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Today's Features

  • All of us enjoy a takeout meal once in a while, and one of my favorites is Chinese takeout. While clearing the table after dinner recently, I noticed the container of white rice that came with our takeout hadn’t been touched. Nobody ever touches it. It usually gets put in the refrigerator only to be thrown away a week or so later.

  • Misty Dawn Hinson of Chadbourn and Mason Lee Evans of Ash were married Oct. 15, 2011, at Wacca Wache Marina in Murrells Inlet, S.C.
    The Rev. Benji Simmons officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Delane and Donna Hinson of Chadbourn. She was given in marriage by her father.
    The groom is the son of Greggory and Teresa Evans of Ash.
    She wore a white organza all-over draped pickup gown with beaded lace empire, lace up the back and a four-foot train.

  • Two featured artists debut their latest works at Franklin Square Gallery’s new Members Show opening May 7 and running through June 14.
    Both construct art rooted in land and sea, inspired by their natural surroundings. Ceramic artist Dinah Snead embellishes her pottery with imprints and textures, and watercolorist Carole Hickey creates impressionistic landscapes and seascapes.
    Snead started working with pottery only recently.

  • Raise your margaritas—this Saturday, May 5, marks the 150th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo.

    Contrary to confusion, Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexican Independence Day, which isn’t until Sept. 16.

    Cinco de Mayo commemorates the outnumbered Mexican army’s surprise victory in 1862 over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-American War. In Mexico, the holiday is known as El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla(English translation: “The Day of the Battle of Puebla”).

  • Toastmasters to meet at First Bank in Shallotte
    The Brunswick County Toastmasters has changed its meeting location for the remainder of the year. It will meet at First Bank, 347 Whiteville Road in Shallotte, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. For meeting times and information, call 540-1363.

  • Long Bay Garden Club has fulfilled a $10,000 pledge to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation Closer to Home SECU Hospice House capital campaign to build an inpatient hospice facility in Brunswick County. A patio garden off the Solace Room will be named in its honor.

  • While other Brunswick County teens were enjoying their day off on Friday, March 30, Brunswick County 4-H Teens in Leadership Training (TiLT) were working hard to prepare school enrichment for kindergartners and fourth- through eighth-graders. These innovative leaders created CalciYum for Kindergartners kits and planned lessons for Health Rocks!

  • Paula Greene, attorney advocate for the Guardian ad Litem program of the 13th Judicial District, is honored for her 25 years of service to this program on April 11 during a celebratory event at the Brunswick County Courthouse with Judge Sherry Tyler presiding.

  • A group of the Dosher Hospital volunteers came together following their recent monthly meeting to commemorate the organization’s recent donations to the departments and services of Dosher Memorial Hospital.
    Several hospital departments were the recipients of the Dosher volunteers’ generosity over the past five months. Volunteers donated a new centrifuge for the hospital’s laboratory and two elliptical exercise machines for cardiac rehabilitation.

  • Staff Report

    Nantucket Band, a longtime rock group formed in Jacksonville in 1969, will perform live in an outdoor concert 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Holden Beach.
    The concert, Holden Beach Grassroots Presents Nantucket Live at Holden Beach, will take place in a field at 1305 Cedar Landing Road near Provision Company Restaurant on the mainland side of Holden Beach.
    Nantucket will be playing all of its hits as well as new sounds mixed with beach and shag music.