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Today's Features

  • The Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club recently celebrated its 17th anniversary with a banquet at the Southport Community Center.

    Highlights included remarks from past Teen Court scholarship winner Samantha Schiff Fravel, who graduated cum laude in two years with a degree in political science from Pembroke University and will be entering law school next semester.

  • Light Ministries plans fundraiser

    Help the community by buying candy, flowers, jewelry, goodies and pictures at bargain prices in front of Hill’s Grocery on Main Street in Shallotte Feb. 11-13.

    Proceeds will benefit Light Ministries International Inc., an evangelistic mission-minded ministry.

    Hours are noon-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12-13.

    Marriage conference set

  • In his inimitable style, Hubby Dear announced, “We’re going to watch public television tonight. You like music. You’re going to love this program.” 

    My typical reaction, rolling my eyes in dismay and feeling pressured to like something I had not chosen for myself, changed to delight when the interview with Gustavo Dudamel began. It intensified with the following two hours highlighting his conducting the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. To say that it was a celebration is a major understatement.

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Feb. 14

    Turkey a la King/gravy, mashed potatoes, collards, grape juice, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Feb. 15

    Baked ziti/meat sauce, vegetable blend, pears, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Feb. 16

    Beans’n franks, hotdog bun, coleslaw, peach cobbler, orange juice, beverage.

    Thursday, Feb. 17

  • Navy Seaman Jeremy R. Johnson, son of Janet D. and John E. Johnson of Supply, has completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. 

    During the eight-week program, Johnson completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. 

  • Amanda Bowe and Michael Karkut, both of West Ashley, S.C., were married Nov. 7, 2010, at Eye Level Art in Charleston, S.C. Rae Woods officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Thomas Bowe of Sandwich Ill., and Marilyn Bowe of Pageland, S.C. She was given in marriage by her mother and father.

    The groom is the son of John and Barbara Karkut of Ocean Isle Beach.

    Matron of honor was Danielle Bowe of Pageland, S.C.

  • Late January to early March is the time to do needed pruning on tree form crape myrtles. The important concept here is “needed” pruning; we aren’t going to dwell on the barbaric practice of topping these beautiful plants. 

    If you have a size problem with a crape myrtle, this is the time to think about removing the plant and replacing it with a plant that better fits the space available. Do not give in to the practice of taking a saw and cutting these beautiful trees off at shoulder height.

  • Ah, February! The month when our minds turn to matters of the heart, jewelry and of course, chocolate. 

    Chocolate has always been considered a “guilty pleasure” but now there is a glimmer of hope…“healthy chocolate.” 

    Can it be? Healthy chocolate sounds like a dream come true but don’t expect it to gain status as a health food quite yet. More research will be needed to confirm chocolate’s role in heart health. 

  • Mole problems seem to be on the rise. Tunnels and more tunnels everywhere you turn, what can be done? How can we control these critters? First, we must be sure it is indeed a mole and not a vole.

    Moles have a hairless, pointed snout that extends out one-half inch in front of the mouth, tiny eyes and no external ears. Their large paddle-like forefeet and sharp claws enable the mole to swim through the soil.