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Today's Features

  • The Brunswick County Literacy Council at 282 Ocean Highway E. in Supply will offer an adult beginner personal computer skills class beginning Monday, Sept. 11. Classes will be every Monday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon for four consecutive weeks. Class size will be limited to five students per class.

    This hands-on course will include PC Basics/Windows, Internet, Basic Word and Basic Excel.

    To register for this free class, call 754-7323.

  • American Legion Post 543 and the St. James Fire Department will jointly conduct a remembrance ceremony to honor those lost on 9/11 at the St. James Community Center at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11.

    The Post 543 Honor Guard will present the colors. Bob Marks will sing the national anthem. Chief John Dahill and the fire department Board of Directors president John Young will offer their recollections in remembrance of the victims who perished.

  • It was just a matter of time before the Southern Living Idea House found its way to Bald Head Island.

    The time has come this year with the popular magazine’s 2017 Idea House, a delightful combination of coastal style, color and collaboration of builder Whitney Blair Custom Homes of Ocean Isle Beach, architect Moser Design Group of Beaufort, S.C., and interior designer Lindsey Coral Harper of New York-based LCH Interiors.

  • Coming off a three-week stint at the Flamingo Las Vegas, singer-songwriter Richard Marx is looking forward to his new cross-country tour that launches right here in Brunswick County, at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Marx describes his limited-engagement residency and performance of “Satisfied: Only the Hits,” in the Flamingo’s Donny & Marie Showroom as a tight one, rigidly timed at 75 minutes.

  • Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road has scheduled two more Meet the Author events and a musical performance in coming days. For more information, call the library at 575-0173.

    Novelist Sean Keefer unveils “The Solicitor” Aug. 31

    Sean Keefer will take part in a Meet the Author session at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, showcasing his latest novel, “The Solicitor.”

  • By Sam Marshall

     

    Fall is an exciting time in southeastern North Carolina! We finally get a reprieve from the heat and humidity and the bugs are more tolerable, which means you can begin to reclaim the outdoors and get back in the garden. Now is the time to start a fall vegetable garden. If you typically grow a summer garden — tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, squash — and no fall garden, you are only getting half the production potential from your beds and are missing out on some tasty cool-season veggies.

     

  • By John Nelson

     

    Bad news, I’m afraid.

    They are interesting little things, hard and sharp. Shaped sort of like the horns of a bull. But of course, they come from a plant. And if you step on one of these things, it will hurt. Ouch!

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    By Linda Arnold

     

    Maybe this month’s eclipses have something to do with it. Or the global events that are rocking our worlds.

    Whatever it is, I’ve run across a number of folks who are feeling unsettled right now. When this occurs, you may feel scattered, going in lots of different directions.  Or temporarily paralyzed, unable to make any moves.

    Rest assured, you’re not alone. These are tumultuous times, and they can take their toll.

     

  • Diarrhea is undoubtedly one of the most dreaded dilemmas for dog lovers. Stained carpets, splattered tiles and cringe-worthy stenches culminate in concern and create questions about what to do. As a practicing veterinarian, my goal is to help dog owners determine when they can safely treat the runs at home and when medical help is required. But before we dive into the depths of diarrhea, we need to determine what normal doggie doo looks like.  

     

    What is ‘normal’ dog poop?