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Today's Features

  • By John Nelson
    Fire in the sandhills!

  • If you’re one of those last-minute souls who has not yet mapped out your solar eclipse plans, Silver Coast Winery serves up a sol-ution.

    Just in time for Monday’s unique cross-country eclipse that will briefly cast a shadow over the Carolinas, the popular winery at 6680 Barbeque Road in the rural Grissettown area of western Brunswick County has scheduled “Come Sit, Sip and See the Solar Eclipse” from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

  • Tickets went on sale Aug. 16 for a Sept. 6 performance by Richard Marx that opens the new Performing Arts Series for 2017-18 at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

  • The hottest cars and trucks will be on display at the 14th Annual Leland Under the Lights Car Show from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Lowes Foods in Brunswick Forest.

    This rain-or-shine event staged by the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce last year showcased 200 participating cars and trucks.

    Attendees are invited to visit car show vendors, dine in one of the restaurants or browse the shops at the Villages in Brunswick Forest.

    Brian White with Jammin 99.9 will be on hand with music.

  • Communities In Schools of Brunswick County and CIS Thrift Shops are still collecting much-needed school supplies for students in need around the county. CIS is continuing to host its annual Back to School Supply Drive during August. Supplies are being collected at all CIS thrift shop locations in Brunswick County and the CIS main office in Southport.

    There are four CIS Thrift Shops located in Boiling Spring Lakes, Leland, Southport and Sunset Beach that serve as school supply drop-off points.

  • The Carolina Soul Festival, presented by Community Movement Alliance, is a community-oriented health, wellness, music and art festival set in the heart of the South Brunswick Islands area. The second annual event will feature interactive vendors, a kid’s zone, a ninja warrior obstacle course for adults, yoga, tai chi classes and more.

    It will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Calabash at 9480 Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) between Movement Works’ studio and the South Brunswick Island Center.

  • Leland’s Founders’ Day celebration will be Sept. 9 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Leland Municipal Complex.

    The event will feature live music with Johnny White & The Elite Band and Justin Cody Fox, fireworks, carnival food trucks, arts and crafts.

    There will be no parking on site, but park and ride shuttles will be available at North Brunswick High School. Bring canned/non-perishable food for food drive benefitting local food bank.

    Email recreation@townofleland.com with any questions/concerns.

  • Silver Coast Winery, in partnership with Special Kids Sponsor Foundation, which benefits children in foster care, will host the Purple Feet Festival on Sept. 9 as they celebrate the grape.

    Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children younger than 12 and Lucy look-alikes are admitted free.

    Come enjoy live music by the Imitations, along with MC Tony Resse. There will be a variety of arts and craft vendors, with a Lucy Look-A-Like contest at 3:30 p.m., grape stomping all day and food vendors. The winemaker will also give a winery tour.

  • 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, 1957, in Conway, S.C., have two children and five grandchildren.

  • By John Nelson

     

    "If you prick us, do we not bleed?"

                — Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, III: 1.