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Today's Features

  • Ceramic artists, painters, and sculptors from throughout the Carolinas are showcased in Southport’s Franklin Square Gallery’s highlight of the season, the Summer Regional Show. Regional artists have been invited to join gallery members and submit their latest work for judging, and the selected art comprises this juried exhibition that runs from June 18-July 14.

  • Staff Report

    SOUTHPORT—June 7 is the opening night of the AMUZU Theatre’s new musical production, “Sing It Out.” Following a concept of popular music as it reflects our attitudes and experiences of the past 50 years, “Sing It Out” segues smoothly from decade to decade, with short narrative bridges between eras setting the stage for each time period.

  • Summer programs offered for children
    Children in the community are invited to participate in five summer children’s programs at Little River United Methodist Church, 1629 U.S. 17 North in Little River, S.C.
    Pre-registration required. All registration forms and permission forms are available online at LRUMC.net or in the church education office. Full and half-scholarships are available. Call the education office for more information at (843) 249-2329. Limited openings are available.

  • Occasionally, to give myself a treat and a smile of delight, if not an outright guffaw, I click on YouTube.

  • Have you ever really thought about the difference between an herb and a spice? In general, most herbs and spices are parts of plants. A colleague, Ann Hertzler from the Virginia Cooperative Extension, offers these definitions:
    Herbs are leaves of low-growing shrubs. Examples are parsley, basil, chives, marjoram, thyme, basil, dill, oregano, rosemary and sage.
    Spices come from the bark (cinnamon), root (ginger, onion, garlic), buds (cloves, saffron), seed (yellow mustard, poppy, sesame, berry (black pepper) or fruit (allspice or paprika) of tropical plants.

  • Merry Gold 4-H Junior Master Gardener Rosie Marley went home from school one day and talked to her father, Michael, about the Nature Trail project at Supply Elementary. He saw to it that the Merry Gold Gardeners submitted an application for a $2,900 grant from Home Depot to help with the expenses and labor for a new garden.

  • For families wanting to prepare healthy meals and save money at the grocery store, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program’s “Families Eating Smart and Moving More” classes are the answer.
    This program teaches qualified participants to prepare and eat meals at home, while including fruits and vegetables for a healthier lifestyle.
    Myra Burgess, Extension program assistant, teaches classes on nutrition, food buying, meal planning, food preparation, portion control and physical activity.

  • North Carolina is a state rich in agricultural traditions and resources, yet the majority of North Carolina’s food dollars are spent on products that are imported from other parts of the country, or from other countries. North Carolina farmers—existing, new and beginning—have the potential of meeting many of the state’s food needs but require support in order to do so.

  • By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

  • Memorial Day weekend on the South Brunswick Islands signals the beginning of a new season of various beach activities, fishing, golfing and cookouts or just relaxing at home, soaking up the sun and taking it easy.
    For the many fishing enthusiasts in this area, it also means, “What do I do with my catch-of-the-day once I return home?” The first part is easy: cleaning and filleting the fish. The next part takes a little thought.