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Today's News

  • St. James Service Club kicks off New Year

    The St. James Service Club has begun the New Year with its record-breaking Membership Meeting and Volunteer Fair.

    On Jan. 12, more than 240 people attended the club’s first meeting at the new community center. The January meeting is devoted to registering new members and sharing information about upcoming fundraising programs.

    Following the meeting, the Volunteer Fair kicked into gear, with each fundraising committee soliciting help for all of the events planned for 2011. 

  • Elks to help at Hope Harbor

    With some help from the Elks National Foundation, the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Calabash Elks will renovate the children’s indoor recreational and study area at Hope Harbor Home’s domestic violence shelter to make it more conducive to learning and sharing.

  • Dosher puts up community tree to celebrate year-round

    The holiday season is now behind us, but at Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport, the year is filled with moments and causes to celebrate and commemorate.

    It is with this in mind that the hospital has established a year-round community tree. Dosher’s community tree will be decorated for a variety of holidays and events throughout the year and will remain in the main lobby of the hospital for employees, physicians, volunteers, patients and visitors alike to enjoy.

  • Religion briefs

    Trinity sets fish fry

    Trinity Baptist Church, 883 Holden Beach Road in Shallotte, will have a fish fry beginning at 11 a.m. Feb. 4-5.

    Dinners are $6 each, carryout or dine-in. Menu includes fish, slaw, baked beans and hushpuppies. 

    Dinner set at Supply Baptist

    All WMU and WOM leaders and their spouses are invited to a special dinner at Supply Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb 11. The dinner is free but a love offering will be taken for BCRC.

  • Christianity is challenging; it impels us to become an ideal community

    Had I known what the readings, especially the Gospel, were for this year’s celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, I think I’d have been silent when the question arose, “Who is going to preach this year?”

  • Ward birth

    Jason and Marie Ward of Sunset Beach are the parents of a son, Averey Elijah Ward, born at 5:52 p.m. Dec. 21 at Brunswick Community Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 19 inches long.

    He joins his sister, Veronica Brooke Madison, 5.

    Maternal grandparents are Mike and Jennifer Corleto and Stan and Cindy Holden of Shallotte.

    Paternal grandparents are Cindy and Thomas Dewayne Ward.

    Great-grandparents Flo and Neil Ward, Loretta and Wayne Wells, Wayne Holden and Joe and Faith Trunk of New York.

  • Hewett birth

    Danyelle Landrie and David Hewett of Supply are the parents of a son, Bentley David Hewett, born at 2:28 p.m. Jan. 3 at Brunswick Community Hospital weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces and 18-1/2 inches long.

    He joins brothers Kristopher David, 18 months, and Noah, 10.

    Maternal grandparents are Larry and Robin Landrie of Shallotte.

    Paternal grandparents are Buddy and Theresa Rhodes and Mitchell Hewett of Supply.

    Great-grandparents are Mema and Poppy Hobbs and Grandpa and Grandma Potter.

  • New fiction books available at Rourk Library in Shallotte

    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.

    FICTION

    “Palace of Justice” by Susanne Alleyn. In this Aristide Ravel mystery, the author brings her sharpest voice and most keenly crafted mystery yet to this newest installment featuring Ravel.

    The Dinosaur Hunter” by Homer Hickman. A fascinating thriller that pays tribute to the American West.

  • Noble completes basic training

    Navy Seaman William S. Noble, son of Lisa M. and William R. Noble of Calabash, has completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Noble completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Stanley enlists in Navy

    Christopher A. Stanley, son of Carla R. and Christopher D. Stanley of Ocean Isle Beach, has enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh.

    The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.