Today's News

  • Religion briefs

    Oktoberfest dinner set for Oct. 13
    The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039 will serve a traditional Oktoberfest dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at Saint Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church, 5101 Ocean Highway West in Shallotte.
    In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all proceeds from this dinner will help to fight breast cancer. Cost is $15/person. Dine in or take-out is available.

  • Blood drive set for Sept. 29

    Every two seconds someone in this country needs blood. The Point Church at 324 Village Road NE in Leland is helping make sure that blood is available by sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.
    In addition to the blood drive, family entertainment will also be provided, such as a moon bounce, face painting and other children’s games. Free hotdogs and beverages will be served.
    To make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 399-3704.

  • Going to other churches: Is it a sin or a means of salvation?

    My age gives me a different perspective, hopefully a vantage point in considering attendance and participation in worship at churches other than my own Roman Catholic liturgy.
    In my youth, before the exploding Spirit of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council opened windows of grace, I was carefully and woefully taught that all denominations beyond my own were to be respected, but no participation in them or with them would be allowed or acceptable.

  • Wooden boats afloat in Southport

    Wooden boats of all makes and sizes will be on display at the Old Yacht Basin in Southport during the third annual Southport Wooden Boat Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Admission is free.
    Visitors can meet and talk with the wooden boat makers and owners and vote for their favorite entrant for the People’s Choice Award. The nauti-kids events return and all little sailors can build their own boats and test their sea-worthiness. Face painting, tattoos, knot-tying skills return and, new this year, the Turtle Man, will keep them busy.

  • Learn about the secret life of plankton

    Plankton are the primary food source for almost all fish larvae, as well as a critical source of food for large aquatic animals such as fish and whales. Plankton plays a crucial role in maintaining the ocean’s complicated ecosystem.
    Plankton consists of any organisms that live in the water and are incapable of swimming against the current. Plankton range in size from microscopic organisms to larger organisms, such as jellyfish. Plankton are not limited to salt water; they are also found in fresh water ponds and lakes.

  • Calabash gallery plans group show

    Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will host Anything Goes, a multi-artist show presented by Art Matters, a studio art group that meets to paint and critique their work on Thursday afternoons at the gallery.
    The show opens Oct. 5 and runs through Nov. 3. A public reception is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • Casseroles are a good way to use up leftovers

    My definition of a casserole is a combination of foods that are cooked together slowly in an oven in the dish/pot that will be used for serving. As a cooking method, it was derived from the ancient practice of slowly stewing meat in earthenware containers.

  • Chandler-Dela Cruz

    Airman Daryll Chandler and Janine Dela Cruz were married July 8 near Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. The bride is the daughter of Apolinario and Susana Dela Cruz from the Philippines. The groom is the son of Juan and Robin Castaneda of Shallotte. The couple celebrated their union on Sunday, Sept 30, at Calvary Baptist Church in Shallotte.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Sept. 27
    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.

  • Shock shuts out opponent

    Brush Dental Shock U13 girls won their second game of the season, 5-0. The Shock won with a balanced attack, as five girls scored goals.
    Leah McDonald, usually a defender took a pass from Lauren Dimuzio and scored her first goal for the Shock.
    “Leah also helped her team out by playing goalie and stopping the opponent’s most fierce attempt on goal,” coach Mark Giordano said. “Leah has played on the Shock for over three years and has kept an open mind to playing any position that will help her team.