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Today's Features

  • The simple trinity of ordinary vegetables, commonly called mirepoix, forms the foundation of a myriad of dishes. You’ve probably made it a thousand times without even knowing it. It’s one of the essentials of classical French cooking, but equally important in all cooking.

  • Bridal Expo is Feb. 19
    Take the stress out of planning your wedding by attending the Southern Cape Fear Bridal Expo from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Southport Community Building in Southport. More than 20 vendors specializing in the products and services associated with weddings will be on hand.

  • McLamb joins Air Force
    Ashley S. McLamb, son of Scott and Lynn McLamb of Ocean Isle Beach, has joined the United States Air Force under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to enlist and delay going into basic military training for up to one year.
    Qualified men and women are eligible to receive skill training, experience and up to $20,000 in education benefits. After completing basic military training, airmen receive specialized technical training in one of more than 125 job career fields.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Kelly Marie Willetts of Greenville and Stephen Lee Reddick of Stantonsburg. The bride-elect is the daughter of Terry D. Willetts and Julie B. Owens of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of Randy and Elaine Reddick of Stantonsburg. A March 3 wedding is planned in Boone. A reception will take place for friends and family on March 10 at Old Shallotte Baptist Church.

  • Thursday, Feb. 16
    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.

  • SHALLOTTE—It’s large enough to be competitive in large metropolitan cities, but it calls Shallotte home.

    “I had no idea how large your business was” is a phrase often heard by Coastal Printing & Graphics Inc. owners Jimmy and Melody Bellamy.

    The print shop on Village Road is deceiving from the outside. Inside the building extends to house a large-scale commercial printing business that just recently expanded its capacity.

  • Members of the National Society North Carolina Colonial Dames 17th Century, including state president Lollie Holland and other officers, traveled from Greensboro and other areas of North Carolina to help the Lord Craven Chapter celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the chapter.

  • Canine Angels benefit dinner is Feb. 25
    A spaghetti dinner to benefit Canine Angels will take place 5-8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Dirty Dick’s Restaurant, 1101 N. Kings Hwy. in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    For a $10 donation, each patron will be served a dinner of spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and soft drinks. There will also be a raffle and a 50/50 event.
    All proceeds will go to Canine Angels dogs for disabled veterans. For ticket information, call Kathy at (843) 399-2939. No tickets will be sold at the door.

  • When the Battleship U.S.S. North Carolina gets dressed up for special occasions, colorful nautical flags flutter in the wind. These flags are not simply colorful decorations. They are part of a standard system of international maritime signal flags.
    Nautical flags have been around for centuries. Long before the invention of ship-to-shore radio, Morse code, telegraph or radar, nautical flags were used to communicate information.

  • The Shallotte River Sail and Power Squadron conducted its annual Change of Watch ceremony at the Jasmine Restaurant at Brunswick Plantation on Friday, Jan. 20. This annual event is scheduled to mark the changeover of squadron officers and to recognize various individuals for their outstanding service. The squadron’s primary mission is to promote boating safety for the community by providing boating classes for those new to boating, as well as to more experienced boaters.