Today's Features

  •  Possessing a thick, sweet and juicy flesh, bell peppers, or sweet peppers, as we have come to call them, are available in a rainbow of colors, including green, red, yellow, orange, purple, black, white and even striped.

    Named for their bell shape, green bell peppers tend to be the least sweet — almost slightly bitter — while the yellow, orange and the red ones are the sweetest. The green peppers, however, are almost always the cheapest.

  •  Elizabeth Hudson did it again. Her welcome editorial, titled “And Dance by the Light of the Moon” in the February 2014 issue of Our State magazine, described her fascination with the moon and all things lunar.

  • Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School is having an art show, and the public is invited.

    The school’s “Gotta Have Art” show, set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, will showcase student work that will be judged and displayed throughout the school.

    It’s the time of year when “JMM transforms into a beautiful art gallery,” creating a don’t-miss event, said school parent facilitator Sharyn Morrison.

    The school is at 250 Pea Landing Road in the Ash community.

    For more details, call the school at 287-4014.

  • Singer-songwriter Ellis Paul will perform at the last Listen Up Brunswick County concert of this season, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Holden Beach Chapel Fellowship Hall, 107 Rothschild St. in Holden Beach.

    Doors open at 7 p.m. Another pre-concert wine-tasting is from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Kd Morris Art Gallery & Wine Shop on the island causeway, at 3422 Holden Beach Road.

  • Both sides played dirty during the Civil War, says Jim McKee, interpreter extraordinaire at historic Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson in Winnabow.

    Learn more about that this coming Saturday, May 10, when the state Revolutionary/Civil War site presents “Diabolical Contrivances and Dirty Tricks” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • It’s a strawberry lover’s favorite time of year.

    Homegrown strawberries are sweetening the landscape and palates at Indigo Farms on Hickman Road, Holden Brothers on U.S. 17 and Waccamaw River Farm and Nursery in Ash.

    On a recent “strawberry morning,” shoppers perused the produce market at Indigo Farms at 1542 Hickman Road. Cartons of freshly picked strawberries filled one of the tables.

    Market employee Estelle Minicozzi stayed busy ringing up strawberry orders, including that of Barbara Keelyn of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council will have its regular monthly meeting Monday night, May 5.

    A pre-agenda work session is at 6:45 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at town hall at 700 Sunset Blvd.

    Copies of the meeting agenda are available on the town website at www.sunsetbeachnc.gov.

    Sunset Beach Town Council has also scheduled three budget work sessions during May.

  • The Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners will have its monthly workshop at 10 a.m. Monday, May 5.

    Their monthly meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8.

    The sessions will take place at Carolina Shores Town Hall at 200 Persimmon Road.

    For more details and agenda information, call town hall at 575-4877 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


  • Early May is prime time for wine in Brunswick County.

    Two events this Saturday, May 3, will celebrate the grape and all its accoutrements, starting with the Old Bridge Preservation Society’s second annual Strawberry & Wine Fest from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Silver Coast Winery.

    Admission is $5.