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Today's Features

  • If you speak Spanish, the word to describe the weather of late is “freo.” That’s “cold” to those of you who don’t habla the Español. Whatever your language of choice, the temperatures have been abnormally low in the last week or so. What does the cold mean for our garden plants?

    The short answer to that question is, “Not too much.” While the temperatures haven’t been pleasant for those of us who prefer the feel of sweat rolling down our backs, the plants are doing just fine. 

  • Free meal on Christmas Day

    Free hot Christmas meals will be served on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, from 12-2 p.m. at Rourk Gardens on Main Street in Shallotte. 

    The meals are for anyone in need of a meal on Christmas Day. 

    Faith Building Missions will also provide free socks with meals while supplies last. 

    If you or someone you know is in need of a meal, make plans to attend. Anyone interested in delivering meals throughout the community should call 755-6888.

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

    Monday, Dec. 13

    Beef tips/gravy/noodles, okra/tomatoes, pears, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Dec. 14

    Sloppy Joe/bun, corn, turnip greens, applesauce, beverage.

    Wednesday, Dec. 15

    Pork roast/gravy, sweet potatoes, blacked-eyed peas, pineapple tidbits, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Dec. 16

  • When the temperature dips into the 30s and 40s this time of year, it’s time to start thinking about making some good, slow-simmered stew on the stove.

    Using a combination of small cuts of meat (beef, pork, veal or lamb) along with various vegetables of your liking, and then placing them in a large covered pot and simmering them in a seasoned liquid for a long period of time would probably constitute being called a stew.

  • Mark Jankowski
    Ingram Planetarium Planetarium Director

    Now you see it, now you don’t. Watch the moon this month and you will see it disappear right before your very own eyes. No special effects or camera tricks are needed. It is just Earth blocking the sun’s light from reaching the moon. The name given to this full moon is the Full Cold Moon, and during the night of this particular moon, there will be a total lunar eclipse for everyone to enjoy. 

  • On Jan. 29, Shallotte Rotary Club will have its sixth Las Vegas Night at 101 Stone Chimney Road from 6-10 p.m.

    Eight years ago, the Shallotte Rotary Club spun off from its sister club, the South Brunswick Island Rotary Club, which is a breakfast club. Having a lunch club that met centrally in Shallotte gained a lot of attention, and today the nearly 30 members of the Shallotte club are one of the strongest clubs in District 7730.

  • This year’s Island Home Tour will be followed by the Island Good Time party at the Museum of Coastal Carolina on Saturday, Dec. 4.

    From 2-5 p.m., walk through the homes of Linda and Joe Grooms, Robert and Rosemary Pulliam, Ron and Debbie Sinclair, the Lewallen Family, Ricky and Debbie Gilchrist and the Ward Family. Each of the homes has unique features. After the tour, enjoy a party with drinks and heavy hors d’ouevres.

  • Church plans Christmas cantata

    The Calvary Baptist Church’s adult choir, under the direction of Kelly Page, will present its Christmas cantata, “The First Noel: A King is Born,” at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12.

    At 6 p.m. the children and youth will continue the Christmas celebration with music and drama, followed by a repeat performance of the Christmas Cantata by the adult choir. 

    Refreshments will be served following the evening performance.

    Camp UMC to  have cantata

  • It’s true. I love hearing a good story. I love to tell a good story. If exaggeration will assist in the hearing and telling, I’ll use it; however, this is more than narrating a saga to regale an audience. It’s more than my causing amusement, laughter and distraction from our daily doings. It’s more than adding spice to a mundane routine. This is the stuff of life that causes one to stop, really stop and smell the roses in our everyday bouquet of life.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Tiffany Nicole Brown of Supply and Austin Gene Johnson of Shallotte. The bride-elect is the daughter of James and Janet Brown of Supply. The prospective groom is the son of Billy and Deanna Johnson of Shallotte. An April 30 wedding is planned at Sharon United Methodist Church.