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Today's Features

  • Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash celebrated the 86th birthday of Roberta Simmons, who was born Sept. 6, 1931.

  • Family and friends joined Michelina “Ms. Micky” Chiofolo in celebrating her 99th birthday at Autumn Care in Shallotte with cake and ice cream Sunday, Sept. 3. As an Italian-American, Ms. Micky grew up in Philadelphia where she got married and had two children. Her family says he is a special woman who has spent her life caring for her family and sharing her delicious homemade Italian gravy and meatballs with everyone near and far.

  • A new program at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher focuses on high school students who want to take action to protect the environment.

    Ocean stewards will focus on conservation and stewardship to better understand climate science and reduce the impacts of climate change.

    Fourteen young people will be selected to participate in monthly meetings, explore outdoors and engage in stewardship activities to conserve coastal habitats. The teens will learn about climate change and then plan and implement a project in the community.

  • The following events are planned for this month at Sunset River Marketplace:

    Paint & Party on Wednesday, Sept. 13, Marsh Scene; Tuesday, Sept.19, Sea Turtle; Tuesday, Oct. 3, Sunflowers; Wednesday, Oct 11, Tobacco Barn. We supply paints, canvases, aprons, snacks and everything you need, except your beverage of choice.

    Exploring Collage with instructor Babs Ludwick on Monday, Sept. 18. The class will focus on color, harmony, design and composition. You’ll work with torn paper, along with bits and pieces of life. No experience is necessary.

  • Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a no-cost grief program, Growth and Education for Adults Coping with Grief, on Wednesdays, Sept. 13 through Oct. 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Leland Library, 487 Village Road in Leland. Pre-registration is required by calling 796-8056.

    Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a nonprofit dedicated to providing the highest level of care and comfort to patients with life-limiting illness, support and counseling to families and education to the community. For more information, go to lcfh.org.

  • The Brunswick County Literacy Council at 282 Ocean Highway E. in Supply will offer an adult beginner personal computer skills class beginning Monday, Sept. 11. Classes will be every Monday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon for four consecutive weeks. Class size will be limited to five students per class.

    This hands-on course will include PC Basics/Windows, Internet, Basic Word and Basic Excel.

    To register for this free class, call 754-7323.

  • American Legion Post 543 and the St. James Fire Department will jointly conduct a remembrance ceremony to honor those lost on 9/11 at the St. James Community Center at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11.

    The Post 543 Honor Guard will present the colors. Bob Marks will sing the national anthem. Chief John Dahill and the fire department Board of Directors president John Young will offer their recollections in remembrance of the victims who perished.

  • It was just a matter of time before the Southern Living Idea House found its way to Bald Head Island.

    The time has come this year with the popular magazine’s 2017 Idea House, a delightful combination of coastal style, color and collaboration of builder Whitney Blair Custom Homes of Ocean Isle Beach, architect Moser Design Group of Beaufort, S.C., and interior designer Lindsey Coral Harper of New York-based LCH Interiors.

  • Coming off a three-week stint at the Flamingo Las Vegas, singer-songwriter Richard Marx is looking forward to his new cross-country tour that launches right here in Brunswick County, at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Marx describes his limited-engagement residency and performance of “Satisfied: Only the Hits,” in the Flamingo’s Donny & Marie Showroom as a tight one, rigidly timed at 75 minutes.

  • By Sam Marshall

     

    Fall is an exciting time in southeastern North Carolina! We finally get a reprieve from the heat and humidity and the bugs are more tolerable, which means you can begin to reclaim the outdoors and get back in the garden. Now is the time to start a fall vegetable garden. If you typically grow a summer garden — tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, squash — and no fall garden, you are only getting half the production potential from your beds and are missing out on some tasty cool-season veggies.