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Today's Features

  •  I have always had a problem with the concept — more importantly, the reality — of surrendering. It evoked feelings of inadequacy, loss of control, enslavement and acquiescence to the power of another person or situation. I did not like it — not one bit! Searching the dictionary or thesaurus only added to the upset. Words like yield, concede, capitulate, crumble, cave-in, throw in the towel and forfeit were offered as definitions. None of them eased my sense that abandonment would be wrenching.

  •  A few days ago, we decided to have some hot dogs on the grill for dinner, along with some baked beans, potato salad and coleslaw. Being from northeast Ohio, my favorite topping is Stadium Mustard, which had its origin at the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. (Stadium Mustard is sometimes available in Shallotte at Big Lots store!)

  •  Bessie Hoggard, a resident of Autumn Care of Shallotte who turned 100 on May 31, is honored with a birthday party by Becky and Dell Prevatte, her daughter and son-in-law, in The Palms on May 30. Formerly from Fayetteville, Hoggard is a 30-year retired Fort Bragg civil service employee.

  • If you go

    What: The Carolina Breakers

    When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22

    Where: Pavilion at the end of Jordan Boulevard, Holden Beach

    Admission: free

     

    The Carolina Breakers are a high-energy, award-winning variety band consisting of four lead vocalists and a horn section covering the musical gamut — beach, boogie, Motown, funk, R&B, disco, classic rock and country.

  • Two authors named Mary are coming to town in the next few days to sign copies of their latest books.

    Mary Alice Monroe will be at Silver Coast Winery at 5 p.m. Friday, June 20, to sign copies of her latest novel, “The Summer Wind,” by way of Pelican Bookstore in Sunset Beach.

    The novel is the second in Monroe’s Lowcountry Summer Trilogy.

    Tickets, $7.50 at the door, include the cost of a beverage of one’s choice.

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    Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

  •  Kristi Leigh Clemmons of Supply and Michael Brandon Hardee of Calabash were married Sept. 28, 2013, in Calabash.

    The Rev. Jason Benton officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Kim and Dale Leo Clemmons Sr. of Supply.

    The groom is the son of Verma and Randy Hardee of Calabash.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    Ashley Clemmons of Supply, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor.

  • Getting down the technique of indirect heat is the difference between grilling and burning your ribs. When it comes to barbecue sauce, don’t even think about it until the last 15 or 20 minutes of cooking. Then, think about it constantly.

    When finishing ribs with sauce, coat one side of the ribs with sauce, flip them over, coat the other side and then flip them over again. Repeat the basting process at least three or four times during the final minutes of cooking to ensure the ribs are well coated with sauce and evenly caramelized, not burned.

  • VARNAMTOWN — It was a tribute to beat all tributes.

    Monday night, June 9, folks in Varnamtown turned out to honor one of their own — longtime resident Barbara “Bobbie” Varnam — for her efforts to start a community college in Brunswick County 36 years ago.

    Varnam, 78, was instrumental in her mission to see a local college in her neck of the woods, Varnamtown native Marlene Varnam noted at the June 9 gathering in the meeting room at Varnamtown Town Hall.