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Today's News

  • Cultural showcase is Aug. 11 in Southport

    The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport will showcase authentic North Carolina culture and heritage on Saturday, Aug. 11, in this year’s summer series, Second Saturdays.
    The theme for the final Second Saturdays event for 2012 is “Original Inhabitants of the Cape Fear.” Discover Southport’s “locals” from prehistoric to the present.

  • Program at museum focuses on snakes

    Can you tell the difference between a venomous and a non-venomous snake? What kind of snake are you most likely to find in your yard? What snake will, when introduced to your yard, devour or drive off all the other snakes, including venomous ones? Do baby snakes hatch from eggs or are they born live? Which snakes make the best pets? How should a snake hook be used? How can you make your own inexpensive but effective snake hook?
    Learn the answers to these and many other questions by attending Snakes Alive! at the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

  • Collins-Johnson

    Elyse Noelle Collins and Wesley Thomas Johnson were married April 14 at Shady Wagon Farm in New Hill.
    The Rev. Raymond Wickham officiated in the outdoor, lakeside ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Samira Collins of Apex, and granddaughter of Clara Smith of Ocean Isle Beach, Earl Williams of Greensboro and Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Collins of Dahlonega, Ga.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Johnson of Dunn, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lee of Dunn and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Johnson of Dunn.

  • Coleman-White

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Krista Michelle Coleman of Wilmington and William Keith White of Shallotte. The bride-elect is the daughter of Donna Mroczko of Wilmington and the late Garry Kile and the late Edward Mroczko. The prospective groom is the son of Mickey Holden of Shallotte and the late J.W White Jr. A wedding date has not yet been set.

  • Belk KidFest fashion show on runway

    Belk in Shallotte Crossing is hosting one of the department store chain’s bi-annual KidFests from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11.
    KidFest features runway fashion shows with local children modeling Belk’s latest fashions and trends for kids.
    KidFest activities and entertainment vary by store, but most will include refreshments, music, games, face-painting, balloons and prizes.

  • Bon appetit!

    Staff Report

    SUNSET BEACH—It was May 1997. Rudy Gambarelli had retired from his lifelong stint in the wine business. His wife, Pat Gambarelli, was more than ready, after 11 years of cooking classes in New York State, to close the kitchen and head south with him.
    “No more snow shovels and icy roads for us,” Pat Gambarelli wrote about the couple’s decision to retire to Sea Trail Golf Resort in Sunset Beach. “The future was warm.”

  • Eco-friendly Calabash T’s

    Bamboo T-shirts bearing the town of Calabash logo are now available at the Bamboo Boutique in The Low Country Stores complex in Calabash.
    The design features the town logo, “Seafood Capital of the World.”
    Bamboo clothing is thermal-regulating and helps wearers stay cooler and drier in the summer and warmer in winter, store owner Dean Moore says.
    Bamboo is also touted as a renewable resource that’s grown without use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

  • Golf tournaments

    Crow Creek CIS benefit Sept. 3
    On Sept. 3, the Crow Creek women and men’s Leagues are hosting a fundraiser for Communities in Schools of Brunswick County (www.cisbrunswick.org). The format will be a four-person team, captain’s choice, shotgun start beginning at 2 p.m.
    Entry fee is $70 per golfer, which includes, golf, cart, goody bag, buffet dinner (chicken and ribs) and prizes. There will also be an auction (rounds of golf) and a raffle drawing (items from local golf courses, restaurants and merchants).

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Aug. 3 at Cypress Bay. The winners with a score of +16 were Larry Cecil, Dick Cecil, Kevin Cecil and D.D. Cecil (Davidson). In second at +13 were Dan O’Connell, Ken Keenan, Dennis McCann and Stu Cleveland. Gross: Sid Silver and Bill McDavit 84, Russ Russo 87 and Gary Gutheil 89. Net: Bill McDavit 63, Larry Cecil 65, Sid Silver and Dick Cecil 66 and Ken Keenan 68. Larry Cecil is golfer of the week.
    Brierwood Men’s Golf Association

  • Golf briefs

    BCPRD senior golf schedule
    Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).
    Aug 22: Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
    Price includes cart fee, greens fee and prizes. Cart attendant’s tip is not included in price.
    Sept. 12: The Pearl East, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.