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Today's Features

  • I was born and reared in New England at a time when denominations did not mix and the word ecumenism was not in the dictionary.
    If it was, no one mentioned it. Interfaith dialogue was equally foreign. We all remained firmly ensconced in our own enclaves, fortified by our particular code, creed and cult.
    It was understandable I had never heard the phrase, “stand in the gap.” Never heard it, that is, until I moved south.

  • The Shallotte Lions Club recently visited the Lions Cottage at the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina at Lake Waccamaw.
    The home is dedicated to providing a comprehensive array of residential and community-based services to meet the needs of vulnerable children by addressing their physical, emotional, social, educational and spiritual development.
    Their vision is to be a leading human services provider, addressing the ever-changing needs of children and families, led by people of excellence and compassion.

  • Wine society to host tasting Nov. 4
    The Ocean Isle Beach Chapter of the American Wine Society will have its next wine tasting event for area wine lovers and their guests beginning at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road in Ocean Isle Beach.
    The theme for this meeting will be “The Wonders of Spanish Wines” and will feature six premium red wines from several of Spain’s prominent wine regions.

  • On Thursday, Nov. 1, North Carolina mystery writer Tom Rieber will be the guest speaker at the Sunset River Marketplace Art Gallery in Calabash, the gallery’s final Coffee with the Authors event of the year.
    Rieber will talk about his second book in the Nick Thomas mystery series, “Devil’s Parody,” which follows “Nine Irony.”
    In the novel, six gamblers lured by a $5 million prize are trapped by their own greed and find themselves playing for their lives.

  • Booze It and Lose It ran through Oct. 31
    The scariest part of Halloween is not in a haunted house or in a graveyard; it is behind the wheel of a car. Impaired drivers, who choose to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol, end up making the roads scarier than a horror movie.
    “It is important for those who plan to drink to find a designated driver,” said GHSP Director Becky Wallace. “The consequences of drinking and driving can be deadly.”

  • Suzie and Johnathan Green of Shallotte are the parents of a son, Johnathan Malikhi Green, born at 1:01 p.m. Oct. 2 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center, weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measuring 19 inches long.
    He joins a brother, Kymani Deondr’e Green, 14 months old.
    Maternal grandparent is Sabrina Todd.
    Paternal grandparents are John Green, Karla Green and Melissa Green.
    Great-grandparent is Everlina Green.

  • Thursday, Nov. 1
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Jessica Y. McLamb of Calabash and Kenneth R. Powell Jr. of Shallotte. The bride-elect is the daughter of Len McLamb and Sonya L. Tompkins of Calabash. She is employed at Ella’s Restaurant in Calabash and is a student in the nursing program at Southeastern Community College. The prospective groom is the son of Pastor Kenneth and Chrisa Powell of Shallotte. He is employed with the town of Shallotte. A Sept. 28, 2013, wedding is planned at Brunswick Plantation in Calabash.

  • Staff Report

    Frank Theatres Coastal Stadium 10 in Shallotte will have a day of fun and games in celebration of the release of the Disney animated film “Wreck-It Ralph” from 1-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2. and Saturday, Nov. 3.
    “Wreck-It Ralph” is the story of Ralph, the villain of the fictional video game “Fix-It Felix,” who decides he no longer wants to be the bad guy. He spends the movie trying to be a hero.

  • Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue has rescheduled its Harvest Fest for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. this coming Saturday, Nov. 3.

    Highlights include trick-or-treat, costumes, a bake sale featuring "pup cakes" donated by Crazy Cake Chicks and lots of great adoptable pets to meet.

    SOAR will be selling tickets on a 2013 fishing pass to the Oak Island pier with a $100 gift certificate to the
    Flying Fish Cafe. Tickets are $5 each.