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Today's Features

  • Area events celebrating the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence are already taking hold, starting with the launch of the nearly-as-old North Carolina Fourth of July Festival this weekend in Southport.

    Events in the historic seaport town begin with the N.C. Freedom Run/Walk and opening ceremony Saturday morning, June 28, at Waterfront Park and continue into the following week, until the Fourth of July Festival fireworks finale at 9 p.m. Friday, July 4, on the Southport waterfront.

  • If you go

    What: The Carolina Breakers

    When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22

    Where: Pavilion at the end of Jordan Boulevard, Holden Beach

    Admission: free

     

    The Carolina Breakers are a high-energy, award-winning variety band consisting of four lead vocalists and a horn section covering the musical gamut — beach, boogie, Motown, funk, R&B, disco, classic rock and country.

  • Two authors named Mary are coming to town in the next few days to sign copies of their latest books.

    Mary Alice Monroe will be at Silver Coast Winery at 5 p.m. Friday, June 20, to sign copies of her latest novel, “The Summer Wind,” by way of Pelican Bookstore in Sunset Beach.

    The novel is the second in Monroe’s Lowcountry Summer Trilogy.

    Tickets, $7.50 at the door, include the cost of a beverage of one’s choice.

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    Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

  •  Kristi Leigh Clemmons of Supply and Michael Brandon Hardee of Calabash were married Sept. 28, 2013, in Calabash.

    The Rev. Jason Benton officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Kim and Dale Leo Clemmons Sr. of Supply.

    The groom is the son of Verma and Randy Hardee of Calabash.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    Ashley Clemmons of Supply, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor.

  • Getting down the technique of indirect heat is the difference between grilling and burning your ribs. When it comes to barbecue sauce, don’t even think about it until the last 15 or 20 minutes of cooking. Then, think about it constantly.

    When finishing ribs with sauce, coat one side of the ribs with sauce, flip them over, coat the other side and then flip them over again. Repeat the basting process at least three or four times during the final minutes of cooking to ensure the ribs are well coated with sauce and evenly caramelized, not burned.

  • VARNAMTOWN — It was a tribute to beat all tributes.

    Monday night, June 9, folks in Varnamtown turned out to honor one of their own — longtime resident Barbara “Bobbie” Varnam — for her efforts to start a community college in Brunswick County 36 years ago.

    Varnam, 78, was instrumental in her mission to see a local college in her neck of the woods, Varnamtown native Marlene Varnam noted at the June 9 gathering in the meeting room at Varnamtown Town Hall.

  • It’s almost summer — do you know what your kids will be doing?

    An array of activities is out there to keep them busy and involved.

    Following is a closer look at what’s available.

    Brunswick County Summer Camp 2014

    Starting June 16, Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Communities in Schools, is conducting weeklong summer camp for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at four local elementary schools.

  •  Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center