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Today's News

  • Long-Cox

    Debra J. Long of Shallotte and Jared Cox of Ash were married Oct. 25, 2008, at Caldonia Golf and Fish Club, with the Rev. Phil Norris officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Grady and Peggy Long of Shallotte.

    The groom is the son of Tom and Pam Anello of Ash.

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

    The bride wore a white strapless gown with a ballgown skirt and semi-cathedral train, rouched bustline with a semi-sweetheart neckline.Cameo designs with sequins and bugle beads adorned the fitted bodice, skirt and train.

  • Daniels-Porter

    Announcement is made of the upcoming marriage of Maria Daniels and Marvin Porter of Longwood. The bride-elect is the daughter of William and Ida Moody of Longwood. The prospective groom is the son of Jeanette and Ben Brand. An April 4 wedding is planned in Longwood, with the Rev. M.C. Herring officiating.

  • Lauster-Swaim

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Ashley Lauster and Justin Swaim, both of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gail Lauster of Sunset Beach and Frederick Lauster Jr. of Pine Island, N.Y. The prospective groom is the son of Marty and Kevin Middleton of Pleasant Garden, N.Y., and Charles and Susan Swaim of Trinity. A May 9 wedding is planned on Holden Beach.

  • Elliotts celebrate 50 years

    Eugene and Joyce Elliott of Supply celebrated 50 years of marriage March 15. They were married in 1959 at Cerro Gordo Baptist Church. They now have a large family including three daughters, Kipp Snell, Shannon Patterson and Stephanie Lindsey; a son, Travis Elliott; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  • Miller birth

    Jason and Catelyn Miller are the parents of a son, Jayson Derek Miller, born at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 3 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

    Maternal grandmother is Debbie Schaefer of Calabash.

    Paternal grandparents are Randy and Debbie Mitchum of Supply.

    Great-grandparents are David and Karen Coon of Ocean Isle Beach, Joy and Betty Richardson of Ocean Isle Beach and Ron and Rosie Hallatt of Bedford, Ind.

  • ‘Them dry bones’ will indeed hear the word of God

    As soon as I hear the name Ezekiel, I begin to hum, keeping the sound safely in my head, of course. But sometimes I can’t help it. Sometimes, it escapes out loud into the air.

    “Them bones, them bones, them dry bones, them bones, them bones, them dry bones, them bones, them bones, them dry bones, now hear the word of the Lord.”

    It was my first lesson in anatomy. I could visualize my ankle bone connected to my shin bone, my shin bone to my thigh bone, my thigh bone connected to my hip bone, and onward throughout the skeletal system of my body.

  • Seven West track athletes make regional

    Seven West Brunswick track and field athletes have had strong performances in the first few meets of the season. Many of the events are warm-ups for the season-ending conference meet April 28-30, but the events also are a chance for athletes to qualify for the Class AAA East Regional May 9 at Swansboro High School. The top-four finishers in each event advance to the state championships, May 16.

    For West, Bradley Bell had qualified for the regional in three sprints and Josh Johnson in two sprints. Marc Cajuste has qualified in the 100 meters.

  • Leland lacrosse player signs with Jacksonville University

    Next spring Garrett Swaim will be part of the first lacrosse team at Jacksonville University. The Leland resident hopes he and his teammates can start a proud legacy.

    “I thought it would be really cool to be part of the first-ever recruiting class for them,” he said.

    Swaim is the son of Brenda and Lindian Joseph Swaim (a physician at Brunswick Community Hospital). Garrett is believed to be the first Brunswick County youth to sign a Division I scholarship to play lacrosse.

  • Wally Kamfolt, West slam North 11-3

    LELAND—Wally Kamfolt hit a grand slam as West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 11-3 in a nonconference baseball game March 10.

    Kamfolt finished 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a grand slam and five RBIs. Jay Gause also homered in West’s last game before the conference season began.

    Two other Trojans had multiple hits: Blain Turner, the No. 9 hitter, singled and doubled in four at-bats and catcher Josh Powell was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. He also threw a runner trying to steal second base in the first inning.

  • Calabash commissioners need to work together

    Calabash commissioners, if your board remains as divided as it has appeared to be in the last couple of weeks, town business is going to go nowhere fast.

    At a recent meeting, three of you removed yourselves from your seats and moved into the audience, trying to prove the point you wouldn’t be part of a discussion in which you were in disagreement.