Today's Features

  • Coastal Shag Club to shag into New Year
    Coastal Shag Club is hosting a Cheers to a New Year dance from 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Moose Lodge, 253 Holden Beach Road in Shallotte. Jim Bruno will be the deejay.
    Cost is $5 for any Shag Club member, $8 for non-members/guests. The Moose Lodge will sell soda and adult beverages. Everyone is welcome. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

  • Thursday, Jan. 10
    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 Ashley Nicole Sawyer and William Wesley Hickman, both of Leland. The bride-elect is the daughter of Diana Sawyer of Supply and Keith Sawyer of Boiling Spring Lakes. The prospective groom is the son of Susan Hewett Rutter of Shallotte and Bill Hickman of Ooltewah, Tenn. A May 25 wedding is planned at the Watermark Marina in Wilmington.

  • Carlin Marie Creech of Fayetteville and Bradley Thomas Smith of Raleigh were married May 19, 2012, at Haymount United Methodist Church.
    The Rev. Dr. Brian Gentle and the Rev. David Gira officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl R. Creech of Fayetteville.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gordon Smith of Shallotte.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

  • Editor’s note: This North Carolinian of Note profile was produced by students in Dean Emeritus Richard Cole’s feature writing class in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The profiles were distributed by the North Carolina Press Foundation to member newspapers. For reprint information, contact sandynie@email.unc.edu.

    By Cammie Bellamy
    UNC-Chapel Hill

  • TinaMarie Sifford had been looking for a good dog, one that could be her service dog.

    She finally found Whimsey, a Labrador retriever provided by NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans. Whimsey has become her ears and at times even her eyes.

    Sifford has been deaf all her life.

    “I was born with rubella,” the Shallotte resident said.

    When she was born, she had only 3 percent of her hearing ability.

  • 2013 is a brand-new year with fresh weight-loss options.

    One of them is Weight-Wise Woman offered by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation.

    It’s a 16-week behavioral weight-management program for women ages 18-64 with a body-mass index (BMI) of 27 or higher.

    Each session has a behavioral objective to help participants reach goals using supplemental information and strategies.

  • He’s renowned as a “Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible,” and he’s coming to Brunswick County.

    Tomas Kubinek’s one-man show has been described in many ways, from “physical poet, verbal acrobat” and “needless risk-taker” to “professor of fantastically useless inventions” and “arduous advocate of the commonplace miracle.”

    But probably the best way to take in the Kubinek experience is to see him for yourself.

  • The Coastal Carolina Camera Club is exhibiting members’ photographs in the art gallery of Silver Coast Winery through the end of January.

    The show, which kicked off with a reception Jan. 5, features an array of subjects and photos shot by members of the club.

    Club members span the spectrum of experience and photography forms, including point-and-shoot, digital and 35 mm and integrated advanced digital cameras.

  • Newcomers Club meets Jan. 10
    The Southwest Brunswick Newcomers Club (SWBNC) will meet from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Jan. 10, in the fellowship hall at Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 MH Rourk Drive in Shallotte. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for new members to join and to sign up for scheduled recurring activities and planned special events.