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Today's Features

  • Have you ever had a really fantastic meal at a restaurant that you wish you could duplicate at home? If only you knew the exact ingredients…how to prepare that special sauce…and how long to cook it. No matter what, there will be an ingredient or two that you’ve left out, or it just doesn’t taste quite the same as what you had in the restaurant.

  • Thursday, May 10
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Meghan Renee Cate and Thomas Keith McSwain were united in marriage on Oct. 22, 2011, at the Reformed Church of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
    The Rev. Jeff Neevel officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Timothy Nelson and Janet Shearer Cate of Sunset Beach and the granddaughter of Julia Donaldson Cate, the late Philip Dykes Cate and the late Robert Melvin and Geraldine Tyson Shearer of Atlanta, Ga.

  • The 2012 Coastal Uncorked Chef’s Challenge took place on Sunday, April 28, at the site of the Old Pavilion in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Four area chefs competed to cook against Chef Eric Masson in the last round.
    Masson, having won the title in 2011, was allowed to skip the qualifying rounds and face off with the challenger for the title of winner of the Coastal Uncorked Chef’s Challenge.

  • Staff Report

     

    Holden Beach has been named the best family beach in the United States by Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as “Dr. Beach.”

    For more than 20 years Leatherman, director for coastal research at Florida International University in Miami, has released an annual list of America’s top 10 beaches. This year he’s singled out Holden Beach as an outstanding place for families, according to “American Profile” magazine.

  • Dirt Diggers, Junior Master Gardeners, 4-H Club ended its club year with a special speaker, awards and much more.
    They first met special speaker Caroline O’Brien and her newest recruit, Luke, a service dog. The children were excited to learn about how she trains these dogs to help disabled adults. After many questions and a pet good-bye, they continued their meeting.

  • Calabash art gallery Sunset River Marketplace is featuring Feed Your Eclectic Soul through May 31. According to gallery owner and design consultant Ginny Lassiter, the group exhibition is “a showing of custom design ideas, fine crafts and gently loved pieces from the past.”
    Lassiter and fellow designer Beth Pethtal of Sunset Beach have created a number of vignettes, each including antiques, seating, pillows, art and other pieces.

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

  • Thursday, May 3
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Plant sale benefits scholarships
    The Coastal Garden Club of Shallotte will conduct its annual plant sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 4, at 6704 Beach Drive N.C. 179) in Ocean Isle Beach, across from Jimmy’s Marina. Choose from annuals, perennials and vegetables. Proceeds will benefit horticultural scholarships and the interagency program at Brunswick Community College.