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Today's Features

  • Get ready for another round of fun and games in Vegas, N.C.

    The Shallotte Rotary Club’s 11th annual Las Vegas Night is pulling out all stops Saturday night, Jan. 30, with an array of food and Vegas-style games.

    The annual fundraiser is from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Brunswick County Realtors Building at 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply.

    The catered event, hosted this year by WECT-TV’s Jon Evans, will once again feature a cash bar plus tableside cocktails, dinner, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and cake.

  •     A 2013 West Brunswick High School graduate and Supply native is serving in the Navy as part of a crew working aboard one of the world’s most advanced ballistic missile submarines, USS Maryland (SSBN 738).

    Fireman Kevin Holden is a fire control technician serving aboard the Kings Bay-based boat, one of 14 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines. A Navy fire control technician is responsible for controlling outgoing weapons, tracking surface and air contacts, launching defensive weapons and verifying the safely of the boat.

  •  The North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts had its 72nd annual meeting Jan. 3-5 at the Sheraton Imperial at Research Triangle Park in Raleigh. The association’s theme for this past year was “Conservation — Contagious Enthusiasm.”

  •  I think it’s appropriate that January is Oatmeal Month. Our weather here in southeastern North Carolina is a little chilly so far this month, making it a nice time to wake up to warm comforting oatmeal.

    There used to only be a couple types of oatmeal available, but now the choices are many and they may be a little confusing. All types of oatmeal start with oat groats, which are oat grains without the hulls. In general, you can choose your oatmeal based on the time you have to prepare it and the texture you prefer.

  •  Common kitten questions 

    Cats are curious critters. They’re fiercely independent, notably nocturnal and difficult to discern. In other words, they’re probably cleverer than most humans. Here are some of the most common kitten questions I get from cat people.

     

    How long do cats live?

  •     Annually, the week between Jan. 18 and Jan. 25 is both designated and celebrated as the Week of Christian Unity. Most importantly, it is a week of prayerful recognition of our need to be united and one of petition that we will act positively and consistently to attain that goal. Year after year, we pray for something always hoped for but seldom a global reality. It is a week when our consciences are pricked, our consciousness is raised, and our commitment is recalled.

  •   By Linda Arnold

    As I write this, there’s a national lottery jackpot up for grabs to the tune of $1.5 billion.  With a “b.”

    Maybe there has been a winner, or winners. Maybe it was you. If so, please send me an email to the address below. If not, read on.

    It’s fun to get caught up in the “what if” frenzy that’s sweeping the country, and to imagine what you’d do with all that money.

  •  By John Nelson

    Ancient and very beautiful, a plant group that has always fascinated humans: the ferns.

  •  One of my favorite ethnic foods, if not the favorite, is Italian. We had many family-owned Italian restaurants to choose from back in Akron, Ohio.

    You could go to any of those Italian restaurants and choose from chicken Parmesan, pasta Alfredo, spaghetti and meatballs, or maybe even a pizza. It was easy to think some type of pasta, a good marinara sauce, a piece of crusty Italian bread and a glass of red wine was the beginning and the end of Italian cuisine.

     

    Italian cuisine is regional

  • Martin Luther King Jr. was born Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia.

    He delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech Aug. 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

    He was assassinated at 39 while rallying on behalf of black workers on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn.

    During the month of what would have been his 87th birthday, area events will once again celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is officially observed this year Monday, Jan. 18.