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Today's Features

  •  Dr. William and Beatrice Flythe celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 30, 2016, at the Southport Community Building with almost 70 family members and friends. The couple met at Johnson C. Smith University in the fall of 1963. They were married Dec. 23, 1966.

  • By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Wyscaver

    Navy Office of Community Outreach

         “We Build, We Fight” has been the motto of the U. S. Navy’s Construction Force, known as the Seabees for the past 75 years. Southport native and South Brunswick High School graduate, Petty Officer 2nd Class Wayne Harris, builds and fights around the world as a member of a naval construction battalion center in Port Hueneme, Calif.

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    Over the years, many friends and family members have given dessert recipes to me. Some of those I’ve actually had to ask for and many of those weren’t even written down, so it took a little trial and error on my part in coming up with the exact recipe.

    Many recipes I’ve found when perusing the Internet, going through a myriad of cookbooks or actually watching desserts being made on one of the many, many cooking shows on television.

  •  It’s the third week into 2017 and I’m going to bring up those New Year’s resolutions again. If your goal is to eat more healthfully this year, I have some simple ideas to try in the grocery store. Rethink what you’re putting in your cart.

  •  Saying goodbye is never easy. Even when one believes that endings are openings to new beginnings, goodbye is a word that sticks in our throat. So many thoughts and feelings emerge, converge and draw tenderness and toughness into a complicated embrace. Memories come to the surface, good and bad alike. Regrets join the company, creating a sharp edge and an intake of breath. Should haves, would haves, could haves cannot be completely erased. Perhaps that is a good thing.

  •   By Sam Marshall

     

  •  These frigid winter days we had recently literally brought me in from the cold. I can’t even enjoy my screened-in porch since I have to bundle up like Ralphie in “A Christmas Story.” With nothing else to do, I decided it was time to make some soup!

  •  I recall reading an article about reading résumés and doing interviews. Because my grandchildren are immersed in job searches, it caught my attention. Perhaps I could find suggestions to offer them, easing their way through the process and empowering them to enhance their presentations to result in ultimate success. “When the final interview looms large, everyone is, or seems to be, equally qualified” I read. I paid close attention to the two questions the author (whose name escapes me) always asked the final candidates.

  • The Kiwanis Club of Southport/Oak Island will present a special performance by jazz guitarist Frank Vignola on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at St. James Community Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    Vignola has performed here before. His virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops and guitar legend Les Paul. His dynamic genre-spanning music has brought him to 14 countries on three continents.

  • It’s a painting party to aid animals, and you’re invited.

    Volunteers are staging another Painting Party “FUNdraiser” to help homeless animals at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21.

    The event will take place at Next Generation Canvas and Cocktails, 30 Shamrock Drive, Sunset Beach. Tickets are $35, with a portion of proceeds going to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services.

    Highlights include door prizes and a silent auction, along with an evening of entertaining art instruction.