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Today's Features


  • I have only had a White Castle hamburger once since relocating here almost 20 years ago. They were quite popular in my youth, especially when going to a Browns or Indians game at old Cleveland Municipal Stadium. We would park at a downtown lot and then walk to the stadium, which just happened to have a White Castle on the way. We would buy them by the dozen!

  • Aug. 26 marks the 97th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.

    Two groups are celebrating the passage of the 19th Amendment with a rally from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 26, in Franklin Square Park at 130 E. West St. in Southport.

    The event features speakers, including state Rep. Deb Butler, live music by Fun Fatale Trio, local civic and women’s groups’ tables and a supply drive for local schoolchildren.

  • The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation fires up its annual fundraising Fish Fry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, next to the Hills Supermarket parking lot in Shallotte to raise funds for the foundation’s Sunshine Fund.

    This fund supports Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office families who suffer from tragedies.

    The outdoor fish fry, at N.C. 130 (Whiteville Road) and 179 (Main Street) will serve helpings of freshly breaded and fried flounder, potato salad, coleslaw and bread for $8 per person.

  • Johnnie and Violet Smith of Ash celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 16 with a celebration at Cypress Creek Church in Whiteville. The couple, who wed June 16, 1967, in Conway, S.C., have two children and five grandchildren.

  • Five a day? Can you do better? How about doubling that amount?

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    It’s that time of year again: Alarm clocks, school buses, backpacks and homework. As our children return to their scholarly abodes, many times their pets become anxious when left behind. Each year, I’m overwhelmed with questions from frantic parents desperately dealing with stress from both their two- and four-legged children. Here are some of my favorite tips for making the back to school or back to work adjustment.

     

    1. Transition Time

  • Doing a job, performing a task, whether it is via volunteerism or for a paycheck has often been relegated to a “less-than-holy” status. As a result, folks frequently consider their life devoid of deep meaning and lacking a spiritual base. Zilong Wang would consider this to be an unfortunate misunderstanding. Wang labels it a false duality, one to which he had fallen prey before taking a second look at life. As he put it, “In my mind, I had created an unnecessary duality between “holding a job” and “living to serve.”

  • By Linda Arnold

     

    We’ve all been there.

    Someone we know is going through a tough situation, and we don’t know what to say — or do.

    Some people do nothing. Others try to “fix” things. The best advice I ever got was, “Just hold me when I cry.”

    And then there are the varying degrees of closeness to a situation. You may only know the person professionally or casually. Or, you may be a close friend. Awkwardness knows no bounds.

  • By John Nelson