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Today's News

  • The ‘Devil in Pew Number Seven’ can be found in the church of our lives

    Thanks to the generosity of a newfound friend who let me borrow the book, I just finished a race through “The Devil in Pew Number Seven.” To call it a race is not an understatement, since I pored over the book until I finished it in eight hours. This was not my reacting to a dare or an enticement to competition. It was purely interest-driven. I was captivated by the true story that took place in Columbus County during the 1960s.

  • Community briefs

    Friends of the Library to meet Sept. 25
    The Southport and Oak Island Friends of the Library annual meeting will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Southport Community Building, 223 East Bay St. in Southport. Guest speaker will be Wilmington Star News writer and author Ben Steelman.
    Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
    Steelman is a co-author of “Wilmington on Film,” which chronicles more than 25 years of TV and film production in the Cape Fear region. He will focus on productions in Brunswick County.

  • Club briefs

    Chili to heat up Moose Lodge Oct. 13
    The Local Heroes Chili Cook-off will take place from noon-3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Oak Island Moose Lodge. Local fire, rescue and police departments, along with the US Coast Guard, will be competing for the title of “The Best Chili in Town.”
    Tickets on now sale for $10 each. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Be sure to get $2 off coupons at the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce and First Citizens Bank, Oak Island branch.

  • Cabbage can be steamed, boiled, braised, stuffed and stir-fried

    Cabbage is one of our oldest vegetables and continues to be a dietary staple and a fairly inexpensive food. It is easy to grow, tolerates the cold and is rich in vitamin C and fiber.
    Just cut up some fresh cabbage, sprinkle it with lemon and enjoy it as a mid-day snack. Or, use it with your favorite tossed salad or pasta dish; or, my favorite, make some fresh cabbage soup.

  • Babson-Segura

    Erica Babson of Ash and Michael Segura of Lincolnton were married May 19 at the Clebourne House in Fort Mill, S.C.
    The Rev. Aaron Grooms officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of David and Charlotte Babson of Ash. The groom is the son of Dioney and Maria Segura of Lincolnton.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Sept. 20
    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.

  • ‘Dorothy meets Alice’ this November

    What would it be like if Dorothy of “The Wizard of Oz” and Alice of “Alice in Wonderland” were to meet? What would they think of each other? Would they be friends? How would the characters in their books react to each other?
    Stagestruck Players, the youth division or Brunswick Little Players, will shed some light on the possibility as to how these pairings might work in their upcoming production of “Dorothy Meets Alice.”

  • Supply girl wins grand champion award

    Aubrie Davis, 8, riding her horse Karma, received eight horse show awards at the Carolina Classic Horseman’s Association Horse Show at Hugh MacRae Park in Wilmington.
    Davis, of Supply, won first in youth barrels race, novice rider barrels, youth Texas barrels and novice rider poles.
    She was third in The Billy Murray Memorial barrels race, youth pole bending and youth apple race. In an apple race, an apple is placed on top of a drum and the competitor tries to pick it up while riding a horse.

  • Sports calendar

    Youth wrestling
    NCWAY Youth Wrestling for those ages 5-12 is being offered 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the North Brunswick High School auxiliary gym. The cost is $20.

  • Shock starts season with 5-0 win

    The Brush Dental Shock U13 girls’ soccer team started its new season with a 5-0 win in the Pleasure Island Soccer Association.
    “The Shock have new challenges this year, playing on a full-sized field 11-against-11 for the first time,” coach Mark Giordano said.
    “The team did a great job of keeping their spacing and passing to open players creating scoring opportunities.”
    Mia Adcock led the Shock with two scores, and Ashley Oakes, Caroline Hawthorne and Kira Frawley each scored one.