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Today's News

  • Celery is more than a pretty garnish for a Bloody Mary

    The custom of using a celery stick as a garnish for a Bloody Mary supposedly originated at Chicago’s Ambassador East Hotel in the 1960s. As the story goes, an unnamed celebrity ordered a Bloody Mary. With no swizzle stick available to stir it, he grabbed a stalk of celery from a nearby relish tray and history was made.
    Native to the Mediterranean and the Middle East, celery was first used by the ancient Greeks and Romans as a flavoring. The ancient Greeks also awarded winners of sporting events with a stock of celery. Marathon runners were often seen carrying it.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 17
    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.

  • Altman

    Terral and Christina Altman of Carolina Shores are the parents of daughter, Lainey Elizabeth Altman, born at 12:08 p.m. May 6 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces. She joins a brother, William.
    Grandparents are Bill and Carol Altman of Holden Beach and Dan and Lisa Trunzo of Damascus, Md.
    Great-grandparents are Albert and Rita Gallo of Carolina Shores and Lena Mae Altman of Raeford.

  • Meo celebrates 95th birthday

    Joe Meo celebrated his 95th birthday on May 5 at a birthday dinner given by his many nieces and nephews at The Brentwood Restaurant in Little River, S.C. In attendance with the guest of honor and his wife, Ann, were nieces Sera Accardi and Rosemarie Beyer, nephews Bob Beyer, Vincent Accardi and Vincent Accardi Jr., and friends Dennis and Joanne Schettino.

  • Williams-White

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Ashley Williams of Sunset Beach and Justin White of Ocean Isle Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of Eric and Regina Williams of Sunset Beach. The prospective groom is the son of Ernie and Debbie White of Ocean Isle Beach. A Sept. 29 wedding is planned in Supply.

  • Boyd-Graves

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Danielle Denise Boyd and Matthew Scott Graves, both of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dee and Johnny Boyd of Supply. She is box office manager at Odell Williamson Auditorium. The prospective groom is the son of Van and Judy Graves of Fritch, Texas. He is assistant superintendent at Farmstead Golf Links. A May 27 wedding is planned at Sharon United Methodist Church.

  • Board adopts mercy rule for soccer

    Staff Report

    The North Carolina High School Athletic Association board of directors completed its spring board meeting May 2 at the NCHSAA offices.
    Items the board studied and approved included the adoption of a mercy rule in soccer. If a goal differential of nine is reached by halftime or at any time in the second half, the game shall be terminated, to go into effect for 2012-13. At least one half of the game must be completed.

  • Golf tournaments

    FORE! KIDZ tourney is May 19
    The South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club is having its 18th Annual FORE! KIDZ golf tournament May 19 at Tiger’s Eye in Ocean Ridge Plantation. Last year’s tournament helped the club raise more than $21,000. These funds support many local community nonprofit programs. The tournament is a major fundraiser for SBI Rotary.

  • Thistle Golf Club plays annual men’s member-guest tournament

    Thistle Golf Club played its annual men’s member-guest tournament on May 4-6. Members and their guests enjoyed three days of competitive golf and social events. Guests traveled from near and far to participate in the tournament: Florida, New Jersey, Maryland, New Hampshire and Georgia just to name a few.
    The tournament was made up into three flights: Stewart, Cameron and MacKay, named after Thistle’s three courses. The overall gross winners were member John Sloper and guest, John Green. The overall net winners were member Royal Philpott and guest Ray Handy.

  • Meadowlands renovations begin May 24

    Staff Report

    Meadowlands Golf Club, which opened in Calabash in 1997, will undergo extensive renovation this summer. Management and the owners announced the course will close May 24. It is expected to reopen in late August.
    Among the renovations will be converting the greens to TifEagle Bermuda Grass. This grass is on its sister course, Farmstead Golf Links, and has proved to be among the best greens in the Grand Strand market.