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Today's Features

  • “Look at him, he’s so happy!”

    Most pet parents will tell you they can tell what their pet is feeling simply by looking at them. For years mainstream scientists have dismissed reading a dog’s emotional facial expressions as wishful thinking. Recent research suggests we may be able to correctly guess our pet’s feelings after all.

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    By John Nelson

     

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    By Linda Arnold

     

    If you feel like your life is on autopilot, spinning out of control, you’re not alone.

    Juggling all those demands on your platter, coupled with information overload in our warp-speed society, can make you feel like you’re a pinball machine on “tilt.”

  • Brunswick Little Theatre invites you to jumpstart your summer with a concert by The Back Porch Rockers, a rock and roll band that performs music from the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 27.

    The concert will be held on theater grounds at 8068 River Road in Southport for a fair-like evening with food and drink for purchase provided by Vanida Sisters of Boiling Spring Lakes.

    Tickets are available at the theater the day of the event, $20 for adults and $10 for students with ID. The rain date is Sunday, May 28, at the same time.

  • It’s a sacred day to remember those who died in defense of the country.

    Memorial Day tributes to America’s soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice will once again be paid throughout Brunswick County and on the Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington on the traditional fourth Monday in May observance as well as one ceremony on the “actual Memorial Day” on Tuesday, May 30.

    Here’s a closer look at scheduled ceremonies.

    Memorial Day in Calabash

  • “Smooth soul” sums up North Carolina-based Silk Groove, a vocal/instrumental band electrifying the stage of the second Sunset Beach Summer Concert of the season from 7 to 9 p.m. next Wednesday, May 31, in the gazebo in Village Park on Queen Anne Street.

    Group namesake and drummer Chris “Silk” Terry has performed with legendary groups The Drifters, The Coasters, The Four Tops, The O’Jays, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Smokey Robinson and The Temptations.

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    By John Nelson

    It’s one of those plants that give off a really memorable aroma: a sweet, clinging aroma that hangs in the still air of a shaded magical woodland, letting us know spring is almost over, with summer ready to roll in.

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     By Cheryle Jones Syracuse

     

    When I listen to people talk about food or read some of the things posted on the Internet, I frequently hear concern and real confusion about the safety of the food we buy. Two words that get tossed around a lot are “hormones” and “GMOs” (genetically modified organisms).


  • By Sam Marshall

     

    Have you ever noticed a small, orange-and-black critter congregating on your summer vegetable plants? Similarly, have you encountered a larger one that appears to be wearing bell-bottom pants? A common mid-season pest, leaf-footed bugs are nuisance pests on many fruit and vegetable crops, as well as nut trees and some ornamental plants. And as the summer wears on, they will become more problematic, so act now to avoid damage to your summer vegetables.