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Today's Features

  • Thursday, Dec. 6
    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.

  • Megan Bryant and Johnnie McCoy of Raeford are the proud parents of a son, Shilen Qei McCoy, born at 4:37 p.m. Oct. 2 at The Women’s Hospital of Greensboro, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 21.5 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Dorcas Pigott and Lionel Bryant, both of Shallotte.
    Paternal grandparents are Haynes McCoy and Yvette Greene, both of Raeford.
    Great-grandparent is Ruby Bryant of Shallotte.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Meghan M. Heller and Wes Miller, both of Winnabow. The bride-elect is the daughter of Sheila Heller of Oak Island and the late Thomas Heller. The prospective groom is the son of Robert and Cindy Miller of Indian Trail and Lewis and Colleen Weathers of Oak Island. A September 2013 wedding is planned in Southport.

  • Do you have a secret longing to showcase your hidden talent?

    You and your musical or literary showmanship need be secret no more.

    Every month, Jumpin’ Java Espresso Co., 4635 Main St. in Shallotte, showcases singers, musicians and poetry readers alike at its open-mic night.

    The next open-mic night is slated to begin at 5 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 6, at the coffee shop. It will continue until 7:30 p.m. or shortly before 8 p.m., Jumpin Java employee Edith Garcia said.

  • GRISSETTOWN—Model trains of all eras and gauges are making whistle stops at the Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue station this weekend.

    The department’s seventh annual Christmas Train Show is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9, at the fire station at 758 Longwood Road (N.C. 904).

    Admission is free, but monetary donations are welcome at the event to raise funds for the combination department consisting of both volunteer and paid firefighters.

  • By Tom Woods
    Agricultural Technician

  • Many people gain 1-5 pounds each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. That may not seem too bad, but the long-term problem is that most people who gain weight during the holidays never manage to return to their pre-holiday weight in the new year. Year after year, this adds up.
    Research has shown (and I’m sure that many of you know from personal experience) this can be a difficult time to try to lose weight. So this year, instead of focusing on weight loss, set a goal of staying at the weight you are right now.

  • The Matthew 25 Center Ministry Partners were recognized at the regular quarterly board of directors meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Dale’s Seafood in Tabor City.
    Recognized as Ministry Partners were Fair Bluff Baptist Church, Olympic Baptist Church, Tabor City Baptist Church and Shallotte Presbyterian Church. These churches have agreed to meet the monthly/annual financial portion of being a Ministry Partner and are praying for the Center. Each was presented a Ministry Partner certificate recognizing and thanking them for their support.

  • Revival set for Dec. 3-5
    Liberty Tabernacle, 380 Gray Bridge Road in Shallotte, will host revival services Dec. 3-5 with apostle Lindon Frost. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

  • If there is one thing that distinguishes Hubby Dear and marks his life, it is his ability to ask questions, many questions. He loves to ask questions because they lead him to an ever-deepening understanding of himself and others. They are his entry into interesting dialogue and his way of honoring the wonder of each individual.
    We love to tell our stories, to have them heard and affirmed. In the narration something magical happens, both to taleteller and listener. The stories extend beyond conversation and become vehicles for transformation.