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Today's News

  • Rocking to Southport Beat

    It was a country-rocking good time at the first Southport Beat in Downtown Southport on Friday, June 15. Participating shops were open until 8 p.m. and restaurants served specials. The country band Cowboy Chrome was headlined and kept the crowd dancing, and Spider Mike provided music.
    Also in Franklin Square Park, artist Jim McIntosh painted and the Winding River Car Club showed off some vehicles, while Mr. P’s Bistro, Silver Coast Winery, Moore Street Market and Ports of Call Bistro provided the crowd with samples.

  • A capella men’s group to visit Shallotte Aug. 12

    The Master’s Men, an all-male a cappella inspirational ensemble from Raleigh, will present “Songs of Faith” at Camp United Methodist Church in Shallotte at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12.
    Tickets are $10 and will be available beginning July 5 at the church office at 4807 Main St. in Shallotte from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday from the United Methodist Women or at the door, if available. Proceeds will support UMW missions, both locally and beyond. Call 754-4840.

  • This land is our land, including the huddled masses yearning

    It’s that time of year again. Flag Day and Memorial Day have come and gone. Banks are closed. Grills are fired up. Parades are planned. Fireworks will light up the night sky. A federal holiday is coming, allowing leisure to take precedence and allowing all the opportunity to celebrate and contemplate the reality that this land is our land. It’s nearly the Fourth of July.
    We have much to consider as citizens of this great nation. We have much to ponder when it comes to understanding independence as freedom, justice, mercy and compassion for all.

  • Rotary awards scholarships

    The South Brunswick Islands (SBI) Rotary Club awarded several scholarships to seniors from West Brunswick High School. The scholarships were awarded to Corryn Diemer, Greg Hensley, Daniel Hernandez, Mary Amron Lee, Mary Britt Nelson, Nicole Turner and Darius Williams.
    In past years, the club awarded three $1,000 scholarships to area seniors. The applicants for this year’s scholarships were so outstanding the Rotarians who interviewed the applicants asked fellow club members to find a way to award more than three scholarships.

  • Pay attention when using your outdoor grill this summer

    June is the annual observance of National Safety Month, originated by the National Safety Council in an effort to promote public awareness and ultimately decrease the number of injuries and deaths.
    Whether you are cooking outside on the grill or inside in your kitchen, it is important to pay close attention to what you are doing. Disaster can strike without warning no matter if you’re using a charcoal grill or a gas grill. Observe these key grilling safety tips:

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 28
    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.
    AARP Southport Chapter, 11:30 a.m., Surfer’s Restaurant, Southport.

  • Community briefs

    Stanley earns sheriff’s advanced certificate
    Officer James Adam Stanley of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office was awarded the Advanced Deputy Professional Law Enforcement Certificate by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission on June 6.

  • Fisher-Gore

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Sherry Fisher and Scottie Gore, both of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Linda Weldon of Bradenton, Fla., and Clem Fisher of Muskogee, Okla. The prospective groom is the son of Larry Allen Gore and Jerry Ann White of Uneeda, W.Va., March 30, 2013, wedding is planned at United Chapel Pentecostal Church in Supply. A reception will follow at Holden Beach Marina in Holden Beach.

  • Sea Cruz is up next at Sunset Beach Concerts

    Sunset Beach is the scene this summer of a free community concert series.
    Concerts are 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Village Park at Seaside Village.
    The park is on the mainland across the street from Fibber McGees Restaurant. Just look for the small gazebo, and bring a chair. There’s typically a dance floor for concert-goers who want to get up and join in.
    Each week, a different local charity will be featured. Food and drinks are available for a donation, with funds going to the featured charity of the night.

  • Sunset River Marketplace marks 10 years

    Sunset River Marketplace, an art gallery in Calabash, is noting its 10 years of operation with a month-long anniversary celebration, which includes artist demonstrations, special classes, daily drawings, art exhibition, live music and other events that began June 1 and will run through the end of the month.
    Demonstrations have been presented by potter Joe Jeffcoat, jewelry designer Janette Montgomery, pastel artist Jane Staszak, multi-media artist Babs Ludwick (collage), Sue Coley (acrylics), Elaine Bigelow (oil), and gallery owner/acrylics painter Ginny Lassiter.