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Today's Features

  • Sponsors, volunteers sought for Dickens Christmas Festival
    The Brunswick Arts Council is seeking sponsors and volunteers for its upcoming Charles Dickens Christmas Festival, which will take place on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, in Southport.
    The purpose of the festival is to promote arts and culture, attract customers to local businesses and arts venues and to create community goodwill while partnering with Brunswick County art organizations.

  • Thursday, April 19
    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.

  • SUNSET BEACH—Bill and Maggie Ehling have known each other a long time.

    In fact, just this past Tuesday, April 17, the Sunset Beach couple celebrated a real milestone—their 60th wedding anniversary.

    At their Sunset Beach home where they’ve lived for the past 13 years, the couple enjoyed a few jokes and jabs and laughter as they told how they met—back in the 1950s when both were in the Army and stationed in Germany, working in communications.

  • Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center at Brunswick Community College has scheduled several fitness marathons next week to benefit Relay for Life.

    Those who are up for the fitness challenge are invited to participate. They just need to sign up ahead of time and pay varying registration fees that will be donated to Relay for Life.

    The events are every year right before Relay for Life, said Neil Smeigh, fitness specialist at the fitness & aquatics center.

     

    Swim, run, walk

  • Holden Beach is almost ready to bopple.

    The beach town’s annual bopple race, when numbered apples are released on the Intracoastal Waterway to determine cash winners, is just one of the highlights at this year’s Days at the Docks festivities Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29.

    Sponsored by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association, this year’s annual festival to kick off the spring season has returned to being a two-day event after taking place for just one day last year.

  • CALABASH—The Saltaire Quilters are at it again.

    Last week, the creative seamstresses once again presented worthy recipients with their latest array of handmade, colorful quilts.

    The quilts were given to representatives with Brunswick Novant Medical Center and Hope Harbor Home.

    Deborah Rochelle, guest services and volunteer manager at Brunswick Novant Medical Center, and Lynn Carlson, executive director of Hope Harbor Home, took turns choosing from among 22 hand-sewn quilts.

  • The River’s Edge Sundowners, residents of the River’s Edge community, are sponsoring a fashion show to benefit the Brunswick County Relay for Life from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April l9, at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash.
    Fashions are from Victoria’s Ragpatch and the Calabash Garden Tea Room will cater an elegant box lunch. In addition, there will be raffle items and door prizes donated by many of the local merchants.

  • Staff Report

    SUNSET BEACH—Saturday, April 14, will mark the 103rd anniversary of the birth of local entrepreneur and Sunset Beach founding father, Mannon C. Gore.
    The Old Bridge Preservation Society will celebrate his legacy with “A Fabulous Evening of Music and Dancing” at Silver Coast Winery at 7 p.m. Through Gore’s foresight and life-long efforts, Sunset Beach became a place beloved by residents and visitors alike, organizers said.

  • Soil & Water meeting
    The Brunswick Soil & Water Conservation District Board has called its regularly scheduled meeting for 7 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the Brunswick Soil & Water Conservation District Office, Building M, Government Center in Bolivia.
    Sheriff’s charity ball benefits hospice

  • By Myra Burgess
    Family Nutrition Program Assistant
    Expanded Foods & Nutrition Program
    Brunswick County Cooperative Extension

    Cook with lids on to save energy, reduce splattering, and lessen the likelihood of spills.
    Cover all liquids in the refrigerator to prevent spillage.
    Cover marinating foods and place them in the refrigerator where it is less likely for bacteria to grow.
    To prevent spills, replace weak or breakable containers, like flour bags, with plastic containers.