Today's News

  • Kittinger

    Paul and Molly Kittinger of Calabash are the parents of a daughter, Kathryn McKenzie Kittinger, born at 3:43 p.m., March 11, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

    She joins a brother, Andrew, 2 1/2.

    Maternal grandparents are Al and Vicki McKenzie of Castle Hayne.

    Paternal grandparents are Paul and Anne Kittinger of Fayetteville.

    Great-grandparents are Keith and Helen McKenzie of Rockingham and Madolyn Kittinger of Winston-Salem.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on March 12, 13, 17 and 18 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, March 12

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth:

    Anthony Barnhill Jr., probation violation, admits, voluntarily dismissed, complied.

    Marty D. Campbell, assault on a female, interfere with emergency communication, charges consolidated, Brunswick County Jail 45 days active with 45 days credit for time served.

  • Michaels-McLamb

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Shannon Leigh Michaels of Longs, S.C., and Jimmy Lennon McLamb of Calabash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ralph and Janet Michaels of Gastonia. The prospective groom is the son of Jimmy and Gail McLamb of Calabash. An April 19 wedding is planned at Brunswick Plantation.

  • Gause-Livingston

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Tara Denise Gause of Ash and Jeremy Tyrome Livingston of Longs, S.C. The bride-elect is the daughter of James and Retha Gause of Ash. The prospective groom is the son of Tyrome and Carrie Nell Livingston of Longs. A May 17 wedding is planned at St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church in Little River, S.C. A reception is planned at North Myrtle Beach High School.

  • 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.