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Today's Features

  • The town of Carolina Shores launches its first craft and car show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the South Brunswick Islands Center at 9400 Ocean Highway W. in Carolina Shores.

    The car show will take place outside while local crafters display and sell their handmade creations inside the Brunswick Community College building, said event organizer Mary Timothy, a Carolina Shores town commissioner.

  • By John Nelson

     

    This is one of the many plants that make me glad I live in the South.

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    By Linda Arnold

     

    This past week we experienced the brunt of two major hurricanes and the 16th anniversary of 9/11.

    While these kinds of events can bring the worst in terms of destruction, they can also bring the best in terms of compassion.

    Because they bring us together as one. Nature is the great equalizer. 

    Most of us remember how we stood together as Americans after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Any other labels that might have existed were stripped away.

  • Cats are curious critters. They’re fiercely independent, notably nocturnal and difficult to discern. In other words, they’re probably cleverer than many humans. Here are some of the most common kitten questions I get from cat people.

     

    1.    How long do cats live?

  • Hayrides, pumpkins, a corn maze and a farm train are just some of the fall fun planned at Go Chicken Coop, a seasonal venture opening Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7 Bell Swamp Connection in Winnabow.

    Go Chicken Coop is the rural dream of owner Ed Burnett, a Brunswick County developer who grew up on a potato farm in Water Mill, N.Y.

    “He’s used to being outdoors,” said Go Chicken Coop spokeswoman Meagan Spivey. “This is how he grew up, in the country with no electronics, none of that.”

  • In celebration of National Estuaries Week, the North Carolina Coastal Federation plans a family-friendly event in Navassa on Saturday, Sept. 16.

  • 4911 Old Shallotte Road, Shallotte

    Mailing address: P.O. Box 948, Shallotte 28459

    Email: contactus@sbisclub.com

    Officers

    President: Kirby Bellamy

    First vice president: Chris Phipps

    Second vice president: Bill Bellamy

    Secretary: William Magee

    Treasurer: Michael Mattera

    Membership: Bill Magee, membership@sbisclub.com

    Website: sbisclub.com

  • Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road has scheduled two more Meet the Author events and a musical performance in coming days. For more information, call the library at 575-0173.

    Novelist Sean Keefer unveils “The Solicitor” Aug. 31

    Sean Keefer will take part in a Meet the Author session at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, showcasing his latest novel, “The Solicitor.”

  • President: Bob Gustavson, 575-2238 or bogus@atmc.net

    Meets: at Calabash Fire Station, 892 Persimmon Road (contact group for specific meeting dates)

    Open to all FDNY members, retired or active

    Mailing address: P.O. Box 15589, Surfside Beach, SC 29587-5589; web: fdnycra.org; Facebook.fdnycra

    When it comes to community, the Fire Department New York-Carolinas Retirees Association is all in.

  • Waterway Art Association has announced the following workshops in coming days and months.

    All sessions are at Bellinger Art Works at 283B Koolabrew Drive NW off Calabash Road near Carolina Shores.

    Nationally known portrait artist Terry Sellers Harrison will teach an eight-week Beginner Artist Class Series, “Painting, From the Beginning,” Sept. 11 through Oct. 30.