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Today's Features

  • The Brunswick County Nature Park was recently opened to the public with picnic shelters, parking areas and a new canoe/kayak access, a new recreational site for those who enjoy the outdoors and the solitude of nature.
    The Coastal Land Trust is planning to carry out some timber management at the park to open up the overgrown pine stands to create a pleasant visitor experience and to enhance habitat for wildlife.

  • The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
    NON-FICTION
    “Every Day In Tuscany” by Frances Mayes. With more on the pleasures of life at Bramasole, the delights and challenges of living in Italy day-to-day, and a selection of favorite recipes, this is a passionate and inviting account of the richness and complexity of Italian life.
    FICTION
    “Deliver Us From Evil” by David Baldacci. A surprising, heart-stopping and timely thriller.

  • Johnnie and Bonnie Hickman of Bladenboro are the parents of a daughter, Allison Penny Hickman, born at 1:06 p.m. at Columbus Regional Medical Center.
    She joins sisters Ashley, 8, Amber, 6, and Abbie, 2.
    Maternal grandparents are Ed and Linda Little of Winnabow.
    Paternal grandparents are Russell and Teresa Hickman of Bladenboro.

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 10
    Barbecue pork, baked beans, coleslaw, apple cobbler, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Tuesday, May 11
    Chicken/dumplings, lima beans, peaches, biscuit/margarine, sugar cookies, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 12
    Sloppy Joe on bun, corn, turnip greens, applesauce, hamburger bun, beverage.
    Thursday, May 13
    Baked beans and franks, coleslaw, fruit cocktail, hot dog bun/margarine, beverage.
    Friday, May 14

  • Strawberries typically peak during May in the South and in June and July in the North. Local farmers markets in our area now have strawberries ripe for the pickin’.
    If you like to pick your own, be sure to take a couple plastic buckets with you to load up on the local favorites. My wife recently went with some friends to indulge in their annual strawberry pickin’ event.

  • Lucille Lewis has been volunteering every Monday for nearly 10 years at Sheltered Treasures Thrift Store in Calabash.

    The Little River, S.C., resident sorts clothes, making sure each item looks fresh, tags them and places them on a rack in the spacious shop. She purges the racks of clothes that have been around too long and helps customers find what they’re looking for.

  •  Gospel artists conclude international tour Saturday at Odell Williamson Auditorium

     

    Following their successful pairing on the 30-city “Come Alive” Tour last fall, platinum-selling and Dove award-winning artists Mark Schultz and Point of Grace hit the road together again this spring for an additional 25 cities.

  • Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash is featuring works by 16 artists in "Marshlands: From Back Roads to Coast."

    The group show opened April 26 and runs through May 29. Participating artists include Ruth Cox, oil; Nancy Hughes Miller, oil, Freeman Beard, watercolor; Linda Simmons, stained glass; Jim Comer, carved wood; Celia McGuire, oil; Ramona Batsford Bendin, oil; Scott Summerfield, hand blown glass; Nancy Guiry, pastel; Jenny McKinnon Wright, oil; and Sam McLaughlin, pastel.

  • Featured artists at Franklin Square Gallery
     
    Artists with a wide range of styles find their home base at Franklin Square Gallery in downtown Southport. A community gallery with over 100 members, several times a year it showcases some of its most talented artists.
    This spring’s two featured artists illustrate that diversity.
    Painter Linda Drye just recently uncovered her artistic ability and is actively experimenting with every medium she touches.

  • The Museum of Coastal Carolina will collaborate with Brunswick County tourism partners, Brunswick Town and Orton Plantation Gardens, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, as part of the museum’s lecture series and field trip.
    Brunswick Town docent Jim McKee will talk about the role that Brunswick Town played during colonial times. The museum at Brunswick Town has a large collection of artifacts that represent the lifestyle of its inhabitants.