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Today's Features

  • Parks and Rec plans trip

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation is planning a community trip to Christmas at Dixie Stampede in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The cost is $50 per person for the Thursday, Dec. 9, performance and includes transportation from Bolivia and Shallotte, show admission and dinner. 

    A bus will depart Bolivia at about 2:30 p.m. with an additional pickup at the Shallotte Rest Area at 2:45 p.m. and return around 10 p.m.

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

    Monday, Nov. 22

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

    Tuesday, Nov. 23

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

    Wednesday, Nov. 24

    Macaroni and cheese, ham, vegetable blend, pears, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Nov. 25

    Thanksgiving Day.

    Friday, Nov. 26

    Closed.

  • Have you ever wondered how our Thanksgiving celebration became a major national holiday?

    Most people credit the pilgrims with the beginning of Thanksgiving, although it’s not really known for sure. Around 1621, they experienced a bountiful harvest following an extremely rough winter a year earlier. They celebrated the occasion with a three-day feast, inviting local natives to share their bounty, as they ate wild game and cooked the many foods they gathered, including pumpkin, corn and berries. 

  • Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash is featuring works by instructor Jane Truesdale’s pottery class in a show that opened Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 4.

    The exhibit includes a range of hand-built and wheel-thrown clay pieces by Ann Kwarta, Mary Cross, Janet Archambault, Kate Stello, Kathie Wolk, Marlene Gaspersohn, Patricia Hanson, Barbara Valcenburg, Rose Beyer, Debbie Asbill, Vivian Swanson and Betsy Russell.

  • Did you know the color pearl represents lung cancer awareness or that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month?

    Neither did Joan Bourguignon until she became a lung cancer survivor.

    “You never really learn about these things until you become a part of it,” Bourguignon said.

    While not alone in being a lung cancer survivor of more than five years, she is in the minority. According to research results published by Lung Cancer Alliance, the overall 5-year survival rate for lung cancer is 15 percent.

  • Retirement didn’t stop Bolivia resident Thelma C. Fullwood from putting her years of knowledge to work.

    After teaching in the Brunswick County School System for 25 years and another six in Virginia, Fullwood retired. After doing some thinking, she recognized a need in young adult literature and decided to tackle the issue.

  • The Brunswick Newcomers Club will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Southport Community Center, 223 E. Bay St. (between Bay and Moore streets). The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and refreshments followed by the formal meeting at 10 a.m. Signup sheets for various activities and trips will also be available at the meeting.

    Howard (Howie) Franklin, director of the Cape Fear Regional Jetport, will share a few stories about his service aboard Air Force One. He is the only person to work for five U.S. presidents consecutively.

  • Church plans giving market

    Calabash Presbyterian Church on Georgetown Road in Calabash will host its annual Alternative Giving Market from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21.

    Buy a gift of a farm animal such as a yak or a goat or a flock of chickens to provide a renewable food supply, or help a child by giving them the chance they need in a third-world country.

  • The congregation of Mount Olive Baptist Church of Bolivia invites everyone to join as they observe their annual homecoming celebration and revival services Nov. 14-17 with the inspirational theme “In His Image.”

    The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, with a concert featuring The Hayes Family from Boone. 

  • I can remember the excitement of people gathering to march in parades, a holiday atmosphere, as we celebrated Veterans’ Day when I was young. There was a special note of appreciation since we had just come through a world war, a major life-changing event in my young life. Too young to serve in the military, we were yet called to serve in whatever way we could. Mostly, it was serving by sacrifice.