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Today's Features

  • 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?

  • Truly one of the great tastes of summer is sweet corn-on-the-cob. There’s still time to enjoy it this year. I’ve been told by local farm markets they will have corn well into September.  

  •  Clyde Ramon Babson, who was born Aug. 22, 1934, celebrates his 83rd birthday.


  • 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.