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Today's Features

  • February is a sweet time for children and parents and adult role models alike to celebrate their special relationships.

    Holden Beach Father-Daughter, Mother-Son Dance

    Holden Beach Parks & Recreation is having its third Father-Daughter, Mother-Son Dance from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the Holden Beach Town Hall Public Assembly at 110 Rothschild St. in Holden Beach.

  • By John Nelson

    I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles.

                                                    — Cole Porter

     

  • The Coastal Harmonizers are once again taking reservations to “serenade your sweetheart” for Valentine’s Day live and in person in and around Brunswick County.

    The cost is $40 per serenade and personal call, which includes two songs, a rose and a card for your loved one.

    To arrange this at a location of customer’s choosing, call Jerry Dellinger at (910) 754-5102.

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     By Sam Marshall, Horticulture Agent

    NC Cooperative Extension, Brunswick County Center

     

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    It has been a long, long preparation time for this country, for all of us who live here and call it our homeland. Replete with care and concern, angst and anticipation, it is yet the land we love. It is yet a place where diversity births distinctive unity. It is where we both find our lamps and light them to banish the darkness of hatred, bias, prejudice and evil of all sorts and dimensions.

  •  In January 1778, Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands. But did you know that he originally named them the “Sandwich Islands,” in honor of the very same person for whom the sandwich that we eat was named, John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich? Not until later were the “Sandwich Islands” renamed “Hawaii.”

  • It’s a sure bet every January.

    For the past dozen years, the Shallotte Rotary Club has been on a roll with its annual fundraiser, scheduled this year from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at a new location — Planet Fun at 349 Whiteville Road in Shallotte.

    With its festive array of food and Vegas-style games, this year’s 12th annual gambler’s delight once again promises to be a sell-out with games including black jack, craps, roulette, Texas hold ‘em and horse races.

  • Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.

    Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel because of inclement winter weather, resulting in more than 10,500 blood and platelet donations going uncollected. Despite the weather, hospital patients still rely on transfusions.

  •  I don’t have to tell you the price of eating is over the top. I swear, prices of some of my frequently purchased items at the grocery store are going up on a monthly, if not weekly, basis. Last week in this column, I offered some ideas on how to make some healthy changes to that grocery cart, but you may be thinking you can’t afford to eat healthy.