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Today's Features

  • Crowned on March 17, from left are Little Miss Caitlin Byrd, Junior Miss Anabel Lopez, Brunswick County Outstanding Junior Miss Natalie Space, Miss Brunswick County Ashlynne Lowery, Teen Miss Vannessa Herold and Little Mr. Brunswick County Adam Weaver. The director of the Miss Brunswick County Scholarship Pageant is Gail Register.

  • The End of America is upon us.

    In just a few more days, it’s coming to Brunswick County.

    At least, that’s the name of the Philadelphia-based trio performing in the latest Listen Up Brunswick County show at 7:30 p.m. next Sunday in the Virginia Williamson Events Center in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    Doors open at 7 p.m.

    The End of America, their name a tribute to Jack Kerouac, consists of Brendon Thomas, James Downes and Trevor Leonard blending three-part vocals ala rock and Americana.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Happy spring! The rejuvenation of nature — and ourselves. Ushered in by that fifth season on the calendar: March Madness.
    I’m not sure when bracketology became part of our vernacular, but it’s here to stay. And this year’s NCAA basketball tournament has given rise to lots of examples.
    All the number crunching and statistical analyses in the world couldn’t stop the surprises and upsets this year. Brackets were busted on the very first night of competition.

    Your individual bracket

  • Having in mind family connections and acquaintances, I was eager to read a little book written by the director of Siena Retreat Center, a woman of Polish descent. In my reading “Seasons of the Slavic Soul: A Quest for Authentic Polish Spirituality,” I hoped to discover intricacies, connect more deeply to them, and thus to those who enjoy this heritage. My eagerness harvested delicious fruit.

  • Bloody and discolored urine is a common reason cat owners seek veterinary help. It’s incredibly upsetting to see drops of blood in a litter box, on bedding nor on the floor. Sometimes you can’t see the blood until it is examined with a microscope or detected on urinalysis.
    Fortunately, most cats experiencing blood in their urine have straightforward causes that have relatively simple treatments. The two major causes of blood in a cat’s urine are cystitis and feline lower urinary tract disorder, or FLUTD.

  • The seventh annual NC Catch Summit was recently held in Southport. This two-day event was sponsored by the NC Catch folks and hosted here in Brunswick County by Brunswick Catch and N.C. Cooperative Extension.

  • Spring is a time of transition in the garden as the cold and wind of March give way to the pleasant temperatures and light breezes of April. Milder temperatures of the last couple of days have kicked the flower show up a notch as the flowering dogwoods and azaleas take center stage. This is truly a glorious time in the garden.
    My retirement from North Carolina Cooperative Extension is official. Stepping away on April Fool’s Day was certainly appropriate.

  • The Brunswick County Teen Court Mock Trial Team will participate in the North Carolina Teen Court Association State Mock Trial Competition on April 14 in Charlotte. Student volunteers will compete as lawyers, clerks and bailiffs against other county teams from around the state.

    The Brunswick County team has been training for the last five months to prepare for this year’s competition. Teen Court lawyer mentors Nancy Adelis and John Kelso are helping the students prepare for the competition.

  • Brunswick Family Assistance will have a commodities distribution May 10 from the BFA/Big Lots parking lot on Main Street in Shallotte.

    Items distributed will include dark red kidney beans, green beans, pinto beans, frozen blueberries, corn, eggs, fig pieces, fish fillets, mixed fruit, grape juice, peanut butter, pears, plums, canned pork, frozen turkey breast, great northern beans, beef stew, farina, macaroni pasta, green peas, white potatoes and vegetable soup.

  • Join the bone marrow match registry at a swab event Saturday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, 240 Hospital Drive in Bolivia. South Brunswick High School student Kaylee Potter organized the event as part of her senior project.

    To join the registry, you must be between 18 and 44, in general good health and willing to donate to any patient you may match in the future.

    Joining is easy: paperwork and a cheek swab is all it takes.

    If unable to attend Saturday’s event, register online at joi