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    Chocolate and wine pairing at Silver Coast
    Enjoy a chocolate piece of “the rock” at a chocolate and wine pairing presented by Silver Coast Winery on Feb. 16-17. The pairing will consist of sampling two chocolates bars with different wines. Cost is $15 per person.
    On Feb. 16 at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road in Ocean Isle Beach, there will be three seatings: at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    On Feb. 17 in its Tasting Room at 105 S. Howe St. in Southport, there will be three seatings: 1 p.m.,
    2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count

    The 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) takes place from Feb. 15-18.
    Hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, the GBBC collects valuable information about changes in patterns of bird distribution and numbers throughout the United States and Canada. This year, for the first time, the event goes global, when the GBBC integrates with eBird, a worldwide bird data collection program.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Jan. 31
    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.
    MahJong, 10 a.m., Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, free. For more information, call 845-3693.
    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.

  • Doris Betts’ 79-year love affair with North Carolina

    Editor’s note: This North Carolinian of Note profile was produced by students in Dean Emeritus Richard Cole’s feature writing class in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The profiles were distributed by the North Carolina Press Foundation. For reprint information, contact sandynie@email.unc.edu.

  • Come learn about sand dollars at museum

    Even the most seasoned beachcomber can be excited and pleased to find a whole, intact sand dollar on the beach.
    A common sand dollar is another name for a particular type of “flattened” sea urchin. The common sand dollar is found in the Northern Hemisphere in temperate and tropical waters.
    On a good day at Ocean Isle Beach or Sunset Beach, you might find many sand dollars ranging in size from 1-4 inches in diameter.

  • Southport hosts Emancipation Day program

    The Save Our Community (SOC) organization of Southport hosted its 21st annual Emancipation Day Program at St. James AMEZ Church on Dec. 29.
    Norman Jones, master of ceremonies, opened the program by asking the audience to sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
    Emma Myles of First Baptist read the Scripture, Exodus 3:7-12. Deacon William Flythe of Friendship Baptist prayed, and Alexandria Plummer of St. James AMEZ gave the welcome.

  • Community briefs

    Silver Coast hosts bridal show Jan. 27
    The Silver Coast Bridal Show will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road in Ocean Isle Beach. Discover the beauty of the Brunswick Islands and beyond.
    Come meet caterers, photographers, wedding planners, cakes, music, event rentals, limos, venues, florists and more. Admission is free.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Jan. 24
    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.
    MahJong, 10 a.m., Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, free. For more information, call 845-3693.
    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.

  • James Taylor: Carolina on his mind

    Editor’s note: This North Carolinian of Note profile was produced by students in Dean Emeritus Richard Cole’s feature writing class in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The profiles were distributed by the North Carolina Press Foundation. For reprint information, contact sandynie@email.unc.edu.

  • Community briefs

    Oil painting demo set for Jan. 23
    Artist Joan Hoyle will present an oil painting demonstration at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, according to gallery owner Ginny Lassiter. The event is free to the public and reservations are not required.