth according to Weeks

    With the fall fishing season just about upon us, it is time to re-examine our local inshore fishing myths. I have addressed some of these before, but since they crop up every autumn, now is a good time to dust them off and either debunk or certify them. Once the fish start hitting, I’m in it for myself and I’m not telling you anything.

  • Couple's trip to Quebec proves golf is universal language

    In the winter months when it’s cold outside, many of us sit in front of our fireplaces and plan trips. I have a suggestion. Instead of thinking of Alaska or far west or a Caribbean Island, why not plan a trip to Quebec for next summer? Then, when the temperature and humidity soars on the Carolina coast, you’ll be playing the links in slacks and a sweater.

    My husband and I have been to Quebec three times—on our honeymoon, then for a family reunion and just a few weeks ago for a second romantic trip a deux.