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Today's Features

  • Many Southern foods are similar to Pennsylvania Dutch cooking, of which I am quite familiar. That’s not so surprising, though, because the heritage of both of these cultures is deeply rooted in farming. Of course, each region has some of its own unique ingredients and methods.
    The Southern pantry
    Some of my favorite foods, like shellfish, catfish, sweet potatoes, pecans and red beans and rice, are included in the Southern pantry.

  • Thursday, Oct. 4
    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 Kristi Leigh Clemmons of Supply and Michael Brandon Hardee of Sunset Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dale Leo Clemmons Sr. and Kimberly Ann Clemmons of Supply. The prospective groom is the son of Randy DeLane and Verma Smith Hardee of Sunset Beach. A fall 2013 wedding is planned.
     

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Jennifer Ann Johnson and Steven Wayne Honeycutt, both of Raleigh. The bride-elect is the daughter of Glenn and Dawn Johnson of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of Wayne and Virginia Honeycutt of Supply. An April 26, 2013, wedding is planned at The Isles on Ocean Isle Beach. The wedding will take place on the beach with a reception to follow.
     

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Niki Danford of Shallotte and Cole Rawlings of Holden Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Danford of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of Richard and Nancy Rawlings of Holden Beach. An Oct. 6 wedding is planned at United Vision Pentecostal Church in Shallotte. A reception will follow in the gym/multi-purpose building at the church.

  • By Shelagh Clancy
    Staff Writer

  • SUNSET BEACH—Residents are getting ready for the sixth annual Sunset at Sunset festivities scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 6.

    Festival hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in and around the parking lot at the Village at Sunset Beach.

    Highlights include a multitude of quality vendors, crafters, food booths and nonprofit groups, and all-day entertainment. Three bands are slated to perform.

    Organizers say it’s a day to offer residents and visitors a chance to come together as the busy tourist season draws to a close.

  • Saturday is Farm Heritage Day at Indigo Farms, with a farmyard full of planned activities.

    Events kick off at 9 a.m. with hayrides that will roll when enough people fill the wagon. The day-long activities will continue until 4 p.m.

    All-day farm exhibits include indigo dyeing and its history, paper-making, weaving and master blacksmith Meck Hartsfield.

    Walter Hill and the Horry County, S.C., Museum will demonstrate a 1915 vertical engine and 1920s gristmill.

    The Waccamaw Tractor Club will be exhibiting some of its restored tractors.

  • Wheels will be rolling on Ocean Isle Beach for Paws-Ability’s Second Annual Bicycle Poker Run to benefit animals this coming Sunday, Oct. 7.

    Check-in is at 1 p.m. at the Ocean Isle Inn, 37 W. First St. The fee is $25 per rider.

    Those who are unable to ride a bicycle may participate in street-legal golf carts.

    There will be on-island stops to draw playing cards and end at the Ocean Isle Inn for burgers, hot dogs, music and fun.

  • On average, a high school dropout costs $127,000 in community support services over their lifetime. This means the 137 students who dropped out of Brunswick County schools in 2010 will cost taxpayers $17,399,000.
    “Keeping kids in schools benefits everyone and, therefore, is everyone’s responsibility,” said Joan Madsen, chair of the Community in Schools’ Board of Directors. “Our Dropout Prevention Program is critical to the success of our students, their families and Brunswick County.”