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Today's Features

  • Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue at 758 Longwood Road will host its 12th Annual Christmas Toy & Train Show from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3 and Dec. 9 and 10.

    Layouts run the gamut, from the smallest “Z” scale toted in a suitcase to larger G, O, HO, N-scale models in multiple layouts, in addition to 1/32-scale.

    Displays are highlighted with authentic train sounds, adding bells and whistles to an already popular pastime.

  • Ginny is the latest canine addition to the Ward family. As soon as she joined our pack, she became very attracted to the whole foods dished in her bowl. She’d been raised exclusively on kibble, and these fresh textures, tastes and smells were enticing. Carrots, apple slices and cooked beans quickly became some of her favorites.

  • Each fall I usually get one or two phone calls concerning autumn foliage, with the callers wondering, invariably, if this season’s coloration will be better (or worse) than last fall.

    It’s a good question, but one that is basically impossible to answer, of course. There is no way of measuring beauty. That’s my normal response. And even in a drought period, you never know exactly how the resultant fall foliage may be affected. I think, also, that the amount of light available during the day has a real effect on autumnal foliage.

  • By Linda Arnold

     

    Sir Richard Branson says, “If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re too small.”

    That quote got me thinking about the risk/reward ratio of our behaviors. If there’s something that’s been tugging at you and you keep ignoring it, maybe you’re playing too safe in your life.

    Of course, there are lots of valid reasons to pull back. If you find you’re continually doing this, though, it may be time to redefine your dream. Or get off the fence. 

  • Officers: President Suzanne Simpson, Vice President Marji Carano, Secretary Kate Landon and Diane Colum, Treasurer Shawn Barone, Membership Lorelei Hauptmann,

    Education Brenda Call, Programs Dee Caudle and Kathy Elliott, Community Outreach

    Janet Fahey/Wanda Williams and Publicity Kate Landon.

    Meetings: The Brunswick Quilters meet from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 M.H. Rourk Dr., Shallotte.

  • Blues & Beach Music Concert

    The Heavy Hitters of Soul present a Blues & Beach Music Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    The concert will feature Jim Quick & Coastline, Clarence Carter, Theodis Ealey and Pat Cooley.

    Tickets are $35 general and $40 premiere and available through 5:15 p.m. Dec. 8.

    Go to bccowa.com or call the Odell Williamson Auditorium box office at 755-7416.

    ‘Restless Heart Christmas’

  • Visitors to Brunswick Town will once again be feted with an up-close look at how American colonists celebrated the yuletide as the state historic site stages its annual An 18th Century Christmas from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10.

    Highlights include costumed interpreters providing on-the-hour guided tours of St. Philips Anglican Church on the grounds of the pre-Revolutionary port site overlooking the Cape Fear River.

  • The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation Inc. has selected Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity, American Legion Post 543 and Samara’s Village Inc. to be the recipients of proceeds from its seventh annual Charity Ball on Friday, March 2, 2018.

  • AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide free high-quality income tax assistance, free federal and state tax preparation and free electronic filing. The service is available to low and moderate income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member or retired to take advantage of this free service.

    IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will discuss your tax situation with you, answer your questions, and then prepare and electronically file your tax return.

  • The Horry County (S.C.) Police Department has teamed up with the Horry County Animal Care Center to host a blanket drive for county animals.

    Donations of new or gently used blankets are being requested to distribute throughout the community by environmental services officers.

    Drop off locations include the Horry County Animal Care Center at 1923 Industrial Park Drive in Conway and the ML Brown Building at 2560 N. Main St., Suite 7, in Conway.