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Today's News

  • Hughes-Wright

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Teresa Wright Hughes of Little River, S.C., and William B. West of Calabash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Donald and Shirley Wright of Wilmington. The prospective groom is the son of William B. West Sr. of Hamlet and the late Bessie Crow West. An April 13 wedding is planned at Living Stones Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • Kirby-Worrell

    Jennifer Ann Kirby of Supply and Kirk Joseph Worrell of Shallotte were married March 15 at Ocean View Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church in Supply by the Rev. R.C. Dixon and the Rev. Gerald Kirby.

    The bride is the daughter of Gerald and Wanda Kirby of Supply.

    The groom is the son of Livius and Mary Jo Worrell of Fayetteville.

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

    Amanda Piver served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Stephanie Kirby of Supply, the bride’s sister, and Megan Chestnut of Supply.

  • West Christian Academy announces honor roll for its third quarter

    The following students were named to honor rolls for the third quarter at West Christian Academy:

    A Honor Roll

    Kindergarten: Brady West

    Third-grade: Lauren Brown and Lainey West

    Fifth-grade: Austin Whitley

    Sixth-grade: Nate Alderman

    Seventh-grade: Tyler Brown and Michael West

    Eighth-grade: Kurt Mace

    Ninth-grade: Joe Coleman, Jolyn Covil, Joseph Galiano, Brandi Gilliland, Tyler Hinson, Joshua Keen and Ash McLamb

  • Forgiveness is a heartrending healing

    One of the most difficult tasks placed before humanity is the labor of forgiving. It is work. It is hard work. It rends the heart so healing can happen. How do I know this truth? I know it because I have experienced it. The words, “I forgive you” have not come easily to my lips; nor has my request to be forgiven! Sometimes, it is easier to say, “I’m sorry,” than it is to ask to be forgiven.

  • Defining the best

    I laughed out loud when the folks at ESPN listed David Thompson as the eighth-best college basketball player ever. Obviously, I thought, they never saw him play.

    And sure enough, the next morning, one of the young ESPN morning TV guys admitted he never saw D.T. play in college.

    N.C. State’s David Thompson was the best college player I ever saw, and North Carolina’s Michael Jordan was the best pro player I ever saw. They both did things that didn’t seem humanly possible.

  • If specks are here, can whiting and black drum be far behind

    Spring is here, and inshore fishing will soon come alive. There are a lot of fish to choose from, and a lot of bait that will be filtering through the water. Another year of relatively warm winter weather means that water temperatures will soon be perfect for getting the real fishing season started.

  • March looks a lot like spring, but I'm looking forward to April

    Every year I am reminded about why I really don’t like the month of March very much.

    March looks like a spring month and sounds like a spring month, but it just doesn’t always pan out to produce the weather nor the fishing that I would expect from spring.

  • Chris Nuhn navigates junior system, plays on college team

    Young golfers are fascinating. A conversation with a new golfer just setting out to conquer the game reveals enthusiasm and excitement unlike any other sport. I can’t help but believe it’s because they have discovered the game of a lifetime.

    Most sports involve team effort; it’s one group against another group in a small territorial war. Think football, basketball, ice hockey and soccer. See what I mean?

    Even baseball has territorial aspects as each team takes turns defending the field.

  • Does Tony Stewart help or hurt the sport?

    Love him or hate him, you always know where Tony Stewart stands on racing issues.

    Many racing fans believe his outspokenness is good for the sport, but others don’t like his blistering attacks.

    Did he go too far in what he said about Goodyear and the tires it supplied for the Kobalt Tools 500 in Atlanta? Should all drivers be more outspoken about specific problems?

  • Don't lament rare breaks in racing's major league

    It gets a little upsetting at times, when one of NASCAR’s rare “off” weekends rolls around, to hear the inevitable lament, “Aw, man, there’s no race this weekend.”

    Let’s correct that statement right off the bat, because it is inaccurate. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series does not compete every week, it is true, but even when the nation’s premier racing series is enjoying a couple of rare and well-deserved days off, there is plenty of action for fans to enjoy, and some serious star-gazing to be done.