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Today's News

  • Long-Cox

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Debra J. Long of Shallotte and Jared M. Cox of Ash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Grady and Peggy Long of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of Tom and Pam Anello of Ash. An Oct. 24 wedding is planned at Caledonia Golf Course in Pawleys Island, S.C.

  • Nesbit-Hester

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Mary Kathleen Moore Nesbit of Carolina Beach and Grady Deryl Hester of Carolina Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of T.K. and Kathie Moore of Sunset Beach. The prospective groom is the son of Graham and Mary Jane Hester of Bladenboro. A Sept. 27 wedding is planned at the groom’s home in Carolina Beach.

  • Prevatts celebrate 44 years

    Bob and Jean Prevatt of Supply recently celebrated their 44th anniversary. The couple was married Aug. 4, 1964.

  • Jester-Rodgers

    Emma Kathryn Jester of Longwood and James Ashley Rodgers of Longwood were married Aug. 13 at Emmanuel Outreach Church.

    Pastor Tom Willoughby officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Sheila Jester and Randy Dellinger of Pireway.

    The groom is the son of Candice and Charley Krummel of Lakeland Fla. and the grandson of Norma Jean Anson.

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

    Also attending the wedding was Ethan Lewis Rodgers, the couple’s 10-month-old son.

  • It's not the triumph that counts but the struggle

    I love the Olympics. It’s not an addiction, but it is a seriousI love to listen to the stories that accompany each entrant.

    I love to watch and admire the athletic ability. I cry with each defeat as much as I scream with delight when victory is claimed.

    I even thrill with the repeated message that comes in an ad via the deep basso of Morgan Freeman’s voice.

  • Church briefs

    Girls Night Out set at Calvary

    Calvary Baptist Church in Shallotte will present Girls’ Night Out from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, featuring Marian Jordan, author, speaker and founder of Redeemed Girl Ministries in Houston, Texas.

    Admission is free. No registration needed. All women and girls welcome.

    Call 575-3878 for more information.

    Youth gospel concert set

    New Hope Freewill Baptist Church, 88 Snowfield Road in Leland, will host a youth gospel concert featuring the New Hope Freewill Baptist Junior Choir at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.

  • Army veteran wins medal at wheelchair games

    The one sport Kevin Coleman played when he was in high school in the late 1970s in Washington, D.C., was basketball. He returned to Washington last month to catch a flight for a basketball tournament in Omaha, Neb. This time, he played in a wheelchair.

    Coleman was one of hundreds of veterans participating July 25-29 in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. The games are the largest annual wheelchair sports event in the world, and they were presented by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America.

  • Floyd deserves explanation

    Never assume anything.

    About the only thing I remember from my high school geometry class was my teacher, Mr. Luzzi, saying in response to questions about cosines and cotangents, “Never assume anything.”

    I have no idea why I remember that advice. But it was advice I should have followed last week.

  • Birdies for Jon Paul Hayes

    Dalton Gore is preparing to travel to Pebble Beach and participate in the Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, presented by Nature Valley, as a representative for The First Tee of Brunswick County.

    He is taking with him his own dreams and the hopes and dreams of the hundreds of volunteers who have made a positive impact in his life. We are all wishing him well.

  • Black drum providing good fishing action; getting fisherman ready for fall

    The period of time between the summer doldrums and the quick-action fishing of the fall can be a confusing one for anglers. Uncertainty dominates, as both the weather and the annual migrations of fish are notoriously unpredictable.

    Everyone knows a variety of factors—including water temperatures, fall storms and the inevitable movement of large schools of fish—mean great fishing is just around the corner. But what do you do in the meantime?