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Today's News

  • Taunton-Strommen

    Announcement is made of the engagement of Chantal Taunton of Bolivia to Clint K. Strommen of Carolina Shores. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jo and Annie Van Den Heuvel-Leinaerts of Maastricht, The Netherlands. The prospective groom is the son of Cliff and Betty Strommen of Carolina Shores. An April wedding is planned.

  • Lear-Vivas

    Announcement is made of the engagement of Stacy Rechelle Lear to Jon Vivas, both of of Missoula, Mont. The bride-elect is the daughter of Frank and Deborah Lear of Holden Beach. The prospective groom is the son of Manuel Vivas of Chicago and Dorothy Vivas of Mount Vernon, N.Y. A 4 p.m. May 24 wedding is planned at Heritage Hall, Fort Missoula, Missoula, Mont. The couple has a wedding Web site at www.empressandcommander.com.

  • Frank-Hutton

    Jessica Alexandria Frank and Clinton Wyatt Hutton of Sunset Beach were married Dec. 15, 2007, at Tidewater Golf Plantation in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., with Dr. Ronald A. Veenker officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Joyce D. and Geoffrey M. Frank of Sunset Beach.

    She was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    Matron of honor was her sister-in-law, Heather K. Rhodes of Elgin, S.C.

    The groom is the son of Frances D. and Harry W. Hutton of Hampstead.

    Best man was Bobby Earwood of Holden Beach.

  • Virginia Williamson Elementary announces award winners

    Virginia Williamson Elementary School has announced its second nine-weeks awards. They are as follows:

    A Honor Roll

    Fifth-grade: Hannah Caison, Kacey Galloway, Caison Mankin, Ariana Thomas, Gracie DeStefano, Brianna Mintz, Samantha Michalski, Emma Elliott, Luci Tramposch, Billie Jean Bailey and Amber Merklinger.

    Fourth-grade: Charlotte Floyd, Olivia Thorson, Hannah Black and McKenzie Jordan.

    Third-grade: Sydney Bitancor, Austin Dickerson, Aidan Goble and Savannah Campbell.

  • Life is a balance between chaos and control

    My husband was scheduled for cataract surgery. “It is a simple procedure,” everyone comments, “endured by many senior citizens. Your vision will be so improved that you will be wishing that you had done it years ago.”

  • Church briefs

    St. Luke plans services

    Lenten and Holy Week services at Saint Luke Lutheran Church in Ocean Isle Beach:

    Wednesday, Feb. 27: Saint Luke will host the fourth luncheon sponsored by the Greater Shallotte Ministerial Association at noon. The Rev. Richard Farrand will present the meditation Prayer of the Questioner or Grumbler. Lunch is served at noon followed by the prayer service.

    Wednesday March 5: Soup and sandwich supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by Lenten service at 6:30 p.m.

  • Simmons traded to Bulls

    Brunswick County native Cedric Simmons was sent to the NBA’s Chicago Bulls last week as part of a three-team trade involving 11 players and a 2009 draft pick.

    Simmons, a former West Brunswick High School and N.C. State University standout, is now with his third team since being selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.

    He made his debut with the Bulls Sunday in Houston and played two minutes and scored two points.

  • Edwards outduels Johnson in California

    FONTANA, Calif.—Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Roush Fenway Ford, won the rain-delayed Auto Club 500 on Monday.

    Edwards took the lead from defending Cup champion Jimmie Johnson on lap 237 of the 250-lap race.

    Johnson was the leader after the final round of pit stops with 26 laps left. Edwards came out third, but he clearly had the fastest car as he went on to capture the eighth victory of his career.

    The race ended under caution when Dale Jarrett spun on the final lap, but it didn’t matter because Edwards had a lead of more than four seconds on Johnson.

  • Every dog deserves to have his day

    Whoever coined the sentiment that the race does not always go to the swiftest probably feels a little bit smug when NASCAR brings its horsepower to restrictor plate tracks such as Daytona and Talladega.

    There may be a clear favorite or frontrunner, and history sometimes does repeat itself. But it is virtually impossible in the beginning to guess who, in the end, will be the winner.

  • BCC enters tournament with confidence

    Confidence should not be an issue as Brunswick Community College heads into this week’s Carolinas Junior College Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament in Wilmington.

    On Monday, the Dolphins wrapped up their best regular season ever with a 121-80 trouncing of Roanoke-Chowan Community College.

    Jeremy Basnight tied a school record with eight three-pointers and finished with 26 points Travis Foster had five three-pointers and 19 points. Eight Dolphins scored in double figures.