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Today's Features

  •  We all have our favorite comfort food, whether it’s grilled cheese sandwiches, steak and potatoes, mac and cheese, a special casserole or just a bowl of ice cream. But have you ever considered mangos as comfort food?

  •  We have enjoyed a mild autumn, but things are cooling down letting us know Old Man Winter will soon join us for, thankfully, a short visit. Our winters aren’t usually too bad, but these cooler temperatures set the stage for winter weeds like wild garlic and annual bluegrass to fill in weak spots in the lawn.

  •  Veterinarians search for ways to help pets enjoy longer and healthier lives their entire careers, driven by the desire to enable dogs and cats to remain vigorous and vital for many, many years. A new drug, rapamycin, may also help dogs fight the effects of aging and prolong life in animals and humans.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Janice D. Bottomly and Craig B. Abney, both of Shallotte. The bride-elect is the daughter of Glenn Speaks and Delores Abney of Carolina Shores. The prospective groom is the son of Betty Abney of Cochran, Ga. A Nov. 27, 2017, wedding is planned at The Causeway Inn.

  • It’s hard to believe it’s just one week away from Thanksgiving. The television chefs, magazines and Internet have been sharing lots of recipes, ideas and “hacks” to make your holiday bird easier, healthier and tasting better. I’m joining the pack and offering a food safety pointer. This tip is one the food safety people have been encouraging for the past few years:
    Don’t wash the turkey!

  •  I had a column written and ready to send when a monumental event occurred. Many may have missed it in the flurry of early voting and pre-election discussions and arguments. 

  •  I had a column written and ready to send when a monumental event occurred. Many may have missed it in the flurry of early voting and pre-election discussions and arguments. 

  •  by Will Snyder

    We grew up with stories of Superman turning back time by circling the Earth, but now something new orbits our planet: the Supermoon! 

    While it may not be faster than a speeding bullet, this term has quickly gained popularity and launched the moon back into arguably its biggest spotlight since the Space Race.

    The question is: What has made the moon so super?

  •  By John Nelson


    “Received a letter from Meehan. The box of Scuppernongs arrived just in time for an Exhibition of the Hort. Soc. & were much admired. He wants about 6 bushels of Cypress balls.”

    — diary of Henry W. Ravenel. 2 Oct 1867

     

  •  My first taste of escargots was at a fancy, high-end restaurant called Tangiers back in Akron, Ohio, many, many, many years ago. A salesman had taken me out for lunch and he recommended having a plate of these French delicacies.