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Today's Features

  • Renowned singer-songwriter Bob Lind remembers when he wrote his 1960s hit, “Elusive Butterfly,” more than a half-century ago.

    “I was living in a scummy little apartment on Downing Street (in Denver) and I wrote this song, stayed up all night writing it, and I didn’t feel it was any better than any of the other songs I was writing at the time,” he recalled during his induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in 2013 alongside musical colleagues Judy Collins and The Serendipity Singers.

  • Leland Cultural Arts Center is kicking off the New Year and its fourth year of operation with winter-session classes and workshops, a student art show and a concert Friday, Jan. 19.

    The LCAC Winter 2018 Session opened this month with a multi-faceted lineup of classes and workshops including painting and drawing, basket weaving, ceramics/pottery, photography, stained glass, greeting card design, music and dance, theater, writing, exercise, fitness and yoga, Zumba and youth programs.

  • Our pets are facing a health crisis. According to the latest veterinary surveys, more than half our nation’s dogs and cats are overweight. This means more than 90 million pets are at risk for developing crippling arthritis, debilitating diabetes, catastrophic kidney and heart disease, high blood pressure and many forms of cancer. Besides these serious diseases, obesity is robbing pets of longevity and quality of life.

  • By Linda Arnold

     

    Yoda, the great philosopher from the “Star Wars” movies, always has some powerful advice.

    One of my favorites relates to commitment: “DO or DO NOT. There is no try.” 

    So, when I went to see “The Last Jedi” from the Star War series over the holidays, I paid attention. Yoda’s theme centered on failure: “The greatest teacher, failure is.”

  • By John Nelson
     

    Down, down, dogs!

                        Shakespeare. Henry IV, part 2; II, 4.

     

  • Everything that brides and planners alike need for the perfect wedding will be featured at the Silver Coast Bridal Show from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Silver Coast Winery at 6680 Barbeque Road in the Grissettown community.

    Local wedding professionals will be on hand to help make that wedding day extra special.

    The event will feature professional caterers, photographers, officiants, bakeries, DJs, entertainment, limos, venues, event planners, florists and more.

  • 4600-10 Main St., Shallotte

    (Twin Creek Plaza)

    (910) 754-4766

    brunswickfamily.org

    brunswickfamily@yahoo.com

    2018 will mark the 37th year for Brunswick Family Assistance, which launched in 1981 as a private, nonprofit volunteer information center to aid those in need in Brunswick County.

    Like the Energizer Bunny, Shallotte-based BFA has been going ever since.

  • Christmas volunteer opportunities

    The Salvation Army of Wilmington administers many programs and services designed to restore broken lives, build healthy relationships and develop and encourage people of all ages.

    To volunteer at the Christmas Center at 2307 North College Road in Wilmington, fill out an online form and email Maj. Leigh Ann Craddock at Leighann.Craddock@uss.salvationarmy.org.

    Website

    salvationarmycarolinas.org

  • By Laura Lewis and Brian Slattery

    It’s that time of year to jump in the car and journey to see some of the prettiest after-dark lights displays you and yours have ever seen in Brunswick County.

    Here’s a closer look at some of the most widely known ones at different points and directions in the county.

    Along the way to observing these, Christmas lights aficionados are likely to see a few other colorful displays as well along their routes.

    Happy holiday viewing!

    Shallotte

  • Brunswick County author Anne Clinard Barnhill and her poet son, Mike Smith, are collaborating on a mother-and-son Literary Salon slated for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at Rourk Library at 5068 Main St. in Shallotte.

    Smith, who directs the honors program at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., is promoting his new book, “And There Was Evening and There Was Morning,” published by WTAW Press, a memoir about the death of his first wife from cancer and his daughter who developed the same cancer but survived.